174 Hz – The Sound That Heals Pain and Relieves Stress

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The 174 Hz frequency is the lowest tone in the Solfeggio frequency musical scale. The scale was supposedly created by an 11th-century monk named Guido D’Arezzo, lost and then rediscovered in the 1970s by Dr Joseph Puleo.

Proponents of solfeggio frequencies claim that they are made up of primordial sound vibrations that can impact the human body and mind, promote DNA repair, lower blood pressure, or relieve depression.

The first frequency in the scale, 174Hz, is said to be able to heal pain and relieve stress. Whether this is true or not, sound healing has been used for centuries within various cultures and traditions, with western medicine just beginning to incorporate them into their practices.

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How Can Sound Frequency Therapy Affect Your Health? 

There are a few different approaches to using vibrational frequencies as means of healing or therapy. The first and most common practice is just to play the music to help you relax and focus.

Mantra uses the resonance of specific chants as the main anchor of its practice. For example, the popular mantra ‘Om’ resonates at 432Hz and has been used for thousands of years as a tool for meditation.

Another more modern method of incorporating musical tones into your meditation is the use of Binaural Beats. Binaural frequencies work by playing two slightly varying tones in each ear, creating a third sound inside your brain.

The idea behind this is to change the oscillation of your brain waves to one that is more conducive to the state of mind you want to be in.

Sound bowls can be used to create 174hz

How to Use the 174 Hz Frequency

Using 174Hz as a tool for meditation is as simple as finding the tone and playing it. Singing bowls are commonly used in sound bath meditation and can be tuned to specific frequencies such as 175Hz.

You’ll may also find the tone being used in a piece’s of classical music or used in monastic choirs, like Mongolian throat sing or Gregorian chanting.

Our chakra activation course uses solfeggio frequencies combined with relaxing music and guided meditation to visualise your chakra’s and activate their benefits. The course is entirely free, and you can be found here.

You can also use this 174hz frequency track to experiment with the tone in your meditation practice.

Evidence Supporting Sound Frequency Healing

The evidence supporting the effects of solfeggio frequencies is limited. However, there have been a few studies that show positive results. A paper released by Harvard university claims that vibrational frequency 174Hz, in particular, helped in the reduction of pain and recovery of listeners compared to non-listeners. 

Another study by Sonya Joseph at the American College of Healthcare Sciences claims that the effects of music therapy “can successfully be used as therapy for PTSD, anxiety and physical illness.”

Ultimately there is no risk in experimenting with these tones and exploring them for yourself. Like all meditation practices, the results will vary from person to person, but it’s my opinion that any form of self-care is worth trying at least once, so long as you keep your mind open and expectations in check. 

Key Facts

  1. Solfeggio frequencies are a musical scale that can have an effect on your physical and mental states.

  2. 174Hz is a healing frequency that is said to promote the reduction of pain and relieve stress.

  3. Musical frequencies can either be listened to by themselves or as part of a meditation session.

  4. There is some scientific evidence for healing music; however, it’s far from conclusive.

Griff Williams

MindEasy founder & meditation teacher

Griff Williams is an accredited meditation teacher and founder of MindEasy. He spent 12 years working as a London firefighter before changing paths to pursue building MindEasy. He received his diploma in meditation teaching from The British School of Meditation.