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The Healing Power of Cat Purr — Why and When Cats Purr?

by Ane Krstevska

The Healing Power of Cat Purr — Why and When Cats Purr?

Every one of us knows that the ancient Egyptians worshiped felines to a marvelous extent. There is no question that these civilians openly celebrated the value of cats and even glorified them remarkably. Their art, as well as culture, and interpreted lifestyle appear to revere cats prominently.

Even though this information is well known, a lot of people usually wonder their reasoning behind this unusual behavior. A few of them have made speculations, but we really do not have the ability to sufficiently verify these assumptions. It is possible that the ancients knew something which we missed.

We usually see cat purrs as an expression of pleasure or maybe contentment, but this is not an explanation for why cats purr when they are injured, frightened, as well as when they give birth.

Some current domestic findings lead to the rediscovery of many key factors. These primarily points correspond to the mystery of this “kitty loving conduct,” and as it turns out, the most critical element that may most likely be obscured in a uniquely produced self-healing ability, which is exhibited throughout all feline species.

Cats usually purr when they are under stress.

They purr at a frequency between 25 and 150 Hertz. This range of sound frequency can improve bone density, as well as healing of tendons, muscles, and ligaments and also provide some level of pain management.

So, this is an explanation for why cats seem to be more resilient from an injury. The mythology of cats having the ability to reassemble their bones after an injury and having nine lives may also be based on the power of purring. The survival rate of a cat that plummets from an extraordinary height is measured to be about 90%, according to veterinary medicine researchers. Cats also experience less complication after a surgical procedure than a lot of other animals like dogs. Compared to them, cats tend to heal faster and more easily.

According to some new studies, the purr of cat acts as a therapeutic apparatus, not only regenerating the body but also fortifying it to resilient magnitudes. The purr has also shown to importantly accelerate the recovery of their bones and organs while greatly increasing their density in the process.

Such conclusions indicate that the averagely accepted beliefs in which cats only purr while they are content may be a misconception. Another reason is the fact that observations have shown that cats purr in other less pleasurable circumstances, such as when wounded, frightened or when they give birth, as we already mentioned. This suggests that the purr would certainly play an evolutionary role as some kind of a survival mechanism.

A lot of cats in ancient times commonly received admiration and were consequently deified, for their miraculous ability to resist harm and even reduce the exclusively severe effect. Regular events like this likely attributed to the inspiration for the “all cats have nine lives” myth that we usually hear.

How this influences cultural history?

During further investigation and analysis, we can assume that a lot of past societies applied a very same of vibratory healing, a lot more like our feline friends. It is highly probable that some similar sound therapy techniques were adopted from the feline genus and that was later used by the Egyptians for medical use.

In ancient Egypt, the sistrum was a sacred percussion instrument. Egyptian priestesses used sistra in rituals, which as we know now, generate copious amounts of ultrasound. Ultrasound is an effective healing modality which is nowadays used in hospitals and clinics too. Several levels of ultrasound were known to treat severely life-affecting ailments, such as cystic fibrosis, and various forms of cancer.

This means that it is completely possible that the ceremonies in which many sistra were used, were not merely employed only to enhance the musical atmosphere, but that was likely intended mainly to amplify the healing effect.

Since the purrs of a cat can heal bones and muscles, scientists believe that such sound frequencies can also help people with problems like bone density loss or muscle atrophy. A lot of women, particularly those in the mid-age suffer from osteoporosis or better known as a bone loss. Cat purrs can potentially be a method to help women with such problems.

This type of integrative medicine is also helpful in mending, restricting, as well as realigning of our vital systems. No matter if technologically manifested or biologically manifested, such studies do compellingly attest to the future of musical therapy as an applicable modern health procedure. Such treatments invoke alleviating qualities, acting as an energetic massage: relieving the pain, as well as restoring the body beyond it typical extent.

Also, this may be one of the reasons why some specific techniques involving spoken mantra were taught, as well as implemented in the practice of meditation. The word “mantra” is actually a Sanskrit word which translates to the phrase: “mind instrument.”

A mantra is a powerful sound vibration, which is much like that of a sistrum, or even more so- like a cat’s purr, which bears of its own extraordinary hidden qualities. This moreover suggests that it is going to be the most beneficial to experiment with some different meditative utterances, so to heighten our understanding regarding how each of those tones may rejuvenate, as well as strengthen the body.

The Egyptian goddess Bastet embodies the idea that all is feline and feminine. Her gifts are cat-like in nature, includes the refusal to be pushed around and an insistence on the freedom of expression.

She teaches us to relax and never waste energy, appreciate the luxuries of beauty and perfume, and to live with grace. Get your Cat Goddess Bastet Maxi Dress today!

Ane Krstevska
Ane Krstevska



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