Sound Therapy for Repatterining the Human Biofield,
Healing the Emotions, and Reducing Pain in the Body
The Power of Sound
Sound is an ancient healing medium – it has been utilized for well being around the globe for thousands of years. From the bells, gongs and bowls of Tibetan and Nepalese cultures, to the didgeridoo of the Australian Aborigines, to the drum and rattle of the Native Americans, sound has been used, and continues to be used, to bring people from distressed states to relaxed, aware presence.
We don’t just perceive sound through our ears, but through our entire bodies. Our skin, bones and the water in us conduct sound waves. Every cell membrane in our body has external antennas called Primary Cilium, which vibrate like little tuning forks in response to the vibrational input from our environments.
Sound has the power to heal and the power to hurt. Many of the stressors in our lives are produced by noise. Noise in our home and workplace, in our environment and even in our own heads.
When utilized consciously and intentionally, sound has the potential to soothe the nervous system, quiet and focus the mind, settle emotions, relieve pain and more.
Most of us already use sound therapeutically. We listen to music in the car, sing in the shower, pump up the jam to clean the house, put on classical music to cure writer’s block and make playlists for our loved ones to show them how we feel. We intrinsically know the power of sound.
From song and chant, to gong and bowl, to orchestra and jam band, music and sound transports us, bring us to the present moment, alive, awake, aware, engaged, in flow. Why wouldn't we use it intentionally for healing?
In 1994 a panel of scientists at the National Institute of Health chose the word “biofield” to describe the field of energy and information that surrounds and interpenetrates the human body. The biofield is composed of both measurable electromagnetic energy and hypothetical subtle energy, or chi.
While western science has yet to describe and measure this energy, other cultures, especially ancient Indian or Vedic cultures describe it extensively. The term "chakra" (wheel) in Sanskirt, refers to spinning energy vortices which are seen as structures in the body’s subtle energy anatomy. Not coincidentally, within the body at each chakra location there is a corresponding large cluster of nerves or plexuses.
One way of understanding subtle energy is through the analogy "subtle energy is to electromagnetism as water vapor is to water." Just as we do not measure water vapor with the same tools we use to measure water, we can’t use the same tools to measure subtle energy we would use to measure electricity. Subtle energy is higher, finer, more diffuse and follows slightly different laws.
Research has shown that all of our life experiences appear to be stored magnetically in standing waves within the subtle energies around the body. The biofield is then compartmentalized, with the record of different emotional experiences being stored in different, stratified locations within the field. Additionally, it is timelined, with information at the outer edge of the field relating to gestation, birth and earliest childhood and information close to the body being recent or current. All other years fall in between like the rings of a tree.
Different emotions produce different frequency signatures. These are reflected in the overtones (or harmonics) of the vibrating fork. For example, fear has a very distinct pulsing quality to it. Other emotions, such as guilt, grief, and anger, all have their own unique signatures and their own unique locations in the biofield.
Rea's extreme sensitivity to vibration, as well her curious nature in exploring the language of frequency, has enabled to her to feel and sense disturbances in people's energy fields.
Periods of stress, or difficulties, can be located in the biofield by passing a tuning fork slowly through this subtle energy field. These experiences show up as distortions or “noise” and resistance in the signal which can be perceived by both the practitioner and the person receiving a session. Depending on where within the biofield anatomy these distortions present, the approximate age and emotional tone of the experience can be determined by referring to the map.
Being able to identify the “source point” of the stressor in the field and neutralize it gently with sound has, in clinical practice, produced predictable, repeatable and consistent outcomes of symptom reduction and even elimination, sometimes in just one session.
Using the Biofield Anatomy Map the Biofield Tuning process as developed by Eileen McKusick, Rea can locate, harmonize, and release areas of noise and resistance in the body's electrical system, making it possible for an individual to activate previously inaccessible potential and move forward with a more empowered and balanced perspective.
How Biofield Tuning Works
During a Biofield Tuning session, a client lies fully clothed on a treatment table while the practitioner activates a tuning fork and scans the body slowly beginning from a distance. The practitioner is feeling for resistance and turbulence in the client's energy field, as well as listening for a change in the overtones and undertones of the tuning fork. When the practitioner encounters a turbulent area he/she continues to activate the tuning fork and hold it in that specific spot. Research suggests the body's organizational energy uses the steady coherent vibrational frequency of the tuning fork to "tune" itself. In short order, the dissonance resolves and the sense of resistance gives way. This appears to correspond to the release of tension with the body.
Holding an activated tuning fork in the area of a traumatic memory or another difficult time period produces repeatable, predictable outcomes. The sound input seems to help the body digest and integrate unprocessed experiences. As the biofield dissonance subsides, clients generally report feeling "lighter" and a diminishment or resolution of their symptoms.
One might interpret this as a kind of targeted nervous system biofeedback. Eileen has come to see this process as "consciousness hacking", a side-door entry into the psyche - working with what has been hidden in plain view - which assists people in making changes they otherwise could not on their own.
*** Biofield Tuning is not advised for individuals who are extremely ill as it may create a strong healing response in the system. As the body releases tension, any toxins that have been held in constricted tissue are released which has the capacity to produce flu-like symptoms, exhaustion, waves of emotion, loose stools and in extreme cases (very rare) rashes and vomiting. Cancer, pregnancy, palliative care, and pacemakers are contraindicated in Biofield Tuning.
Please watch the following videos on Biofield Tuning, to obtain a more detailed explanation of the modality.