Women’s health issues can be complex and unique to each person. However, traditional Western medicine solutions are full of invasive procedures that can alter hormones. Other solutions include prescription drugs that can have strong side effects for those taking them. Unfortunately, many women believe these are the only options.
However, acupuncture can be a tremendous solution in addressing a growing number of women’s health issues. These are the six most common, but there are many more so be sure you talk to your acupuncturist when filling out your health intake so you can get each of your questions answered. continue reading
What is it that I do exactly?
Why I do what I do is because it provides me with the biggest opportunity to help people open their hearts, change fear into trust, and work with the power of love. With love in our lives all things are possible. Healing the heart is a necessary step in all healing processes. Love is the most powerful frequency that must be found within, not without.
Negative Emotional-Spiritual frequencies are the root of all disharmonies
Did you know that love and fear are the two most fundamental frequencies of the human spirit? And that all other emotions are extensions of these? Excluding birth defects, physical traumas, vaccinations, lack of water, lack of food or nutrients, or other iatrogenic causes, fear and other emotions stemming from fear are the causative factors for illness, unhappiness, and disease.
Emotions based on fear trigger our survival instincts. Some emotions that stem from fear include guilt, blame, jealousy, resentment, anger, hatred, revenge, sadness, loneliness, pride, and insecurities.
When stuck inappropriately in the repeated expression of one emotion it can become our persona. It becomes conscious or subconscious emotional responses, reactions, memories, motivational, behavioral or mental habits. These habits, memories, and behavior are stored in our musculature, and connective tissue called fascia, creating tension, blocking circulation, which can lead to pain or disease.
Positive emotions based on love include joy, happiness, compassion, forgiveness, trust, pleasure, kindness, friendship, gratitude, and laughter. They generate healing, Qi-flow, and energetic balance.
Healthy emotions ebb and flow between positive feelings, positive responsive emotions and distressed feelings. Emotions express a visceral autonomic response of the autonomic nervous system that manifests physically. Fear is a prime example that triggers release of adrenaline from the adrenal glands that sit on top of the kidneys. This rush of hormone effects the heart causing increased pulse rate, sweating, pale complexion, shivering, coldness, and a reaction to either run away or freeze where you are.
Energetic homeostasis or balance is when people can feel their emotions appropriate to situations, and feel content, and even keeled most of the time. It is the ability to recover from emotional turmoil such as grief, anger, excitement and joy, fear and shock, or overthinking and worry.
This in turn supports physical homeostasis, we can move and perform physical exertion without pain. We experience regular complete bowel movements, healthy appetite with satisfaction after meals, pleasant taste in the mouth, feeling alert and clear headed, restful sleep, refreshed when waked, normal body weight, good muscle tone, feeling strong, active, stable with good endurance, plus the ability to recover when ill.
About AromaTune and Acupuncture
First, there’s sound and vibration you can feel from a tuning fork. There is also color-light and electro micro-current that directly impact these energy centers because each chakra has a specific frequency that correlates with the color, tone, and current flow. Next, there’s an aroma of an essential oil such as lemon, lavender, peppermint or frankincense that open different levels of energy pathways. Both sound and essential oils carry frequencies that when applied together on or around the body direct the body’s cells to ‘tune up’ to their proper healthy pitch enabling them to function as they should. This I call AromaTune.
Acupuncture is the insertion of a fine sterile filiform needle at acupuncture points along meridian pathways of the body that connect energetically to our organs and glands. When needles are inserted at the acupuncture points, they act as antennae to attract higher level Qi-energy that connects to various levels of our multiple body systems. The needles are inserted and removed in exact sequence and locations to create sacred geometric shapes such as a triangle or tetrahedron. Acupuncture needles have a much stronger and sustaining effect for pulling in Qi from the fifth dimension then other forms of Qi manipulation.
AromaTune and Acupuncture don’t create love. However, together they generate a bio-electric current flow that allows us to harmonize and open blocked energy fields to and from the heart. If the gate is open it will create a pathway to love. The heart is the gateway to our soul’s purpose and journey of life. Love creates a resonate frequency that dissipates all negative energy, especially fear.
This means that AromaTune and acupuncture harmonize Qi-energy flow within all pathways of body systems to assist in staying in tune with the flow of life, and opening our hearts, creating love within, not without. This is real transformation, getting to the root cause of disharmony.
Supporting all Meridian Chakra-Energy Centers and Circulatory System
It’s important to balance all of our body systems. Four basic bodily functions must be optimized in order to heal from any condition. One must have good sleep and feel rested when waked, good appetite, regular normal bowl movements, and fluid intake. Before one can expect positive results from cancer therapy, or relief from chronic pain, anxiety or depression, these functions must be normalized. One of the best ways is through balanced nutrition. My book, “Ancient Healing for Modern People”, is your simple guide to eating per your Meridian constitution. It includes the use of essential oils, herbs, supplements, food therapy and a 10-day essential oil gut cleanse and rejuvenation. Chemotherapy and radiation do not support the basic bodily functions that I described earlier. How can your body heal if these basic functions aren’t working? You will be too weak, and tired without an appetite, lack of thirst, and poor sleep. With digestive and intestinal disruption, you will be too weak from either vomiting, diarrhea or toxic build-up from constipation. The body’s core energy must be supported through nutrition and energy medicine so that you can sleep, eat, drink, and poop.
A wellness regime should also include exercise, meditation, Qigong breathing techniques, because they benefit both our physical and energetic body systems. Meditation, prayer, energy work, reiki, self-reflection, Five-Element Acupuncture, and Aroma-Tune benefits our spiritual energetic systems. Awakening the power of real healing begins by knowing our journey here on earth. It is achieved by working on reaching our highest potential possible. This journey eventually leads back to healing the heart.
Areas of Focus using AromaTune and Acupuncture
What ever your main complaint, whether it’s chronic pain, anxiety, loneliness, unhappiness, depression, cancer, or lack of direction, focus and passion, the root causative factor is the same. It is an imbalance between the kidney-energies and the heart energy.
Let me explain. We don’t diagnose a disease or give a name to a condition in Chinese Medicine. We diagnose and treat to harmonize the energy pathways at the soul level that are out of balance. The heart is the center, paired with the kidney as a continuum of the ShaoYin/Lesser Yin channel. All other emotions and hormones from vital organs and glands affect and are felt in the heart. The heart is said to be the emperor of all other organs. Therefore, other energy centers must be harmonized to assist the heart and kidneys. The result is an open heart, strengthened kidneys, where fear is transformed into love and kindness. This allows us to reach higher levels of consciousness, for ourselves, and towards humanity.
In each type of energetic imbalance or health complaint, there is a specific essential oil and tuning fork protocol to harmonize and release the energy pathways. Each oil is massaged into the back followed with vibrational sound from tuning forks that penetrate and relax muscles, tendons, and bones. It is even better to remember to use AromaTune when we are feeling healthy. Thus, our systems can be brought back into balance before symptoms or disease arise. I will teach and provide this information for my patients, clients, and business partners who want to use essential oils, and my AromaTune methods.
This deep transformation will raise your level of consciousness. To Feel strong, powerful, and joyful by finding clarity, purpose, and passion in your life. Self-discovery, business and life passion.
Begin by bringing balance to your meridian system and chakras (psycho-neuro-endocrine centers (PNE); balances nerves, brain, and hormones.
The National Center for Complementary/Alternative Medicine (NCCAM, 2005) describes energy medicine or biofield energy therapies as those energy therapies that manipulate energy fields that theoretically surround and penetrate the body. Pierce (2007), lists common assumptions shared by biofield therapy practitioners of therapies like TT, HT, and Reiki (pp. 253–254):
- The human body has a subtle energy system that interpenetrates the physical anatomy and extends outward beyond it.
- The subtle energy may be conceptualized as universal energy or vital energy flowing through and available to all beings.
- The normal self-healing capacity of the human body is supported by the free and balanced flow of energy through its subtle energy system.
- Disease or disorder can be detected in the energy system (perhaps before it manifests in the physical body) and can be affected therapeutically by the action of energy practitioners, in support of the self-healing capacity of the body.
- Conscious healing intent and compassion are considered essential to the effectiveness of biofield therapies.
- Practitioners’ hands may or may not touch the body. Practitioners also may carry out healing work mentally, from a distance.
Color-light, micro-current, sound healing, and acupuncture are also energy medicine that manipulate the human bio-energy field. Dr. Darren Starwynn, an energy medicine expert, asserts that “Frequencies in the same Hertz (Hz.) have the same resonance and speak the same language whether they are frequencies of light, musical notes of an instrument, the human voice, or gentle electro micro-current”, as told to me personally during an educational workshop in 2019.
I had written an article in which I discuss the research conducted by Fabian Maman along with his colleague Helene Grimal (1997). They showed that cancer cells explode with the correct use of musical frequencies. You can read the article (2019), “Tuning Your Body Using Tuning Forks of the Harmonic Musical Scale Bursts Cancer Cells!”, https://acupuncturecenterinc.com/blog/page/8/
Disturbance in the Heart or 4th Chakra Energy Field
The chest, upper back, scapula and breast areas of the body are associated with the Heart or 4th Chakra. With breast cancer there is a disturbance of Qi-energy flow through this area. Related conditions are often heart palpitations, circulatory conditions, varicosities, cardiac diseases, benign tumors and growths, cysts. Other key physical complaints may include heart disease, angina, chest constriction, coughing, neck pain, upper back, scapular pain, knee and elbow pain. It is associated with thymus, cardiac plexus, electro-magnetic field, blood pressure, and immunity. Psycho-emotional pain can show as anxiety, insomnia, poor memory, apathy, over talkative, feeling isolated, feeling unloved, lacking compassion, tired but wired, manic or withdrawn, hateful, vengeful, vulnerability, lack of boundaries.
Symptoms include palpitations, arrhythmia, tachycardia, bradycardia, angina, CHF, post-surgical cardiac trauma, poor circulation (cold hands and feet), varicosities, nausea, vertigo, benign tumors and growths, thoracic scoliosis, mid-thoracic pain, mild scoliosis.
Musculoskeletal problems involve, ears, temporal mandibular joint region, thoracic spine, ribs seven-twelve, posterior and lateral aspect of trunk (loin), mid-thoracic scoliosis, scapula.
Positive attributes, as one might expect, this energy center is all about LOVE LOVE LOVE! By opening this chakra, we open ourselves to love and being loved. This space is linked with green and is the foundation for inner peace and joy.
The emotion of the heart is love, which generates joy and laughter. It is about loving yourself, enjoying your own company, and not requiring someone else to make you feel whole. It is about growth and nourishment of the spirit. Following your path, and by listening to your heart. This area can become congested or weak by failing to take care of your own needs, and desires. The breast is the connection or intimate bond between mother and child. This metaphorically or spiritually is a place of ultimate safety, abundance, and unconditional love. When we feel abandoned, burdened by the sorrows of life, betrayed, resentful, or deeply wounded emotionally we can feel unworthy, loathe ourselves, develop poor body image, and a dislike of our own body parts. Love is a necessary frequency for survival.
Finding ways to resolve the above conflicts will lead to healing the heart and finding unconditional love within.
What you can do if you’re an Energy Healer
Now, I’m asking for those who love energy medicine and essential oils to join me by helping people you care about to open their hearts, create Qi-energy flow, and transform fear into love. Real transformation. You can do this with the powerful frequencies of doTERRA essential oils, and AromaTune. I’ll teach you how to help others get the oils they need, and how to use them. For acupuncturists, I’ll also share geometry acupuncture of the 5th dimension for the heart and soul.
In Health and Happiness,
Michele Arnold. Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (D.A.C.M.), Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)
Look for other articles in this series about chakras and relationships with cancer, anxiety, pain, or stress.
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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.
Restore Balance and Harmony to Your Chakras with AromaTune Massage or Meridian Tuning.
AromaTune™ is Aromatherapy with Tuning Forks massage. It is a gentle, safe and highly effective treatment method. It utilizes the energetic frequencies of 100% pure essential oils with vibrational sound waves from tuning forks on Acupuncture points to stimulate homeostasis in the autonomic nervous system for balance in the body and mind.
Oils are chosen specifically that offer immune support, promote relaxation, stress relief, decrease pain and inflammation and lift the mood.
The exact oils and tuning forks used may differ depending on your treatment needs.
$125 for 45-60 minutes.
is a quicker version without the aromatherapy massage, and the focus is on the acupuncture, and reflex points.
$75 for 30-45 minutes.
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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Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Hypersensitivity to Pain, Multiple Joint Pain and Aches.
Can Acupuncture with Tuning Forks and Essential Oils Help?
Fibromyalgia affects about 3-6% of the world’s population, an estimated 200-400 million people worldwide, with higher numbers among women than men.1 People diagnosed with fibromyalgia experience a wide range of symptoms, including fatigue, pain, stiffness, aches and muscle tenderness, along with sleep disorders and intestinal and bowel troubles.
The diagnosis of fibromyalgia can be confirmed when eleven out of eighteen specific points on the body are tender to pressure. Interestingly, some of these tender points closely correspond to the location of ancient acupuncture points.2
Many experts link fibromyalgia symptoms to injury that affects the head and neck. Other types of trauma not related to the cervical spine that may trigger fibromyalgia symptoms include major surgical procedures, being deployed to war, certain types of infections, emotional trauma, childhood separation from your mother for more than six months.
Whip lash type of event may lock the head and neck in a forward position, resetting the body’s trauma response in some people so that their central nervous system continues to react as though it’s under threat. The sympathetic flight-or-fight system is working overdrive, while the parasympathetic system is unreactive.4
Unfortunately, not everyone whose fibromyalgia is triggered by trauma will find relief in the same way. But if you think your fibromyalgia pain stems from a traumatic event that may be emotionally or physically based it may be worth it for you to try our techniques.
A study conducted in 2010, suggests that acupuncture treatment is effective in relieving pain and improving quality of life for fibromyalgia patients.3 Not only can Acupuncture treat the pain and discomfort, but it can also address the underlying problems that have caused the imbalance.
In other research, subjects who received acupuncture experienced an overall improvement in fatigue, anxiety and the hypersensitivity associated with fibromyalgia.5
How Acupuncture And Chinese Medicine Can Help.
According to the theories of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, an imbalance in the flow of Qi can create symptoms and signs that reflect a Western diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Qi (pronounced “chee”) is the vital energy that animates and supports the functions of the body. It flows through specific pathways, called meridians,
and provides nourishment
for the entire body.
When Qi is abundant and freely circulating throughout the body, there is health and pain-free living. When Qi becomes “blocked,” or the supply is inadequate, pain, stiffness
and other symptoms related to fibromyalgia can appear.
What Does An Acupuncturist Do?
An acupuncturist will take a complete health history in order to find out where Qi has become blocked, and/or why the amount of Qi within the body has changed. He or she will then develop a treatment plan tailored to address the meridian pathways that are out of balance. The goal of such a plan will be to eliminate visible symptoms, while addressing the root cause(s) and underlying imbalances.
What Is Out-Of-Balance?
The body constantly strives to maintain a healthy balance of Qi traveling through the meridian pathways. When the flow of Qi has been disrupted, or the supply of Qi has changed, the body becomes unbalanced and the meridians cannot properly nourish the body. This is when signs and symptoms appear.
Most cases of fibromyalgia fit into the Chinese diagnosis of a Liver, Spleen, and/or Heart disharmony. This does not mean that these organs have a problem, it means that the functions of these organ/meridian pathways according to Chinese medical diagnosis are out of balance.
Liver. The functions related to the Liver organ, according to Chinese medicine, are to control the smooth flow of blood, Qi, and emotions and to nourish the tendons. When the Liver meridian becomes blocked there will be an inadequate supply of blood and Qi flowing throughout the body. The tendons and muscles will not be properly nourished, leading to stiffness and pain. Other symptoms of a blocked Liver are depression, anger, anxiety, and insomnia. A Liver imbalance may be caused by improper diet, stress, deep, unexpressed anger, drugs, and alcohol.
Spleen. The Chinese function of the Spleen is to transform the food that we ingest into Qi and blood. The health of the Spleen is affected by diet, over-concentration, and worry. An unbalanced Spleen can result in fatigue, digestive troubles, muscle stiffness, and pain.
Heart. When there is an insufficient amount of Qi and blood produced by the Spleen, the Heart organ will be affected. The role of the Heart is to pump blood throughout the body. It is also considered to be the home of the Spirit. If the Spleen cannot generate enough blood to nourish the Heart, the Heart Qi does not have enough control to properly house the Spirit. Symptoms can include anxiety, palpitations, insomnia, and emotional unrest.
AromaTune is our method to help bring your body back into balance. We select 100% pure essential oils such as basil, lavender, lemongrass, peppermint and marjoram, and we apply them along the spine. Oils are chosen specifically that offer immune support, promote relaxation, stress relief, decrease pain and inflammation and lift the mood. The energetic frequencies of the oils are enhanced with the application of vibrational sound waves from tuning forks on Acupuncture points. The feeling of vibration from tuning forks and the aroma calms stress & anxiety, relaxes tense muscles, and gives a deep healing experience.
We use Meridian Tuning Forks that are tuned to the vibrational frequency of healthy meridian-organ systems. Together they stimulate homeostasis in the autonomic nervous system for balance in the body and mind.
This works through what is called entrainment. It is the phenomenon of sound, in which the powerful rhythmic vibrations of one object will cause the less powerful vibrations of another object to lock in step and oscillate at the first object’s rate. For example, if it is found that your liver meridian is out of balance, the liver tuning fork can be applied or held above the body to help your liver meridian meet the same frequency as the tuning fork.
This protocol can be beneficial for fibromyalgia, hypersensitive people, chronic fatigue, and for those with numerous joint and health complaints.
- National Fibromyalgia Association.
- Itoh K, Kitakoji H. Effects of acupuncture to treat fibromyalgia: A preliminary randomised controlled trial. Chinese Medicine Journal. 2010, 5(1):11.
- Buskila, D., Neumann, L., Vaisberg, G., Alkalay, D. and Wolfe, F. (1997), Increased rates of fibromyalgia following cervical spine injury. A Controlled study of 161 cases of traumatic injury. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 40: 446-452. doi:10.1002/art.1780400310.
- Sletten, C., Berger, I., et al., Mayo Clinic Proceedings Report, June 2006.
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Women’s health is a big part of the healthcare industry. And acupuncture can be very beneficial in caring for the overall health of women. Acupuncture has been especially effective in helping with things like infertility, turning breech babies, inducing labor and clearing up infections. The cervix is just one small part of the uterus. Specifically it is the lower part of the uterus that opens to allow passage between the uterus and the vagina. The cervix widens during childbirth to allow the baby to pass, it also allows the passage of menstrual fluids from the uterus out of the body and it is vital for sperm to pass through the cervix to reach the uterus when trying to procreate.
The cervix is very vulnerable to several health conditions, such as chronic inflammation, polyps, dysplasia and even cancer. Cervical conditions rarely present symptoms in the early stages, which makes it extremely important for women to get regular pap smears. If an abnormality is detected, there are several ways to address it, depending on the severity. In the early stages of any of the aforementioned conditions, acupuncture can be a positive addition to Western medical treatments. Acupuncture is very good at decreasing inflammation and helping to dissolve polyps and tumors. Acupuncture can also balance hormones, which allows the body to correct any imbalances.
One of the most studied areas of acupuncture is in treating fertility issues. When invitro fertilization by itself does not get the job done, adding acupuncture may be the last piece of the puzzle. Acupuncture does much more than just balance the hormones. When a woman is trying to get pregnant and struggling with it due to fertility issues, the stress levels are extremely high. And high stress levels have been proven to disrupt the body’s ability to conceive. One of the things that acupuncture is really successful at is decreasing stress levels. This can make it easier for the fertility treatments to work. Acupuncture has also been shown to increase blood flow to areas of the body, including the uterus. This can help to make a very hospitable place for a baby to grow.
Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine are also widely used for treating infections and sexually transmitted diseases. In traditional Chinese medicine, most infections have some sort of heat or discharge associated with them. This medicine uses principles, herbs and acupressure points that have specific properties that can drain heat and expel toxins from the body. This can lead to an overall improvement in both uterine and cervical health.
Another area where acupuncture can help with cervical health is at the time of birth. About four percent of babies are presented in the breech position prior to birth. An accessory modality known as moxibustion, has proven time and time again, that it can actually turn the baby to the proper birthing position. Moxibustion involves the burning of an herb, dried mugwort, very near the skin on a specific acupressure point that is located on the outer edge of the pinky toe. By performing moxibustion several times a day, the baby and the body somehow know that there needs to be a repositioning and the baby tends to turn during the night.
When it comes to women’s health, acupuncture is an amazing resource. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.