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Extraordinary Vessels – Chong Mai

Most acupuncture points are located on the 12 primary channels that flow along the surface of the body. However, there are eight Extraordinary Vessels that flow more deeply in the body, and are perhaps even more powerful that the 12 primary channels. The Extraordinary Vessels regulate the 12 channels, and are deep lakes of energy, which can feed the 12 primary channels when they are depleted. continue reading »

The Qi (Chi) Life

The Qi (Chi) Life holds the key to abundant health!

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  • Commonly used Acupressure points
  • Chinese Medicine healthy food rules
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Learn about Chinese Herbal Teas for improved blood flow, and analgesia

The following is an excerpt:

We use herbs that are concentrated granules of raw herbal ingredients boiled in an aqueous solution.  They are free from preservatives, additives, and colors.  They are certified pharmaceutical grade using GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices).  The powder is mixed with warm water and drunk as a medicinal tea.

They also come in other forms of administration such as honey pills, capsules, tablets, or alcohol or glycerin extracted tinctures.

Where to buy

Herbal Formulas can be prescribed and purchased from your local Acupuncturist.

Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang (Drive out Stasis in the Mansion of Blood Decoction).

TCM Diagnosis:  Blood stagnation, especially of the upper body, head and chest.

Action:  Nourishes and moves blood, a natural analgesic alternative.

Indications:  Pain Acute, Severe, after Trauma, aggravated by wrong movement, fixed localized pain, occasional stabbing pain aggravated by certain postures or movement, and pain is worse at night, a natural alternative to aspirin.

Bio-medical or common disease names:  acute endometritis, retained placenta, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, cirrhosis of the liver, intestinal obstruction, coronary artery disease, angina pectoris, rheumatic valvular heart disease, hypertension, post-concussion syndrome, migraine, menopausal syndrome, urticaria, psychosis.

Ingredients:  Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica), Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root), Sheng Di Huang (Prepared Rehmannia), Chi Shao (Red Peony), Tao Ren (Peach Pit), Hong Hua (Safflower), Chuan Niu Xi (Cyathula Root), Jie Geng (Platycodon, Balloon Flower Root), Zhi Ke (Bitter Orange Peel), Chai Hu (Bupleurum, Thorowax Root), Gan Cao (Licorice Root).  Plus add turmeric-curcumin (Yu Jin), cinnamon bark (Rou Gui), Bai Shao (White Peony), and Gan Cao (Licorice).

How to Take: Take Before meals.  In severe cases can increases dosage 50-100%, then reduced as treatment takes effect.


Contraindicated in pregnancy, excessive menstrual bleeding, bleeding diathesis, or hemorrhagic disorder.  For women, stop taking during your period unless otherwise directed.  Caution in patients taking anti-coagulants.

*Women being treated for menstrual problems may notice heavier, more painful periods, expulsion of clots, for one or two cycles as the stagnation is moved, and they are encouraged to continue formula for several cycles.

Dr. Michele Arnold is a doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (D.A.C.M.).  She has been in private practice for over 18 years. She brings together both experience, and research for you to find out what to eat to stay healthy, how to use essential oils, herbs, and acupressure according to the balanced principles of Chinese Medicine.

Disclaimer: The products and information mentioned here have not been evaluated by the FDA.  The products and methods recommended are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent illness or disease.  It is not a substitute for medical advice.

Extraordinary Vessels – Dai Mai

In addition to the 12 main acupuncture meridians that flow along the surface of the body, there are also deeper channels of energy in the body called the Extraordinary Vessels. You can understand the relationship between the primary acupuncture channels and the Extraordinary Vessels by thinking about what happens when it rains: first, small ditches become full – these are the collateral vessels that break off of the 12 main channels. Next, the reservoirs become full, which are the 12 primary channels. When they are full, they overflow into the Extraordinary Vessels, which are deep and vast lakes of energy within the body. continue reading »

Five Reasons Acupuncture Helps Digestive Function

Digestion is a complex task performed by the body. It begins in the mouth and finishes when the ingested food leaves the body through the rectum. For all we have learned over the years regarding digestion, there is still so much more we don’t know or are still learning. For example, it wasn’t until recently, the last 10 years or so, that modern medicine confirmed our gastrointestinal tract is our second brain. This discovery is drastically changing the way the body and its many functions are viewed, because everything we put in our mouths can potentially have life-altering effects on the mind, as well as the body.  continue reading »

Tuning Forks of the Harmonic Musical Scale Bursts Cancer Cells!

Tuning Your Body Using Tuning Forks of the Harmonic Musical Scale Bursts Cancer Cells!

On of the main reasons I love using tuning forks is the positive effect that sound frequencies have on your body.   Research conducted by Fabian Maman along with his colleague Helene Grimal, has shown that cancer cells explode with the correct use of musical frequencies.

In 1981, musician, composer and acupuncturist Fabien Maman conducted a revolutionary sound-cellular biology experiment showing the impacts of acoustic sound on human cells. He found that through a series of acoustic sounds, he could explode cancer cells, as well as energize and empower healthy ones. He also found that healthy cells changed shape and color according to the pitch and timbre of each note, and that when cells felt a ‘vibratory affinity’ with a certain note, the cells’ aura transformed into a mandala shape of vibrant color.

In the color palettes above, you can see the cell wall is destroyed.

These pictures above were taken while a xylophone was used over a period of fourteen minutes playing the Ionian Scale (nine musical notes C-D-E-F-G-A-B- and C and D from the next octave above.) “The structure quickly disorganized. Fourteen minutes was enough time to explode the cell when I used these nine different frequencies”, says Maman.

The most dramatic influence on the cells came from the human voice when Maman sang the same scale into the cells. In this experiment the cancer cells experienced a total explosion within nine minutes.

You might be wondering, “What are Tuning Forks?”

Tuning forks emit vibrational sound waves.  Traditionally they are used to tune musical instruments.

They are also used in medicine as a preferred method of testing for certain types of hearing loss. Testing for hearing loss with a tuning fork is called a Rinne test. The Rinne test involves a doctor placing a humming tuning fork near the patient’s skull.  The doctor will then place the fork near the patient’s ear. Using a stopwatch, the doctor will time how long the patient can hear it by the skull and the ear. If the patient feels the fork more through the jaw than they can hear it through the ear there is a problem conducting soundwaves.

When X-rays aren’t quickly accessible, doctors or athletic trainers can quickly determine if there is a bone fracture by striking a tuning fork and placing the vibrating fork close to the affected area.  The outcome is determined by pain and reduction of sound transmission in the affected area. The sensitivity of the tuning-fork tests are high, ranging from 75% to 92%.

Tuning forks can also provide sound therapy for a deep state of relaxation and meditation. They are also used for a variety of other health complaints, as well as balancing of the Chakra and Meridian energy systems.

When used on Acupuncture points, they stimulate homeostasis in the autonomic nervous system for balance in the body and mind.

How do They Work?

The vibration of a tuning fork is felt as it resonates through muscle, bones, and organs creating entrainment.  This is synchronization of the body’s systems, organs, and tissues to the frequency of the fork reaching a harmonic natural rhythm.

The treatment stimulates healing of tissue at the cellular level getting to the root cause of disharmony.

It works because each of our tissues, organs and cells have their own frequency.  Musical instruments have varying sound waves, which penetrate the human body, causing vibrations within the cell.  Specific vibrations strengthen healthy cells while regenerating weaker cells.

Tuning forks used for sound healing come in a variety of sets and frequencies.  By directing the sound waves of correct tuning forks at key acupuncture and reflexology points, the sound travels through the body to the appropriate organ, gland, bone, or tissue.  The healing frequency directs the body’s cells to tune up to their proper healthy pitch enabling them to function as they should.

How do Tuning Forks Burst Cancer Cells?

The findings in the laboratory setting urged Maman to continue his study, but this time he chose to work with two breast cancer patients. Each woman committed to tone for three-and-a-half hours per day over a period of a month. In one case, the tumor vanished completely.

The second woman underwent surgery to remove the tumor. Her surgeon reported that the tumor had reduced in size considerably and had literally dried up. She recovered fully from the surgery and made a complete recovery. Maman’s explanation for this incredible phenomenon was substantiated by the photographs he had taken during his case studies.

He says, “the cancer cells show evidence of cell nuclei incapable of maintaining their structure as the sound wave frequencies attack the cytoplasmic and nuclear membranes.”

The vibration of sound literally transforms the cell structure. As the voice intensifies and time passes with no break in sound, the vibratory rate becomes too powerful, and the cells cannot adapt or stabilize themselves. Therefore, the cell dies because it is not able to accommodate its structure and synchronize with the collection of sound.

They cannot live in an atmosphere of dissonance and they cannot become resonant with the body. Therefore, the tumor cells destabilize, disorganize, disintegrate, explode and are ultimately destroyed in the presence of pure sound.

For this reason, the use of tuning forks with a specific anti-cancer protocol would be a great addition to traditional cancer therapies.  The protocol can also be used prophylactically as a monthly wellness regime.

Tuning Forks and Nitric Oxide Release

According to John Beaulieu in his book, Human Tuning: Sound Healing With Tuning Forks (2010), research indicates the vibration from tuning forks when placed on or over the body stimulates the release of nitric oxide (NO) from neural, endothelial, and immune cells.  It is released to surrounding tissues as a gas.  This gas is fundamental to all living organisms.  It is made within our vascular, nerve, and immune cells.  It participates in the healthy function of all main organ systems.  The release occurs in rhythmic six-minute cycles called, “puffing”.  This is directly related to the balance of our parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems.  It is our yin and yang balance according to Chinese Medicine.

Under stress this rhythmic cycle is compromised.  With a reduction in NO release tissue pathology occurs over time.  Symptoms arise such as lack of energy, joint pain, depression, decreased libido, headaches, memory loss, and poor digestion.  These symptoms can escalate into serious diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, autoimmune disorders, and cancer.

Miraculously, research shows and Otto tuning fork at 128 Hz. will spike release of NO and enhance NO rhythmic puffing cycles.  This balances the autonomic nervous system, and signals destruction of anti-bacterial, anti-viral microbes, and balances free-radicals.

Moreover, the Otto 128 is the difference between the tone of a perfect fifth.  For instance, the difference between the notes C256 and G384 equals 128cps.  Thus, when you are listening to the perfect fifth you are also hearing a 128cps pulse.  It is the sound of the perfect fifth and 128 traveling through the body that can stimulate the release of NO as well as the release of anti-bacterial, anti-viral and free-radicals.

The benefits described by researchers are that of anti-aging, enhanced cellular vitality, improved metabolism, digestion, vascular flow, and a greater sense of well-being.

The effects are physical, mental-emotional and spiritual.

I would like to reiterate that the use of tuning forks with a specific anti-cancer protocol would be a great addition to traditional cancer therapies.  The protocol can also be used prophylactically as a monthly wellness regime.


Dr. Michele Arnold

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Beaulieu, John (2010).  Human Tuning: Sound Healing With Tuning Forks.  Biosonic Enterprises, Ltd. New York.

Maman, Fabian.  The Role of music in the twenty-first century.  Redondo Beach, CA.: Tama-Dõ Press, 1997.

Tuning forks in determining fractures.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5076288/

Zimmerman, J. W., Jimenez, H., Pennison, M. J., Brezovich, I., Morgan, D., Mudry, A., Costa, F. P., Barbault, A., … Pasche, B. (2013). Targeted treatment of cancer with radiofrequency electromagnetic fields amplitude-modulated at tumor-specific frequencies. Chinese journal of cancer, 32(11), 573-81.