to the Life Energy System
The human body is sustained by life force energy which is referred to
as Chi in Chinese medicine and Prana in Indian Medicine. This energy which
has electro-magnetic characteristics travels through Meridian pathways
inside the physical elements of the body and feeds all the main organs,
glands and ultimately every muscle, nerve, tissue and cell.
Diagram representing the Seven Gates of the human body
comprising the Chakra and Meridian Energy System which
can be used for the purposes of healing
showing the key relationships between the Chakras, Acupuncture Meridian
and Endocrine Glands of the body
the outside of the body there are several electrical energy fields created
by the Source Energy which are commonly referred to collectively as the
Aura. These comprise the meta-physical elements of the body and which
have Magneto-electric characteristics.
Located on the mid-line of the body there are seven main transition points
for distribution of the life force energy into the physical elements and
these are known as the Chakras.
The word Chakra means literally a wheel, and this part of the system is
comprised of seven centres of rotating vortices of energy. Their electrical
function is to act like downline transformers to feed the higher voltage
energy of the magneto-electric energy fields of the aura into the sub-circuits
of lower electro-magnetic energy of the Meridian system.
The Meridian system is comprised of twelve principal meridians which act
like distribution paths for the energy, and eight meridians which act
like vessels to store the energy inside the body.
The Chakra and the Meridian systems are therefore intrinsically linked
in order to form a distribution network for the life force energy, and
it is this complex system of energy transfer and distribution that is
the focus of tuning fork therapy.
By definition, every organ tissue gland and cell in the body depends on
a regular and uninterrupted supply of this energy in order to carry out
the process of sustaining life.
Ancient Chinese and Indian medicine are both advocates of unblocking and
releasing energy disturbances inside and outside the body in order to
alleviate the symptoms of disease. The application of tuning fork sound
therapy can act as a tool to bring about changes on all levels of this
energy system, producing a remarkable healing effect as a result.
Importance of Sound in Healing
Sound is in constant motion and is made up of three important interconnecting
elements namely Pulse, Wave and Form. These cannot exist one without the
other as they form a trinity of three elements in action in order to create
one powerful force.
The laws governing Quantum Physics has demonstrated that everything in
the Universe is made up of vibrational fields and the human body is no
Sound is recognized as the most important form of vibrational energy as
it gives birth to all other forms. It can cause different effects in each
one of these fields, and vibration from any source can have both beneficial
and detrimental effects to our well-being as a whole.
When the human body comes into contact within any of these fields either
negative or positive resonance occurs and the body’s delicate cell
structure can become affected depending on the source.
Resonance is the process whereby the primary vibration can initiate the
secondary vibration which becomes sympathetic to it so that they both
start resonating at the same frequency.
A classic example of this is the sound that can be created by the trained
voice of an opera singer which can shatter a glass if the note is held
long enough; it resonates and vibrates to the point of destruction because
the material is not flexible enough to withstand the vibrations it produces
In the case of tuning fork therapy a beneficial process of resonance occurs.
This means that if the frequency measured in vibrations per second (vps)
is applied by focusing the sound generated by tuning forks on various
parts of the body, it can help to establish a new pattern of balance,
erasing the detrimental patterns caused by the negative resonance pattern
of ill health.
Sound has many other effects on both conscious and unconscious levels
often evoking emotional responses; it has a counterbalancing action upon
the physical and emotional states of the body and mind. The power of sound
for instance can energize the body when tired, or relax the body by soothing
the nervous system when we are angry. It also has the amazing ability
to lift our spirits in times of depression and grief.
When the internal and external aspects of our lives become at odds with
each other we become dissonant which is a lack of harmony or inflexibility.
As flexibility to all intensive purposes represents an easier and more
harmonic pattern of life, then rigidity is the opposite, being ultimately
and literally death.
Translated into its musical form, sound becomes the appreciation of its
universal power, for it clearly helps us to become more harmonious and
coherent. It is by these standards therefore a truly potent medium for
The Acu-Sound Meridian Set of Tuning Forks
Sound Tuning Forks:
This set of fourteen forks is tuned to the vibrational frequencies of
each of the main meridians of the Acupuncture System comprising the following:
1. Central Vessel
2. Governing Vessel
6. Small Intestine
7. Bladder 8. Kidney
10. Triple Heater
11. Gall Bladder
14. Large Intestine
The meridians are in pairs of Yang and Yin elements (positive and negative/light
and dark); these are the opposing forces of energy that regulate the action
of life force in matter.
Each pair of meridians has a direct relationship with a particular chakra,
musical note, colour or specific endocrine gland as shown in the diagram
The tuning forks come in twelve different sets, each one of which can
be targeted at different systems in the body; however, for the purposes
of this article the Acu-sound tuning forks are the main set of reference
in this article.
The complete list of sets available are as follows : -
5. Cosmic-Sound 6. Jaw-Sound
On a general level the appropriate tuning forks can be selected by the
practitioner using a number of different means including intuition, using
a dowsing pendulum, or by making a logical assessment of the patients
symptomatic condition and then using the relevant fork or forks related
to the meridians or chakra that may be involved.
Other methods involve using kinesiology muscle testing procedures. These
fall into two categories that can be either very basic involving one or
two forks, or alternatively more advanced, using multiples of tuning forks
to correct many complex imbalances in the body.
of Tuning Fork Sound
When one tuning fork is rung it creates one single sound which is called
the Fundamental Note; however there are many other notes that are sounded
simultaneously which are called the Harmonics or Overtones. These are
precise mathematical ratios of the first note. The first harmonic overtone
known as a Partial vibrates twice as fast as the first note and the second
three times as fast as the first and so on.
When two tuning forks are sounded together this creates a pattern containing
two vibrational frequencies; the difference between these frequencies
is known as an Interval.
The brain, however, hears not only the two frequencies sounded, but also
hears the third frequency, being the difference between the two, by the
process of Holographic Sound Translation. Therefore the body responds
to three vibrational frequencies if two forks are rung.
When it comes to multiple forks being sounded, the effect is that a multitude
of different frequencies, plus all the harmonics or overtones as result
of the particular combination selected, are administered to the body in
one complex Sound Bath.
The tuning forks are made of a special aluminium alloy and are designed
to give rich overtone characteristics having warmth and depth. They also
have long ringing decay times so that the note is sustained as long as
possible, from its initial phase of loudness to the very delicate phase,
as the note subsides into an all pervading silence at the end.
Problems and Tuning Fork Therapy
A great deal of different health problems can be helped with tuning fork
sound therapy, ranging from pain control to behavioural and emotional
There are specific sets which work on muscle circuits and spinal vertebrae,
jaw, cranium and the bones of the body. Vital sound contains a wide range
of vibrational frequencies which are directly related to alleviation of
symptomatic patterns in the body caused by illness.
Tuning fork therapy often has a soothing effect on the nervous system
and is good for tension and headaches caused by stress. It energizes and
relaxes the body, with the patient often experiencing profound changes
by the unblocking of chakra or meridian pathways, causing a redistribution
of their own innate healing energy to where it is needed most.
The tuning forks are normally held in the hands, making contact with the
palms. Used in this way they act as a carrier, channelling the practitioner’s
own healing energy into the forks and through into the sound being generated
at the fork tips.
The application of the sound therapy can be greatly enhanced by the practitioner’s
intent or focus on the problem that is being addressed at the time. The
vibrational combination of the sound generated by the tuning forks and
is the Frequency and the Intent of the practitioner creates a powerful
combination of three elements known as a Trinity to create the Healing
The tuning fork sound energy can be administered in a very focused point
like a laser onto very specific parts of the body, such as directly over
the main organs or areas of pain and discomfort.
Tuning forks being used by a practitioner during a Sound therapy treatment.
In this case several forks are being used to treat the Heart Chakra or
Plexus point in an active rolling movement over the area
this case several forks are being used to treat the Brow Chakra or Pineal
Plexus point in a static focused manner over the area
They may also be focused or spiralled into the chakra vortices and nerve
plexus positions, or alternatively they may be waved over the body in
a figure eight infinity pattern to give a sound bath in the aura.
The actual selection of the required tuning forks using Advanced Kinesiology
techniques utilizes the Alarm Points of the Acupuncture System to identify
the Meridian that is over energized or under energized. Other simple techniques
are also available to use basic muscle testing to select the correct tuning
When using the tuning forks to clear the energy blockages the correct
area of treatment can often be felt as a thick heaviness in the energy
fields surrounding the body. This effect often disappears and feels immediately
lighter and more fluid after treatment, when the energy is flowing more
evenly to the area.
The reason the application of sound has a powerful therapeutic effect
is because it concentrates the vibration into the mind or mental body;
it is this element that forms the bridge between the lower aspects of
our physical body and the higher aspects of our true Spiritual Self.
of Tuning Fork Sound Therapy
The actual effect of tuning fork sound therapy can be verified by a number
of methods which include kinesiology muscle testing procedures to check
the status of the organ meridian energy circuits and the chakras which
are directly over the main nerve plexus points in the physical body.
The effect on the meta-physical elements can be measured with a special
camera known as Kirlian Photography which captures the changes that take
place within the electro-magnetic energy field surrounding the body when
the tuning forks are applied during treatment.
The patient’s symptomatic pattern is also assessed at the time of
the visit and thereafter to establish the changes taking place on physical
and mental levels over the course of tuning fork sound therapy treatments.
The following photographs show the before and after Kirlian photographs
of patients who have undergone tuning fork sound therapy treatment as
can be seen from these pictures the aura has changed dramatically after
Kirkian Photo of Aura before Tuning Fork Therapy Kirkian
Photo of Aura after Tuning Fork Therapy
Tuning Fork Therapy After Tuning Fork Therapy
Patient Case Studies
Patient X – 58 year old female with long term history of
chronic lower back pain aggravated since being involved in a road traffic
accident in 1979.
The diagnosis from a specialist that she had been referred to by her GP
indicated a disc prolapse at lumbar vertebrae 4/5 and associated degenerative
changes in the apophyseal joints and sacro-iliac region of the spine.
Medical treatment indicated that long term rehabilitation was required
plus strong pain killer medication and lumbar spine injections. The prognosis
indicated further exacerbations of pain in the future, plus great care
was always to be taken with her back at all times.
Patient presented with constant pain and discomfort, with difficulty in
spatial co-ordination and balance. Walking and carrying items such as
shopping were very difficult. Her lifestyle and day-to-day activities
were dictated by the level of her back pain.
She had very low energy levels due to constant pain and associated depression
and fatigue brought on from having to face the prospects of a long-term
The patient had several treatments which involved tuning fork sound therapy
and some nutritional support and now feels sufficiently recovered to lead
a normal life active. She is no longer in pain and returns for treatment
on a regular basis to ensure that her symptoms do not return.
Patient Y – 32 year old male with long term pains of unknown
origin in right arm for over one year. GP’s medical examination
and x-ray examinations proved negative for cause; therefore patient was
advised that it was of psychosomatic origin and was given anti-depressants
and pain killers.
The patient who had tried various other forms of therapy was desperate
to find something to help his problems. He presented with pain all down
his arm radiating up into his neck and was unable to lift his arm above
his head to comb his hair and had difficulty washing in the mornings.
On the first session using tuning fork sound therapy the pain was markedly
reduced to the point that he could lift his hand above his head which
he had not been able to do for some time.
He remarked that it was a miracle for this to happen after so long trying
to find something to help the problem. Several treatments later he was
able to resume his normal activities and hobbies such as gardening and
Patient Z – 35 year old female who had been under constant
long-term stress with her career and marriage problems and was finding
it difficult to cope. She was lacking in self esteem and confidence and
had developed several phobias, including fearing that a nervous breakdown
Her GP had prescribed tranquillisers and anti-depressants which she had
reluctantly taken. She instead wanted to find some other alternative solution
that involved natural treatments to soothe her nervous system, as she
was worried about becoming addicted to the drug medication that she had
been given to take over a long-term basis.
This patient presented with insomnia and was in a tired, worn-out state
with a lack of energy and drive at work. She was initially sceptical about
whether the therapy would work but soon found the tuning fork therapy
very relaxing. Changes were also made in her diet and nutritional support
was also given.
She is now completely off her medication and returns every three months
for preventative maintenance check ups. She now feels much stronger and
more positive about herself generally, to the point that she decided to
expand and use her artistic skills more creatively.
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