Sound Healing

Sound healing uses toning, chanting, or vibrations from the voice or instruments to stimulate the body’s own ability to heal itself. Sound healing and music boost are known to boost the immune system, regulate respiration, lower blood pressure, alleviate pain, reduce stress, and promote endurance. Practitioners work with the belief that each cell in the body is a sound resonator and has its own pulse, pattern and cycle. Recently new sound therapies have been developed based upon the theories of acupuncture, where sound is used to stimulate certain points on the body. Sound or music therapy has been used by health professionals in private practice, hospitals, schools, nurseries, birthing centers, hospices, and psychotherapeutic settings. The type of sound and technique varies by training and the practitioner’s professional background. Toning – Using the human voice to make healing sounds of any nature. These sounds open up our body to healing energy. Several vowel sounds are thought to be particularly effective. For example: Ahh, Eehh, Oohh, Ohmm. In “Chakra Therapy”, Keith Sherwood suggests the following sound correspondences:

  • U — in the lower part of the spine
  • O — in the belly
  • A — in the heart, chest
  • E — in the throat
  • I — in the third eye
  • Hm — in the crown


No contraindications noted. The therapeutic use of sound and music reduces anxiety and emotional stress, lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and promotes healing.


Some schools have music therapy degrees, and other schools have practitioner certificate training programs. Many other healing arts programs include elements of sound in their curriculum. Master’s degrees are required from those practitioners trained in music therapy or counseling education.

More on Sound Healing and Harmonic Medicine

Sound healing seeks to harmonize, balance, and enhance the body’s natural ability to heal.

Ancient physicians discovered a system of cyclic energy that flows along specific pathways or points in the body. Each pathway is associated with a particular physiological system and internal organ. Disease arises when there is an imbalance in the body’s pathways. The pathways or meridians of energy communicate with the surface of the body at specific locations, which are called points. These points or gateways can be accessed through vibrations, such as is produced by sound.

The Acutonics Healing System, using tuning forks, is one approach to sound healing, rooted in contemporary science and Oriental Medicine, drawing the connections between East and West and ancient and indigenous wisdom. Other methods of sound healing may use harmonically attuned crystal or metal bowls, the human voice (toning, chanting or singing) or musical instruments.

In the Acutonics system, precision calibrated tuning forks are applied to specific acupuncture, acupressure, and trigger points to access the body’s meridian and musculature skeletal system. The Tuning Forks in the Acutonics System represent a natural harmonic series that is based on the orbital properties of the Earth, Moon, Sun, and other planets.

When we apply the frequencies and intervals of tuning forks or other sounds to energetic points and gateways, these cosmic tones provide access to a deep inner balance and help us to reset negative cellular patterns. Their rich resonance and vibration helps to support and connect the animal’s body to natural frequencies, bringing them back into alignment with the cycles and rhythms of the Cosmos. The work is powerful and profound. It has the capacity to relieve chronic and debilitating illnesses and imbalances.

Sound Healing has profound results in treating chronic and debilitating conditions, as well as in helping to balance emotional and physical wellbeing. Animals are exceptionally responsive to this work. They love sound, often relax, yawn and even fall asleep when they are worked on. Acutonics can be used as a preventive form of medicine, keeping people and animals tuned up and healthy.

A book is soon to be published on sound healing and Acutonics for small animals.

Education Programs: Introduction to Equine Acutonics
Designed for people who own and handle horses, this three-day class provides an in-depth examination of some common equine problems and conditions and explores specific treatment protocols using the Acutonics Tuning Fork System. Participants learn about equine points and meridians, and explore specific, non-invasive treatment protocols for working with their own horses. In our first class we learn simple balancing techniques for sore backs and stiffness, and techniques to calm our animals, improve performance, and boost their immune system.

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