Why do I love Energy Medicine and Balancing Chakras with Tuning Forks?
I want to share my story with you about how I was introduced to tuning forks, and why I love using them so much.
A few years ago a friend and colleague of mine, Dr. Sherry Shoemaker, invited me to attend an upcoming class with her to earn some needed educational credits for our acupuncture license. It was about using vibrational tuning forks on acupuncture points and above the body for other sound healing techniques. At the time I had zero interest. I had no idea why I would want to incorporate tuning forks into my practice, so I said, "No". Even with cajoling, I wouldn't change my mind.
My friend took the course, and purchased several tuning forks. She asked if she could practice using them on me. "Yes, of course", I said. She began with a few acupuncture needles, which I am familiar with. Then she placed two Ohm tuning forks near by ears for me to listen to. There was this relaxing low hum that I could feel resonating throughout my head, and my whole body. I began to feel deeply relaxed while the tension from the day just melted away.
Next, she placed them on the bottom of my feet on the acupuncture point Kidney 1 Bubbling Spring. I loved the feeling of the vibration as I not only could feel it on my feet, but I felt it travel up my legs.
She continued to tap the forks, and place them on several different acupuncture points over my chest, arms, and legs. Dr. Sherry explained that the sound naturally dies down between taps, and it is considered a musical rest. This rest is silence that is an important part of the treatment. She tapped some forks with higher sound frequencies above my body, which I could swear even though they didn't touch me, that the sound was being absorbed through to my bones, and I loved the humming, or wind chime sounds.
After the tuning fork acupuncture I felt amazing, relaxed, and a little sad that it was over! I slept so well that night. I didn't know what to expect as far as results or anything, but I do contribute it to helping me find some mental clarity and peace. I would like to think that it was this amazing treatment that helped me move forward with finishing a project I was working on.
A few weeks later my friend and I attended a local acupuncture convention. It so happens that one of the vendors that was there was selling tuning forks. Upon passing by I was given the sales pitch, and also a demonstration of how to use them. The sales person demonstrated on me by placing one fork on my chest, and one on my back. The vibration was strong, and I thought it was awesome. She explained how her patients loved the tuning forks, and that it is a great way to practice needless acupuncture.
"They are exceptional for helping people with insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, and self-discovery finding your purpose and passion", I was told.
She said, "I'll even throw in our book for free!" "OK, fine. I'll take the set of tuning forks". And out I walked with a bag full of new healing tools.
That is how I began my affection for tuning forks. In order to use what I just purchased I needed to learn everything I could about them.
Thus, I purchased several books, read online articles, blogs, and watched videos. I made my notes, and began using them in my practice. Over and over again I learned about how tuning forks balance the Chakra-Meridian systems. This idea of a tangible way to really feel the energy and connect it with each chakra resonated with me.
If you are wondering about terms you may not of heard of like Chakras, think of Chakras as areas on the midline of your body that when stimulated connect with your nervous system, glands, endocrine system, organs, and brain. That is why using tuning forks to balance the Chakra-Meridian systems help with the gut-brain connection. It is why it can help people suffering with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, insomnia, stress, anxiety, and depression.
My goal was to become an expert in this energy healing medicine. Now, I wanted to take some classes! There was one book that I read that struck me as the most useful, and the author had explained everything so clearly. She is an author, an acupuncturist, a musician, and composer. She also happened to have classes in my area.
I signed up to take her course along with my office colleague, Dr. Tracey Whitney. I forgot to mention that I sucked her into this gig as well. It wasn't that difficult after using them on her. She fell in love with them too. And that was it.
I created my signature AromaTune treatment by incorporating essential oils along with tuning forks. What is unique about this is that a recipe of different essential oils, and different tuning forks can be used depending upon the needs of the client or chief complaint. I now offer a similar treatment that is half as long without the use of essential oils, called Body Tune. Both can be called tuning fork acupuncture. It is essentially vibrational medicine because everything in the universe all the way down to every one of your cells oscillates or moves. Each different tissue resonates with certain frequencies. So by placing a tuning fork with the correct frequency over an area of your body that needs tuning, your body will want to tune-up to the correct pitch. Amazing right?
It makes me feel satisfied to know that I can help people feel better without using drugs or other harsh procedures. If this resonates with you, and you would like to experience AromaTune or Body Tune Click here to set your appointment today!
You can also learn how to use tuning forks on yourself, and follow along during an online group class I offer as a monthly membership. Click here to Sign-up Now!
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In health and healing,
Dr. Michele Arnold-Pirtle