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Conquering Stress

 

Calming the Mind; the Root of Disease

 

The Mind-Shen

The mind in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is commonly referred to as the shen.

In Chinese medicine, the shen is interpreted as the spirit or consciousness. The shen lives in the heart organ system and is one of the vital substances of the body. The shen is said to preside over the activities that take place in the spiritual and mental planes.

Ultimately, we want to have a balanced shen. This means we may have emotional responses to external stimuli or internally generated thoughts, or feelings.  Normally, we can control and recover from these situations without much incident.  Somebody who has a disturbed shen, would not know how or be able to deal with a similar situation and may act out irrationally while drawing attention to themselves. An example would be when a person with a balanced shen becomes angry or cries for some reason. They tend to feel relief after the emotion has passed. While somebody with a disturbed shen may continue the irrational behavior for quite some time without ever feeling that relief and they might need intervention to return to a somewhat balanced state.

Maintaining a healthy shen also means that we maintain a healthy body.  A strong shen is fundamental to good health.  When the shen is weak, the body will eventually fail.  To keep the shen healthy we should focus on maintaining a positive mindset, getting enough rest, seeking peace, connecting with nature, meditating and showing compassion. This means we ultimately need to avoid overwork, chronic stress, an erratic daily schedule, lack of sleep and volatile emotions such as anger, hatred and resentment. This may seem pretty logical but based on the amount of shen disturbance/mental illness in the world, it is clear we have lost our way to some degree.

The good news is the cumulative shen of the planet can be changed over time and we can all have a hand in making that change.

Definition of Stress

The definition of stress is a physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension.  Stress can come from external physical trauma, overloading, repetitive strain, poor posture, contracted and inflexible muscles, lack of physical exertion, inflammation from poor diet, nutritional deficiencies, infections from bacteria, viruses, yeast, or fungi.  There is also the mental aspect of overthinking, worry, anger, sadness, fear, negative outlook, and emotional imbalances.

Stress and the Mind-Shen can be managed by harmonizing the Chakra-energy centers.  There are ways you can accomplish this yourself.  But first, let’s explain the charkas. 

 

What are Chakras

Chakras are swirling vortexes of psycho-neuro-endocrine (PNE) bio-electric energy located along our anterior and posterior midline.  It’s easier to just call these energy centers chakras!  The chakras are part of Ayurveda Medicine, from India.  Traditional Chinese Medical and Ayurvedic Medical systems have much overlap, and they work together in harmony.  The chakras correlate to major acupuncture points along the midline of the body.  Both systems help stimulate, move or clear blockages of negative energy. 

The chakra energy centers are responsible for carrying or releasing stored memories, emotional or physical trauma.

There are 7 main chakras and 21 minor chakras (if we include the eyes and scapula there are 25).  The chakras are the root, sacral, solar, heart, throat, brow, and crown.  The minor chakras are bilateral consisting of the feet, hands, elbows, knees, groin-gonads, clavicles, intercostals, ears-jaw, shoulders, navel, and one spleen chakra found only on the left side below the rib cage.  Some sources consider the eyes and scapula to be minor chakras as well.

Chakras Regulate Hormones, Glands, Thoughts and Feelings

Each of the main 7 chakras are associated with one of the nine endocrine glands, a group of nerves called a plexus, and a band of connective tissue called fascia. From these, Neuropeptides are released in response to our thoughts and feelings.  Thoughts and emotions of anger, joy, worry, grief, or fear have their own identifiable frequencies.  That’s how your body knows which neuropeptide to release.

Whether pain or disease stems from an emotional or spiritual disharmony or not, both physical or emotional trauma as well as behavioral or mental habits are stored in our musculature, and connective tissue called fascia, creating tension, blocking circulation, which can lead to pain or disease.  Sometimes it’s a direct connection from acute assault to the body or it develops over time. 

 

Restore Balance and Harmony to Your Chakras

Our chakras can become congested, over-stimulated or uncoordinated.  Restoring balance to your chakras helps with stress, emotional-wellbeing, the mind-shen, pain and disease. 

There are forms of vibrational medicine that harmonize and decongest the chakra-meridian systems.  Chakra-Meridian balancing has beneficial effects on the autonomic nervous system and internal Organs (as understood by Chinese Medicine).  

Emotional Freedom Technique

Emotional Freedom Technique

Use Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to move stuck Qi-energy and strengthen the charka centers.  These are known acupuncture points that effectively release tension, stress, anxiety and pain. 

First, rate yourself with how you feel on a scale of 0, no pain to 10, worst possible pain. 

Tap each one using the tips of your index, middle and ring fingers together.  Tap 10 X or up to 1 minute each.  Check in with yourself.  Repeat as often as you need. 

 

A Few of my Favorite Calming and Stress Relieving Essential Oils

These oils can be used to harmonize chakra energy centers as well as specific complaints such as joint pain, low energy, or poor nervous system function.

These are only examples of a few oils that support the chakras.  More than one oil can provide balancing to one or more chakras.  That is why you may find different opinions of which oil to use for a chakra or meridian system.  Intention can be powerful when using aromatherapy.  If you’re using lavender to balance your throat chakra, and that is your intention it will work.  If you place it over your third eye (brow chakra), and your intention is to enhance vision and clarity, then lavender will help because it does those things too.

These oils can be placed over the EFT points, and then gently place your finger over the spot and hold for a minute or two, or until you feel yourself release tension.

Oils

LavenderThroat Chakra.  This oil helps on the emotional level of expression, speaking, listening, and being heard.  It helps relieve minor pain, itching, and minor burns.  Many people love it for its calming, sedative effects enabling a good night’s sleep.  It can be used alone or combined with another essential oil.  I find that when mixed with Bergamot, the stress reducing effects are heightened. 

Bergamot: Heart Chakra.  This oil also helps with sleep and is a potent stress reducer.  It is also beneficial for muscle cramps, joint pain, skin irritation, and fungus.  On the emotional-spiritual level it enhances one’s feeling of self-worth. 

CopaibaSolar Plexus: Supports the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive and respiratory systems.  It acts like a powerful antioxidant.  Helps calm, soothe, and support the nervous system.

It is beneficial for clear, smooth skin and reduces the appearance of blemishes.  The effects are enhanced when combined with black pepper.

BasilRoot Chakra. Basil is wonderful for clear, and healthy skin.  It promotes mental alertness and lessens anxious feelings when diffused in the air.  It supports the cardiovascular and nervous systems.  In Chinese Medicine basil is believed to support the adrenal glands and kidney health.

Black PepperBrow Chakra. It provides antioxidant support, promotes healthy circulation, aids digestion, and soothes anxious feelings.  It is warming, and soothing when used in massage therapy.  This oil should always be diluted with a carrier oil such as coconut or sweet almond oil.

FrankincenseCrown Chakra. When in doubt try frankincense.  It can be used whenever you aren’t sure of what oil to choose.  It improves with age like a fine wine.  I find it works well for many chronic conditions.   Therefore, I often include this oil in many oil blends for a variety of conditions. 

It supports healthy cellular function, promotes feelings of relaxation, helps with skin issues when applied topically, it supports healthy immune, nervous, and digestive function.

Wild Orange: Sacral Chakra. Acts as a powerful cleanser and purifying agent, supports healthy immune function, and is uplifting to the mood.  It is often combined with cinnamon, jasmine, or clove to enhance libido, and sexuality.    

Wintergreen:  Supports sacral and root chakras.  Beneficial for joints, skeletal structure, has cortisone like effect without the side-effects because of the body’s own natural production is stimulated.  Analgesic effect is like aspirin.  It feels warming, and goes to the bladder, and kidney meridians.  It expels damp-cold bi syndrome for chronic low back problems. The main chemical component in Wintergreen is methyl salicylate, which provides soothing qualities. 

How to Use:

You can use a single oil by placing 1-2 drops in the palm of your hand and add a few drops of a carrier oil such as coconut oil, or sweet almond oil, rub palms together, and then rub over area of concern.  You can also rub over the chakra or chakras that need balancing.

You can mix a few drops from a few oils to create your own unique blend.  Don’t be afraid to experiment.

*Always discontinue if you notice skin irritation. 

Apply as needed.  For severe conditions you may apply frequently every 30 minutes, or every hour. Reducing to a maintenance use of twice daily as you improve.  Reduce frequency or dilute with more carrier oil if you are sensitive or discontinue. 

All these oils are fantastic for the emotions and lift the mood when diffused into the air.

Blends

Bergamot and Lavender:  Stress release, and joint pain.

Black Pepper and Copaiba:  For joints, low back, respiratory, or nervous system

Basil, Lavender, Frankincense: To calm the mind, reduce feelings of fear, and promotes self-confidence. Can improve cardiovascular health and reduce feelings of pain.

Wild orange and Frankincense: For swelling, fluid retention, digestion, and to boost feelings of abundance.

Wintergreen, basil, lavender:  For lower back, hips, and feet.  Emotionally helps one feel safe, and secure.

Tea Tree Oil

Also known as Melaleuca

tea tree

 

Tea Tree oil, is best known for its purifying qualities, which make it useful for cleansing the skin, home surfaces, and purifying the air.

Uses: 

  • For occasional skin irritations, apply 1–2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil onto affected area.
  • Combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties, or apply to skin after shaving.
  • Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and keep nails looking healthy.
  • Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces as a cleansing and purifying agent.

When I wash my hair I like to place my shampoo into my palm, and then add a few drops of Tea Tree, and then lather onto my hair and scalp.

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  • I also place a few drops into my diffuser.
  • A great cleansing diffuser blend is 4 drops Tea Tree, 2 drops Purify, and 2 drops of Lavender.

What diffuser blend did you create with Tea Tree (Melaleuca)?

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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.

 

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.

Sincerely,

Dr. Michele Arnold

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Sources

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.

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These forms of vibrational medicine harmonize and decongest the chakra-meridian systems.  Chakra-Meridian balancing has beneficial effects on the autonomic nervous system and internal Organs (as understood by Chinese Medicine).

Our chakras can become congested, over-stimulated or uncoordinated.  Restoring balance to your chakras helps with stress, emotional-wellbeing, pain and disease. 

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Reasons to use vibrational tuning forks:

-General Tuning: Balance your meridian system and chakras (psycho-neuro-endocrine centers (PNE); balances nerves, brain, and hormones.  To Feel strong, powerful, and joyful by finding clarity, purpose, and passion in your life. Also, great for self-discovery, improved business and life passion.

-Cancer support and calming the mind, nausea, fatigue, insomnia.

-Body alignment, posture, nervous system reset.

-Brain, CNS support.

-Skin and hair rejuvenation.  Outward beauty and inner beauty.

-Anti-cellulite and Fat reduction.

-Acceleration of wound healing.

-Boosting and regulating the immune system for allergies, asthma, frequent illnesses.

-Support the lungs and respiratory system.

-Harmonize the liver and gall bladder with tension release, sense of purpose and direction.

-Fibromyalgia, Hypersensitivity to pain, multiple joint pain, chronic fatigue.

-Digestive and gastrointestinal support.

-Joints and bones.

-Hormone balance, male or female for infertility, menstrual complaints, PMS, menopause.

-Heart and circulation for hypertension, post-stroke, CHF.

-Balance emotions and emotionally related pain, stress, insomnia, anxiety, depression, nervousness, worry, addictions.

 

How Tuning Forks 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. 

However, it is different from traditional music therapy, which uses signals received through the ears that focuses on the mind.  Tuning fork sound frequencies are received through the ears, skin, tissue, bones, organs and cells.  Therefore, it works on all three levels of the human body, which are the body, mind, and spirit. 

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. 

 

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