Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine

Acutonics and Gongs

History of Gong Playing

Gongs were among the first musical instruments to be made and played by humans. Historically, gongs were used in public settings, often to announce the presence of a spiritual, religious or political leader. They originated in the Far East, where they have a long mystical and spiritual tradition. Gongs have been used in monasteries as aids to meditation and to exorcise evil spirits and demons of the mind. Their influence is felt to cleanse and purge anger, disillusionment and disease. 

History of Gong Making

Originally, only artisans trained in the alchemical arts and purified in mind and spirit were allowed to pursue the craft of making gongs, and the process was shrouded in mystery and privilege. 

Paiste Gongs

Acutonics is a distributor of Paiste gongs, creators of the Planetary Gong series. Paiste is a Swiss musical instrument company and the third largest manufacturer of cymbals, gongs, and metal percussion. Their mission is to create new sounds with cymbals, gongs, and bronze percussion instruments according to the creative needs of the user’s imagination. Paiste prides themselves on a deep knowledge of sound and sounding alloys, painstaking craftsmanship, and intensive experimentation. 

What are Planetary Gongs? 

The Planet Gong series is made to evoke the healing energies of the planetary bodies in our solar system using the musical frequencies calculated originally by Hans Cousto and commonly referred to as the “Music of the Spheres”, and first written about by Pythagoras in the 6th Century BC. Today, Acutonics works with Paiste to develop additional and exciting new frequencies for the Paiste Planetary Gong series.  

Paiste Planetary Gongs and Acutonics

Acutonics has worked with Paiste for over twenty years and have co-evolved by nourishing the frequencies of the planets. Many Acutonics practitioners and sound bathers alike utilize Planetary Gongs in their treatments and guided experiences. Acutonics itself was the first owner of the Planetary Gongs series (Ohm, Earth, Sun, Pluto, Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Zodiac, Venus, Uranus, Neptune, and Moon gongs), and remain collaborators with Paiste. Acutonics most recently developed the frequencies for Sedna, Chiron, Nibiru, and Hygeia which have been added to the official Paiste Planetary Gong series.