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Sound healing cats? You’ve got to be kitten me!

Nursing a broken bone? Suffering high stress levels or at risk of heart disease? It may be a good time to make friends with a cat. According to The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Cats purr at frequencies between 25 and 150 Hz and domestic cats produce strong frequencies at exactly 25 Hz and 50 Hz, frequencies that promote bone growth and fracture healing. In addition, the domestic cat purrs a harmonic at 100 Hz, a frequency used therapeutically for pain, oedema, wounds and dyspnoea. If domestic cats are not your preferred feline, you may also receive the same benefits from a puma, ocelot or serval which may also double as a purrfect claw-enforcer for your home.

Purr vibrations may help with:

  • Stress reduction  — petting a purring cat can relax you

  • Decrease the symptoms of dyspnoea

  • Lower blood pressure – by simply interacting with a cat and enjoying the purring sound

  • Reducing the risk of heart disease (purrveyors of domestic cats have 40% less risk of experiencing a heart attack)

  • Healing infections, swelling, bone growth, pain relief, muscle growth and repair, tendon repair and improved joint mobility

Like to experience the purr without the fur? Visit this Purr Noise Generator:

Grateful thanks to

Felix, Marbles, Marmalade, Socks, Tigger & Tom

1.von Muggenthaler, E (2001). The felid purr: a healing mechanism?. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 110(5).

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