One lazy afternoon in the 1890s, legendary inventor Nikola Tesla was lounging around his laboratory with hisgood friendSamuel Clemens, also known as the famed writer Mark Twain. The two had a longstanding relationship, and Twain, who was notoriously fascinated with science and technology, was a regular visitor at Tesla’s laboratory.
By this point in his life, Twain was, as Tesla described,
“…in the worst shape, suffering from a variety of distressing and dangerous ailments.”Thus, on this particular afternoon, Tesla suggested that Twain try out a new invention he’d been working on, a mechanical oscillator that sent vibrations through the body at various frequencies. Twain agreed and stepped onto Tesla’s machine. At the end of the process, Twain suddenly leaped up and rushed to the toilet with terrible diarrhea.
Despite this, Twain would continue to use the machine daily for almost two months, at the end of which he had, in the words of Tesla, “regained his old vigor and ability to enjoy life to the fullest extent.” This was precisely what Tesla had expected, the same results Tesla and his assistants had achieved during their experimentation with the invention. As Tesla described in hisrecords:
“I stepped on the platform and the vibrations imparted to it by the machine were transmitted to my body. The sensation experienced was as strange as agreeable, and I asked my assistants to try. They did so and were mystified and pleased like myself. But a few minutes later some of us, who had stayed longer on the platform, felt an unspeakable and pressing necessity which had to be promptly satisfied, and then the stupendous truth dawned upon me”.
“When I began to practice with my assistants mechanical therapy, we used to finish our meals quickly and rush back to the laboratory. We suffered from dyspepsia and various stomach troubles, biliousness, constipation, flatulence and other disturbances, all natural results of such irregular habit. But only after a week of application, during which I improved the technique and my assistants learned how to take the treatment to their best advantage, all these forms of sickness disappeared as by enchantment and for nearly four years, while the machine was in use, we were all in excellent health.”
Tesla described this discovery and invention as his greatest contribution to human well-being, a bold statement for an inventor on the level of Nikola Tesla. Throughout the rest of his life, he would use his oscillation machine to treat people with a wide variety of health problems – from constipation to cardiovascular disease, injuries and infections, sleep disorders, and hormonal imbalances.
But exactly what was it that he had discovered?
As Tesla himself said:
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
Pythagoras’ Discovery of Sound Healing
Over 2500 years ago, legendary Greek thinker Pythagoras – the professed father of mathematics and geometry, as well as the first person to use the term “philosophy” – waswaking pasta blacksmith’s shop, when he heard the sounds of hammers pounding on iron emanating from within. He stopped, noticing the hammers were producing curious harmonies. Intrigued, he ran inside to investigate. After some examination, Pythagoras found that those hammers which were harmonious with each other had a simple mathematical relationship, namely that their masses were ratios or fractions of each other.
This sent his mind racing, and he began toexperiment, investigating and testing with liquids in glass, various pipes, and multiple lengths of stringed instruments he had created. The results of these experiments led Pythagoras to a stunning conclusion – that music was not only an expression of ‘sacred geometry,’ but that it was, in fact, medicine.
He began to use the instruments he had created to perform what he called ‘soul adjustments,’ teaching that these adjustments would not only bring the soul into harmony but purify the mind and heal the body. As 3rd-century Syrian philosopher Iamblichusnoted,
“Pythagoras devised musical medicines calculated to repress and cure diseases of both bodies and souls.”
In other words, Pythagoras was using vibrational medicine to treat a wide variety of illnesses and injuries, just as Tesla would thousands of years later.
Led by Pythagoras, the ancient Greeks became proficient with vibrational medicine. They wouldtreattheir soldiers by plucking strings of a bow-like instrument over injuries, creating vibrations which were shown to allow pus to drain more freely, and wounds to heal much faster. Further, they used healing chambers for “dream sleep,” where reverberant spaces inside temples would allow practitioners to, in effect, bathe in sound and vibration while they slept.
The Greeks were not the only, nor even the first, ancient culture to use vibrational medicine. It is exciting to note that Pythagoras was thefirst Greekeducated in the Egyptian secrets of science, medicine, math, and astronomy; this, during a 20-plus year stint he spent in the country. Notably, a fundamental part of this secret Egyptian knowledge, which Pythagoras must inevitably have been exposed to, was a belief that sound and vibration had healing abilities.
Vibrational Medicine and Sound Healing by Ancient Civilizations
Consider, the Egyptians used certainresonant vowel soundsin their ancient rituals; these vowels were considered so sacred that they were banned from everyday language and did not appear in the written language of hieroglyphics. Further, Egyptians used an instrument called a ‘sistrum’ during ceremonies, a rattle with metal disks attached to it, which has been shown to create exceptionally high levels of ultrasound. Egyptian Sistrum
There are some, such as Egyptian archaeologist Dr. Abd’ el Hakim Awyan, who believe that the pyramids themselves were used for sound healing. Dr. Abd’ elsuggeststhat the large granite sarcophagi which have been found inside various pyramids were not sarcophagi at all, but rather conducive platforms for people to lie on and absorb sound vibrations resonating through the chambers. As heexplains,
“Every chamber within the pyramid has a specific harmonic replicating the harmonics of the cavities of the human body. Sound healing techniques were then used to restore the patient’s body to the correct harmonics.”
When considering whether the pyramids of Egypt were used in sound healing, it should be mentioned that a similar, much older temple was found on the island of Malta in the early 1900s, a Neolithic underground complex that displayed “exceptional sound behavior.”
Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum
Archaeologist Fernando Coimbra described how, when within the complex,
“He felt the sound crossing his body at high speed, leaving a sensation of relaxation. When it was repeated, the sensation returned, and he also had the illusion that the sound was reflected from his body to the ancient red ochre paintings on the walls.”
Could this be the same effect Abd’ el is describing in Egyptian pyramids?
Crucially, Coimbra and his team noted that all of the underground rooms resonated at the same frequency –exactly 111 Hz. This is significant, not only because 111 Hz has been called the “holy frequency,” but because when Pythagoras created a musical scale during the experiments which followed his experience with the blacksmith’s hammers, it started with an A note, which resonated at, yes, 111 Hz.
Yet, vibrational medicine goes back further and stretches across the cultures of humanity; it is not just the arena of the Middle East and the Mediterranean. 40,000 years ago in Australia, the world’s oldest wind instrument, the ‘yidaki’ – now known as the ‘didgeridoo’ – was used to heal broken bones, muscle tears, and illnesses. Native Americanpow wows, with drumming, chanting, and singing, have been used to treat mental and physical illness for many thousands of years. The Buddhist monks of Tibet have long incorporated the vibrations of singing bowls and gongs into their ceremonies and meditations.
The list could go on, but the point seems clear. Ancient cultures appear to have possessed knowledge about the healing powers of sound and vibration, a knowledge rediscovered by Tesla at the end of the 20th century.
But are these secrets of sound just fantasy, the irrelevant ramblings of generations passed? Or something more? Perhaps it is not a myth, but science.
Nikola Tesla’s Groundbreaking Discoveries and Devices
In the early 1900s, a curiousarticleappeared inThe World Todaymagazine, detailing the alleged adventures of one Nikola Tesla on a day out in New York City. It read:
“He put his little vibrator in his coat-pocket and went out to hunt a half-erected steel building. Down in the Wall Street district, he found one, ten stories of steel framework without a brick or a stone laid around it. He clamped the vibrator to one of the beams and fussed with the adjustment until he got it.
[…] finally, the structure began to creak and weave and the steel-workers came to the ground panic-stricken, believing that there had been an earthquake. Police was called out. Tesla put the vibrator in his pocket and went away. Ten minutes more and he could have laid the building in the street. And, with the same vibrator, he could have dropped the Brooklyn Bridge into the East River in less than an hour.”
What Tesla understood, what served as the backdrop not only to this story, but to the creation of his oscillator and experiments with vibrational medicine, was, quite simply, that everything is made up ofatomsin a constant state of motion. Depending on the speed of this motion, things will appear as a solid, a liquid, or a gas. That is to say, even something as presumably solid as a building is really more space between atoms than anything else.
What Tesla did to the building was what he, and ancient cultures, believed could be done to the human body; that is, he used vibration to reorganize its very structure. In thewordsof acclaimed doctor and chiropractor June Leslie Weider,
“Vibrational medicine works at a deep, cellular level where molecular properties are being changed by vibrations.”
String Theoryexplains that everything in the universe is constantly vibrating, each with its own unique frequency; just as electrons vibrate while revolving around the nucleus of an atom, so too do planets vibrate as they circle suns. As Einstein put it, “Everything in life is a vibration.” Accordingly, human beings have an optimal frequency, that is, a state where each of the cells in the human body are vibrating as they were designed to.
Modern Studies Proving the Use of Sound and Vibrational Healing
During the early 1990s, quantum physicist Bruce Tainio conductedexperimentsthat showed that a healthy human body resonates at between 62-70 MHz. Further, he found that when that frequency drops below 58Hz, the immune system becomes compromised, and disease starts. In other words, a person’s health is directly impacted by the frequency their body is vibrating at. Optimal frequency can be lowered by chemical, physical, mental, or emotional stimuli. For example, Tainio found that viruses have their own, very low frequencies.
At around the same time, an osteopath named Dr. Peter Guy Manners was also studying the relationship between sound, vibration, and healing. Heconcluded:
“A healthy organ will have its molecules working together in a harmonious relationship with each other and will be of the same pattern. If different sound patterns enter into the organ, the harmonious relationship could be upset…they may establish their disharmonious pattern in the organ, bone tissue, etc., and this is what we call disease.”
Vibrational medicine is an attempt to use vibrations to put a body’s frequency back into an optimal place to reconstruct the “harmonious relationship” of “molecules working together.” This is what Pythagoras described as bringing “order to chaos and discord” through his ‘soul adjustments,’ the concept which led Tesla tosurmise,
“If you could eliminate certain outside frequencies that interfered in our bodies, we would have greater resistance toward disease.”
Here, the question must be asked: If vibrational medicine is, in fact, based on the fundamental biology and quantum physics principles upon which the universe is constructed, then what might be possible? What powers might vibrational medicine hold?
In 1981, a biologist named Helene Grimal came together with a composer named Fabien Maman to undertake agroundbreaking studyon the effects of sound waves on living cells, most specifically, cancer cells. For 18 months, they worked, using gongs, xylophones, stringed instruments, and the human singing voice, recording what happened to the cells when they did.
Stunningly, they found that using a 9 note Ionian scale caused the cancer cells to lose structural integrity and explode in minutes – think of a wine glass shattering when an opera singer hits the high note. As Mamandescribed:
“Cancer cells cannot maintain their structure when specific sound wave frequencies attack the cytoplasmic and nuclear membranes. When the vibratory rate increases, the cells cannot adapt or stabilize themselves and die by disintegrating and exploding.”
Wondering about the implications of such a shocking discovery, the pair began to work with two women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Both women were instructed to sing the scale for 3.5 hours per day for one month. At the end of this period, one woman’s tumor had become undetectable, while the other’s had simply “dried up.”
Since then, further studies have been conducted on the effects of vibration on cancer cells, including one early in 2020, whichsuggestedthat ultrasound can destroy cancer cells while leaving other cells intact. These types of results have scientists thinking big. As Anthony Holland, a musical scientist recentlysaidduring a TEDx talk:
“I now believe that the future cancer treatment rooms for children will be a very different place. It will be a pleasant place where children gather and make new friends. They probably won’t even know they’re sick. They’ll draw pictures, color in their books, play with their toys, all the while unaware that above them beautiful blue-pinking plasma lights are emanating healing, pulsing electric fields, shattering their cancer painlessly and non-toxically one cell at a time.”
Vibrational Medicine can Cure Cancer
“Cure cancer” has become something of a cultural euphemism in modern times –this product can do everything but cure cancer, an advertiser might say, while a proud parent might proclaimmy child is going to grow up and cure cancer. Is it possible that moving beyond euphemism, vibrational medicine might actually be able to do this?
Incredibly, its effects on cancer cells are only the start of the powers of vibrational medicine, which science is now recording.
Studies haveshownthat the practice of sound bathing, that is, exposure to vibrational medicine, directly reduces anxiety and depression. According to one study, “Sixty-two women and men with an average age of 50 reported significantly less tension, anger, fatigue, and depressed mood after sound sessions.”
A study in theJournal of Athletic Trainingdescribed how vibration therapy can help muscle soreness after exercise, whileother studieshave shown vibrational medicine to help with arthritis, menstrual pain, post-operative pain, and chronic pain.
Vibrational therapy has beenusedby the Russian space program since the 1960s, and is used by NASA today, to increase the bone density of astronauts, something which is now being applied to patients withosteoporosisandspinal cord injuries. Elsewhere, a study published in theJournal of Diabetes Science and Technologyshowed vibration therapy to improve blood flow and help with the neurovascular complications of diabetes.
But it goes even further.
A recent study reported inNeurorehabilitation Journalsuggested that vibration therapy can decrease muscle tremors and rigidity in people with Parkinson’s disease, while a 2014 study published in theEgyptian Journal of Medical Human Geneticsfound that vibration therapy can help children with cerebral palsy increase muscle strength and decrease spasticity. Additionally,researchhas shown that vibration therapy can help Alzheimer’s patients with thinking and memory.
Take a step back.
What is being described here is some sort of miracle drug, a treatment for everything from pain and injury, to mental health, to serious illnesses, even those, like cancer and Alzheimer’s, thus far deemed incurable by mainstream medicine.
Vibrational medicine, its secrets based on the foundational principles of biology and quantum physics, known to the ancients and rediscovered by Tesla, must surely have the power to change the way medicine is practiced, and the way human health is approached.