Yes! It is now a scientifically proven fact that cat purring sound can lessen your chances of having a heart attack. In fact, it reduces the risk by 40 percent. This was told by Dr Adnan Qureshi, M.D of Minnesota Stroke Institute, Minneapolis. Actually, he presented a research paper on studies he conducted. This paper was presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference. Additionally, he observed the decreased rate of heart attack among people having a cat. These people were suffering from myocardial infarction. His paper is available here.
How does it work!
Pet ownership is associated with a reduction in stress levels. Stress is the number one factor that causes heart diseases. In another scientific study it is observed that pet ownership brings down blood pressure. Dr Friedmann et al demonstrated that pet owners with medical heart condition have higher chance of survival after one year of follow up. But, that’s not all. There is something hidden in sound frequencies of cat purr. Cats purring produces sound intensity at 45 to 64 thousand hertz. This purring sound resonates with various organs of human body. This resonance brings about many health benefits.
Evidence shows that cat’s purr which emits a high-frequency vibration increases bone density. Cat’s purring sound benefits postmenopausal women and elderly. This can be seen in this video
Therefore, cat purring sound has healing benefits for both cats themselves and humans. The field of vibrational medicine makes use of this high-frequency sound wave to quickly heal an organ or eliminate bacteria,fungi or parasite.
Depending on the frequency, the ranges are labelled delta, theta, gamma, beta or alpha. These ranges affect the brain, brain waves and states of consciousness. The range of the house cat’s purr, from 25 to 50Hz, is in the range known as Gamma range.
Gamma is the brainwave state of being “in the Zone,” that feeling that you can do anything. It produces increased calmness, peace and happiness, compassion – a feeling of being one with creation. Anecdotally, There is a popular belief prevailing in India for thousands of years that if a black cat crosses your path, your brain get disturbed and you will lose concentration for the work you are doing. Therefore, modern science explains that do affect human brain, albeit positively.
So what are you waiting for!!! Get yourself a Cat
Small animal veterinarian for last 20 years. works in self-owned pet clinic in Ranchi, India called Pluto Pet Clinic. Published several articles on pets and social media in various national and international pet magazines, blogs. Part of many international organisations including Nabuur, Mission Rabies, Asian Society of small animal dermatology, WSAVA.