November 2013 Newsletter
Fall is my favorite season of the year. I love watching the transformation from Summer to Fall with a chill in the air seeing the leaves falling from the trees. Fall is also the season for giving thanks. I am so grateful for my family, friends, and working with patients to do work that I love. My practice could not flourish without each of you, so thank you. If you have someone you know who could benefit from acupuncture remember, you receive $20 referral credit to use towards a future visit.Gift Certificates: For the month of November and December, we are happy to offer discounted gift certificates. As the holidays approach, consider giving the gift of health to friends, family, or yourself.
- $150 gift certificate for $125
- $100 gift certificate for $75
- $50 gift certificate for $40
Acupuncture Savvy has a new website! The goal of the site redesign was to improve your experience on both your computer and mobile device. I have added additional information including all of the previous newsletters as well as other practitioners that I have partnered in a variety of specialities. I hope you find it helpful.
Almost every patient has experienced tuning forks as part of the treatment. That is because I believe so strongly on the benefit of combining the principles of Chinese Medicine with sound therapy. Tuning forks are a form of sound therapy that uses the vibration of metal forks in different keys to produce a therapeutic effect.
Sound has been used since the beginning of time to heal. Our body is a fantastic sound resonator and the ear is the first organ to fully develop in a fetus. Tuning forks have been in existence for hundreds of years. Given the body is largely made of water, the forks resonate at a deep level traveling along the meridians or energetic pathways impacting muscle, bones, auditory and nervous system. We all know the power of sound with impact of music to soothe, evoke emotion, and help of relax.
Similar to acupuncture needles, the forks enhance bringing balance to the mind, body, and spirit. Tuning forks can be used in tandem with needles to further stimulate the meridians or on their own. Below is a list of the specific effects of the various types of forks based on the Acutonics teachings. In the Acutonics system, we listen to the tuning forks with our ears but also feel the sound as it travels through the body via the acupuncture points, bone, muscle, and tissue.
Resonance is the frequency at which an object most naturally vibrates. Everything resonates: bones, tissue, cells, atoms, planets. The different frequencies of forks resonates with the body in various ways intended for specific effects. Sound, all vibration, all music, initiates the movement of energy while energy holds all sound. The higher frequencies help heal the etheric fields. The middle frequencies support the physical level while the lower frequencies support emotional connection.
- Ohm fork (gold): C sharp, seeks to balance and harmonize energetic imbalances. It provides a sense of ease and safety of feeling at home and presides over the sacrum, hips, liver, legs and feet.
- Zodiac fork (purple): tuned to F, calming, meditative, dispersive, relaxes the muscles and tendons.
- Earth Day fork (green): tuned to G, generative, creates growth, builds blood and energy in the body.
- New Moon fork (blue): tuned to G sharp, openings, spiritual, feminine, emotionally releasing. Presides over fluids: menstrual cycles, flow of bodily fluids, the breasts, uterus, emotions and dreams.
- Full Moon fork (white): tuned to A sharp, building, feminine, bridging. Presides over the endocrine system.
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