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The Healing Properties of Solfeggio Frequencies

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Solfeggio tones, rooted in ancient musical traditions, are frequently employed in sound healing practices such as sound baths to enhance well-being and foster inner peace. These frequencies, with their ancient origins and significant influence on the mind, body, and spirit, hold a special place in the realm of holistic wellness.

In this article, and from the perspective of a sound and vibrational healer, I will explore the many uses and healing properties of the Solfeggio frequencies. Join me as we uncover the science and mysticism behind these transformative sounds and their potential to enhance our lives.

Discovery and Historical Background

While the exact origins of the Solfeggio tones remain somewhat uncertain, some scholars suggest ancient roots dating back to civilizations such as Egyptians and ancient Greeks. These cultures understood the healing potential of sound and music, incorporating specific musical scales and tones into their spiritual rituals and practices.

More recently, the Solfeggio frequencies can be traced back to early Gregorian chants, such as the renowned "Ut Queant Laxis," believed to bestow spiritual blessings when sung harmoniously.

In the 1970s, Dr. Joseph Puleo, a physician and researcher, rediscovered these tones using the Pythagorean method of numeral reduction, finding them encoded in the Book of Numbers in the Bible. Collaborating with Dr. Leonard Horowitz, they reintroduced these ancient sounds to contemporary awareness through their research and publications.

The Healing Properties of Solfeggio Frequencies

While we now recognize nine Solfeggio frequencies, the original Solfeggio ones are a set of six tones that are said to have been used in ancient Gregorian chants for sacred music, meditation, and healing purposes. These six frequencies are 396 Hz, 417 Hz, 528 Hz, 639 Hz, 741 Hz, and 852 Hz. They are associated with specific healing effects, such as liberation from fear, facilitating change, DNA repair, healing relationships, strengthening intuition, and facilitating spiritual awakening.

The last three frequencies, which are 174 Hz, 285 Hz, and 963 Hz, were added later, not being part of the original set. These additional frequencies are also believed to have specific healing properties, such as reducing pain and promoting a sense of safety, promoting tissue repair and rejuvenation, and facilitating communication with the divine and higher consciousness.

While the original six Solfeggio frequencies have historical and spiritual significance, all nine tones are now commonly used in sound healing practices and are believed to work synergistically to promote holistic well-being.

About the 9 Solfeggio Frequencies

Here is a summary of all nine main frequencies, each of which is thought to resonate with different aspects of the human body and consciousness.

1. 174 Hz – Pain and Stress Relief

The frequency of 174 Hz is often associated with the concept of healing in sound therapy and is considered the lowest of the Solfeggio frequencies. These frequencies are believed to have specific spiritual and physical healing properties.

The 174 Hz frequency is said to work on alleviating pain and stress, promoting a sense of security and comfort. It is also thought to influence the body's organs and cellular processes, facilitating physical and emotional healing.

2. 285 Hz – Healing Tissue and Organs

The frequency of 285 Hz is recognized in sound therapy for its ability to promote physical healing and rejuvenation. It can facilitate the body's natural healing processes, enhance cellular regeneration, and assist in repairing tissues and healing organs.

It is also thought to invigorate the energy field, restoring balance and harmony to the body and mind. Its harmonizing effects can help bring the body back to its optimal state of health and energy.

3. 396 Hz – Liberating Guilt and Fear

The frequency of 396 Hz is linked to liberation from fear and guilt, as well as to clearing negative energy and emotional blockages.

This vibration is believed to help dissolve feelings of anxiety and insecurity, promoting a sense of inner peace and empowerment. It is also said to resonate with the root chakra, addressing deep-seated fears and promoting a profound sense of security and stability.

4. 417 Hz – Undoing Situations and Facilitating Change

The frequency of 417 Hz is recognized for its potential to facilitate change and transformation by clearing negative influences and promoting positivity and change. This frequency is often used to dissolve negative energy patterns, release past traumas, and to facilitate personal growth and self-discovery.

5. 528 Hz – Transformation and Miracles

The 528 Hz  frequency is one of the most powerful frequencies, and it has a profound effect on our well-being. This frequency can activate imagination, intention and intuition, and it can help awaken spirituality.

It is often referred to as the "Love Frequency" or "Miracle Tone," because of its highly-regarded ability to promote healing and transformation. 528 Hz is believed to encourage DNA repair, help clear negative energy, and elevate consciousness, making it a powerful tool for personal growth and emotional well-being.

6. 639 Hz - Connecting Relationships

The 639 Hz frequency, known as the "Frequency of Connection" or "Frequency of Love," is known for its ability to promote connection and facilitate the repair of turbulent relationships, including friends, family, and the broader community.

It is believed to enhance communication, understanding, and empathy, serving as a powerful tool for strengthening both personal and professional relationships.

7. 741 Hz – Awakening Intuition

For intuition and problem solving, 741 Hz can be deeply beneficial. It can help provide mental clarity and can also be used to help with chronic pain. The frequency of 741 Hz, often termed the "Frequency of Awakening," is known in sound therapy for its ability to cleanse and detoxify. Is believed to promote the clearing of toxins, negativity, and electromagnetic radiation from the body and mind.

It is also said to enhance problem-solving skills, improve emotional stability, and boost intuition and self-expression. This frequency is thought to aid in the healing of cells and organs, encouraging a state of purity and vibrancy.

8. 852 Hz – Returning to Spiritual Order

852 Hz is said to re-balance spirituality. It can help us connect to the universe and our own consciousness on a deeper level. It is often referred to as the 'Frequency of Intuition' and is celebrated in sound healing for its ability to enhance spiritual growth and awakening.

Because it is believed to facilitate a deeper connection to one's higher self and inner guidance, this frequency is said to aid in raising awareness, improving intuition, and fostering a sense of clarity and mindfulness. It is thought to help dissolve mental blockages and align the mind with a higher state of consciousness.

9. 963 Hz – Divine Consciousness or Enlightenment

The highest of the nine main frequencies, 963 Hz is often referred to as the "Frequency of the Divine" or "Pure Miracle Tone." It is believed to help awaken the crown chakra (doorway to the divine), facilitating a connection to universal consciousness and higher realms of awareness.

This frequency is said to promote enlightenment, inner awakening, an enhanced sense of spiritual connection, heightened intuition, and a feeling of oneness with the universe.

What Are the Biggest Benefits of Solfeggio Frequencies?

Physical Healing

One of the most compelling claims about Solfeggio frequencies is their ability to promote physical healing. For instance, as previously mentioned, the 528 Hz frequency is often referred to as the "Love Frequency" or "Miracle Tone," and it is believed to repair DNA.

A study published in the Journal of Nanobiotechnology found that exposing DNA to the 528 Hz frequency increased its UV light absorption, suggesting a positive effect on DNA repair and stability.

Emotional and Psychological Benefits

Research has shown that sound therapy can reduce stress markers and improve overall emotional well-being, making Solfeggio tones a valuable tool in mental health practices .

The Solfeggio tones have successfully been used to alleviate stress and anxiety. The 396 Hz frequency, for example, helps us release negative emotions like guilt and fear, promoting a sense of peace and security.

Similarly, the 417 Hz frequency is said to facilitate change and help individuals overcome traumatic experiences.

Spiritual Growth

With regard to spiritual healing, Solfeggio frequencies are believed to enhance meditation practices and deepen the connection to the divine. The 852 Hz frequency is associated with awakening intuition and returning to spiritual order.

Practitioners of sound healing often use the Solfeggio frequencies to facilitate deeper states of meditation and spiritual awareness, creating a bridge between the physical and metaphysical realms.

Scientific Perspectives on Solfeggio Frequencies

Studies in the field of sound therapy have demonstrated that different frequencies can influence biological systems. For instance, a study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that listening to certain frequencies can alter brainwave states, promoting relaxation and mental clarity.

The auditory nerve plays a pivotal role in sound healing. When immersed in these frequencies, the auditory nerve is stimulated, initiating a cascade of neural responses. These calming tones induce a parasympathetic response, which reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, alleviates stress, and promotes a sense of overall well-being and improved physical health.

Common Instruments Used with Solfeggio Tones

To produce Solfeggio tones, a variety of instruments are used, each offering unique resonances and qualities. Common instruments include:

Tuning Forks

Tuning forks specifically calibrated to Solfeggio frequencies are widely used in sound healing. When struck, they produce pure tones that can be placed near the body or ears to directly influence the energy field and body.

Singing Bowls

Both Tibetan and crystal singing bowls can be tuned to Solfeggio frequencies. These bowls produce rich, harmonic tones when played, creating an immersive auditory experience.

Chimes and Bells

Chimes tuned to Solfeggio frequencies are used to create gentle, flowing sounds that enhance relaxation and meditative states.


Some gongs are designed to resonate at specific Solfeggio frequencies. The deep, resonant sound of a gong can create powerful vibrations that permeate the body, aiding in deep relaxation and energy balancing.

Electronic Devices and Software

Modern technology allows for the precise production of Solfeggio tones using digital synthesizers, smartphone apps, and audio software. These tools are convenient for personal use and for integrating into therapeutic practices.

Other Musical Instruments

Traditional musical instruments such as flutes, harps, and even pianos can be tuned to Solfeggio frequencies, enabling musicians to incorporate these healing tones into their performances and compositions.

Final Thoughts on Solfeggio Frequencies

The Solfeggio frequencies offer a wonderful intersection of ancient wisdom and modern therapeutic practices. Whether used for physical healing, emotional release, and/or spiritual growth, these tones have the potential to enhance well-being on multiple levels. By integrating these timeless frequencies into daily life, we can explore new dimensions of health and harmony, ultimately achieving a more balanced and fulfilling existence.

If you are interested in experiencing this level of wellness, at Sacred Awaken, I offer both private and group sound healing sessions with Solfeggio tones, crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, and gong music in Junction City, Oregon.


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