How do tuning forks help?
The sound of your nervous system is an indicator of your current internal state and carries a lot of information. If you’re very stressed, for example, it will sound more shrill and intense. If you’re relaxed, it will sound more flowing and soft. Once you become used to the sound of your nervous system, you can use tuning forks to help you retune your body. More advanced users are able to open the gateway to different states of consciousness. It’s a tool to help you get in touch with your inner landscape and live with more awareness and richness. If you have health issues, the application of tuning forks to pressure points stimulates the release of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is made inside the vascular, nerve and immune cells and is rhythmically released into the surrounding tissues as a gas. It participates in the healthy functioning of all main organ systems and acts as a signaling molecule and attacking molecule neutralizing viruses, bacteria, and other free radicals. We’ve even tested it in laboratory experiments demonstrating the healing power of sound. Back to top
How did you discover tuning forks as a tool for healing?
As part of his research into sound, Dr John Beaulieu spent 500 hours investigating what happens to the body from exposure to different sounds. In an anechoic chamber, or soundproof booth, he ‘tuned in’ to the sounds of his body and observed high-pitched ringing (that corresponds to the nervous system) and lower-pitched ringing (that corresponds to blood circulation). A trained musician, he began experimenting with tuning forks to test the effects of different notes on his body. To his delight, he realized the intensity of the ringing sounds could be altered and stabilized through the application of different tuning fork notes. He also experimented with different note combinations. After rigorous testing, he was able to demonstrate the powerful healing potential of tuning forks. They are now successfully used across the globe as a tool for healing and health. Back to top
Where do I start?
The best place to start is with two tuning forks, C and G, that together create the “perfect fifth”. Simply chime the forks together, place them on either side of your ears and hear the sound and vibrations. It’s as simple as that. You’ll also hear what’s known as overtones. If you have the complete set of eight tuning forks, all you need to do is lay out the tuning forks in order and count from one to eight. The number one fork is C256 and number eight is C512. The forks can be used over the body wherever you need awareness or healing. Just ensure you hold the tuning fork at the stem rather than the prong to allow the vibration to happen. Back to top
What does it feel like?
Tuning forks are heard and felt differently. On one level, it’s a chiming sound in your ears. Some people also feel vibrations in their bones and body. We encourage what’s known as “reception” creating a relaxed state so the sound of the tuning fork is better received. You can take deep breaths and calm yourself. If using the tuning forks as part of bodywork, the practitioner can hold the patient’s forehead in one hand and the back of the head in the other hand. For around three minutes, imagine energy pulsing between your hands. After this process, the tuning forks will work more powerfully. Back to top
Can you cause damage using tuning forks?
No. It is completely safe. You will not damage your hearing or psyche using tuning forks. Back to top
I am feeling anxious. Which tuning forks do I use?
We have established a series of protocols to help users with different conditions. These are outlined in the book “Human Tuning: sound healing with tuning forks” by John Beaulieu. In the case of anxiety, we suggest this sequence: octave (C-C512), 4th (C-F), 5th (C-G), 4th (C-F) and unison (Otto 128 or hum). The octave creates an ether space allowing thoughts to become more detached. The 4th balances daily thoughts. The 5th changes the thought pattern. And the unison earth tone brings a sense of security and safety. The book covers nervous system balance and wellbeing, motivation, increasing creativity, life direction, dreaming, quality sleep, digestive balance, loss/grief, and grounding. Back to top
I have arthritis. Which tuning forks do I use?
We devised Otto (osteophonic) tuning forks that have weights placed on the prongs. The weights create a stronger vibration that is transferred through the tuning fork stem directly into tissue. You can feel bones and tissue vibrate when the stem is held to a point on the body. Otto tuning forks are not tapped together to create overtones but can be used to create a pure sound. There are three Otto tuning forks: Otto 32, Otto 64, and Otto 128. The numbers stand for cycles per second. The Otto 128 vibrates a perfect fifth pulse that can be placed on the body and transmitted directly into joints, bones, tissues, acupuncture points, and trigger points. Using the Otto 128 two times on any one point is adequate. Too much stimulation can cause a decrease in nitric oxide. Back to top
I am a health practitioner. How can this help my work?
Tuning forks are an ideal adjunct to acupuncture, reflexology and trigger point therapy. The Otto 128 can sonically stimulate acupuncture points, ear, hand and foot reflex points and trigger points. We have a lot of material to assist health practitioners in the use of tuning forks in healing. Back to top