The Vagel Nerve

Vagel nerve is a pivotal part of wellness for each one of us.  Spending too much time in a state of heightened awareness or readiness, is hard on the body.  Circulation to the stomach is decreased, breathing is shallow, Cortisol levels are high.  Blood sugars can be elevated, as well as blood pressure.  Digestion will be impaired, either too fast, too slow, or just plain gassy.  The link above provides a detailed list of all the body systems affected.  How wonderful to be able to activate and relax the vagel nerve in just a few minutes.  What if you could be taught how to do that?  How to relax and release all your worries in a moment…like a switch.

Someone who has a “Vagel response,” if you have ever heard that before, is typically a person whose Vagel nerve when under extreme stress will cause them to lose consciousness.  If a person like this sees blood, is under sudden stressful situations, or surprised, they may pass out.  One way to help counteract this response is to learn how to relax the body.  With training, people are able to have enough body awareness that they are able to drop in to that relaxed state fairly quickly.

With the first Reiki session I can teach  you body awareness and how your body should feel in a state of relaxation.  It is important to breathe deeply and totally relax your whole body at least once an hour throughout the day.  Several hundreds of years ago, we lived in smaller villages without electricity and electronics to speed up our chores and we lived each day in rhythm with the sun from gathering food from the land to preparing and storing food to eat.  The pace of life was steady and slower from moment to moment, and we had the ability to sink deep into our tasks in a quiet meditative state.  Our bodies could relax as our days slowed down with the setting of the sun.  Today we are able to live without so much as a glance at the sun, and work from sun up on through the night with little peace.

Using tuning forks and Reiki to help the body, we are able to relax the Vagel nerve which in turn relaxes the stomach for good digestion, the lungs for deeper breathing, the pancreas for good blood sugar, the muscles for deep rest.   Once the body can relax and be restful, your body is able to work on healing.

The first session shows the goal state of relaxation-this is the baseline.  The next session helps to reinforce and bring you there quickly.  Apparently Karuna Reiki® heals to heal on the Karmic level and weaves the work in at a cellular level.  I have witnesses incredible improvement lasting months after a session, so perhaps karmic cellular repair it is.  Each session is unique for your needs at that time, but each session workly deeply for weeks afterwards.  A few sessions can help teach you to bring yourself to the quiet place inside you in seconds.  If meditation has been elusive and unattainable for you, a Reiki session with sound healing can help.

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The Power of Acupressure

As I began studying how to use the sound healing instruments to promote wellness in my clients, I learned about Crystal bowls, tuning forks, Himalayan Singing Bowls, chanting, toning and healing with musical stringed instruments.  I focused on tuning forks for their portability and power.  I was searching for an instrument I could use to help quickly focus people on their body and how it feels in order to reconnect them.  I love the sound healing of many instruments but after reading up on the Otto tuning forks, I saw how I could quickly demonstrate healing benefits to skeptics.

With the Otto 128, or Ohm, tuning fork, the vibrations quickly run through the body spreading warmth and relaxation.  Otto tuning forks are weighted on the fork end to push the vibrations down into the stem.   I read to place the tuning fork stem on the bones of the hips, chest, shoulders, and forehead.  I did and was quite impressed with the results each time.   I tried them on family, co-workers, and friends with great results.

Human Tuning: Sound Healing with Tuning Forks by John Beaulieu mentioned a few times the importance of learning the acupressure points.  The combination of the two healing modalities would accelerate total relaxation and opening of the bodies energy systems for wellness.   In simpler terms, the vibration of the tuning forks stimulate circulation and reduce inflammation.  Using the tuning forks on myself and family, I was able to duplicate the healing benefits.  Following his suggestion, I enrolled in an online course for acupressure.

After two months of classes, I learned the acupressure points on the shoulders, face, back, hips, legs and feet.  After practicing on many people, I have learning how powerful this healing art can be!  When combined with Reiki, acupressure is like a laser focus to target and relax area of stress in the body opening the door for Reiki to flow through and balance the whole body.  I have learned how to relieve my digestive issues with slow digestion and gall bladder congestion to the back pain from tight hips and the deep ache in my foot from tight quadriceps muscles.   Why not use the tuning fork on these points?

With simple light pressure on tender acupressure points from the resonating tuning forks, the tenderness dissipates in most cases and the meridian opens in seconds afterwards.  It works super fast in children as they are naturally more open.  This also helps them to trust me for doing some Reiki on certain unwell areas of the body.  Kids learn so fast and will point out sore places in their body with ease.  With adults I may need to apply the tuning fork twice.  This is huge step forward as holding acupressure points for 2-5 minutes to open them is taxing on the fingers, hands, and forearms.  The tuning forks help to open these point so fast.  It is amazing how much our bodies talk to us and we ignore them!

The more that I learn, the more I realize the deep ache in my foot is from a tightness in my hip, or that the sharp pain in my foot is from the gall bladder being blocked-nothing a quick application of the tuning fork can not help! It is truly an incredible healing art.  I strive to teach each client the points on their own body so they can continue the healing at home.

I have recently purchase the Otto 64 to balance the nervous system and the Otto 32 to help with lymphatic drainage.  These are a welcomed addition to the healing sound tools that I have at my disposal.  The other tuning forks are used to balance the body and integrate the higher energies of Reiki and sound into the energy field of the body.  This is incredibly powerful combinations of healing work.  I am super grateful to have been guided to learn all of these things and have friends and family willing to let me learn with them.

Great things have been brought to light during sessions the last few months.  The work utilizing both the Karuna Reiki®, Usui Reiki, Tuning forks, and chanting has been deep, profound, and wonderfully healing.  The transformations and breakthrough’s have been incredible and I feel truly blessed to have been a part of the process.   Release the heavy energy and transmute into light…