Biofield Tuning is an energy medicine modality that uses the sound of tuning forks to find vibrational resistance in our electromagnetic field, and then, using the principles of resonance and entrainment, restore the coherence to those electromagnetic waves.
The term biofield refers to our body’s electrical system – both the electric current that runs through our body, and the magnetic field that surrounds it.
Emotional disturbances and stressful events in our life can create tangible resistance in our energy field. The healing sound waves carried by the tuning forks can clear non-beneficial patterns stored in the biofield and bring previous disturbances back into harmony.
Healthy Electric Field – Healthy Body
The work is based on the premise that our body is electric. Sound is also a part of the electromagnetic spectrum and can positively influence patterns and flows of body’s electric field.
A healthy flow of our electric body acts like a blueprint for the health of our physical body. A vibrating fork produces a small electromagnetic charge, so when we use it around the body’s field, it acts like a magnet, and can help restore order in any disrupted, noisy, incoherent or chaotic patterns in our biofield.
A Biofield Tuning Session
During a Biofield Tuning session, a client lies fully clothed on a treatment table while the practitioner activates a tuning fork and slowly scans the biofield, beginning from about six feet away.
The practitioner is feeling for resistance and turbulence in the client’s biofield, and 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 organizing intelligence uses the steady coherent vibrational frequency of the tuning fork to ‘tune’ itself.
The dissonance usually resolves and the sense of resistance gives way. This appears to correspond to the release of tension with the body. People relax and breathe more freely and the body enters into an increased flow state.
As the biofield dissonance subsides, clients generally report feeling ‘lighter’, able to breathe more freely, and an improvement or resolution of their symptoms.
The Story of Using Sound for Healing
Sound therapy is an ancient healing practice. The idea of that the universe produces vibrations that are harmonic and hold everything in place goes back to the ancient Greek thinker Pythagoras. There are many different ways of effectively using sound – through gong baths, singing bowls, bells and chimes, tuning forks, meditation soundtracks and more.
The tuning fork was invented in 1711 by John Shore, trumpeter and lutenist to H. Purcell and G.F. Händel in London. But it wasn’t until the 1960s that English osteopath Sir Peter Guy Manners developed tuning fork therapy.
Since then, hundreds of different methods of using tuning forks for healing have developed, pioneered by a huge number of authorities, such as Jonathan Goldman, John Beaulieu, or Eileen McKusick, the originator of the sound therapy method Biofield Tuning, with its own certification program.
About the Founder of Biofield Tuning
Eileen McKusick is a renowned speaker in the fields of therapeutic sound, the human biofield and electric health, and has been studying the effects of sound on the human body and its electromagnetic system since 1996.
She is also the founder of the Biofield Tuning Institute which conducts grant funded, IRB approved and peer reviewed studies on the human biofield, and author of the award-winning book Tuning the Human Biofield: Healing with Vibrational Sound Therapy, and Electric Body, Electric Health.