To understand how Meridian Sound Balancing works let’s first cover some basics…
Sound Healing is the practice of using sound vibration therapeutically to improve general health outcomes. Some sound healing techniques work with sound off of the body. Other methods use tuning forks to introduce sound vibration directly to the tissues of the body. Chanting, singing, and drumming techniques have been used since time immemorial to powerfully influence our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual states of being.
Meridians are like canals that flow throughout the body and carry resources from one part of the body to the next. These meridians flow in specific directions and connect with one another much like the waterways that flow on Earth. If there are large boulders in a waterway, it will affect travel through that passage. When a river is dammed, it will affect the whole ecosystem. When we have blockages in our physical or energetic bodies, the capacity for vital resources to flow properly to tissues and organs is impaired. An obstruction in the system can be the result, or cause, of physical, mental or emotional distress. When meridian flow is blocked a person’s health and well-being may be compromised.
Meridian Therapy is the process of working with acupuncture points and channels to clear blockages and restore flow for optimal health. There are many ways to work with the meridians and acupuncture points that do not require the use of acupuncture needles. In Meridian Sound Balancing, I use tuning forks and gentle bodywork to assist proper flow through the meridians while achieving therapeutic results.
Meridian Sound Balancing combines the use of tuning forks with bodywork in order to harmonize flow throughout the meridians and improve functional coherence throughout the whole system. Specific areas of tension and pain may be targeted directly with weighted tuning forks on the body as well as with audible forks away from the body. Working with sound in this way can calm stress and anxiety, promote greater mind-body awareness and reduce painful or uncomfortable symptoms.
Scientific studies have confirmed that when sound vibration is introduced to physical tissues, nitric oxide is produced. Nitric oxide signals a therapeutic cellular response that helps to ease muscular tension. Two allopathic medical interventions that currently use sonar technology are ultrasound and lithotripsy. Lithotripsy uses infrasonic waves to break up calcification in the body. Ultrasound technology uses ultrasonic waves to relax muscle tissue.
The field of Cymatics offers us a visual picture of how fluctuations in sound vibration directly influence organizational patterns of matter:
During a Meridian Sound Balancing Session…
There will be a brief assessment to determine the direction of our session. You will remain fully clothed while receiving tuning fork work and bodywork. During a session, it is common to feel relaxed or to become aware of unique sensations in your body. It is a good idea to drink a lot of water before and after working with tuning forks.
The process of working with sound vibration and the body opens a door to self-inquiry and the Meridian Sound Balancing process helps to balance the five phase elements as they manifest in human form. I draw from Chinese 5-phase element theory, Japanese Meridian Therapy and traditional planetary astrology to inform the direction of our work during your appointment. Depending on your specific presentation and requests at time of service, it is likely that we will integrate some bodywork or Cranial Sacral Therapy into the Meridian Sound Balancing session. Each session will be different and is tailored to meet the varied health needs of all of my Portland clients.