Since the early 1990s, a curious thing has been happening in the world of alternative health and healing. A new “frequency” has been gaining popularity as a potential cure-all for a wide range of conditions and ailments. This frequency is known as the “528Hz frequency”, and it is said to be part of a larger set of frequencies known as “Solfeggio frequencies”. These frequencies are said to have special healing properties, and the 528Hz frequency is said to be particularly effective for improving sleep quality and reducing stress. But what is the 528Hz frequency, really? And what is the evidence that it can actually help heal the body? In this article, we’ll take a look at what we know (and don’t know) about this curious phenomenon and this mysterious frequency.
What is the 528 Hz frequency?
The 528Hz frequency is one of the “Solfeggio frequencies”. These frequencies are a series of tones that were supposedly used in ancient Gregorian chants. These tones were said to have special healing properties, and the 528Hz frequency is said to be particularly effective and has been gaining popularity in recent years as a potential alternative therapy for a wide range of conditions.
What note is 528 Hz?
You can not play 528Hz frequency in the standard or concert tuning where A is tuned to 440Hz. To play 528Hz, you will first need to tune your instrument to A = 444Hz. Many DAWs and tuners give you ability to tune to a different reference frequency. Once you have tuned your instrument to 444Hz, playing note C will give you 528Hz frequency. If you are looking to compose music with this frequency, make C as the root note of your melody. Here are some of the popular music composed in 528Hz.
Benefits of the 528Hz frequency
Anecdotal evidence suggests that the 528Hz frequency can offer a wide range of benefits which include:
– improved sleep quality
– reduced stress and anxiety
– increased energy levels
– improved concentration and focus
– improved digestion
– reduced pain and inflammation
Does 528Hz really work?
In 2017, researchers from Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics in University of Tehran, did a research on the effects of 528Hz frequency on human cells and found that frequency of 528 Hz increased cells viability about 20% and the level of ROS production was reduced up to 100%, and noted that 528Hz sound wave has shown some strange effects such as increasing the ability of repairing human DNA.
Another research carried out by Center for Advanced Kampo Medicine and Clinical Research in Tokyo, Japan, measured the effects of this frequency on the endocrine system and found that Tension-anxiety and Total Mood Disturbance scores were significantly reduced after exposure to 528 Hz music, while there was no significant difference following 440 Hz music.
Yet another research in 2018 found that sound waves with 528 Hz frequency in 100 dB intensity induce testosterone production in brain by enhancing StAR and SF-1 and reducing P450 aromatase gene expression. Furthermore, it also reduces total concentration of reactive oxidative species in brain tissue. Prolonged exposure to this sound wave showed reduction of anxiety related behaviours in animals
Links to the full research publications cited here are listed below
What do we still not know about the 528Hz frequency?
Despite its growing popularity, there is still a lot we don’t know about the 528Hz frequency. Furthermore, more scientific research is needed in this area to really establish that 528Hz and for that matter other solfeggio frequencies are able to achieve DNA and cell regeneration in humans. So we would say this is an area which requires further research.
When it comes to music and sound healing, you should always trust your ears and intuition. If you listen to something, and you find it healing, relaxing, soothing to ears and mind, then that’s the one for you.
Don’t let frequencies decide what feels good and uplifting for you. This suggestion may be counter-intuitive to what we do, creating music based on sound healing frequencies everyday. But at the end of the day it is not the frequencies that matter, but the impact the music has on you.
And as a musician, we very well know that if the music is not coming from the heart, it does not matter which frequency we are using. The vibrations with which we make and play music are passed onto our listeners.
Here is 528Hz Sleep Music track from Meditative Mind’s YT Channel, we hope this will help you. And we hope this article was worth your time.
- Effect of 528 Hz Music on the Endocrine System and Autonomic Nervous System
- The Effects of 528 Hz Sound Wave to Reduce Cell Death in Human Astrocyte Primary Cell Culture Treated with Ethanol
- Influence of various intensities of 528 Hz sound-wave in production of testosterone in rat’s brain and analysis of behavioral changes