Links on Scientific Studies- Reiki and Sound

This section is a work in progress.  My goal here is to be able to fully explore how and why reiki and sound therapies work.  With this research, I have learned that reiki is a form of sound therapy as it is a particular frequency proven to be beneficial for promoting healing.  The more that I learn the more I see that we historically have understood that everything is vibration and healing with sound only makes sense.  Our language reflects this with sayings such as “she is high-strung,” “they have good vibes,” “we are in tune with each other,” “we are harmonious,” and various others.  Basically I have learned that everything at a particle level is vibration.  Using sound to reset our vibrations to a healthier low-strung, more relaxed state, gives us a range of movement and flexibility.  When tightly strung, a guitar string is more likely to snap and break when played.  The same for people.  Learning to soften and relax the body allows for emotional flexibility and adaptability for life.  The important part is taking time to silence the inner dialogue and listen to one’s internal rhythms.  When under times of great stress this is best done in guided sessions.

  • Here is a link to Dr. John Beaulieu’s website and research on the use of tuning forks and the release of NO-nitric oxide- and how it is beneficial at the cellular level.   This study provides the basis for how acupressure with the tuning fork works which is also known as acutuning.   In this article he explains how extended periods of stress adversely affect the immune system and can be linked to tumors and auto-immune disorders.     http://www.biosonics.com/uploads2011/BioSonicsStressScienceandNO.pdf
  • This abstract summarizes research about how NO is beneficial as a free-radical “scavenger” and also mentions that too much may also cause problems…which explains Dr. Beaulieu’s teaching to apply the tuning forks no more than twice. Please see his full PDF on his website for the full article. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11782688 

 

 

  • This article links over to a study titled “Extraordinay large bio-magnetic field strength from the human hand.”  It’s a review of measurements exploring the difference between Reiki practitioners and non-Reiki practitioners.  They even measured martial artists’ biomagnetic field.                http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pub/med1353653

 

  • This link is on beneficial effects of 10 htz on nervous system and potentially treating depression.  I wonder why 4 htz (or cps) was not used? Hmm.  I haven’t been able to find the referenced study on the different frequencies yet either.  This study is from January of 2016.  The end result was that they found 50% reduction in the oxidative stress (5-HIAA used in blood serum in rats-this is a type of chemical in brain assumed to be a good marker that is low when less stress and high when under more stress) after the first 15 days  of daily treatments at 3 hours daily.  They found no change a 1 hour daily.  This is considered to be a good step forward in establishing ELF as potential therapeutic treatments for depression.                      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4795953/

 

  • This link connects to a study on the effects of Reiki on preventing metastasis and improving immune system responses in mouse breast cancer study.  It reveals that the cancer tumor size is not reduced with reiki treatments, but it shows significant evidence that the treated subjects do not have cancer metastasis and do have improve immune system functioning.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26113869

 

  • This links to Reiki.org most recent article on the measurement of the energy from Reiki, healing touch, Qi-Gong and other martial artists.  Pretty exciting that they have repeated measured with the SQUID instrument the fluctuations of the biomagnetic energy from the practitioner’s hand is between 0.3-30 cps but mostly 7 cps range!  Also world wide it has been accepted that there is definitely a measurable biofield since the SQUID magnetometer in the wold-wide medical community.  The USA needs to catch up.            http://www.reiki.org/reikinews/sciencemeasures.htm

 

Biofield Tuning with Reiki

After a few sessions of the Biofield Tuning with Ashley David, Ph. D., I have learned so much about this healing modality. The tuning forks are incredibly powerful and can truly clear and polish up the biofield so that a person can be super radiant. The movement of congestion from the biofield is significant which seems to correlate to the physical body deeply.  I have found that combining reiki with the biofield tuning is beneficial in assisting the body to process out the toxins that are released during session.  Just as deep tissue massage releases toxins, sound therapies do as well, almost more so.  We resist touch somewhat no matter how we attempt to relax our bodies.   Since there is minimal push back from the body when working with sound, it makes sense that the work is deeper.

In biofield tuning the term used is to “cohere” the biofield which is to allow the field to elevate the vibration to one that is coherent all over.  This follows the particle physics that everything is vibration. The negative emotions (I do not like to use that term but rather lower emotions-heavier and low vibration) have incoherence. This termanology comes from the heartmath experience that biofield tuner founder Eileen McKusaick had while receiving a reading from their equipment. I utilize reiki and acupressure which both affect the energy flow in the physical body and allow for better circulation and metabolism, so I recognize biofield tuning does the same, but in a different way.  The vibration of the tuning forks out in the biofield several feet from the body are able to identify stuck energies and move them using different tones of tuning forks.  This modality not only treats areas needing work, but also identifies the time period of the emotional trauma event in your life.  Then the energy field is cohered together for optimal flow which appears to release the toxins held in by that emotional event.

With Reiki and acupressure the practitioner is not the one doing the work but rather the dula or catalyst to help propel the client to do the work.  This is the same for the Biofield Tuning.  It is a powerful way to truly lift the weight of emotional stress and identify the source moments in the timeline of life but the client must be willing to allow the movement and cohering to take place.  This healing method also supports the need to do the work and heal the traumatic moments in one’s life.  Cohering the inital moment of trauma releases one’s earlier self from the paralysis of the event so that it becomes a fact, no longer connected with emotional wounds.  But it is important for the recipient to do the work.  It is a combined effort.

The detox after the Biofield tuning to be significant and taking a few days to be tender with yourself, very needed.  After one day of nice Epsom salt baths and drinking plenty of water, I returned to my highly caffeinated work schedule under fluorescent lights and found it to be incredibly harsh and stressful.  This helped me to learn that my way of adapting to my busy office life at the ophthalmology practice must be reevaluated.  Plenty of water and hot green teas have allowed me to better manage my stress on a day to day basis, while also taking frequent outdoor breaks to relieve my head of the fluorescent light stress.  I believe having two days after a biofield tuning session to sit in nature and be calm would be super beneficial to help protect all the work that was done during session and allow these new energy patterns to become the new normal.

Since studying the Biofield Tuning book by Eileen McKusick, I have learned that the Biofield is likely a plasma energy field around us that has a flow to it just like the magnetic field around Earth.  It is a torus shape and the energy carries all the emotional information in a timeline like tree growth rings. The present is super close to our physical bodies while the past moves out so that the outer edge is birth and halfway in is half of the person’s age.  This is fascinating to experience. Yet again the key to healing is compassion for oneself and remembering to extend it to the memories of our younger selves seems to be the most trans-formative.  There is a silver-lining, some type of wisdom to be gained from each experience, and the work is in finding that bonus, seeing yourself with compassion in that moment, and truly feeling it.

When I perform a Reiki session, I tend to find the areas of disruption in a person’s energy close to their body and then feel it all the way to the edge of the disruption. There I have found I can do the most good, as I treat it with reiki and then bring the disruption in to the body and clear it.  This is how biofield tuning works, clearing the areas of disruption from the outer edge of the field but starting from the edge and then working in, whereas Reiki starts in at the head and heart, and then moves out assessing areas of need.  I have found that relaxing the head and heart first with reiki really allows for deeper levels of compassion to be woven into one’s thoughts, heart, and body.

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