JUNE, 2022

The Effects of Sound on the Pineal Gland

Have you ever heard of pineal gland activation through sound and wondered whether there was any validity to it? You’re not alone. Many people hear about sound therapy for pineal gland health and think about trying it for themselves.

While sound therapy is a safe, simple practice to embark upon, let us first take a look at the pineal gland as a whole, whether sound has an effect on the pineal gland, and the benefits of pineal gland activation therapies.

Important Frequencies

With the help of electroencephalography (EEG), which was developed by Hans Berger in the early 1900s, we were able to discover that the brain has its own frequencies as well. In fact, there are five different kinds of waves that the brain emits during different stages of consciousness, focus, and relaxation:

Gamma: >40 Hz. Present during times of unusually high-level information processing and while gaining insight.
Beta: 14-40 Hz. Present during times of moderately sustained focus and while using reasoning abilities and logic.
Alpha: 7.5-14 Hz. Present when you are relaxed and your mind can rest/wander.
Theta: 4-7.5 Hz. Present during light meditation, REM sleep (dreams), and very deep relaxation.
Delta: 0.5-4 Hz. Present during deep, dreamless sleep and in very deep and sustained meditation.

The human body also has its own frequency. Several studies show that the body’s average resonant frequency is right around 10 Hz, with some research showing that it may be closer to 12 Hz.

Thanks to the thousands of lightning storms that rage around the planet at all times, the Earth has a “repeating atmospheric heartbeat,” known as the Schumann Resonance. This is an extremely low-frequency wave (ELF) that remains around 10 Hz and can go as low as ~8 Hz.

What does the pineal gland do?

The pineal gland is a small, pine cone-shaped structure that resides between the brain’s two hemispheres. It’s primary function is controlling the body’s circadian rhythm, or the sleep-wake cycle and the feelings associated with it.

This gland is responsible for secreting and regulating melatonin, a hormone that helps the body fall asleep naturally. Depending on the time of day, a healthy pineal gland will control whether a person feels tired, goes to sleep, wakes up, or feels alert.

In addition, the pineal gland is partly responsible for the body’s aging process, drug metabolism, bone health, sense of direction, pituitary gland function, and mental wellbeing

"This is a great way to battle stress, calm the body and the brain, and bring yourself back
into harmony."

- Craig Golberg

Why Does Frequency Matter?

There is evidence that interference from electromagnetic fields may have several adverse effects on our health and well-being.

This includes both natural electromagnetic fields, which have been proven through studying circadian rhythms to affect human beings, as well as artificially made electromagnetic fields produced by the electric grid, technology, telecommunication, etc.

This is especially true for people that work closely with electromagnetic radiation for a long period of time. Long-term exposure may cause psychological changes, genetic effects, and reduced immune function.

The Earth, the human body, and the relaxed brain all display very similar frequencies一at least they’re supposed to. This is why it’s important to bring the mind and the body back to ~10 Hz as often as possible. Realigning yourself and harmonizing your body and brain with the resonant frequency of the Earth can help you stay healthy both mentally and physically.


Using Meditation To Achieve Harmony

The good news is that the brain often cannot tell the difference between reality, visualization, and dreams. This is why you might blush or notice an elevated heart rate when you remember (or imagine) an embarrassing or shameful moment, and why you can wake up from a dream laughing or crying as if you had truly experienced the events created by your sleeping mind.

This is what makes meditation and visualization such powerful tools. Meditation, mindfulness, breathing exercises, and visualization can lead to brainwaves of a lower frequency, which helps us realign ourselves with both our bodies and the Earth. This is a great way to battle stress, calm the body and the brain, and bring yourself back into harmony.


Getting Started With Meditation

There are many different ways to meditate, and there are some easy tips and tricks that you can put into practice today to help improve your experience, such as breathwork and brain training.

The goal is to quiet the mind, bring yourself back to the present moment, and intentionally alter the state of your brainwaves. This can provide a break from the stressors of daily life and help you gain more control over your own mind. In terms of aligning frequencies, consistent meditation practice may also help you maintain good health and well-being in the long run.



Tech-assisted meditation can also be beneficial to people who wish to enhance their meditation practice. Vibroacoustic therapy mixes vibration and sound and is based on the above principles about how different frequencies have different effects on human health and wellness. InHarmony’s products use vibroacoustic technology to help you reach a deeper meditative state and stay in it for longer. This allows you to get the most you possibly can out of your meditation practice.


In Review

Everything in the universe is in constant movement and all matter has its own frequency. The various electromagnetic fields on Earth can have adverse effects on our physical and mental health, especially over time. Meditation, mindfulness, and visualization can help bring our brains and bodies back into alignment with the resonant frequency of the Earth.

The best way of doing this is by being consistent in your meditation and mindfulness practice and continuing to learn about how you can elevate your experience.

"The pineal gland of evolutionarily older animals, such as lizards and amphibians, is also called the ‘third’ eye."

- Craig Golberg

Does sound affect the pineal gland?

Many cultures subscribe to the belief that certain types of sound, such as binaural beats, can have a profound impact on the pineal gland. While some say that certain sounds can activate the pineal gland or “open an individual’s third eye,” others claim that sound can decalcify the pineal gland and cause it to function more efficiently.

Along with more efficient pineal gland function, some individuals claim that an activated, decalcified pineal gland can help reduce the likelihood of developing certain medical conditions, or lessen the severity of already existing illnesses (like migraines and mental health issues).


Can science verify these claims?

For centuries, the full function of the pineal gland has been studied, and the effects of stimuli on the gland have been explored. However, at this point in time, science cannot fully verify the theory that sound therapy has a significant impact on the human pineal gland’s function.

This should not suggest that sound plays no role in the function of the pineal gland, there just has not been adequate scientific evidence that proves the theory beyond any doubt.

The brain is a highly complicated organ, and it’s important to understand that just because a theory or practice has not been proven does not mean that it isn’t valid or does not work. It’s simply one of the many things that are yet to be discovered about the nature of the human mind.

 

Studies on Sound and the Pineal Gland

Scientists have been fascinated by the pineal gland since the date it was discovered in the 19th century. As such, several studies have been performed on it to learn more about its function.

One study performed used sound stimulation on the pineal glands of adult female rats to determine whether any bodily changes would occur. The study had two groups of rats, non-audiogenic and audiogenic. In the audiogenic group, sound stimulation triggered tonic-clonic seizures as well as glandular stress, but biosynthesis and serotonin levels remained mostly unchanged.

The seizure response suggests that there may be some relationship between the pineal gland and sound, but that relationship is largely undetermined otherwise.

Another study also suggests that certain sounds can also play a role in the brain’s natural production of hallucinogenic compounds that contribute to both vivid dreams and deep meditation.

Despite these theories being, at this point, unproven, many followers and practitioners of alternative medicine believe very strongly in the power of sound on the pineal gland. In addition to practicing sound therapy for pineal gland activation and decalcification, countless individuals claim that they experience the benefits of pineal gland-related sound meditation practices.

Physical and Mental Benefits of Sound Therapy

Individuals who listen to binaural tones, sound therapy, or take part in sound-related meditation practices claim that they experience an improvement in several aspects of their mental and physical health. For example, an array of people who regularly practice sound therapy for pineal gland improvement experience:

  • - Increased mental clarity
  • - Better sleep
  • - Increased ability to concentrate
  • - Improved sense of imagination
  • - General feelings of wellbeing
  • - Improvements in heart health and blood pressure

When you listen to music on the inHarmony "Music Meditations" APP you'll hear shimmering soundscape designed in various Hz that range from 30 hz, 40 hz, 60 hz, 68 hz, 80 hz, 86 hz. These sounds activate the pineal gland using vibrational frequency to calm your mind and open your heart. When you actiate the Pineal Gland it unblocks your crown chakra which is similar to your "third eye opening."


In Review

Countless people swear by sound therapy and meditation practices, noting the positive effects that it has on their mental and physical health. This includes sound therapy for pineal gland function, which practitioners credit with improving their mental capabilities, emotional responses, and physical wellbeing due to an increase in restful sleep.

Tech-assisted meditation devices such as the inHarmony Sounds Lounge, inHarmony Practitioner, and inHarmony Meditation Cushion help you relax and improve mental health with vibroacoustic therapy.

Every person is unique, and as such, practitioners of sound therapy may find that it has a positive impact on their health regardless of what’s not yet been proven by science. It’s a simple, risk-free practice to embark upon, so taking a chance and trying sound therapy is well worth the time investment if the practice improves one’s quality of life.


Craig Goldberg, Co-Founder, inHarmony Interactive