For Reiki Master Richard Neumer, the sound of crystal bowls awakens an ancient memory and touches his soul. He teaches that many cultures believe that sound created the universe. For Hindus, all was dark and quiet, until the first movement resulted in the sound, 'AUM', the mother tone which contains all frequencies.
Science, he remarks, demonstrates that sound changes the autonomic, immune, endocrinal, and neuropeptide-based systems in our bodies. In fact, all atoms, molecules, cells, glands, and organs absorb and emit sound.
He points out that this action can reduce stress and pain, develop self-awareness and creativity, and improve learning.