How Tuning Forks Are Protecting My At-Risk Respiratory System During Covid19-- A True Underdog Story About My Left Lung Larry
I officially refer to myself as a Sound Healer now (a title I never could have imagined for myself). A few years ago an acquaintance of mine shared with me that she wanted to study a form of sound healing called Human Biofield Tuning. I told her that it sounded impractical. So how did I get here? I suppose it all started when I became fascinated with Acupuncture about a decade ago. I had just returned from vacation and my left lung, Larry, collapsed again (collapse number three). I refused to go to the Emergency Room where I knew my options. Option #1: Without giving anesthesia, they bring in a team of about six residents and hold you down. As you're screaming, they insert a chest tube (the circumference of a garden hose) through your rib cage into the chest cavity. Then they leave it there for three to five days until they believe the lung is healed. In my experience, no amount of Morphine or Dilaudid could make it feel as though I hadn't been stabbed in my side and left to suffer for my sins. Option #2: Major lung surgery. No thanks. (I eventually did consent to lung surgery with collapse number four but that's a story for another day.)
So with lung collapse number three, my twin sister suggested I go to the clinic at Yo San University (an Acupuncture college in West LA) to see if they could do anything. I went to the clinic and they treated me twice a week with Acupuncture to strengthen my respiratory and immune systems and they also gave me an herbal formula to take three times a day (it kind of tasted like dirt). Along with bed rest, I healed. My full recovery only took about a month. (This was a huge contrast to the six months it took to regain my strength after the chest tubes. Also the damage to my soft tissue bothers me to this day.) So in my experience, Acupuncture was more effective with a much shorter recovery time. Fascinated, I learned that Acupuncture treats everything from chronic medical conditions, to pain relief, to behavioral imbalances, to common colds and flu and decided that it would be my primary form of medical care from then on.
Now let's fast forward several years to Sound Healing. During an intuitive reading, it was suggested to me that, with the right instruments, I could use sound to strengthen my lungs. Kind of like I've used songwriting in the past to heal my broken heart. Wait, what!? I could use music to heal vital organs? I was intrigued. I remembered my acquaintance mentioning human biofield tuning. I frantically searched the internet coming across various types of sound healing schools and methodologies and eventually landed at the Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine. It was there that I learned that sound actually can heal the physical body and that there are scientific studies that confirm it. The human body, like everything in the universe, is vibrating. Nothing stays still. (I vaguely remembered learning this in my high school Physics class.) So in sound healing, disease, pain and illness are perceived as disharmonious vibrations within the body. Certain frequencies can be used to tune up the body and bring it back into harmony with itself. Once the body is tuned up, it heals very quickly. In my training with Acutonics, I learned about the different frequencies that are used for healing and how to place the stem of a vibrating tuning fork on Acupuncture points. So acuvibrational sound therapy is kind of like giving yourself Acupuncture at home, but instead of needles you use planetary frequencies. The effects are similar to those that you get with Acupuncture, but the overall feeling is more relaxing, enjoyable and it can induce a meditative natural high. I also learned that sound travels through the bloodstream five times faster than it does through the air, so not only is frequency medicine effective, but it works fast. How very rock and roll *insert gif of lightning strikes and air guitar*.
Currently, whenever my kids and I come back from an outing, I reach for the tuning forks and apply them to the Acupuncture points that I learned have been used for thousands of years for prevention and treatment of colds and flu. Whenever I have residual symptoms from my lung complications (usually chest pain or shortness of breath), I reach for tuning forks and apply them to the Acupuncture points that are used for strengthening the lungs and respiration. (The same points that saved me from a trip to the ER so many years ago.) With Covid_19 reaping havoc worldwide, I hope everyone will arm themselves with a pair of therapeutic tuning forks and start to use them for prevention, protection and support. As people are quarantined at home, desperate for effective healing tools, I can't seem to spread this information quickly enough.