Can sound therapy help relieve or heal physical and psychological disturbances? Author and healing practitioner Eileen Day McKusick has found this to be the case, as she has developed methods of scanning and rebalancing the human energy field using sound waves. McKusick’s book Tuning The Human Biofield (2014, Healing Arts Press) shares her journey into this fascinating branch of vibrational healing. She outlines the theories and paradigms presented in physics and related sciences to explain how consciousness, energy, information, and physical form and function relate to one another. This includes discussion of quantum physics, the electric universe and plasma physics, subtle energies and electromagnetism, and more. She also explores ancient spiritual traditions and concepts such as chi and prana, the chakras and aura, and how these have been perceived and explored in various cultures.
McKusick’s healing work focuses on using tuning forks on or near the body. She has worked with both the harmonic spectrum frequencies and the solfeggio frequencies, and discusses the significance of using those particular notes and of choosing tuning forks that are manufactured in an optimal manner for this type of application. The author and others have found that as the sound waves from the forks are activated over different areas of the biofield there are discernible shifts in the sound when problem areas are encountered. This book shares some of the correspondences she has found between the location of these disturbances and the issues that are present in ones life and psyche. These issues often involve some form of trauma. McKusick also describes a number of other prominent uses of sound in the healing arts and summarizes research that has shown beneficial effects of using music or sound vibration to address various health concerns.
This book provides a fairly thorough discussion of underlying theoretical concepts that can explain how sound vibration may promote healing. With an understanding that most matter and energy exist in states that are beyond our normal human perception, we can recognize how using tools that can influence those subtle energy layers may foster profound healing. This book provides some helpful charts and diagrams that provide a reference for those who may be seeking to apply these sound healing approach in their own lives.
The author has a master’s degree in integrative education and has pursued a doctorate in integral health. She has taught at Johnson State College in Vermont, the state where her sound therapy practice is located. This book has drawn accolades from energy healing pioneers such as Gary Schwartz, Ph.D., Donna Eden, James Oschman, Ph.D., Beverly Rubik, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Thompson, D.C. Anyone who is interested in exploring energy healing and energy medicine or seeking to apply sound frequencies in their healing practice may wish to read this inspiring and innovative book.