Resonance – a Basic Analogy
When trying to understand resonance, imagine a drop falling into a bowl of water. If the bowl is still, perfectly circular ripples flow outwards instantly. This is a great analogy for what happens inside cells when an organ system is in optimal health. When this occurs, the cells produce vibrations at a very specific frequency. Every cell in your body has an ideal vibration frequency, where it works best. We call this ideal state, its resonance. Signals from one cell are able to communicate with the whole system instantaneously, without disruption when the system is in resonance.
When the vibration of the organ system is out of this ideal frequency, communication between cells is laboured and imperfect. With our analogy, imagine that our bowl is on a table that is being shaken. The surface of the water is disrupted, and the ripples can’t emanate outwards efficiently.