Tuning Fork and Sound Healing
I first learned about sound healing several years ago through independent study with a particular interest in quantum physics… which teaches us that everything is vibration and everything has a frequency. Sound has vibration. Vibration is a physical wave of pressure. Waves of pressure can travel through any medium - water, air, even solid objects. This is one way that sound can travel from one source, such as a tuning fork, to reach another object, like our bodies.
The notion that everything is vibration ‘shook’ my perspective of the world and reality as a whole. I began experimenting with sound on myself using tuning forks and singing bowls and had marvelous results in healing symptoms of anxiety, back pain, digestion issues, and overall energy levels. I was so amazed that I started using my techniques on my patients and they too reported amazing benefits in a wide variety of symptoms and disease processes. The foundation of my treatments is always osteopathic, then I enhance them with sound and tuning fork techniques.
I began modifying the treatments to be more specific to individual disease processes in order to yield even better results. For instance, I was getting particularly great results with patients with Lyme disease and associated coinfections (such as Babesiosis and Bartonella). I "reasoned" that this was, at least in part, because the specific frequencies of vibration that I was using could "loosen" and "disconnect" the borrelia bacteria from connective tissue and release it into the blood stream for elimination from the body. I use the words "loosen" and "disconnect" here, but it feels more like there is a vibrational shift that occurs - the vibration of the body no longer supports the vibration of the bacteria. Then it seems as if there is a natural, almost effortless, "purging," both physically and energetically, of the organism from the body. I’m currently conducting research to support this outcome, but for now I'll just have to say that intuitively this is what I feel.
The treatments also help optimize function of the elimination pathways of the body (liver, gut, kidneys). This allows the bacteria and metabolic waste products that are released from the connective tissue to be more easily excreted from the body. It also helps prevent a detox reaction and helps the tissues to heal more quickly. When I look at this from a vibrational perspecitve... I intuit that the vibrational shift within the tissues encourages a similar shift within the vascular, lymphatic and organ systems that support those tissues' health and vitality.
I continue to discover more and more disease-specific information and techniques using sound, tuning forks, cranial and osteopathic manipulation. Of particular interest to me, however, is discovering specific techniques targeted towards Lyme bacteria’s adhesion proteins that allow it to bind so tightly to its host’s body.
Copyright 2017 By, Shawn Marie Higgins, DO, C-NMM