Do digitized sound files cause negative effects on the human body?
Human Stress Provoked By Digitized Recordings. John Diamond, MD
In this article, Dr. John Diamond states that there is a strong correlation between music and healing. He had used classical music played by a phonograph for therapeutic purposes and gained successful results. However, in 1979, he realized that the therapeutic effects did not last – in fact his patients had negative effects due to listening to the music. After a long investigation, he came to the conclusion that the phenomena occur through the use of digital recordings. When he played an analog version of a classical music work to his patient, he was able to gain the therapeutic effects, but as soon as a digital version of the same piece was played, the undesired symptoms appeared (muscle weakness, augmentation of stress). He claims that a human voice recorded by a digital device can also cause negative effects. Dr. Diamond emphasizes that he has led research regarding the effect of digital music by collaborating with other researchers. He also conducted many double blind tests in order to obtain accurate results. He points out that most of therapeutic recordings have been produced by the digital process, which weakens not only the muscles of the human body, but also the human mind and mental states. At the end of the article, he added an anecdote about the major recording and electronic companies that had been against his research results in the 80’s. In 2001, they contacted Dr. Diamond, saying that they knew the negative effects of digital sound, but they were obliged to release CDs. They asked him for help in finding a solution to the digital fatigue. He wraps up his article by mentioning the importance of escaping from the digital sound which releases us from the hatred of life.
I have been interested in the therapeutic effect of digital and analog music. There is no question about positive effects of unplugged acoustic instrumental sound, but the effect of digitized sound files has always been a question for me. Surprisingly, it was very difficult to find articles or research papers regarding this subject. Dr. John Diamond claims that digitized sound files absorb humans’ “life energy” the way white sugar weakens the immune system. Diamond is a physician and also an applied kinesiologist. I watched his muscle testing videos, and it was quite surprising that all the volunteers showed negative reactions while listening to a digitized sound file. (Dr. Diamond applied a deltoid muscle strength test to the volunteers.) He wrote this article in the year 2000, and he added postscripts in 2003 and 2006. I also found his recent AK demonstration video clips on YouTube. Dr. David Hawkins also calibrated the energy level of music by applying the Applied Kinesiology methods. However, I was not able to find any other reliable resources of pro or cons about this subject. I agree with his idea that listening to digital sound files – especially compressed mp3 files – gives negative effects, but the impact might be different depending on personal deviation. In his recent video, he states that he has produced CDs treated by one of his methods which do not weaken and absorb human life energy. (Watch the link below.)
Many neuro-scientists – including Jourdain – have conducted research on the effect of sound on the human auditory system, but none of them have decoded the effects of a sound type itself to the brain, as far as I know.
I would like to share opinions about the effects of digital sound on the human body.
"Digital Fatigue in Music, Diamond (2008) & Jungleib (2011)." YouTube. Accessed December 1, 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4oU2qTreA0.
John, Diamond. "Dr. Diamond MD - Human Stress Provoked By Digitized Recordings." Accessed November 30, 2014. http://www.drjohndiamond.com/digital/717-human-stress-provoked-by-digitized-recordings.