|Posted on July 1, 2012 at 8:40 PM|
HUMAN TUNING Sound Healing With Tuning Forks by John Beaulieu is a fascinating book on the principles and methodology he developed using tuning forks to balance one’s nervous system. Originally working with psychiatric patients at Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital in New York City under a research grant in 1974, Dr. Beaulieu studied the effects of sound on the nervous system.
What Dr. Beaulieu found, as he held his experiments in an Anechoic Chamber (a soundproof room) was that your nervous system has a high-pitched sound; and that this sound may be heard by you through focused listening and that your nervous system is directly related to your physical, mental and emotional states. If you are calm, your nervous system would emit a lower pitch sound; stressed or overly emotional; your nervous system would emit a high-pitched, screeching sound. He realized that the nervous system may be tuned like a musical instrument. Dr. Beaulieu began experimenting using tuning forks on himself in the Anechoic Chamber. He listened to the sound of his nervous system and then tapped two different tuning forks together then brings them to his ears. Three things happened; first: the two tones from the tuning forks merged into one pulse; second: the sound of his nervous system changed and matched the sound of the tuning forks; third: there was a change in the way he held his body after hearing the vibrating tuning forks.
Dr. Beaulieu found that the sound of your nervous system indicates your current inner tuning. He also understood that working with the different tones from the tuning forks opens you to different states of awareness of yourself, thoughts, emotions and sensations. Research with biochemists found that working with tuning forks and human cells, nitric oxide, a chemical / biological regulator that promotes good cellular health and is a fundamental component in the fields of neuroscience, physiology, and immunology in the human body. Studies of NO, nitric oxide, received a Nobel Prize for the research performed in these areas and was proclaimed “Molecule of the Year” in 1992. (1)
Dr. Beaulieu has found that “a fundamental principle of sound healing is that physical, emotional, and mental symptoms are being generated by an underlying energy field (life force). So if the individual’s energy field is changed, (by striking the tuning fork) then their physical, emotional and mental behavior patterns will also change.” (2)
Many sound healing instruments come from ancient traditions such as Himalayan Singing Bowls, Crystal Bowls, chimes, gongs, flutes, sacred chants and music; tuning forks are yet another modality for us to use in obtaining optimal health and balance for ourselves.
(1) Wikipedia, Internet Dictionary and Research Source (2) Human Tuning Sound Healing With Tuning Forks by John Beaulieu, Biosonic Enterprises, High Falls N.Y. 2010