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“Tuning the Human Biofield is a superb introduction to the human energy field and its modification by sound vibrations. McKusick’s book is a highly valuable resource for patients and practitioners alike.” ― Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D., author of The Living Energy Universe and The Energy Healing Experiments
“This book takes the reader by the hand on a quick tour through the ‘wonderland’ of quantum theory, vibrational therapies, the electric universe, biofield science, and other frontier science topics. Autobiographical bits and pieces make for enjoyable and easy reading. . . . a promising modality to reduce stress and improve energy flow toward greater wellness.” ―Beverly Rubik, Ph.D., professor at Energy Medicine University and president/founder of the Institute
“This book integrates core universal truths with scientific principles to capture the essence of sound healing. As a pioneer in the field of sound healing, the author combines her knowledge, expertise, curiosity, and unique personal experience into an easy-to-learn method that can offer powerful changes for the reader.” ―Melissa Joy Jonsson, president/instructor at Matrix Energetics International and author of M-Joy Pra
“The time has come for detailed explorations by skilled, sensitive, and intuitive individuals who are willing to venture into the unknown, to go beyond the mainstream and report on the discoveries they make. Eileen McKusick has all of the tools such an explorer requires, including a skeptical and scientific grounding. Enjoy this feast of new knowledge–it is guaranteed to stick to your ribs!” ―James L. Oschman, Ph.D., author of Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis
“An excellent explanation of how the tuning forks can influence the subtle fields for healing. Thought-provoking and detailed in explanation, this book is also an excellent reference guide to using the tuning forks in a treatment mode for the various chakra energy centers. A must-read for anyone thinking of using tuning forks as a healing tool.” ―Jeffrey Thompson, D.C., Center for Neuroacoustic Research
“Eileen Day McKusick has meticulously gathered biofield research that supports the efficacy of Biofield Tuning.Tuning the Human Biofield is comprehensive yet easy to read. With this, sound-on-body becomes understandable and practical for health-care professionals and individual self-healing.” ― Joshua Leeds, author of The Power of Sound and Through a Dog’s Ear
“Tuning the Human Biofield is a profoundly insightful and inspiring work as well as a tremendous leap forward for the healing sciences. If I were designing an alternative medicine curriculum, this text would be required reading. In what is arguably the most comprehensive book ever written on tuning fork therapy, Eileen Day McKusick not only shows us the door to healing ourselves and unlocking our potential as energetic beings, she also takes us by the hand and, brilliantly and eloquently, escorts us into new realms of possibility.” ― Sol Luckman, author of Conscious Healing and Potentiate Your DNA
“McKusick’s audacity and confidence coupled with her serious, in-depth research and humility puts her at the forefront of cutting-edge science and healing. This book explains and enlivens our understanding of interconnectivity and consciousness and helps us deeply understand how we humans function, and how we can function better.” ―Lauren Walker, author of Energy Medicine Yoga
In this chapter we will go through the biofield anatomy in depth. Please refer to the Biofield Anatomy map in appendix C for a visual reference of where the issues discussed in this chapter present themselves in the biofield. I want to reiterate that this model is merely a hypothesis, one that has yet to be tested scientifically. I teach my students that when they use the biofield map, they suggest to their clients that each areamay relate to the following areas of the body, not that it positively does relate, as I have no scientific proof of my discoveries concerning the biofields, only experiential knowledge.
We’ll start at the feet and work our way up to the head. In each section we will learn the information that I have discovered in both the front and the back of the body. In this biofield model, information found at the outer edge of the field–around five feet on most people–relates to gestation, birth, and early childhood. Information found close to the body is current or recent. All other years fall in between, like rings in a tree, or light-years. As we generate the information, it moves away from us (like the way hair grows). The fields of adults and children are about the same size, but the rings get smaller as we get older. A person age forty will have information stored at the midpoint of the field (relative to the edge of the body, not the midline of the body; the biofield moves from the edge of the body outward, like tree rings); this relates to the year a forty-year-old person was about age twenty.
I have discovered that there appears to be a north-south axis as well as an east-west axis within the biofield. The north-south axis runs along the body from head to toe and appears to relate to what we understand to be the transverse waves of electromagnetism. It includes the toroidal-shaped bubble that comprises the bioplasmic body, or “soul,” and is time-bound, meaning as related to the three-dimensional spacetime continuum in which our human lives exist. The east-west axis runs in the direction of outstretched hands parallel to the ground. It exists within the torus but also beyond it, to infinity, and in all directions. It appears to relate to the longitudinal waves of electromagnetism, also calledTesla waves, scalar waves, torsion waves, aether, or even the Higgs field . I relate this field to “spirit,” and it seems to contain, like the Akashic Records, the record of the soul’s journey, perhaps through multiple lifetimes; as such it is outside of time.
I see that the bioplasmic bubble relates to plasma/bioplasma/biophotons/ soul/transverse electromagnetic waves; and the underlying ground state also present relates to aether/spirit/scalar/longitudinal waves. Our human body in this lifetime appears to exist at the juncture of these two axes. It could also be called a convergence of energy and information.
The sides of each chakra are like file drawers containing records of a specific emotion or state of mind. We energize different parts of the bioplasmic body depending on what we think, feel, and experience. When we routinely spend a lot of time in a particular state of mind– for example, guilt-driven overdoing (related to the right hip)–we create an imbalance in the field that can lead to a breakdown of order, structure, and function in that region. In Biofield Tuning we are able to detect these areas of imbalance because of the perceived resistance present as reflected in the way the tone shifts in the tuning fork. We can then correct the imbalance by gently supporting the energy to return to the neutral midline down the center of the body, while modulating the tonal quality to a more balanced expression. I go into detail on the technique of using tuning forks in Biofield Tuning, as well as how to choose your tuning forks, in the next chapter.ROOT CHAKRA * * FIRST PLEXUS Color: Red
The left side of the root chakra speaks of things we want to be doing, to be, or to have, but we are not doing, being, or having them. This could be something like wanting to start one’s own business and thinking about it a lot, but not taking any action–this would show up immediately off the left side of the body. An example of this from a past event could be a woman who, as a twelve-year-old girl, wanted so badly to have a horse but never got it. All that energy of desire was experienced inwardly but never manifested outwardly. Another example might be a man who, as a boy, wanted to be a professional snowboarder and was good enough but lived too far away from a mountain to get there regularly, and his parents were too busy with other things to support his dream. There is a sense with energy stuck on this side that “the rubber isn’t getting on the road,” spinning tires, and an inability to move forward toward goals, dreams, and desires.
This is an area I often see activated in people who have eating or body-image disorders. There is a strong inclination to engage in different behavior, but an inability to do so due to the inner battle and sense of powerlessness. I recently treated two women in the same day who were both suffering from left-side sciatic pain, and they both had the same energetic imbalance in this area due to eating disorders.
I myself occasionally have left-side sciatica pain flare up, and it almost always happens when I am folding laundry–my least-favorite chore. I would rather be doing just about anything other than folding laundry.
The right side of the root chakra speaks of being busy, but not necessarily doing the things we want to be doing. A person who is very busy will have a lot of resistance around this hip. There is another key place, about fourteen to eighteen inches off the side of the body on the right side, which I call “busy mind” (see figure 7.2). This is something found in almost everyone except for skilled meditators. And even meditators can have what I call the “meditators’ paradox,” whereby the person knows how to go into spaciousness and presence, but when not meditating that person’s mind is just as busy as anyone else’s. In the biofield, part of the busy-mind region is spacious and another part is full of resistance.
The busy mind shows up as a fairly profound imbalance in the energy body. Pioneering health-care practitioner and biophoton investigator Johan Boswinkel calls thinking “a psychological disease.” The reality is that most thinking is nonproductive, nonbeneficial looping that involves worrying about the future, to-do lists, concern about what other people think, inner judgment, guilt, and self-criticism. Most modern Westerners mentally beat themselves up on a regular basis, and while they might extend compassion to the people around them, they seem unable to include themselves in that equation. Most people also find it impossible to quiet their minds. The mind just goes and goes, like a wild horse. This prevents people from being in the present and wastes a lot of energy. This, to me, is one of the biggest problems of our times–that people don’t know how to turn their minds off.
Just inside the busy-mind region is the busy-body region, which occupies the distance from the surface of the body to about twelve or so inches out. This is an area that will be energized if the person is always in motion. People who have a lot of energy in this area are often trying to avoid their feelings, often feelings of sadness. As long as they stay in motion, they stay out in front of their feelings, which tend to settle on them when they stop, so they keep going. I recently ran into a friend whom I hadn’t seen in a while who was limping and using a cane. I asked him what was going on, and he said that he had to get his right hip replaced. I said to him, “Ah, the hip of chronic overdoing,” and he said, “Exactly–I’ve been overdoing my whole life.” So here he was, only sixty years old and he had worn out his right hip. People who are very busy will often end up with right-hip issues, including sciatica and arthritis.
The back of the root chakra speaks to me of our physical home. If there is a lot of static or a diminished tone here, it usually relates to some kind of stress regarding the home: a renovation, clutter, needing but not being able to afford a new roof (or floor or drywall repair– that sort of thing), an uncomfortable roommate situation, having to move, etc.
The back of the root chakra can also speak of a tailbone injury, which will show up as static even many years after the injury occurred. I recently worked with a woman who suffered a tailbone accident while snowboarding. She had just moved to a new home, had two small children, and had to do the lion’s share of the domestic work because her husband was busy working. She was exhausted from doing way too much but was determined to get out and have some fun. The accident pushed her tailbone over toward the right, where the bulk of her root energy had shifted to (i.e., the overdoing side) while jamming it up into the sacrum, resulting in swelling and pain in her left sacral area (i.e., frustration). There is no doubt that she was very frustrated from overdoing around the home, and the pattern of her accident revealed exactly this.
Root Chakra •• First Plexus
Fork: UT (Solfeggio)/C (Harmonic)
Governs: Tailbone, relationship to ground, legs and feet, hip joints, pelvis
Relates to: Home life, security, tribe, right livelihood, rootedness, groundedness
Left-side imbalance: Not doing; thinking about doing but not taking action; no rubber on the road, no connection between thoughts and actions, stuckness
Right-side imbalance: Overdoing, overthinking; overactive physically, doing too much; overactive mentally, thinking too much; often guilt driven
Overall low energy: Not sleeping well, not well rested, fighting infection
Healthy/balanced: Thoughts and feelings in accord with actions; present in the now; comfortable in the home; right livelihood; high energy level
Sacral Chakra •• Second Plexus
Fork: RE (Solfeggio)/D (Harmonic)
Governs: Reproductive organs, bladder, large intestine, small intestine
Relates to: Sexuality, creativity, cash flow, self worth, intimate relationships
Left-side imbalance: Frustration, disappointment
Right-side imbalance: Guilt, shame
Overall low energy: Creatively stuck, unhealthy intimate relationships, low self-worth
Healthy/balanced: Healthy intimate relationships, creatively flowing
Solar Plexus Chakra •• Third Plexus
Fork: MI (Solfeggio)/E (Harmonic)
Governs: Spleen, pancreas, stomach, kidneys, adrenals, liver, gallbladder; also relationship with mother and father
Relates to: Self-confidence, self-esteem, how we interface with others’ energies, setting goals and achieving them
Left-side imbalance: Powerlessness
Right-side imbalance: Anger
Overall low energy: Not assertive, challenged by setting and achieving goals, easily overwhelmed by others’ energy
Healthy/balanced: Assertive, able to advocate for self, able to complete projects
• Provides a precise map of the energetic biofield that surrounds the body, showing where specific emotions, memories, traumas, and pain are stored
• Details how to locate stored trauma in the biofield with a tuning fork and clear it
• Winner of the 2015 Nautilus Silver Award
When Eileen McKusick began offering sound therapy in her massage practice she soon discovered she could use tuning forks to locate and hear disturbances in the energy field, or biofield, that surrounded each of her clients. Passing the tuning forks through these areas in the biofield not only corrected the distorted vibrational sounds she was hearing but also imparted consistent, predictable, and sometimes immediate relief from pain, anxiety, insomnia, migraines, depression, fibromyalgia, digestive disorders, and a host of other complaints. Now, more than 20 years later, McKusick has fully developed her sound healing method, which she calls Biofield Tuning, and created a map of the biofield, revealing the precise locations where specific emotions, memories, ailments, and traumas are stored.
In this book, McKusick explains the basics of Biofield Tuning practice and provides illustrations of her Biofield Anatomy Map. She details how to use tuning forks to find and clear pain and trauma stored in the biofield and reveals how the traditional principles and locations of the chakras correspond directly with her biofield discoveries. Exploring the science behind Biofield Tuning, she examines scientific research on the nature of sound and energy and explains how experiences of trauma produce “pathological oscillations” in the biofield, causing a breakdown of order, structure, and function in the body.
Offering a revolutionary perspective on mind, energy, memory, and trauma, McKusick’s guide to Biofield Tuning provides new avenues of healing for energy workers, massage therapists, sound healers, and those looking to overcome chronic illness and release the traumas of their past.
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