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Spring 2020 Newsletter
Tuning Forks and your Business
Every practitioner should strive to learn more about the genre that they are in. Look into complementary things that you can do to help boost your sales throughout the year. To do this, think of your customer base. When your customers come to you for a sound healing session, are there other things that they are asking you for too?
Some of these things may be that your customers are interested in learning more about Aromatherapy. If so, then you should take a class and then perhaps teach classes in aromatherapy or essential oil uses. You may even want to carry some essential oils for your customers.
Other things that your customers may be interested in is crystals, jewelry making, belly dancing, Reiki, Tarot card reading, meditation, ESP classes, etc., etc. If you are a store, than offering classes in these, among other, alternative healings may be just the right move for you and your business to add revenue.
On the other side of the spectrum would be if your customers are musicians. In this case, offering classes in both Tuning Fork Therapy® or in playing specific musical instruments may be the way to go. One student makes hand-held drums and offers a monthly class in designing and making these drums. Another student is a singer and she offers vocal coaching along with classes in Tuning Fork Therapy®.
When I first started out making money in alternative therapy, I would put almost all of that money back into my education to learn to do more things. At first, these things were items that interested me and I didn’t give much thought to me teaching them to others. But as time went on, I got a little wiser and started to consider the classes that I was taking in regards to me sharing them with others.
Instead of spending all of my money on classes for future earnings, I would set aside only a portion of my earnings towards learning new things. In this way, I started to earn a living for myself and validate my business’s existence. By the time I semi-retired, I was able to spend $1,500 a credit course ($15,000 total plus fees and books) to finish my bachelor’s degree and graduate from Siena Heights University at the age of 60. That knowledge was just what I needed to help me with writing the research papers that I planned on doing in the future. I could never have been able to do this without first setting aside the funds to make this dream a reality and you can do this too.
From now on, try to set aside at least 10% of every dollar that you make in an education fund. Through this fund, I was able to take classes in herbs, essential oils, take Tae Kwon Do, attend massage school, become a CE provider, become certified in over 250 energy systems including Reiki, and Personal Training, and became a Notary, among a dozen other things. Each step that I took brought me closer to the place where I am today. And yes, I even made a vision board and so can you. More on the vision board will come in the next newsletter.
Auricular Acupuncture began in China many centuries ago. In acupuncture, the body is based on the Meridian System which contains 12 meridians. In auricular therapy, the ear itself is a micro system that affects the whole body. Like acupuncture points of the body, the ear contains more than 200 acupuncture points that correspond to organs and functions of the body. These points of the ear correspond to such organs and functions of the body such as the heart, pancreas, liver, lungs, throat, sinuses and more. By activating these points, acupuncturists have been able to help people suffering from headaches, asthma, insomnia, and more.
Auricular Therapy is similar to the use of Auricular Acupuncture but the big difference is that Auricular Therapy activates the points of the body without the use of needles. In traditional Auricular Therapy sessions, an electrical probe is used to stimulate the points on the ear. For the purposes of Tuning Fork Therapy®, we will use the vibrating stem of tuning forks instead of an electrical probe.
A more recent study of the acupuncture points of the ear was done in the 1950s with the work of French practitioner, Dr. Paul Nogier. Dr. Nogier created a map of the ear that was based on the inverted fetus concept. It would be the first complete ear point chart created in history. His concept for auricular therapy is to normalize pain and dysfunction in the body.
In the 1980s, a double blind study at UCLA Pain Management Center Department of Anesthesiology UCLA School of Medicine reported that that the scientific accuracy of auricular diagnosis was 75% in diagnosing musculoskeletal pain problems in 40 pain patients.
Dr. Nogier’s success rate with using these points were so popular that in 1982, the World Health Organization (WHO) asked the Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion Association to formulate the International Standard of Auricular Points.
There are now more than 15 ways to perform auricular therapy which includes needles, electrical stimulation, moxa, magnets and massage. I would like to add one more way, that of using tuning forks and their vibrations on these points.
One of the most important points, and a Master Point, of the ear is the Shenmen Point, also referred to as the ‘Heavenly Gate Point’ or the ‘Divine Gate Point’ on the ear and is located at the apex of the triangular fossa. Although this point is not associated with any specific organ or organ system, it is used in the treatment of most diseases (164 out of 180 diseases). The primary function of this point is in the treatment of pain, stress, and anxiety. In acupuncture, this point is otherwise known as Heart 7.
You can use this point in the sedation of the Heart meridian which has a calming effect on the patient. This point governs the blood and deals with all disorders of the blood such as pain, inflammation, and addiction. This point is used to regulate the Sympathetic nervous system.
In emotional therapy, the Shenmen Point can be used to calm fear and anxiety, as well as, reduce or alleviate apprehension.
Use the Middle C tuning fork from your student Harmonic set to activate this point. If you own the meridian set of tuning forks, you may choose to use the Heart Meridian tuning fork. If you own the Human Organ tuning fork set, the Heart tuning fork may be used on the Shenmen Point. You can activate this point throughout the day as needed.
More information and diagrams on auricular therapy can be found in the Tuning Fork Therapy® Level Six manual.
I am currently working on updating the TFT Level Six book with more information on Chronic vs. Acute points, and so much more. Be sure to pick up a new copy when the book is updated sometime later this year.