Our line of tuning forks come from John Beaulieu and his work in BioSonic Repatterning.
Who uses tuning forks? Everybody! BioSonics™ precision tested Tuning Forks are easy to learn, simple to use, and the results are miraculous. Sound alters our biochemistry and enhances all energy therapy practices. Individuals use Tuning Forks to relieve everyday stress, as an aid to mental clarity, to enhance yoga and meditation, and as a pain management tool. Recent research also indicates that tuning forks spike nitric oxide, causing our cells to rhythmically puff, which is a universal source of health and well-being. Doctors, psychotherapists, massage therapists and energy practitioners use Tuning Forks to generally enhance all phases of their work. Click for more information about using tuning forks for BioSonic Repatterning.
How Do I Begin Working With Tuning Forks?
BioSonics' Body Tuners are the ideal beginner's set. Consisting of two tuning forks (C and G), the Body Tuners create a ratio of 3/2 - a special interval known in music as a perfect fifth. The most powerful tuning fork combination, this "perfect fifth" opens the gateway for healing.
Listening to these two different tones can bring your nervous system into balance. Within 30 seconds (the same amount of time it takes to stretch a muscle), you can achieve a state of unification and deep relaxation, which might take you 45 minutes to reach through meditation. Simply tap the tuning forks on your knees, bring them to your ears, and listen to the sound. As you listen to the two different tones, your body will naturally adjust itself and come into balance, making the two sounds into one. These Body Tuners are a wonderful way to begin your sonic exploration into sound healing.
Alternately, the Otto Tuner can be used directly on the body to help align your physical structure. The Otto Tuner resonates the bones, stimulates the nerves and releases tension from the body. Vibrating your bones with deep earth tones, the Otto Tuner brings a sense of deep relaxation and soothing peace. It can relieve muscle tension, spasms, pain, and improves circulation by relaxing constricting muscle tissue and causing increased blood flow.
Sounding the Angel Tuners
Sounding Angel Tuners™ opens passageways to angelic kingdoms. The Angel Tuners™ are based on the ninth octave of the overtone series. In the overtone series a fundamental tone creates a second tone and the second tone creates a third tone, etc. These tones ascend in pitch. This rising in pitch of the overtone series represents the archetypal images of Jacob's Ladder and the stairway to heaven.
The Angel Tuners can be used in many creative ways. Tap any two together and meditate upon the sound or hold several Angel Tuners™ between your fingers and tap them simultaneously to create an Angelic concert. The sound will be delicate, and high in pitch.
After meditation or massage gently tap the angel tuners. You do not have to hold them directly in your ears. Tap them gently three inches to several feet off the cranium and move them around. They can be held in specific areas of sutural restriction, internal bone rotation, or energy conflict. The pulsating beats between the tuning forks will benefit the mobility and balance of the cranium.
Solar Harmonic Spectrum™
The Solar Harmonic Spectrum™ is the full octave of tuning forks, 8 forks in all. Each interval (the sound of two forks together) effects your nervous system in a different way by activating specific elemental qualities (earth, air, fire, water, and ether). For further information on Polarity Therapy and the Five Elements see: Polarity Therapy Articles.
Otto Tuner™ and OM Tuner™
Tune into Om
Human Tuning - Sound Healing with Tuning Forks
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BioSonic Repatterning™, developed by John Beaulieu, N.D., Ph.D. is a natural method of healing using tuning forks based on the sonic ratios inherent in nature.
"When we tap the tuning forks, we produce pure musical intervals based on precise mathematical proportions known as the Pythagorean tunings. When we listen to these intervals we create an archetypal resonance resulting in a physical and psychic repatterning of our mind, body, and spirit. When we listen to the sound of the tuning forks our nervous system attunes to the pitch in much the same way as when we find a pitch for a choir or tune a piano. During this listening process, our physical body will actually repose itself to hold the proportion and sound correctly." from Instructions with Tuners - John Beaulieu
Tuning forks are a gentle means to achieve specific desired physical and mental states in a very short period of time.
Listening to precisely calibrated tuning forks or placing a weighted fork on particular parts of the body can alter your biochemistry and have the following benefits:
- Induces instantaneous deep relaxation
- Alters your state of consciousness
- Re-proportions your body
- Physical/psychic repatterning of your mind, body and spirit
- Develops and refines your sonic abilities
We have used the tuning forks here at Mountain Valley Center in connection with Polarity Therapy and Meditation techniques. Profound results occur when the body/mind experiences these pure tones. We offer you a selection of the most useful tuners we have found.
Otto Tuners are directly used on the body to help align your physical structure, the Otto Tuner resonates the bones, stimulates the nerves and releases tension from the body. Vibrating your bones with deep earth tones, the Otto Tuner brings a sense of deep relaxation and soothing peace. It relieves muscle tension, spasms, pain, and improves circulation by relaxing constricting muscle tissue and causing increased blood flow.
- Deep relaxation and soothing peace
- Relaxes body tissue
- Relieves muscle tension, spasms, and pain
- Improves blood circulation
- Stimulates nerves on the skin and hair
The 128 Hz Otto Tuner is especially effective when placed on the rib heads, thoracic vertebra, sternum and illiums. Two Otto Tuners tapped gently on the knees and held to the ears create a beautiful sustained low tone, which is excellent for grounding and relaxation.
For using the 128 Hz Otto Tuner with bones and ligament, hold the forks by the stem and gently tap them on your knee. With the finger or thumb of your free hand locate the spot on the body where you want to place the tuning fork. Press the end of the stem of the tuning fork onto the spot. Make a firm contact and hold the tuning fork until you feel the vibrations stop.
For listening, hold the 128 Hz Otto Tuner by the stem and gently tap the weights on your knees or tapping pad. Bring the tuning fork(s) to your ears and adjust the distance by tone. Hold one fork about an inch from your left ear and one an inch from to the right ear. This creates a long sustained pitch. This works well with the 128 Hz Otto.
Om Tuners achieve a state of deep relaxation in seconds with the primordial vibrations of “Om.”. Physically tune your body to the Om vibration and enter a state of balanced wholeness ideal for healing and higher consciousness. Helps center the body and mind when placed on the rib heads, thoracic vertebra, sternum, sacrum and illiums. Helps meditators and yoga practitioners achieve desired states effortlessly.
- A state of balanced wholeness
- For deep meditation
- Center the body and mind
The rishies or spiritual master of India believed that the musical tone sadja or sa, which means "the father of all others", to be the musical sound which resonates with the never ending primordial vibration om. The rishies arrived at sa through deep meditation. To this day, Indian musicians approach tuning their instruments as a meditation to set the Spiritual tone for a whole concert. The effect of India’s meditative music is based on a musician’s ability to tune to sa.
The Swiss scientist Hans Cousto, author of the Cosmic Octave, discovered how to convert planetary cycles into musical pitches. Using his system the sa corresponds to the sound of one Earth year of the time it takes the earth to circle the Sun. To arrive at the frequency of 136.1 Hz, an earth year is reduced to a second (frequencies are measured in cycles per second). An earth year is 365.242 days and an earth day is 86,400 seconds. When the days are multiplies by seconds the answer will be 315,567,925.9747 seconds equal one earth year. To arrive at an audible sound, 315,567,925.9747 seconds are divided into one (year) and then raised 32 octaves. The result will be the audible tone of answer 32 times the result will be 136.1 Hz. The cosmic note OM.
Tuning Fork Instructions
Hold your Om tuning fork by the stem between your thumb and first finger. Do not apply a lot of pressure. Gently tap the weights on your knees, tapping pad, or palm of your hands. This will set the weights in motion and create a clear, deep and sustained tone. Bring the double-pronged side of the OM fork about an inch from your ear(s) and adjust the distance for volume.
You can use your Om fork directly on the body and acupressure points by tapping your fork in the same way. With the finger or thumb of your free hand, locate the spot on the body where you want to place the tuning fork, then tap your fork and press the single end of the fork’s stem onto the spot. Make a firm contact and hold the tuning fork until you feel the vibrations stop. The Om fork is especially effective when placed on the rib heads, thoracic vertebra, sternum, sacrum and illiums. For example, tap the Om fork and press it to your sternum. Close your eyes and feel the vibration. After a while hum “Om” in resonance with the vibration. Another way to use your Om fork during bodywork sessions is to apply it to the spinal processes of the back and/or directly onto the sacrum (or any bone in the body you wish to bring the harmonic resonance of the Om vibration.)
Solar Harmonic Spectrum
The Solar Harmonic Spectrum tunes your body to the healing sounds of Pythagorean Tuning Forks. With this set of eight tuners, you achieve fast, instantaneous relaxation as well as develop and refine your sonic abilities. The Solar Harmonic Spectrum helps you re-proportions your body through a process of cellular memory based on the natural ratios of the tuning forks.
This set contains a full octave of tuning forks (C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C). When played together they create a series of overtones to help you relax and center yourself. Each interval relates to a different state of consciousness and body posture. Each interval affects your nervous system in a different way by activating specific elemental qualities.
The Solar Harmonic Spectrum is the full octave of tuning forks in a beautiful velvet pouch.
From Dr. John Beaulieu:
“I discovered the healing effect of musical intervals while sitting in a completely soundproof room, resembling a sensory deprivation chamber, for five hundred hours over a period of two years and listened to the sounds of my own body. Being a trained musician I became aware of the many sounds made by my own nervous system. One day I brought two tuning forks into the chamber and tapped them together. Immediately I observed that the sound of my nervous system realigned to the sound of the tuning forks. It was then that I realized that people can be tuned like musical instruments!”
There are two ways to sound your tuning forks. The first way is to gently hold them by the stems and firmly tap the end of the tuning fork on your knees. This will create a pure tone and is excellent for deep listening. Bring the two-prong part of the forks about an inch away from each ear and listen to the quality of tone. Remember that your tuning forks are musical instruments.
The second way is to hold the tuning forks by the stems and tap them together two times to create an audible sound with overtones. This sound is good for moving around the body in the energy field. You can adjust the volume by the strength of your tap. Experiment with getting different sounds. When you move the tuning forks quickly they will create a beautiful ringing overtone.
Remember that the tuning forks are musical instruments that need your expression and creativity to be empowered. Be creative and enjoy!
The Body Tuners
The Body Tuners are the ideal beginner’s set. The most powerful tuning fork combination, the C and G tuners create a “perfect fifth” and open the gateway for healing and higher consciousness. Listening to these two different tones, your body makes one tone, bringing your whole nervous system to balance and integrating your mind and body. Within 30 seconds (the same amount of time it takes to stretch a muscle), you can achieve a state of unification and deep relaxation, which might take you 45 minutes to reach through meditation
- Instantaneous deep relaxation
- A state of unification
- Altered state of consciousness
- Re-proportions your body
The Body Tuners consist of two tuning forks, the C and the G, they create a ratio of 3/2. Body Tuners are a special interval known in music as a perfect fifth. Lao Tzu referred to this interval as the sound of universal harmony between the forces of Yin and Yang. In India, the fifth is believed to create a sound through which Shiva calls Shakti to the dance of life. Apollo, the Greek Sun God of Music and Healing plucked the fifth on his Sacred lyre to call dolphin messengers to Delphi. These are some of the reasons it has been called "perfect".
The Body Tuners are a wonderful way to begin your sonic exploration.
With a frequency tuned to the pulsation of the Earth, the Crystal Tuner amplifies the healing power of crystals through sonic vibration. Enhancing a crystal?s ability for light conduction and powerful sound healing, when tapped on a crystal, this tuning fork forms a bridge between Heaven and Earth. When you lightly hold the Crystal and Crystal Tuning Fork, a pulsating wave moving between the tuning fork and crystal may be felt.
- Powerful sound healing
- Enhances a crystal?s ability for light conduction
- Forms a bridge between Heaven and Earth
The Crystal Tuner is tuned to a frequency of 4096 cycles per second (cps). This frequency is generated from an 8cps fundamental tone raised nine octaves (i.e. 8 cps, 32 cps, 64 cps, 128 cps, 256 cps, 512 cps, 1024 cps, 2048 cps, 4096 cps.) The 8 cps fundamental resonates with the pulsation of the Earth. The ninth octave of the upper overtone series begins with 4096 cps and is said to open the doorway to angelic kingdoms. Alexander Scriaben, the Russian composer, believed that this octave united Heaven and Earth and would bring forth a new era. His last composition "Mysterium" was to be played in India using bells hung from clouds sounding ninth octave harmonics.
Hold a quartz crystal in one hand and the crystal tuning fork in your other hand. Gently tap the crystal fork on the rough end (not the point) of the crystal. Close your eyes and meditate on the sound as well as the feeling of the crystal in your hand. When working with another person, hold the crystal off the body with the point towards the area you want to energize. Gently tap the rough end of the crystal with the tuning fork. Let the sound move gently into the person?s energy field. Visualize it with color and/or spinning in a positive direction. There are many possibilities for the Crystal Tuning Fork. Let your creativity and healing ability be your guide.
Based on the ninth octave of the overtone series, the Angel Tuner opens the passageway to angelic kingdoms. By vibrating your cranial bones, the Angel Tuner opens the gateway for spiritual insights and experiences. This tuner enhances your connection to universal energy for manifesting inspiration and a meditative state, as well as connections with higher powers, visions, and creative expression.
- Enhances connection to universal energy
- Spiritual insights and experiences
- Manifestation of inspiration and a meditative state
- Connect with higher powers and creative expression
The Angel Tuners™ are based on the ninth octave of the overtone series. In the overtone series a fundamental tone creates a second tone and the second tone creates a third tone, etc. These tones ascend in pitch. This rising in pitch of the overtone series represents the archetypal images of Jacob's Ladder and the stairway to heaven. Alexander Scriaben, a Russian composer, believed ninth octave overtones would bring forth a new era and unite Heaven and Earth. His last composition "Mysterium" was to be played in India using bells hung from clouds sounding these overtones.
All three Angel Tuners can be used in many creative ways. Tap any two together and meditate upon the sound or hold several Angel Tuners™ between your fingers and tap them simultaneously to create an Angelic concert. The sound will be delicate, and high in pitch.
The Angel Tuners can also be used with crystals to create group meditations. With one person laying on a bodywork table or floor as many as five people can surround him or her with their Angel Tuners and crystals. For example, one person can stand at the head, one at each shoulder, and one at each hip creating a five star pattern. Then you can gently tap the forks and move the crystals along different diagonal star patterns.
After meditation or massage, gently tap the angel tuners. You do not have to hold them directly in your ears. Tap them gently three inches to several feet off the cranium and move them around. They can be held in specific areas of sutural restrictions, internal bone rotation, or energy conflict. The pulsating beats between the tuning forks will be apparent to the listener’s ears. Open your mind to listen to the sound and create new ways of using the Angel Tuners.
Did you know?
According to a 1998 Nobel study done by Robert F. Furchgott, Louis J. Ingnarro, and Fred Murad it was discovered that cells produce and release nitric oxide which sends signals to your cells to relax, and in the second wave, to become more active. According to John Beaulieu, ND, PhD, "The calm between the rising and falling we call still point". When cells are "puffing" nitric oxide in natural rhythmic cycles, Dr. Beaulieu lists the following benefits:
- Enhances cell vitality, vascular flow and heart healing
- Destroys bacteria and virus at a micro level which naturally enhances our immune system and increases our ability to prevent and fight infections
- Increases resistance to stress and greater levels of energy and stamina
- Sharpens mental clarity and diminishes states of depression, due to the balancing of the autonomic nervous system
- Improves digestion and natural clean
BioSonics/Cell Dynamics research used an Otto 128 cps tuning fork that resonates with a proportion called the Golden Mean and demonstrates that when the tuning fork is placed on bone or connective tissue they resonate throughout the whole body in wave like patterns causing cells to spike nitric oxide. Body Tuners create a similar pulsation.
REFERENCE: Excerpted by High Vibes Distribution - 800-339-5106 from Newsletter Release October 30, 2003: Nitric Oxide and Tuning Forks by John Beaulieu, ND, PhD.