It’s a musical night around my house tonight.
Not an unusual occurrence — friendly banter about what is “good” music. Who was better, Simon or Garfunkel? (Or, were they each only any good as a pair?) What would protest music look like in today’s current climate? A sharing of playlists. It’s a good thing. (I have found a bunch of my favorite tunes from my boys.)
Some people are greatly affected by music. Sound as a healing modality is such a cool idea — Tibetan singing bowls? Amazing. Never heard of them? Here are a couple links about the singing bowls: HERE* and HERE*
Some alternative healing practitioners use tuning forks, something I’ve never tried, but I sure would like to give it a whirl! See here.*
Music affects me strongly — but, I have to like what I’m listening to or else there’s no point in having it playing, (or, I’m ok with leaving the room, too.) I really need to like what music is playing. I’m a B-side kind of a gal, and, happy music only for me, please! It’s a good thing I like a large and eclectic assortment of tunes, or life would be difficult for me.
If music plays an important or unusual role in your life, one of these rubrics may help you find a remedy that really resonates with you.
Let’s look at a few of these rubrics — they’re kind of fun, and quite specific and give us a little different insight into a couple of homeopathic remedies.
Tarantula hispanica, the Spanish tarantula has some interesting associations to music.
It shouldn’t be a big surprise after reading that list to learn that homeopathic Tarentula hispanica is a remedy for over-stimulation of the nervous system.
Another creature connected with music is the whale, or, more specifically, Ambra grisea, the highly prized substance from the secretion from the intestine of the sperm whale. For a little more info on this interesting stuff: here and here.
What musical symptoms may send you in the direction of homeopathic Ambra grisea, a remedy often associated with introversion and shyness?
A bigger remedy for the music causing the tears to flow is Nat mur, a homeopathic remedy which often has deep grief and sorrow at its core. Other salty (Nat mur) music symptoms:
All three of these remedies are indicated for those who are oversensitive and emotional to music, but especially Nat mur and Tarentula, but on opposite sides of the [musical] scale.
In the words of Aldous Huxley, “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
Julia Coyte, CHom
Classically Practical homeopath
* I have no affiliation with any of these — just grabbed them off the internet after a quick search.
“I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.” – Igor Stravinsky
Anon., 2023. Ambra Grisea – NutraWiki [online]. nutrawiki.org.
Cherry, K., 2019. Can Tibetan Singing Bowls Help Lessen Stress? [online]. Verywell Mind.
Sound Healing Tools, 2023. What Is A Tuning Fork For Used For In Medicine * Ohm Therapeutics Tools [online].
Store, T. O., n.d. How And Why To Use A Tibetan Singing Bowl [online]. The Ohm Store.
Vithoulkas, G., 2019. Ambra Grisea – Homeopathic Remedy – Materia Medica Viva George Vithoulkas [online]. Hussain Kaisrani - Psychotherapist & Homeopathic Consultant.
Julia Coyte, CHom
I am passionate about homeopathy and I love sharing this passion. Having a working knowledge of homeopathy shouldn't be kept a secret. If people have the ability to help themselves, their children and their friends when they have minor ailments, life just gets better for everyone. That is the purpose behind Ruminating on Remedies.