Stanford University discovers new application for sound in healing.

Medicine already uses sound waves in various applications. Two examples are lithotripsy and ultrasound. But something new is on the horizon where acoustic signals that create Faraday waves have shown to pack the cells of the heart very densely and still maintain an ability to control and tune their organization. Stanford University discovers new application for sound in healing! Apparently, acoustics can be used to manipulate heart cells (and other cells) into intricate patterns. Different frequencies and amplitudes put liquid and the cells that float in it in motion. The sound even guides them to a new position and holds them in place, similarly to the tides of the ocean that move the seaweed to shore. 

Heart cells are among the most densely packed in the body. The compact structure is close together so they can communicate with one another and beat as one (lump). There are tissue engineers for whom this poses a tricky hurdle. If the cells are packed too tightly some won’t get proper nutrients and too loosely they can’t coordinate a synched beat. The new discovery proves that with acoustics the pattern can change and literally within five or six seconds. With the twist of a dial the cells move into a new spot immediately. 

A photo collection of heart cell images.
Images of heart cells reorganizing with acoustics (cymatics). 

Does this not sound magical? Only if we do not understand the science (the reasons behind certain phenomena) do we call it magic. I am not surprised about it now, but when I discovered cymatics I was surprised how powerful sound can be in shaping and reorganizing matter, or intracellular spaces. Our bodies are made of 60-70 % water! So this discovery is very logical (to me) and I have written about it years ago, although I am not a professor like Utkan Demirci, PhD, an acoustic bio-engineer and professor of radiology, or like Cardiologist Sean Wu, MD, PhD. Both of them have worked on this new discovery for which I am happy! You can check out this Stanford University resource here about it:

So apparently, acoustics can position the heart cells in a tight configuration that closely resembles natural cardiac tissue, resulting in a beating blob that might be valuable for medicine in the future, as an option for heart patches in patients who have weak cardiac walls or have damage from a heart attack. But I wonder how playing those frequencies directly on a beating heart affects it since we use sound in therapy with shamanistic technology all the time on organs, tissues, and the heart with very beneficial results! I do not study the science behind it, but I follow the instructions from the source that communicates through sound and frequency when I play didgeridoo.

With Love, Omananda