Singing cells – science and the music of the human body
We're all familiar with our hearts beating, breath going in and out, joints clicking, tummy rumbling and throat vibrating when we speak or sing. But what about our tiny sounds that we can't hear, such as the sounds made by the trillions of living cells that make up our bodies?
Yes, all cells 'sing'
They sing constantly and their song changes in response to what's going on for them: pressure and temperature from the environment around them, their own inner processes, etc.
Their songs go out to their neighbouring cells, announcing either health and harmony, or discord and illness of the tissue and organ they are part of. The neighbouring cells 'hear' each other's songs (information) and are affected by and respond to them.
(Interesting that the word 'organ' means 'instrument' or 'tool' and refers to body parts, as well as musical instruments!)
Scientists are now able to record the singing of cells using the 'atomic force microscope'.
You, the Orchestra
Overall, the singing of all your cells becomes an orchestra of your whole body.
- So if you are overall disharmonious, you're a cacophony.
- If you're overall harmonious, you're a symphony!
So are you a cacophony today? Heaven help the cells of anyone standing near you! They receive the information too. And if you're a symphony, other people's cells will be most appreciative.
Having cells singing harmoniously 'sounds' like a very healthy idea!