The Healing Benefits of Vibrational Therapy

Tuning Forks by Laurie Buchanan

Tuning Forks by Laurie Buchanan

The human body is sustained by life force energy. Vibrational Therapy is based on the subtle energy principles and interventions involving the dimensions of the body, mind, and spirit. The laws governing quantum physics demonstrate that everything in the universe is made up of vibrational fields — the human body is no exception.

Located on the mid-line of the body there are seven major transition points for the distribution of life force energy. These are known as chakras (energy stations).

Energy travels from these stations on distribution paths that are similar to a highway system. They are known as meridians (energy pathways). The energy that travels through the meridians feeds all of the organs, glands, body systems, and sub-systems — ultimately every muscle, nerve, tissue, and cell.

Surrounding the outside of the body there are several electrical energy fields which are collectively referred to as the electromagnetic field; Human Energy Field (HEF); or aura (energy shell).

The chakras, meridians, and aura are intrinsically linked — forming an intricate network that distributes life force energy. It is this complex system of energy transfer and distribution that is the focus of all energy-based therapies.

The Importance of Sound in Healing
Sound is audible vibration. Sound is in constant motion. It is made up of three important interconnecting elements, namely: pulse, wave, and form. These cannot exist one without the other — forming a trinity of three elements in action in order to create one powerful force.

Sound and vibration from any source can have beneficial or detrimental effects to our well-being as a whole. When the human body comes into contact with sound and vibration, depending on the source, either a positive or negative resonance occurs and the body’s delicate cell structure can become affected.

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 sympathy.

Frequency - Drawn by Len Buchanan

Frequency – Drawn by Len Buchanan

In the case of Vibrational 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 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.

The body vibrates and requires many frequencies to maintain its correct anatomical position and in so doing, creates vital health. The moment your body is out of frequency, energy imbalance ensues and ill health follows. The harmonics of sound carry the frequency to allow the body to self-correct. Vibrational therapy has long been used by NASA to increase bone density in astronauts who develop osteoporosis in gravity-free outer space.

Why Tuning Forks?
Tuning Fork Sound Therapy is a form of Vibrational Medicine:

“Tuning forks are precise instruments that have the ability to change our inner tuning by creating a resonance throughout our mind, emotions, and body. They do this by creating a vortex of sound that leads us into stillpoint, which is a moment where everything seems to stop and we can retune ourselves. Our nervous system, like the string of a musical instrument, vibrates to the sound of tuning forks.” —A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SOUND HEALING WITH TUNING FORKS by John Beaulieu, ND, PhD

At HolEssence, I use a full middle octave of eight tuning forks (C,D,E,F,G,A,B,C) based on the Pythagorean Scale, also known as the Just Scale. The octave of tuning forks in this set is middle C through the next higher C. They are the traditional chakra frequencies from the Hindu tradition with C being the root chakra, D the sacral chakra, etc. The tuning forks emanate pure sounds and overtones to help you relax and center yourself. The vibrations fill you inside and out — providing a soothing and deep healing sound bath.

Researchers have discovered that cells resonate at particular harmonic frequencies. When these cells are healthy, they vibrate at “optimum balance,” like tuning forks. Obviously, disease is dissonant or disharmonic, having a negative effect on cells.

Have you ever tried to walk a straight line after spinning in place for a while? As we all know, it takes a few moments to regain equilibrium. Being continually immersed in the spin of everyday life without re-attuning to a harmonic rhythm of peace, quiet, and rest creates an imbalanced disequilibrium. Recovering and reversing the disequilibrium means stopping or spinning in the opposite direction until balance is regained.

How Does It Work?
Depending on the need, the appropriate tuning fork is struck and then held by the base at skin-point on a specific charka, meridian, and/or acupuncture point. Additionally, a specific tone, or combination of tones, may be generated and used in a slow sweeping manner in the space around the person — the aura.

They are meticulously crafted so that each fork produces a pure sound, with a regular wave that has a fixed number of vibrations per second. The sound from a tuning fork is pure and has a smooth, regular sound-wave pattern. My tuning forks are made in Switzerland from a special aluminum alloy that is specifically designed for health and healing.  They have long ringing decay times so that the pure, vibrant 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.

Bottom Line on Top
Tuning Fork Sound Therapy is a powerful, non-invasive healing modality that uses sound vibration to re-harmonize and attune the human energy field. It has been used successfully to treat a wide variety of conditions by unblocking or releasing energy disturbances inside and outside the body.

The vibration of sound has many effects on both the conscious and the unconscious levels invoking emotional responses. The power of sound can energize, uplift, and relax. Body Tuning is an effective way to align your inner rhythms and achieve optimal health and well-being.



35 thoughts on “The Healing Benefits of Vibrational Therapy

  1. I began reading this but I could not stay focused on what was going on. I will come back and give it another read later.

    Have a great day biking and photographing !!!

    I am Love, Jeff

    • Jeff – We did, indeed, have a great day bicycling. Our first trail was 15 miles, our second trail was 10 miles. Len and I are going to sleep extremely well this evening.

  2. Good Morning,
    Very interesting. Can this be done on your own?
    Looks like I have a lot to catch up on.
    However, I am in the process of trying lots of new therapies. I am making my own meditation tapes right now and that’s been fun. Thinking back to how we use positive affirmations.
    I am going for my first reflexology appt. on Wed. I hope I do well, my feet are really sensitive. I’m a bit giggly!!
    I am learning the colors of the chakra’s from my “Energy Medicine” book and just this weekend I painted one of my bathroom walls orange for the solar plexus color to help with social encounters. Actually, this name of the paint color in “New Penny” perfect for me. Those of you who know me know I pick up lucky pennies, you can read my blog on that here
    Anyways, mostly I’m getting ready for Sarah’s wedding, the count down to the big day is 21 days.
    My new blog is set up and I welcome everyone to come stop by.

    Enjoy the summertime it’s going along quickly.

    • Jean – I’m so glad you popped into Speaking from the Heart today. Thank you for providing your blog address — whoohoo! I have been to your blog in the past and felt like I subscribed correctly — however, I’ve never received an email notification about any posts. I wonder if I did it wrong?

      You’re going to love your reflexology appointment. I don’t think they’ll tickle you — that takes a pretty light tight. They’ll use a good firm grip. I’m going to do a “class” on “The Color of Wellness” in my blog the very near future — August. I think you’ll enjoy it.

  3. So interesting! I don’t know a lot about vibrational healing, although others have sworn by it. Have been thinking recently about classical music and how it heals–wonder how this relates. Thanks, Laurie.

    • Kathy – Classical musis is WONDERFUL for the body, mind, and spirit. Our friend, Ted (in New Zealand), sits right next to the piano when his wife, Ailsa, plays the piano. I don’t know that he does it intentionally for “medicinal” purposes, but it is just that — extremely therapeutic.

  4. Oh, My, Gosh! You know so much! But of course we are vibrational beings as you so aptly pointed out and are affected by sound and the vibration of sound. That you can even spell Pythagorean is impressive. I need to learn to use sound more effectively for my health and well-being, especially after one of those migraines (I get very sound-sensitive and often can’t listen to certain kinds of music). Thank you so much for the lesson and enlightenment.

    • Barbara – I’m so glad for your visit today, and am tickled that you found the information useful. There is a CD called “Seven Metals: Singing bowls of Tibet” by Benjamin Iobst. It’s one of the pieces of music that I personally play softly in the waaaaaay background when I meditate. I think it would either “cure” a migraine — or push the person right over the edge (not sure which since I don’t even get headaches). You may want to follow this LINK and watch a short clip to see what you think …

  5. Good morning!

    I am caught up with class now. I have not had Tuning Fork balancing, yet I have worked with Tonal sound during Reiki practice and mediation.
    and one of the most amazing vibrational sounds to me is a room full of men chanting OM ! Awesome!

    I have also been involved with Shamanic ritual circle with drumming. At Easton Mountain Retreat the “temple” is built on pillions and the building sets a few feet off the ground and is surrounded on two sides by water, the structure is vaulted about 20 feet if not more, and made of wood. So once sound of drums begin to vibrate the whole structure vibrates… sending the sound back through the body… wonderful experience.

    I read this while listening to the link you offered Barbara for the Tibetan bowls… the second video with just the bowls. great stuff…

    I am Love, Jeff

    • Jeff – I agree with you that toning is wonderful. I haven’t had the experience of hearing just men chanting OM. It’s got to sound extraordinary with the deep, rich baritone and bass sounds. And the location of the drumming circle you described sounds like it would lend itself to a phenomenal vibrational “bath.” You’ve been privileged to have some neat experiences!

      It’s Tuesday morning at 8:30am out time. We got home about 10 minutes or so ago from a 15 mile morning bike ride. It was nice to beat the heat.

  6. Laurie, this was a fascinating post, just full of information. I wonder, as did Barbara mentioned, if it would have any affect on Migraine. There are sounds that rev me up and sounds that slow me down. I don’t think I could handle a full-scale rock concert anymore, but I love the sound of waves crashing on the beach. One sound that sings of summer to me are the cicadas doing their nightly screech fest. They start low, low, then it builds, gets louder, and louder, and Louder, and LOUDER and just when it seems that it can’t get more intense…Silence. Then a short minute later they begin again. I can’t say that it heals anything, it just makes me feel good!

    • Sandi – I’m glad for your visit, thank you for stopping by and reading about Vibrational Therapy and Reiki. Your description of the cicadas doing their “screech fest” really depicts a summer sound. We can hear them in the protected wetlands area that backs up to our back fence. Yes — go see Dr. Eli for Reiki. I’m glad the water-hose analogy resonated with you. It’s the perfect explanation for a Master Gardener!

  7. Thank you Laurie! This was very well written and clear. I learned a lot! I am sensitive to subtle energies and resonance is a way I navigate through life.

    This post very much resonated. I am visiting Chicago and Northwest Indiana the week of August 2nd. I would like to drive up to Crystal Lake early in the week and meet you and Len.

    I have 3 therapy goals for a visit as well if you are open to it?

    Discussion\Consultation about the ongoing saga about the rash on my upper arms that is improving but not defeated. What I have learned and what I can’t figure out.

    I would love a tuning fork vibration treatment, and I would like to experience reflexology as well if that is possible?

    I don’t know if the time is right for you, so you have my email address and we can discuss??? I could call as well if that would be better.

    Love & Light!

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  9. Laurie- You have just served as a messenger to me.

    I just found your website through MindValley and have been enjoying reading it, even commented on one entry.

    It seems we have a lot in common- I am a massage therapist, Reiki Master, certified in Therapeutic Touch, practice EFT and energy medicine…..I am also Cherokee and so try to walk the Red Road.

    Several years ago, I had an intuition that vibrational therapy was much underrated. This was before the current fact that we are vibrational beings became known. I began to practice more vibrational strokes in massage and saw good results. I had also come across therapy with tuning forks but at the time I couldn’t afford the training or the forks and put it in that ‘closet’ in the back of my mind.

    So, having read your article about tuning forks, that memory is now ‘out of the closet’ and I know it’s time to do something about it. This will lead to helping more people. I know you can see the ripples from this pebble in the water. So, you have touched not only my life, but the lives of many others.

    I thank you.

    • Joy – I’m so glad you found Speaking from the Heart. I did see your previous comment, thank you. The Red Road (south to north in the circle of the medicine wheel) — I humbly bow to you. I’m priviledged to have been a pebble in your water. You are welcome here – please come back and again.

  10. I have tried this therapy once in Caldas Novas, Brazil, back in 2015. It was a discovery then and my body, spirit and aura did not react quite well. That is, I was in a troubled state of mind and this reflected in the vibrations which responded to the tuning forks’ action. The next day I spent throwing up and suffering a tearing headache.
    I blame myself, for I did not attend other sessions, but if I had the chance, I would do that again and this time I’d dig deeper.
    Good to read again about a healing method I have known in a very spiritualized land.
    Thanks for sharing.

      • Indeed it was, Laurie. I got better afterwards. I have gone through various healing processes over the years I spent in Brazil; this is just one of latest experiences.

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