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Aligning With Our New Center

14 Jun, 2021
Aligning With Our New Center

By Jude Ponton, DC, LAc, MAc Senior Licensed Acutonics Teacher and Practitioner

I have just recently returned to my practice after months of my own journey of recovery. As I began seeing clients I noticed that in most of the people I was treating there was a common signature in their fields. What I noticed was a sense of “off centeredness” or misalignment with the central core of their field. Usually when something like this shows up consistently the first thing I do is check to see if I am projecting the pattern. Although I am still working through my own alignment issues, this felt like something more. So, I checked with a few of my friends and colleagues who are practitioners of Acutonics and other kinds of energy-based practices to find out if they had noticed anything similar in their clients. Several said that they had sensed a similar signature in a number of their sessions.

My sense of this pattern is that it is a consequence of the period of chaos, polarity and discord that we have all been experiencing over the past year. We hear people say that they just want to see things get back to “normal.” What seems true is that the normal that we were experiencing is neither possible nor desirable to return to and so we move to a “new normal” which at this point is kind of nebulous. Our center feels a little like a moving target because we are focused on the shifts that are going on outside. I believe that we can assist our clients in locating their true center by introducing frequencies that help to ground and harmonize our central core and connect to our inner being. This allows us to line up with our truest expression of Source.

Balancing the chakras would be very useful to create connection to center. Focus on the Root chakra for stability using Low Ohm Unison. Use Mars and Venus on the Solar Plexus chakra will help our clients reconnect with their sense of self and their personal power. Venus and Jupiter on the Heart chakra expands the heart’s capacity to express love. The energy of Hygiea is especially appropriate because she helps to realize all dimensions of balance for the chakras.

Treating the REN and DU extraordinary vessels activates the Microcosmic Orbit to create coherence of the heavenly and earthly energies in our 3D bodies. This combination will also activate and harmonizes all the chakras. Apply the New Moon 5th interval to open both vessels. On the Ren Mai follow with Sedna/Venus and Low Ohm Octave to expand and root the Yin matrix. On the Du, follow the NM5th with Sedna/Mars and Low Ohm Octave to enhance and ground the Yang matrix. Another approach for treating the Microcosmic Orbit is to follow the NM5th with the Low Hygiea Octave to expand the multidimensional energy of the orbit.

The subtle fields are extremely important in aligning with a new matrix because the field is the “governing agency” of particle reality. Some suggestions for working in the field would include High Mars/Venus, Chiron/Nibiru, Nibiru/Hygiea, Hygiea 4 & 5 (the two highest frequency forks) followed by Ohm/Saturn to stabilize.

As practitioners of frequency transformation, we are in a unique position to aid our clients in the process of aligning to their new center.

Jude Ponton is Senior Licensed Acutonics® faculty member and Certified Acutonics® Practitioner, she is a co-author of Acutonics from Galaxies to Cells, Galaxies to Cells Case Study Companion Guide, and Acutonics for Small Animals. She is in clinical practice at Whispering Dragon in Seattle, WA, she will be opening her teaching schedule and is exploring ways to offer student mentorship, stay tuned for more information or contact her at resonate@whispering-dragon.com, 206-706-2836, http://www.whispering-dragon.com.

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Retuning the Field

29 Mar, 2021
Retuning the Field

Jude Ponton, DC, LAc, Senior Licensed Acutonics® Faculty, Certified Acutonics® Practitioner

On the 3D level we have been given advice about actions to take such as social distancing, wearing masks and staying at home to protect ourselves and others. There are foods and nutritional supplements that help to enhance immune function. Exercise and breathing techniques build our energy. All of these actions have proved to be useful. Recently, vaccines and some therapeutic interventions have become available for those of us wishing to avail ourselves of these opportunities.

Practitioners and recipients of energetic medicine have provided and received the benefits of Acutonics, acupuncture, Reiki, chiropractic, massage and other therapies once we were permitted to access them. As practitioners many of us have also worked from a distance to connect with the energy fields of our clients to affect changes in physical manifestations.

All of the interventions we have been employing are connecting mostly at the physical particle level. Even the energetic work has been focused primarily on the client’s personal energy field. I have come to believe that the virus has become embedded in the Unified Field and that this contributes to its virulence, to the mutations that continue to impact its progression and to the persistence that it has exhibited for so many of us. In discussions with colleagues I am finding that many others have also arrived at this belief.

Covid 19 has an extraordinarily strong morphic field. This field has been strengthened and reinforced by every person that has contracted the virus, every practitioner that has treated patients, every family member or friend of a victim of the virus, all of the news reports, all of the fear and anxiety, frustration and divisiveness, all of the focus that the virus has been given at multiple levels of consciousness and in multiple dimensions.

Einstein said that the Field is the “sole governing agency” of the particle. Everything exists in the Field before it manifests in physical reality. This means that to change the physical reality we must alter the Field. In this frequency-based universe, that means we must shift the balance and intensity of the frequencies being expressed in the Field so that it no longer resonates with the frequencies of the morphic field of Covid. In effect we would create dissonance with the field that supports the virus. As practitioners of work that transforms the expression of cosmic frequencies, we are uniquely qualified to meet this challenge.

I propose that we take this on as a community. My suggestion is that we choose a day and time to open a portal in time-space and that we use our forks, chimes and gongs to shift the frequencies in the Unified Field. In the dimension of time-space, time is not linear. It is more spherical. We could choose a time, for example noon on Mondays, and open a nodal point that connects to the intersection in the sphere of time that corresponds to that time everywhere Then we sound our frequencies, and it would not matter the 3D time because we would all be touching the same nodal point in limitless time. We could drop into limitless heart space and use the frequencies that we are inspired to access to shift the resonance. Some combinations that show up for me are Chiron/Pluto, Chiron/Nibiru, Hygeia/Chiron, Hygiea Octaves, Hygeia/Nibiru, Hygiea/Mercury. There are lots of possibilities depending on the aspect or expression of the morphic field you are tracking, but if we are all tracking and shifting the field in the same nodal point simultaneously we have great power. If we are consistent I believe that we can meet this virus in the dimension that holds its pattern in place, and we will be able to change the resonance.

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Lunar New Year 2021 - Year of the Metal Ox, February 12, 2021

9 Feb, 2021
Lunar New Year 2021 - Year of the Metal Ox, February 12, 2021

February 12, 2021 is the beginning of Lunar New Year, this year we celebrate the Metal Ox, the second sign in the Zodiacal wheel. According to myth, the Jade Emperor established the order of the zodiacal animals based on when they arrived at his party. The Ox was in the lead, but kind-hearted in nature, gave Rat a ride on his back. As soon as they arrived at the party, Rat jumped down becoming the first animal in the zodiac, and Ox was second.

The Ox is highly valued in Asian culture, represented in religion, art, literature and popular culture for centuries. Associated with harvests, hard work, honesty and fertility in China, Ox is also very auspicious and able to grant one’s wishes. In Korea the Ox is portrayed as very altruistic, diligent and loyal.

The Ox is sacred in many world religions including Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism, where there is strong respect for the lives of animals as well as beliefs that violence of any kind is wrong. In Zoroastrianism the spirt of the cow is associated with the soul of the Earth. In Buddhism the Ox is said to represent Buddha nature, that it is possible for anyone to achieve enlightenment. In Japan the Ox is venerated in Shintoism and can be found in Tenmangu shrines, dedicated to the spirit of Sugawara or Michizane, the god of academics, who also has a relationship to health and wellbeing, that likely arises from a belief that cows have the power to cure disease.

Qualities of the OX and what to expect in a Metal Ox Year.

The Ox is grounded, gentle, trustworthy, intelligent, realistic and reliable, not afraid to engage in hard work, does not expect praise for their dedication, they will endure without complaint. A Metal Ox year is a time to consolidate, gain flexibility, and strength and to set realistic goals. To stay balanced focus on creating healthy boundaries and structures in your life that support your forward momentum and ability to find joy in your work and home life.

This is an excellent time to focus on completing things that we may have begun in the tumult of 2020 but were unable to finish. This is also an opportunity to reconstruct or rebuild from a more holistic and grounded place. Think about what you might want to let go of; are there actions you want to take that would simplify your life and nourish you in new ways. Remember that Metal rules the lungs and is associated with the emotion of grief. A Metal Ox year is a time to envision new pathways that allow us to let go of deep grief and to set new roots that help us to grow and thrive.

May this Lunar New Year be a time for great harvest and rich nourishment.

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Trust

9 Feb, 2021
Trust

By Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc, & Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc
Senior Acutonics® Practitioners and Teachers

In the current climate of uncertainty and upheaval, the ability to trust and allow the flow of the universe to provide inspiration for movement beyond the experience of outer reality has been extraordinarily challenging. Much of what we see at the root of our clients’ concerns is a kind of fear that seems to come from a disconnection from their own sense of well-being and instinctual power. This sometimes manifests clearly as fear but often as a kind of hypervigilance or an exaggerated need for control.

We emphasize the importance of the Kidneys a lot in Acutonics courses as the foundation for our core energy, sort of like a battery pack. The Kidneys are not just the foundation of the energy that powers the physical functions of the body. The spirit of the Kidney, the Zhi, provides the power of our life force, or our will to grow. It provides us the ability to face our fears and to move forward in our lives. The Zhi supports the drive to thrive and our will to BE. The kidney spirit supports the Shen spirit of the heart and provides a springboard for the Shen to extend into the expanse of our heart field. When the heart spirit is supported and grounded by the Zhi it results in a sense of equilibrium, wisdom and confidence. This is the matrix that nurtures trust. It engenders a knowing that the universe is infinitely compassionate and generous and that our natural state is one of connection and well-being. Feelings of fear, anxiety and distrust are indications of decreased resonance with the vibrations of the Zhi and the Shen, related to imbalances of the energy of the kidney and heart. As practitioners of Acutonics we can offer our clients a direct experience of vibrational resonance with these manifestations of spirit and a sense of deeply rooted expansiveness.

Here are some suggestions to add to your treatments for enhancing the relationship of the Kidney and the Heart to support the Zhi and the Shen:

The Du Mai supports the Kidneys and relates to the Root Chakra, which is the foundation for the sense of rooting and stability to enhance our sense of security. Use the Saturn/Venus 5th interval to consolidate the Kidney energy and the Mars/Venus 5th to balance and activate the Kidneys.

The Yin Wei Mai expands the Heart Chakra. The Jupiter/Venus combination brings expansiveness and love to the Heart. Sun/Neptune combination activates the flow of the Heart spirit.

UB 52, Will Chamber (located about three inches lateral to the lower boarder of the second lumbar, or 1 ½ inches lateral to UB 23, Kidney Shu) is the point related to the Zhi spirit of the Kidney. The Pluto/Venus 5th can be used to reach the deep root and transformative energy of the Zhi.

KID 3, Great Ravine is the Source Point on the Kidney meridian and is an access to the expression of Source energy through the Kidneys. Use all three Octaves of the Mars/Venus 5th interval to access and connect lower and higher vibrations of the Kidney Spirit energy.

Ren 17, Chest Center is the location of the Heart Chakra. To expand the strength of the Spirit (Shen) of the Heart out into the Heart field use high octave Jupiter/Sun 2 combination.

HT 7, Spirit Gate is the source point on the Heart meridian and opens the beauty of the spirit. It opens the gate to nourish warmth and love and brings security and stability to the inner feelings of the heart. The New Moon 5th can open the gate and Full Moon/Venus allows full expression and nurturance of love.

KID 23, Spirit Seal, KID 24, Spirit Ruins, KID 25, Spirit Storehouse (Mountain of Balance Points) have a strong effect on Spirit. They are a mixing place for the primordial yin/water energy of the Kidneys and the primordial yang/fire energy of the Heart. They bring together the Zhi and the Shen. Mars/Venus 5th combines the yin and yang energies on Kidney points over the Heart on these Spirit transforming points.

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The Time of the Zhi—Connecting to Our Destiny

19 Nov, 2020
The Time of the Zhi—Connecting to Our Destiny

Jude Ponton, DC, LAc, MAc & Paul Ponton, LAc, MAc
Senior Licensed Acutonics Faculty, Certified Acutonics® Practitioners

We are in the time of transition from the dwindling energy of Autumn to Winter, the cycle of the water element when our energy draws inward. The spirit of the Kidney and the water element is the Zhi that reside in the most hidden parts of our body. The Zhi spirits connect us to the collective unconscious, where we are aware of our infinite nature. The Zhi is the yin fire, the embers that ignite the spark of connection to our destiny. The Zhi dwell in the dimension known in Vedic philosophy as Karma, the unconscious forces and collective energies that influence the course of our lives.

In this year, this particular nodal point in the spiral, the Zhi energies are particularly potent. We are acutely aware of the importance of rekindling and reconnecting to the spark of our individual destinies and to the destiny of the collective. Our experience of the flow and interconnectivity of the Unified Field is extraordinarily powerful. This is a time to nourish and amplify the influence of the Zhi spirits.

The Acutonics frequencies of Pluto, Chiron, Nibiru and Sedna are especially useful for connection to and sustenance of the Zhi. Pluto allows access to the deep realms that are the residence of the Zhi spirits. Chiron provides healing energy and a bridge to new connections to our destiny and Nibiru creates the matrix for expression of that destiny. Sedna connects to unity and non-duality and the infinite potential of the Unified Field. The new addition to our Acutonics frequencies, Hygiea, provides energy of multidimensional integration when combined with other forks.

These frequencies could be appropriately applied to the Chong Mai Vessel, open on SP 4, Grandparents/Grandchild and balance on P 6, Inner Gate, because as the first vessel to emerge from Source it manifests our individual expression of the Field. The Ren Mai , open on LU 7 Broken Sequence and Balance on P 6, Shining Sea and the Du Mai Vessel, open on SI 3 Back Ravine and Balance on UB 62, Extending Vessel are the deepest Yin and Yang potentials and strongly connected to the energy of the Kidney organ and so are also good choices for enhancing the potential of the Zhi spirits. Points that build and support the energy of the Kidney like UB 23, UB 52, KID 3, KID 6, REN 4, REN 6 are also appropriate.

We are living in a time of great challenge when it is important to remember and reconnect with our Zhi, our destiny as individuals and as expressions of the One. We have exceptional tools to assist us in meeting this challenge. We are Becoming.

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Protocol: Helping the Lungs During Fires

30 Aug, 2020
Protocol: Helping the Lungs During Fires

By Katie Mink, LAc, Senior Faculty, Westcoast Acutonics

Ground yourself with Ohm Unison (listening and on KID 1).
If you have 2 Low Ohms, listen and ground with those as well.
Use the Spread between LU 1 and LIV 14
Clear congestion and burning sensation with Zodiac /Ohm: Zodiac on LU 1 and Ohm on Liver 14
Next layer is New Moon/Ohm, which cools and moistens the lungs and creates a sense of expansion in the chest.
You can also spread from LU 1 to LU 7 or LI 4 with Zodiac and Ohm, follow with New Moon/Ohm.

If you are feeling dryness and phlegm, add a layer of Full Moon /Ohm as well.

If you have Mercury, add that for its affinity with the Lung and help with clearing toxins. Use on same points above and if the air is truly hideous, with all kinds of particulates, put on your masks (the kind that filter out particles!) and add LIV 3 and LI 4.

Zodiac/Ohm
Chiron/Ohm
Mercury/Ohm

Calm yourself with New Moon/Ohm on Third eye, on your Crown chakra (DU 20), at your heart and then your 2nd chakra.

Ground with Ohm, for you, for your neighbors, for all those who have been torn from their homes.

Katie Mink and Laurie Herron are senior licensed Acutonics faculty, they offer the full Acutonics curriculum through Westcoast Acutonics, now teaching classes live online. They can be reached at www.westcoastacutonics.com, or westcoastacutonics@gmail.com.

Katie will be co-teaching Harmonic Pathology with Donna Carey on Zoom, October 23-25, 2020 and Katie and Ellen will be co-teaching, Case Studies: Clinical Documentaries, October 28-29, 2020.

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Late Summer, The Fifth Season

30 Aug, 2020
Late Summer, The Fifth Season

By Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc & Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc
Senior Licensed Acutonics Instructors and Certified Acutonics® Practitioners

The Earth element is associated with the physical experience of our bodies, the way we perceive the world through our senses and our thoughts. Being grounded into the depths of Mother Earth gives us the ability to consolidate the more etheric vibratory forms so we can connect with them on a three-dimensional level. We bring our thoughts into being.

Think about all that the energy of the Earth is busy creating, both on and under its mantle. Consider the action of the roots that feed the plants and bind the structure of the soil into solid form. Envision the billions of creatures, bacteria, mosses and fungi all enlivened and coordinated by the energetic efforts of the Earth. There is unlimited power for creation and harmony that we connect to when we become more aware of the magic of the Earth.

The spirits of the Earth element are the Yi. These are the spirits that empower our intentions and provide the energy of consolidation that supports the matrix for manifestation into 3D reality. They receive the frequencies of our Heart’s desires and support our ability to materialize them in tangible form. The Yi are the supporting spirits of reality creation and the ability to realize our dreams.

Here are some ideas for connecting with our dreams and visions and bringing them to expression.

To connect to and activate our vision from the unified field, sound the HF Jupiter and HF Sun 1 over the solar plexus and heart chakras, to empower manifestations of our intentions and desires.Transform and ground these energies into the physical with the middle octave Ohm/Jupiter 4th on Ren 17 to expand the desires of the heart and connect with the Earth and ED/Nibiru on Ren 12 to create a matrix for manifestation of the intentions.

Add the ED 5th on the Chong Mai and Ohm/Nibiru to support the matrix and Ohm/Jupiter to expand the energy of manifestation. On the Yin Wei use the ED 5th to support the Heart’s energy field and the Low Venus/Sun for activating and anchoring in the unconditional creative energy of love.

Live, love, manifest and be joyful.

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The Heart as the Unifier

25 Jun, 2020
The Heart as the Unifier


Jude Ponton, D.C. LAc. & Paul Ponton, LAc, Senior Acutonics® Practitioners and Teachers

As we approach summer, the season of the Heart (Fire Element), there is so much going on in the world around us that could trouble our hearts. In the view of Classical Chinese Medicine the primary function of the Heart is to open our awareness of unity and to help us to experience connection and community. The Heart is the “unifier” and is said to define our humanity. It is the home of our spirit. Especially in times of discord it is our hearts that yearn for unity. The Summer Solstice is the point where yin and yang come together and it is said that this is where the Heart sits, at this point of the unity of the yin and yang energies. The analytical mind divides, it perceives from the perspective of good or bad/beneficial or detrimental. The Heart recognizes the unity of everything, that there is purpose in everything and that all experiences are vehicles for transformation. The Heart is said to be the “voice of sacredness” that helps us to connect with our true humanity.

The Institute of Heart Math defines coherence as order, structure and harmony. They have done studies that indicate that as we practice heart coherence and radiate love and compassion our hearts generate a coherent electromagnetic wave into the local field environment that promotes social coherence. Every individual’s energy affects the collective field. As each of us increases our own heart coherence we feed the Field and that creates a frequency that allows others to more easily connect to their hearts.

The celestial frequencies of our Acutonics tuning forks applied to points and channels that have resonance with the Heart, along with chimes and gongs are extraordinarily effective at creating connection to the Field. We can help clients to expand their heart fields and to communicate with the Unified Field to create both individual and collective coherence.

Here Are Some Suggestions For Promoting Heart Coherence And Unity.

Yin Wei Maito expand the Heart field and open to unconditional love—New Moon 5th to open, Neptune/Venus for flow of love, Jupiter/Neptune to expand the flow.
Ren 17 (Heart Chakra)to open the Heart field and connect to the Unified Field—New Moon 5th. Jupiter/Venus to expand love.
Chong Mai—to connect the Heart to the undifferentiated oneness—New Moon 5th, Sedna /Venus for non-duality in the expression of love
SI 11 and HT5to allow the Heart energy to collect and return to the Heart center—Ohm Unison and Ohm Octave
The Sun Chime, High Frequency Sun Forks and Sun Gong all activate the frequency of the Sun in the Field.
The Sun Chime and Jupiter Chime expand the energy of the Sun.

Our hearts reach out to you in coherence and community. Peace.

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Vibrational Acupuncture: Integrating Tuning Forks With Needles

25 Jun, 2020
Vibrational Acupuncture: Integrating Tuning Forks With Needles


Singing Dragon UK, 2020
Co-authors Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, LAc, MS, MM, and MichelAngelo, MFA

Introduction

“Together, (these) two modalities balance Yin and Yang, both calm and stimulate, and simultaneously ground and lift up the Qi. This permits the integration of Water/Fire polarities within the body, allowing for a flow of Shen spirit in physical form and contributing to the manifestation one’s particular destiny.”[1]

While there are many books on vibrational healing available to healthcare practitioners, Vibrational Acupuncture is comparatively unique in its synergies, not only of the modalities themselves, but also its content, a creative melding of history, philosophy, music theory, social commentary, personal anecdote, plus a soupçon of astrology. There is a wealth of eminently practical applications for both acupuncturists and non-acupuncturists alike, and potentially interested laypersons who may wish to use the tuning fork protocols for self-care.

The innovative, non-invasive treatment protocols included in our book features the use of precision calibrated Acutonics®Ohm tuning forks, by themselves, or in synergy with acupuncture needling, on the points and meridians of the face and body. Demonstrating by example, that the vibrational effect of sound resonance engendered by the tuning forks is enhanced by the body’s skeletal structure and its watery consistency. Consequently, the vibrational Qi of tuning forks is readily transmitted to the entire body through engagement with the Water element, and its key meridian, that of the Kidney. This encourages the healing frequencies to penetrate the most profound level of essence – the Jing. This dynamic synergy of sound and acupuncture, employed in a treatment, results in a relaxing, clinically effective healing regimen that boosts the immune system, relaxes fear, and prevents disease. Tuning forks are also useful in the treatment of sensitive, needle-phobic patients, as well as those suffering from PTSD. 

Vibrational Healing

The use of healing sound, whether embodied in tuning forks, the human voice, chanting, keening, Tibetan or crystal bowls, tingshas, bells, etc., can help to ground, open and calm negative emotional states, connecting us to a wave of good will and peace. Healing vibration also connect us with the rhythms and pulses of the natural world, and fosters the development of a vibratory “relationship” between practitioner and patient that can be profoundly transformative:

“In a healing context, exposure of a patient to the appropriate resonance precipitates a process of energetic alignment or entrainment, during which the practitioner enters into a profound rapport with the patient.  This energetic vibrational framework invokes a powerful state of compassionate engagement.”[2]

The Content of our Book

The nine chapters of Vibrational Acupuncture progressively outline our philosophy and present unique treatment protocols for health care professionals, acupuncturists, and interested lay persons. We have also included suggestions for self-treatment:

The Introduction to our book explores the vibration and nature of sound, linkages between healing sound and sacred geometry as well as theories and practice of music in ancient China.

Chapter 1: A History and Overview of Quantum Music Theory™provides useful and necessary information concerning the musical component of healing sound treatments, including Pythagorean number theory, the world of number and musical tones, the archetypal significance and healing applications of musical intervals and overtones, and the conversion of planetary movement into sound. Relevant anecdotes are included to illustrate this material. The planetary myth, archetype, and symbolism of the Acutonics® Ohm/Earth tuning forks, used in Vibrational Acupuncture™ treatments, is introduced.

Chapter 2: Practical Discernment: Tuning Forks and/or Needles? examines the practical discernment between Tuning Forks and/or Needles, with specific Vibrational Acupuncture™ treatments. We explore the benefits and contraindications for acupuncture and tuning fork usage; Discernment, knowledge, and awareness of when to integrate these two modalities; Supplies, treatment length and timeline, etc.

Chapter 3: The Eight Extraordinary Meridians and Our Genetic Imprint offers an exploration of prenatal Qi and the Jing level of treatment. This chapter presents protocols that take into account the integration of tuning forks with acupuncture needles on these meridians.

Chapter 4: The Anti-Exhaustion Treatments: Anchoring the Ying explores anti-exhaustion treatments, suggestions to anchor the Ying as well as discussion of postnatal Qi, and lifestyle choices — a person’s diet, exercise regimen, thoughts and emotions, etc. Treatments for this level target the root cause of physical and psychospiritual fatigue, i.e., noise and air pollution. Source Luo points for treating anxiety, anger, sadness, depression, and other imbalances are introduced. 

Chapter 5: Harmonizing the Wei examines motor and trigger points and how and when they are used to harmonize the Wei Qi. Treatments using trigger/motor point protocols for specific syndromes, i.e., temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) are included along with Palpation techniques and discernment of which modality is appropriate.

Chapter 6: Facial Acu-Sound Protocols includes specific treatment protocols including. 1. A basic facial balancing treatment using two Acutonics® Ohm tuning forks in tandem on the face. 2. Troubleshooting: “Turkey Wattles”. The platysma muscle, an imbalance of which is associated with the appearance of a saggy, drooping neck, is treated using motor points, either with needles, tuning forks, or a synergy of both modalities. Photos and diagrams will illustrate each step of the process.

Chapter 7: Vibrational Hara, Vibrational Hara Palpation and Treatment explores the Five Element Japanese hara, or abdominal treatment that has been used for centuries to maintain health and well-being. Palpation techniques and discernment concerning which treatment to employ, are discussed in depth. Additionally, the reader is provided with an overview of the Five Elements, as they pertain to sound, receptivity, and listening.

Chapter 8: Solo Sound Therapy Treatments is written with an “ear” to the treatment of super-sensitive, needle-phobic patients, and also for non-acupuncturists who may wish to take advantage of these non-needle protocols. All the acu-sound treatments in this book are very effective when performed with tuning forks alone. Three specialized treatments are explored including a Grounding Protocol, the Sacred Mudra Meditation: Lacing the Three Jiaos, and a Corpus Callosum Vibrational Treatment, for balancing the twin hemispheres of the brain.

Chapter 9: Vibrational Topical and Internal Treatments offers a complete topical protocol using natural and organic products to enhance the efficacy of the treatments exploring elixirs, gems and oils and other products.

Chapter 10: Provides a personal perspective from the authors with guidelines and recommendations that are drawn from our years of personal and professional experience.

“The information and treatment protocols in this book are the product of many years of teaching and experimentation with a wide range of approaches; we want to encourage you in your exploration of this exciting new aspect of your practice, Vibrational Acupuncture.”[3]

The following provides an overview of what we’ve included by chapter in this new work.

Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, LAc, MS, MM
Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, the internationally recognized author of the acclaimed book, Constitutional Facial Acupuncture (Elsevier UK, 2014), is an acclaimed teacher, an acupuncturist, an herbalist, Acutonics® and Zen Shiatsu practitioner, cranio-sacral therapist and a professional opera singer. Acknowledged to be a leading international authority on facial acupuncture, with 30+ years of clinical professional experience as a healing practitioner, she has personally trained close to 6,000 healthcare practitioners from five continents in her treatment protocols. 

She and her life and teaching partner, MichelAngelo, recently published a new book, Vibrational Acupuncture: Integrating Tuning Forks with Needles (Singing Dragon UK, 2020), rated 5 stars on Amazon. Mary Elizabeth maintains a private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in New York City. www.facialacupuncture-wakefieldtechnique.comchi.akra@gmail.com

MichelAngelo, MFA, CTM
An opera singer, classical composer, pianist, medical astrologer, healer, diviner and writer, MichelAngelo served as Advisor, Astrological Medicine & Musical Studies to Acutonics® Institute of Integral Medicine, LLC, and is a co-author of the textbook, From Galaxies to Cells: Planetary Science, Harmony and Medicine (Devachan, 2010). He has written several articles on medical astrology for Oriental Medicine Journal.

Other articles have appeared in Dell Horoscope and Infinity Astrological Magazine. In 2019, MichelAngelo self-published two books of original essays, Random Ramblings of an Astrological Autodidact, and Miscellaneous Maunderings about the Starry Sky, both rated 5-star, and available on Amazon; the former has received a very favorable review from The Mountain Astrologer. www.michelangelo-medicalastrology.usplanetaryvibrationalmedicine@gmail.com

[1] Wakefield, Mary Elizabeth, and MichelAngelo, Vibrational Acupuncture: Integrating Tuning Forks with Needles, Singing Dragon, London, UK, 2020, p. 74.
[2] Wakefield, M E, and MichelAngelo, op. cit., p. 74.
[3] Wakefield, M. E. and MichelAngelo, op. cit., p. 254.

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PANDEMIC Online Confessions

14 May, 2020
PANDEMIC Online Confessions


By Mary Burke-Kelly, Certified Acutonics® Practitioner, Senior Licensed Faculty

I am an Aquarian, so I embrace new and progressive, but let’s face it, Aquarius for all its eccentric glory, is a fixed sign and set in its ways. Not to mention my grand fixed cross makes sudden change a bit of a challenge. So when it became obvious (transiting Uranus is conjunct a corner of that cross now) that my Acutonics classes and practice could not be performed in person with real live bodies in the COVID 19 Pandemic, I grudgingly accepted my new path to online classes, Zoom live distance sessions……and I created a Youtube channel.

I started out with no new technology. Just my laptop and a late night mission to share what seemed needed at the time: a video on some tips for sending Acutonics long distance (something we don’t usually teach in our regular classes) for students and a second video on a protocol for the intense fear and anxiety so many were suffering. Some of you have emailed with questions on what sound and video editing I used just the camera/mic in the laptop and the editing that comes with Windows 10. I took baby steps on this path, can’t you tell?

I discovered that nighttime is yin, creative, the primordial feminine darkness time. The best ideas coming between 3:00 AM – 5:00 AM because I was starting something new like breathing in the Lung Qi that was peaking in the biological clock. The Zoom hosting guide made and shared with Acutonics faculty by Janet DeVallauris, my fellow teacher, was like following those numbers in a Miko Sankey esoteric acupuncture pattern. I couldn’t go wrong. Then came the real time practice with my husband in another room on Zoom to see my view and the student’s view. “What do you see now? Can you hear that? What is on your screen now?” Daughters were Zoomed to practice how to manage break out rooms, share whiteboards, and phone cameras. All hard documents were organized in separate emails to minimize student confusion. Zoom invitations were explicit so there would be no confusion how to join a meeting. The Blue Yeti microphone arrived, and settings were picked. Various rooms were tried out for the best lighting. The ring light was on Amazon delay.

The universe was kind. My scheduled class was Acutonics VI: Clinical Documentaries, which does not cover point location or techniques. My six students had taken six previous classes with me and all knew each other, they were a kind and gentle audience. But I made sure I had options for meditation, openings and Taoist breathing exercises for breaks if we got tired.  Input from faculty meetings and my experience as a student in Paul and Jude Ponton’s Zoom Points & Meridians and Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine was my prep.

The big day arrived, and it was like welcoming students’ home again. We could see each other, laugh and connect. Some students were Zoom proficient; others were novices. Although one student could not connect (because she had not joined Zoom previous to class) at 9:00 AM, a generous student called her on the break to give the student her husband’s Zoom code, and she was in. Zoom break out rooms became the treatment tables during practicum. Sometimes 3 to a room and sometimes 2 to a room, developing their case assessments and plans in private with me “entering the room” to answer questions. I felt that the students were more focused on the tasks. Being alone at their computer and discussing the case with one or two others, there did not seem to be as many distractions or small talk. They all felt they knew more than they thought by doing the case studies. I switched from one Zoom break out room to another and the whirling screen graphic confirming my transition temporarily cut off sound and video with the students until I entered the next room. Although alarmed at first, it began to feel like I was walking down the hall here to the next treatment table to check on them in person. 

I have to admit that no one used the chat function during class. It was open but no one engaged. Maybe because I told the students I probably wouldn’t notice any chats so just “unmute yourself and talk, if you have a question or comment.” The small class size allowed us to have that familiarity like being in a room together again.

The last practicum in Clinical Docs is a role play on intake and development into a session plan. That session is then given to the partner. Online class offered an opportunity for students to learn how to send the session long distance. They had a choice to send long distance at the end of class or Zoom/Facetime/ their partner and send it on another day. Most opted for the later, so I carried them all into the gong room for a gong closing.

I audio recorded the classes and students can listen to them on the Zoom cloud for 90 days with a student code. Then Zoom deletes them.

Feedback from the students with their first online class was positive. One said it gave her the motivation to start having meetings with all her employees via Zoom, something she had not considered.  Another received her long distance session from her partner and texted me that she felt great all day….it was very powerful long distance.

What Is My Opinion About Online Class? 

It definitely has advantages. Let’s face it, you can sleep longer and just be ready at the computer. You don’t have to travel to or from class or out to lunch. That means out of town students save on lodging and travel. You only have to dress from the chest up. You don’t have to make or offer snacks for students (my Moon is in Cancer…you get fed here). You can use a background so the environment can be messy. As a student, you can turn off your video and still listen so no sees what you are really doing. (Don’t give me that excuse about saving your broadband signal we know you are really eating or working on something else). With no geographic boundaries, you can also choose to study with a different teacher to gain different perspectives.

Of course, there are disadvantages. You can’t feel the tuning forks on you during practicum. And there is something about being present in the room of a vibrating gong.  The experience is less intense.  Finding points accurately or fork techniques can be a challenge. You have to purchase tools before class and have them shipped to your home instead of “try before you buy.”  Sometimes the internet connection will drop, and you have to get back on when you can. EMF’s and blue light from sitting in front of computers are not healthy and it is important to have something that blocks or mitigates those. We also take longer breaks and lunch. I recommend forks on the Yin and Yang Qiaos after class for eyes and mineral loss.

My next foray into online is for clients: a 20 minute distance session for $30 on fear/anxiety and overwhelm during May 2020. If you offer something like this, it gives your clients who question long distance effectiveness a chance to try it inexpensively and see if it resonates with them while you still get some pay for your time and expertise. If you can build a practice with word of mouth, long distance sessions can be built like that as well. By choosing something so obvious like anxiety, they should be able to gage if long distance works for them. 

At the end of May, I am offering a 2 hour “Acutonics at Home” workshop to teach personal care with Acutonics starter sets. I will be working the “creative yin time” to develop methods that translate into finding points and holding forks……how about that plastic reflexology foot I have…?

Here are a few quotes from students who just completed Acutonics Level VI: Clinical Documentaries, the first online class that I taught.

 "I loved the breakout rooms. When I developed my plan with my partner and then came back to the main session on ZOOM, it made me realize I knew more than I thought."

"Quality of the class was great...just like always."

"Thanks for going the extra mile to make sure the students are getting what they need during this time."

Mary Burke-Kelly is Licensed Senior Acutonics Faculty and a Certified Acutonics® Practitioner physically located in Texas but mentally online these days. Upcoming online activities include: Acutonics at Home, Saturday, May 30 from 2 to 4 PM CDT, Acutonics Level III, June 12-15, Acutonics Level V: Ethics in Clinical Practice, June 27-28, 2020. Mary can be reached at mary@dfwacutonics.comwww.dfwacutonics.com.

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Weaving Music, Art and Medicine through an Online Portal

14 May, 2020
Weaving Music, Art and Medicine through an Online Portal


By Carmen Cicotti, LMT, CAcP, Senior Licensed Faculty, Clinical Supervisor

I have been teaching Acutonics® for almost 17 years and have incorporated online (live classes) for the past several years. It began when a student from across the country wasn't able to make it to class, due to a change in her school schedule. So, I included her in my classroom via Skype. During these past several years, technology has come a long way. I have worked with several platforms and began using Zoom when they first launched their business. In the beginning, I could only have two or three students at a time without the whole platform or my computer crashing. Since then, I have been meeting with students online who are interested in extracurricular study and guidance, fulfilling their clinical hours, as well as teaching course curriculum classes from time to time. Although there are many benefits to online study, I do feel strongly about having in person contact and instruction, for which I offer the required practicums for online classes as well as student clinics, where students come together, build community, work on each other and with the general public in a supervised clinical setting. This is also the perfect opportunity to visit the beautiful San Juan Islands that I call home.

Some of the benefits of online study students have shared with me along the way are that the interaction feels more intimate, up close and personal, and delivers more like a conversation. Students have also reported that they feel more at ease and able to concentrate and that there are less distractions using the online platform. With the breakout rooms now offered on Zoom students are also able to work in small groups for practice exercises and integration. There is also the added benefit of not having the expense and planning for travel and accommodations.

My main goal in teaching whether online or in person is to inspire students to learn new skills, build confidence, gain experience and discover their creative potential with this wonderful medicine we share. For me, teaching online provides an opportunity to get creative and resourceful in order to make sure these goals are met and that students are able to assimilate the vast amount of information that is presented. 

I currently offer course curriculum classes as well as clinical hours, case study presentations and study groups online through the Zoom platform and presently have a small pod of students who are all working on their clinical hours. I work with these students individually as well as gather together for online group meetings to help them integrate Acutonics into a new or existing practice as well as to align this modality with their Life’s work......weaving music, art and medicine into a harmonic chord that heals, inspires and cultivates vitality, energy and Spirit.

If you are interested in studying with me or want to learn more about what I have to offer, you can connect with me at http://northwestacutonics.com/content/support/  or email carmen@northwestacutonics.com.

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Creating Your Sacred Space in the Online World!

14 May, 2020
Creating Your Sacred Space in the Online World!


By Judy Bernard, EAMP, MAc, LAc

Things sure have changed quickly. Many of us have had to pivot our lives over the last couple months to find new ways of educating our children, conducting business and our everyday tasks. What we thought could never be done, such as working from home, kids learning off of the television and celebrating special occasions over FaceTime has now become the new normal. We have been combining the creativity within our human spirit with technology, keeping the world moving forward. Yes, the world will go on. While we have a way to go and some bugs to work out, we are creating this world one step at a time. Mother Earth has shown us that with a little bit of help on our part, she can reverse many of the environmental challenges that we face. This is all so inspiring and encouraging to me. However, electronics have not always been my friend, I want to share what I have learned over the last few years, in hopes of making this transition easier for all of us.

I used to move my electronics out of my sacred spaces. In fact, a friend and I shared booth space years ago. She measured heart-rate variability, so she used a computer. Within hours of our booth opening, her computer would malfunction and stop working for a couple weeks. At first, we didn’t know why but we discovered this only happened when we shared booth space. I always had a gong or two with me. This never happened when she shared space with other healers. We figured the gongs and the computer created a dissonance that eventually shut down the computer. I also didn’t allow computers in my treatment space for their dissonance didn’t feel healing to me.

Wow, how times have changed! I have been teaching online and learning online for about 4-5 years, now. My computer, iPad and phone are constant companions of mine in all my healing sessions. I do believe the vibration of the Earth has risen to support the electronics, plus my vibration has shifted, too. However, I am still sensitive to the electronics vibrations also called EMF’s. Part of this is due to my age. When I was born the ethers or energetic soup that I was born into didn’t contain all these electronic vibrations, now it does. So, my energetic field has had to adjust to these new vibrations. Younger people born into this electronic WIFI soup or ethers are not as affected, as this is what they know, so the impact may not be as strong. Although, I recognize that we are all affected differently and even the young can be adversely impacted for a variety of reasons. However, they are much more in the flow with electronics, just ask any 12-year-old how to do something on your phone and they can figure it out in under 10 minutes. The Earth’s vibrational field has also shifted supporting many of the new frequencies. I also find that my gongs no longer appear to impact my electronics. I want to share with you some of the strategies that work for me to limit electronic dissonance, which I hope will help you in navigating.

Setting Up Sacred Space:

  1. Bless your computer and electronics for the connectivity they bring to you! Be thankful to have them in your life. Make friends with them and understand that just as with any new friendship, their will bumps in the road. Don’t let these bumps freak you out. Calmly know it will all work out. Changing your inner dialog really helps here, as does the Mercury fork. Computers run off of vibrational energy too and when we get flustered or angry, they won’t work at all. Trust me this works, at times I use to yell at my computer and then it would stop working. Kindness and friendship will also work with your computers and other devices.
     
  2. Use crystals and stones. I use a heart shaped green fluoride stone, amethyst and shungite on my computer or desk to help balance the EMF vibrations. I also have a rock that I found in nature, to aid in my grounding.
     
  3. I always have a plant in the room with me. I like spider plants. They are very good at purifying the air, are pretty easy to keep alive, and are pet friendly, just in case your pet snacks on them.
     
  4. I use my Acutonics tools to bring harmony between myself, the computer, my client and all. I use Mercury for clear communication, Ohm to ground, Chiron to heal any dissonance, and then whatever else I am called to integrate in a given situation. Any forks you have on hand can be used effectively in this situation.
     
  5. If you are working in a large space to do your work create a big sacred space. Crystals or pennies in all the corners of the room will help to ground the room and anchor the vibrations in harmony.
     
  6. Add whatever other sacred items that feel good to you to your space with your computer.

Now For You Physically! 

I can easily sit in a live class and keep engaged for a few hours. While the online platform has engagement, especially if you use a conference service like Zoom. On Zoom you can see each other and the person speaking moves to the center of the screen. While I love seeing everyone being on video is part of being active in the community. It can feel very intense in the beginning to sit there and be on camera. In order to offset this intensity, I will shut my camera off periodically, thus giving myself a break. This is also good etiquette to follow, if you have to get a snack or move around, so you are not distracting to others. Don’t keep your camera off the entire time, you will miss the interactive part and the other participants will miss you.

I also keep myself muted, many times the host will do this for you. Background noise is very distracting and tiring to the other participants. We are in our own homes, so the background sounds are like white noise to us and we don’t even notice it. If you are not talking mute yourself.

Your body is your sacred temple and EMF- Electromagnetic Frequencies can be hard on your body. In order to spend more time on the computer, you must increase your self-care. Here are some of the things that work for me. Be curious! Explore what works for you. Use your Acutonics Tools!

  1. Everything is vibration, use it to enhance your being energetically. Choose clothing and accessories that help you be at your best. I assess what I need on a given day and the right earrings and necklace always appear to me.
     
  2. Mercury and Moon Essential oils are excellent to diffuse in the air. Sedna also works wonderfully.
     
  3. Use the NM 5th on the Yang Qiao Mai and Yin Qiao Mai.
     
  4. Move and stretch your body when needed. Turn your camera off to do this or stretch outside of the view of the camera, you can also stretch in your seat.
     
  5. Epsom salts baths are quite helpful after I’ve been on the computer all day. It helps to clear EMF’s from the field. 2-4 cups in a warm bath, and a 20 minute soak works well.
     
  6. To me computers can have a frenzied energy, so take a few minutes before going online and breath into your heart. Use Ohm Unison or Mars and Venus forks on REN 17. Fill yourself up with this calmness, expand it to your field, to your computer, desk, microphone, lights, keep breathing deeply and calmly, expand it to your room, to the students, clients who will be joining you online. Use Sedna in the field here for unity. You are now ready to begin.  The world is at your fingertips, we are all connected!  Energetically and virtually! All is ONE! 

More than ever self-care is key! I am offering a 5-week clinic for YOUR own self-care without the clinic hours! YOU can get a personalized self-care plan, feedback, accountability and clinic hours (if needed) to complete your Acutonics Certification. These ONLINE Clinics are being formed now starting in May and June 2020. These clinics are intimate, small groups of a maximin of four students, minimum of two. We find a time that works for everyone and then meet for 5 weeks discussing your client or yourself (self-care). You then give a weekly sound healing session and report back the next week. Each clinic is worth 15 clinic hours.
Email Judy at PlanetaryGongGoddess@gmail.com or call/text 253-593-4751 to get started

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West Coast Acutonics® Takes To Zoom!

14 May, 2020
West Coast Acutonics® Takes To Zoom!


By Katie Mink, LAc, Senior Licensed Acutonics Faculty

At the onset of Shelter in Place, Laurie and I had so many questions about how we would go forward in teaching Acutonics in this new unknown situation. We already had 4 classes listed, and students signed up for each of them — What to do?

Fortunately for us, we have some wonderful students and friends who are tech savvy and have been trying to get us to teach by Zoom for YEARS. Some of them have moved to other countries and would feel disappointed that they couldn’t join a forum or take a class they were waiting for. This was the breakthrough they had been hoping for!

We had several trial sessions of teaching on Zoom with them, no holds barred in the critique we were given. This helped us immensely, so that on our first Zoom meeting, when more than 50 people attended (we were astounded and thrilled) we were able to truly focus on who was with us, and not on the technology that we could have crashed and burned with. Did I mention that we are truly famous for being non-tech selves? Having a super savvy co-pilot (co-host) made a huge difference. Thank you, Jill Keene!

Fast forward to May 11, we have taught 4 forums and 2 Acutonics curriculum classes, all of these had people participating from all over the world. Energetics of Points and Meridians was very well suited to Zoom. We chose hours that worked for everyone except the Hong Kong, India and Kuwait contingent, though 2 days of a start time of 3:00 am and 5:00 am for Australia was a truly devotional act on their part. We also recorded each portion and had a list of what was covered. We got very good feedback on those recordings but had a little bit of snafu, remember to push “record” …!

What I have found is that I truly love teaching on Zoom! The challenges are that I love to connect in person, to see students’ eyes light up when the light bulb goes on, that AHA moment is so rewarding! I also love to feed people (the Demeter in me), so can’t do that online. But I found that when I told people I need them to be more obvious in their gestures to let us know they were getting the concepts that really helped. It was great to see people laughing even if we couldn’t hear them, because they were muted. And having people unmute themselves for questions worked really well. Everyone was so polite! My only concern was how few questions students asked, even though we continually encouraged it. After day 2 or 3, they were more forthcoming.

The feedback we received was that people felt they could really concentrate well on Zoom. There were less distractions, we got right to the teaching and though there was less bonding between students, they really appreciated the laser focus. They liked that there was no travel time or expense involved. They LOVED that they didn’t have to stop their forward momentum in learning Acutonics because of COVID 19. They liked that the pieces were in meal-sized format (2 to 2 1/2 hour blocks with an hour in between). Students especially liked it when we scheduled Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday in the afternoons and partial early evening, so there was time for people who were working, time to celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch, etc.

We also taught Acutonics Level I on Zoom. This was a real learning curve for us, and in a very good way. It made us rethink how we present the information. We focused the treatments to be self-care. Quite a few of our students had kids at home with them, and some of the kids came forth quite readily to be treated by their parents during class. While I demonstrated a treatment on Laurie, many students would follow along on themselves. We had to get creative on many occasions, but that was fun for everyone. The students who took Level I will also come to meet in person with us when we can, so we can fulfill the practicum portion of the class. They like it enough that many have already signed up for Level II and III on Zoom.

I feel grateful to have learned this expanded version of teaching. So many students that live only 30 miles away have asked us to continue to teach forums this way because it is so convenient, and the information is so valuable. It also allows us to deepen the concepts that we often don’t have time for in our curriculum rich core classes.

I am truly excited by the many ideas we have on our list to present in the months ahead.

Katie Mink and Laurie Herron of West Coast Acutonics are Licensed senior faculty members offering the full Acutonics curriculum and many informative forums to enhance learning. They also host Acutonics Camp in Mt. Shasta, CA. Upcoming classes on Zoom include Acutonics Level II and III. Phone: 925-849-6006; Website: westcoastacutonics.com; Email: westcoastacutonics@gmail.com

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Hearing the Soul through Vibration and Musical Intervals Corona Time

11 Apr, 2020
Hearing the Soul through Vibration and Musical Intervals Corona Time


By Irit Lerner, Acutonics® Senior Licensed Faculty, Israel

Donna answered my question, last Saturday on a community Zoom call, and her answer finally cleared my mind on the subject. I asked her “where am I in these strange times – having all the tools to live the way I’ve lived over the last few years-with peace of mind, and now this strange new hold on our lives that throws me off balance into a new zone.” Donna says: “You are between worlds”.

And that my friends? Was all I needed to hear and be reminded of. I waited, like I always do, when I know something’s coming. Last night was the first peaceful night without nightmare I’ve had for the last two weeks and words followed in the morning. Because, it’s always all about the in between, isn’t it? In between two notes that make an interval, two notes that move toward the higher one, two notes that move everything in our brain, muscle, emotions, blood. The in between is where we live. We don’t live anywhere, but in the movement, life is moving constantly. Even in our pause we live between. The way TO something goes through something. Therefore, in between is the interval between breathes, it is life. I look at my 93-year-old mom who can’t speak one coherent word, sleeps for months only to wake up to eat. She is caught between the worlds, having no idea how to let go of the old one and enter the new one, so she lingers on, wondering, not knowing what to do. She’s in HER Corona time.

More than any other sound, for me Sedna discovers and connects the worlds between, the inner world and outer one, the layers and movement within. When I feel Sedna’s vibration, I feel the layers and where, and in which layer, the vibration changes or stops or fades away, and I know why. What is going on with that person, is it habits and if so – what kind and how does it stop them from going forward? Is it fear? Of what? Is it …? is it…? IT can fade away down deeper into the body or it can dissolve at the point it reaches. At times, you feel the vibration is very “rich” and full and vibrant. In fact, you can put words to vibrations such as: full of heart, empty heart, full of guts, fearful, stubborn, happy, smoke, fire, water, land, animal, overwhelmed, far away, lives in her own world… and so on. Whatever works for you. Don’t stay with what you already know – explore more ways to describe what you hear in that special meeting point of tuning forks and another person. So many secrets.

What do I mean by layers: Close your eyes, travel in your own body, any way you want. See if you can visualize your heart, liver, lungs, skeleton, blood vessels and their movement, your head and it’s complex of millions of nerves running all over giving and receiving orders, your breath, the way your body is right now, the thoughts that run in your head, the memories you have at this moment, the voices in your head – do they reach your heart? Can you feel the path? Do they affect your lungs? Breathe and discover.

Now think of yourself as you know yourself. How many layers do you have, are you an open hearted person? Loud? Quiet? An in between person – always moving forward? A doer or a giver, what is your posture, how do you move and why? Then put it all together. How does my voice work? Does my voice express who I am, all of what I am? Do I use different tones to different people and situations? How, why? Do people GET me only from the sound of my voice? What DO they get? What you want them to receive? What are they missing of me, or - do I have layers too?

This is how you learn the language, Then, when you put tuning forks on somebody else – SEE where the vibration goes, SEE the energy going through the layers, where is it strong, weak, stops, goes through. And from here it’s all about really and deeply trusting your intuition. Like Donna says repeatedly and I repeat it in my classes – Intuition, intuition, intuition. From day one, she got it through my thick skull, and it stayed and developed. Let your intuition guide you, trust your knowledge acquired over the years, from life, from Acutonics. You will know, I promise you.

Our intervals are rich with vibration and information. They carry so much knowledge in their “in between” movement. Use that to read layers. Now – if you add everything you know on our amazing tuning forks, who they are, and what they do, and if you add whatever you know; Astrology, Herbs, Chinese Medicine, or just the points you use, and…if you add the secret ingredient - LET GO? The information will flow to you. I promise.

Now you are channeling. It is wild how souls and ghosts from our past come forward with the tuning forks, they are waiting to be called, they have been waiting for that particular music, they have messages for the people who come to us. If you feel something, anything, think something – do not hesitate – say it. You will find that 99% of the time you will be spot on. If you see a face in your mind, a name, say it. Ask who it is, you will be surprised how accurate it is. If you see in your mind colors, music, something not clear, just continue with the treatment and the information will add up until it becomes words, or story, or image. Channeling comes in so many ways, trust it when you see it. Trust it, flow with it to the places it takes you, have no fear. It has intention and a job to do through you.

Irit Lerner is a senior Acutonics faculty member, based in Cachal, Israel. She can be reached at Iritlerner7@gmail.com.

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Evolving Into…

11 Apr, 2020
Evolving Into…


By DahVid Weiss, L.AC.,PhD, Senior Licensed Acutonics® Faculty

As we evolve, in these extra ordinary times we learn to hold clear and consistent physical boundaries towards those who cannot abide peacefully in your presence, while sending them love anytime they arise in thought or acting out of soul essence. Sometimes, you cannot prevent an 'attack' from happening, when it's meant as a wakeup call to catalyze crucial life changes involving those who aren't quite able to step into the potential you may see they're capable of becoming.

Being in a state of Stillness at this time and holding space for Earth Mother is important. I have been taking LOW Ohm and playing then for Earth Mother on the ground. Earth Gong and/or chimes are beneficial too. She has been here for us, it's our time to be Here for her and our time to shine though.

While you cannot prevent pain, loss, loneliness or a shift in the way we work and live, just know IT’S OK. This visceral learning instills in us so much courage and self-worth that a threat of loss or inconvenience is outweighed by a willingness to put yourself in environments that feel most supportive for your evolution.

As we move forward in this paradigm of deeper love, learning more about ourselves, Being TRUE to this Divine work and sacredness of the forks that we use! Discernment is Key! Let’s continue to awaken the Vibration of Oneness so incredibly throughout every cell of our bodies that Chaotic Nodes and ones in the world of Chaos undergoing the most intense shift in consciousness has no other option but to surrender to the Heavenly truth you are anchoring and bringing to life.

When we awaken, the divinity within feels the call as we are inspired to remember our holiest truth! Then we have access to the honor of witnessing the Heaven in which we stand. When we awaken further, we surrender the tendency of constantly washing dirty laundry, when all we need is to be wrapped in the purity of light taking shape and form as the authenticity of our being.

DahVid Weiss, LAC, PhD is a Senior Licensed Acutonics Faculty member based in Asheville, NC. He can be reached at dahvid@mac.com, 828-333-0111.

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Vibration of Well Being

11 Apr, 2020
Vibration of Well Being


By Jude Ponton, DC, LAc, MAc & Paul Ponton, LAc, MAc, Senior Acutonics Practitioners and Teachers

It is generally thought that the vibrations associated with disease processes like viruses tend to be at the lower end of the frequency range. It follows then that a useful strategy for being resistant to these frequencies is to raise and harmonize our own frequencies, as well as to create coherence with higher frequencies in the subtle fields around us.

Einstein tells us that the field is the “sole governing agency” of particle reality. Changing the field changes the expression at the denser physical levels. This suggests that we can create a vibrational environment in the multi-levels of our bodies that would be out of resonance with the disease process.

The current vibrational environment in the collective, as a result of fear and panic, causes our bodies to shift into “fight or flight” mode and imagine worst-case scenarios. When our bodies go into this survival mode, they produce chemicals that reprioritize our bodies functions to an imminent threat. Unfortunately, the ongoing fear state that exists now shifts us, away, for prolonged periods, from the chemicals that support our immune response to create harmony and strength.

The approaches that the medical community is taking to deal with the particle realities (microbes, vaccines, anti-viral drugs etc,) are all necessary to try to interrupt the spread of illness and survival for both infected and potentially infected people. Equally important, however, is giving attention to the energetic environment so that we are not interrupting the natural immune response inherent in our bodies. These two approaches are not mutually exclusive, they can work together for better outcomes.

As practitioners of Acutonics, we have a unique ability to create coherence in the energetic environment to help ourselves and our clients raise our frequencies so we are more in resonance with health and wellbeing. Self-care is very important to keep ourselves in harmony. We can also offer advice to our clients for their own self-care. Providing Ohm Forks and instruction for self-treatment can be very effective. We can do remote sessions for our clients to support them. We can also join with collective approaches, joining groups who are doing on-line attunements. All of this helps us to align with the higher frequencies present in the Unified Field and create greater potential for personal and global wellness.

You can use points and intervals to address respiratory or other signs of distress at the physical level, but be mindful of the larger energetic picture as well.

Employ the power of the energies of the universe. Create calmness and peace within the chaos. Choose you favorite immune enhancing points (ST 36, for example) and strengthening and protecting intervals (like Mars/Earth Day) for yourself and your friends, family and clients.

Jude and Paul Ponton are senior licensed Acutonics® faculty they are based in Seattle, WA and can be reached at Whispering Dragon - 206-706-2836, resonate@whispering-dragon.comhttp://www.whispering-dragon.com.

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Dragon as Guardian and Protector of the Three Treasures

11 Apr, 2020
Dragon as Guardian and Protector of the Three Treasures

The dragon in Chinese mythology is fierce by nature and has an inherent desire to protect treasures as well as humans, and to guide their souls. Where the Christian and chivalric traditions have distorted and portrayed dragons as evil for their own agenda, like they have with the snake, in the Orient, the dragons symbolize, power, wisdom, strength, and hidden knowledge, that helps us to connect with our untamed nature, our true essence, our own wellsprings of creation. Dragons were highly revered representing terrestrial and celestial power. When dragons reach a certain age, they develop wings and take on more responsibility.

Yinglong, the winged dragon, powerful servant of the Yellow Emperor Huang Di was immortalized, similar to canonization. It was Yinglong who helped Yu stop the yellow river from flooding by digging the channels with his tail. He traced the first meridian maps. He is the oldest of all the eastern dragons, and appears in many myths and legends.

Other dragons like the Dragon Kings rule over the seas of the 4 directions and have the ability to shapeshift into human form, when not found in their crystal palaces guarded by shrimp soldiers and crab generals. There are spiritual dragons and underground dragons, and dragons that pull the chariots for the gods, dragons that guard buried treasures like the earths precious resources and the ones humans greedily hoard, dragons that preside over the directions, that live in mountains and rivers and oceans. They are here to help, and are said to be able to make themselves as large as the universe and small as a silkworm.

As you take time to meditate, invoke the dragon as a protector of your physical space, and a true unifier of the inter-connected realms of Heaven, Earth and Humanity. Dragon energy may also aid in creating an energetic shield between you and the electromagnetic realms.

We have a limited supply of professional quality embossed Dragon Tinchas, with Ohm etchings in Tibetan script. The Ohm inscription represents harmony, peace and the infinite energy of the Universe. We are offering these, with a beautiful storage bad at a very special price to help with the protection of your treasures—your heart, your soul, your spirit and your physical and etheric space.

Drawing of Gaunyin from Pinterest.

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Acutonics® for Your Animal Companions

26 Feb, 2020
Acutonics® for Your Animal Companions


By Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc & Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc Senior Acutonics Licensed Teachers, Certified Acutonics® Practitioners
Authors of Acutonics for Dogs and Cats: Sound Healing for Animal Health

 

We had, at this time, been studying and integrating Acutonics into our acupuncture and chiropractic practice for perhaps a year and were seeing extraordinary benefits for our clients. Even people uncomfortable with the idea of needles were experiencing profound relief, which inspired us to think, “Why wouldn’t this work for our animal friend?” We decided to give the tuning forks a try, first working off body in Jazz’s subtle energy field to see how sensitive she would be to the vibrations then, holding forks over the points and finally touching her body with the forks. She was quite willing to allow this, though some points she preferred to have treated off-body. So began our discovery of the power of Acutonics for treating a variety of imbalances affecting our animal companions.

As time went on, we had more opportunities to treat our other animal friends and the animal companions of family and friends. Treating different animals helped to expand our knowledge and understanding of how best to interact with reluctant or cautious animals and how to approach treatment of various imbalances.

Jude’s mother’s cat, Charlie, was taken to a vet after showing sudden signs of lethargy and isolation. The vet diagnosed an irregular heartbeat and thought he might have experienced a chest trauma. He was given fluids and sent home, suggesting close observation until the kitty cardiologist came to town in three weeks. In the meantime, we decided to try an Acutonics treatment. When the forks were first introduced into Charlie’s field he shifted slightly away and then relaxed. Ohm forks were held over HT 7, Spirit Gate, applied in the field over the Huato Jiaji points and in the field over his chest. By the end of that day, Charlie was eating again and the next morning he was his usual self, agitating to go outside. We did a follow-up session using the same general approach. This time, when Charlie saw the forks he rubbed up against them. He completely recovered and the vet cancelled the cardiology referral.

Over the years we have treated our own animal friends, as well as other animals for injuries, digestive imbalances, urinary imbalances and a variety of other physical manifestations. Our poodle friend, Jazz, developed joint inflammation in later years which we treated with Acutonics and documented on YouTube. At Donna’s suggestion, we developed the Small Animal class to teach what we had learned about using Acutonics to benefit our animal friends. The class provided inspiration for our book, Acutonics For Dogs And Cats: Sound Healing For Animal Health.

We have trained people to support the health of their animal companions and have also trained animal massage practitioners, Reiki practitioners, holistic veterinarians and others who work energetically with animals. We have a good friend who is an animal behaviorist and has incorporated the use of Acutonics tuning forks into her practice with extraordinary results.

Acutonics helps our animal friends to align with their most vital vibrational frequencies. It can be used to support other treatments that you may be providing for your animal companions. Acutonics provides support for the qi (vital energy) and amplifies the benefits of other biochemical or mechanical approaches.

Since our animal friends reflect the energy of their environments, we always suggest that their human companions also receive Acutonics sessions to balance their energy and create resonance with the well-being of their animal companions.

We have found the balancing/harmonizing frequency of the Ohm forks can be totally adequate for treating most imbalances (in fact, our book provides strategies for treating with only Ohm forks as well as the option of using additional combinations). We also find it helpful to include Chiron forks for connection and communication with animals related to Chiron’s dual nature as both animal and human. Since the energy fields of animals are quite open, less is more. Simple approaches using a few points are very effective. Here are some simple suggestions to utilize Ohm and Chiron tuning forks to benefit your animal friends:

  • Ohm and Chiron forks can be used in the subtle field for balance, communication and healing. Particular focus can be placed over areas of discomfort or imbalance.
     
  • You can place your hand over an area of imbalance and hold the struck Ohm fork to your ear to allow the vibration to move through your body and your hand to move into your animal friend. You can also apply the fork to your hand as you hold it on an area. These approaches are useful for animals who are wary of forks directly placed on the body.
     
  • You can place your finger on an acupuncture point and sound the Ohm fork by your ear while touching the point. You will feel a slight buzz at your finger when you are on the point. This is also useful for animals uncomfortable with direct contact of the forks.
     
  • If it’s necessary to administer pharmaceutical medications you can sound the Ohm forks in the field over the meds before administering them to mitigate some of the less useful effects of the medication (we recommend this approach for human meds too).
     
  • Ohm forks applied on or over the Huato Jiaji points provide basic grounding and balance for the entire body and can be very useful for supporting the animal as they age. We began doing this nightly over the past couple of years for our sweet cat friend who recently transitioned into non-physical. After only a few times, if we forgot to get the forks at bedtime, she would meow to remind us.

Treat your animal companions to an Acutonics session. As vibrational beings we can all, biped and quadruped, benefit from the healing frequencies of the Acutonics tuning forks.

If you wish to further your understanding and application of Acutonics tools in energetically supporting your animal’s health and well being we direct you to our book listed at the end of the article, available through Acutonics or on Amazon.

Jude and Paul Ponton practice and teach at Whispering Dragon Center in Seattle. They are co-authors of Acutonics From Galaxies to Cells: Planetary Science, Harmony and Medicine, and of Acutonics for Dogs and Cats: Sound Healing for Animal Health. They are frequent guests on Martha Norwalk’s Animal World radio show on KKNW AM providing live remote sessions for callers to the show. They can be reached by email at resonate@whispering-dragon.com and through their web site www.whispering-dragon.com. Like them on their Face Book page Whispering Dragon Center.

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Cycles, Spirals, Time-Space and the Unified Field

9 Jan, 2020
Cycles, Spirals, Time-Space and the Unified Field


By Jude Ponton, DC, LAc & Paul Ponton LAc, Senior Acutonics® Practitioners & Teachers

In quantum experience of time, time is eternal, all time is the same time (time-space). Everything happens in the perpetual present moment. Space-time is the experience of the environment with our bodies and with our senses and time. In this experience time seems linear because we feel separate from things, people and places and from the past and future. Time-space is experienced through awareness, beyond our senses, not as a body with senses. We access time-space when we are totally in the present moment and there is no past or future. In this state where we have taken our attention off of matter, our awareness is beyond the realm of matter and we are able to become aware of different frequencies that are all carrying information. These frequencies provide access to other dimensions and other possible realities. Many of our clients’ report experiences of space-time during their Acutonics sessions induced by their connection with the cosmic frequencies of the planets

The cycles that we mark as distinct divisions are actually more of a spiral. The spiral is the ancient symbol of spiritual development and our connection to the universe. Spirals are thought to signify movement through experiences in life. The spiral is symbolic of the route to higher levels of consciousness and expanded dimensions of awareness. The double spiral is signified in the outline limiting black and white parts of the yin-yang symbol, expressing the alternating rhythm of yin and yang and the eternal convergence of these energies. The spiral is a symbol of the universe, our place within it, and of the great cycles that constantly advance within this universe.

From the Taoist perspective, we emerge from the Wu Qi, the undifferentiated oneness to the Tai Qi, the Yin and Yang and to the myriad things that arise from the flow and confluence of these energies. Our journey both begins and ends from the Wu Qi. From the moment we differentiate from the oneness we enter the spiral that defines our return to it. At each cycle of the spiral we have access to greater levels of awareness and expansion of our consciousness.

The Extraordinary Vessels are the first vessels to emanate from Source. As such they are not bound by space and time. They act as portals giving us access back to the unified field/the Wu Qi. The EV’s are spirals that connect us to the flow of the manifestation of our destiny in 3D reality and our return to the Undifferentiated Oneness. They are links to awareness of our eternal nature. For this reason, we feel that the Extraordinary Vessels are foundational in all of our sessions.

In setting intention for treatments, it is beneficial to be mindful of the importance of creating connection to awareness of the limitless possibilities of the Unified Field.

Jude and Paul Ponton run Whispering Dragon Center in Seattle, WA, and our senior licensed Acutonics faculty. They will be offering Acutonics Level I Jan 11-13; Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine, will be taught April 4-6 followed by the Energetics of Points and Meridians, April 8-10, 2020. As senior licensed faculty they are also available for tutorials and will work with students to schedule small group trainings and one-on-one mentorship. They can be reached at 206-706-2836, resonate@whispering-dragon.comhttp://www.whispering-dragon.com

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Winter Solstice—Renewal and Becoming

1 Dec, 2019
Winter Solstice—Renewal and Becoming


By Jude Ponton DC, MAc, LAc and Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc Senior Acutonics® Practitioners and Licensed Acutonics Faculty

Winter is the season of stillness, the Water element, reverting to the root, to our essence, to gather energy. It is a time for rest and consolidation in preparation for Spring growth. In the Pagan tradition, it is the time when the goddess becomes The Great Mother and births The Sun King. 

Ideally, this is a time for self-nurturance and rest. For many people, there is no real change to the pace of life at season’s change. Rather than gathering reserves, most people are running at their usual speed. We are not taught emphasis on rest and consolidation of our energy reserves. We are not focused on the energy of potentiality that resides deep within the Life Gate (between the kidneys).

The year’s end is expressing a culmination of duality and the fear that accompanies it. We feel that the energy of Sedna can act as an antidote to these feelings. Both yin and yang, Sedna is the expression of the confluence of opposing energies. In her capacity as a superconductor, she can assist us in accelerated movement toward experiences of unity and alignment with the Tao.

In our practices, we can offer energetic support for the Kidneys, the storehouse of essence and creative power. As winter begins its shift to spring, we can support the balance of yin and yang and help to promote consolidation of core energy and to ground it at the root.

Utilizing points and intervals that support the Kidney energy and incorporating the Governing (Du) and Conception (Ren) vessels, we can provide harmonic foundation for renewal and becoming.

Here Are A Few Ideas:

UB 23, Kidney Shu  

The Mars/Venus 5th interval to bring balance to the yin and yang aspects of the Kidney. Low Sedna/Low Venus to balance Kidney yin and yang at the deep level of the Yin Fire.

DU 4, Life Gate

Solar 7th interval to support the yang energy of the Kidney and all of the energy systems of the body.

KID 3, Great Ravine

Mars/Venus 5th interval to balance yin and yang at the source. Solar 7th could also be used here to activate yang at the source. Another option here is Sedna/Venus 6th as Sedna supports both yin and yang and has the energy of super conduction and Venus directs the energy to the Kidneys.

REN 4, Origin Pass

Saturn/Venus 5th interval to consolidate the yin energy of the Kidney.

The Ren Mai and Du Mai

The most yin and yang channels can be employed to balance duality. On the Ren Mai (The most yin of the vessels): Full Moon/Venus microtone to strongly nourish yin followed by Saturn/Venus 5th to consolidate the Kidney yin. Or you might use Sedna/Venus, Sedna/Full Moon, Sedna/Saturn to activate and consolidate Kidney yin.

On the Du Mai extraordinary vessel (The most yang of the vessels): Solar 7th interval to strengthen yang energy followed by Mars/Venus 5th interval to bring Mars’ yang, activating energy and direct it to the Kidneys.

We wish you all a consolidating and rejuvenating Winter Solstice and a healthy and abundant New Year.

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Mountain of Balance Points: Connecting Spirit and Divine Will

1 Nov, 2019
Mountain of Balance Points: Connecting Spirit and Divine Will


By Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc & Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc, Senior Certified Acutonics® Practitioners and Licensed Acutonics® Teachers

The Mountain of Balance Points also known as the Kidney Spirit Points are portals for accessing this alchemical process. These points use the strength of the Heart to overcome fear. They help us to raise our frequencies and to open our Hearts to spirit and they aid in accessing the higher vibrations of the Heart to overcome the lower vibrations of fear and anxiety. The Spirit of the Heart is the Shen and the Spirit of the Kidneys is the Zhi. So, these are powerful points to help integrate Spirit with Divine Will.

In an article about The Three Treasures written by Donna and Ellen they tell us that the Kidneys hold a remembrance of Earth. The Kidneys help us remember both our cosmic identity and our earth identity and essence. Kidney energy stores both cosmic and terrestrial Jing (yang and yin). This is where our divine nature and our human nature meet and find unique expression in the Shen —the Heart. The Heart is the cauldron that combines the heavenly spirit with the earthly will and brings it to unique expression.

The Kidney Spirit Points, KID 23, 24 and 25 are located on the chest near the heart.

KID 23, Shen Feng, Spirit Seal

Located in the 4th intercostal space 2 cun lateral to the midline at the boarder of the heart. A seal represents a signature or a mark of personal identity. At KID 23 we can touch our inner essence — who we can become. This point can be used to anchor our self in our own identity, especially after a period of despair or self-negation, this is a pivotal point for rediscovering our true identity. KID 23 activates the Yang of the Heart Spirit and gives us courage to speak our truth and access our destiny. It opens our hearts to the awareness of our special gifts. Apply the Mars/Venus 5th interval to activate the Yang Spirit and provide energy to express one’s true identity. Use Chiron/Jupiter to help realize special gifts as Jupiter provides expansion of awareness.

KID 24 – Ling Xu/Spirit Ruins

This point is located in the 3rd intercostal space 2 cun lateral to the midline; it helps resurrect spirit into light and leaves behind the parts of darkness. Ling Xu resurrects the Yin aspects of Spirit and allows us to experience the riches of life, joy, enthusiasm and meaning while helping to return our spirit to life. It reestablishes contact with our inner wisdom and strength, provides deep connections to our soul, offers a great lift to vitality, and helps us to connect to wonder and inner wisdom. Use Venus to access the joy, enthusiasm and riches of life along with the Full Moon to shine light and bring the Yin to fullness.

KID 25, Shen Cang/Spirit Storehouse

This point is located in the 2nd intercostal space 2 cun lateral to the midline. This point stores ancestral Jing and helps us stay present and aware that everything around us has spirit and will reveal what we are searching for, including providing our spirit the dreams and visions needed at every point in time. We also find the gifts of the Spirit here, including the Spirits of the 5 Yin Organs that gather here and are transformed by Heart Fire into Shen, which is stored in the Heart. KID 25 can be used to build spiritual reserves. Use Neptune, to nurture our dreams, combine with Jupiter to expand vision. Saturn’s holding power can be combined with Jupiter (the Guru) to build spirit.

As a method of harmonizing the Water and Fire energies, treat these points as a set and use the Ohm Unison for balance.

On a more mundane level these points can be activated with Mercury/Venus 6th, to engage the holding power of the Kidneys for asthma that presents as difficulty on inhalation, to anchor the energy of the Lung.

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The Shen and the Zhi—Nurturing the Heart and Kidney Spirits

1 Oct, 2019
The Shen and the Zhi—Nurturing the Heart and Kidney Spirits


By Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc, & Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc, Senior Acutonics® Practitioners and Licensed Teachers

Advertisers and politicians, among others, have learned how to manipulate us to believe in the necessity for everything from insurance and pharmaceuticals to giving up our privacy. They do this by activating our instinctual drive for self-preservation. This can create a state of hyper-vigilance and a need to control our external environment. Much of what we see at the root of our clients’ concerns is a kind of fear; fear that seems to come from a disconnect from their own sense of well-being and instinctual power.

We emphasize the importance of the Kidneys throughout Acutonics courses as the foundation for our core energy, sort of like a battery pack.

The Kidneys are not just the foundation of the energy that powers the physical functions of the body. The spirit of the Kidney, the Zhi, provides the power of our life force, or our will to grow. It provides us the ability to face our fears and to move forward in our lives. The Zhi supports the drive to thrive and our will to BE.

The kidney spirit supports the Shen spirit of the heart and provides a springboard for the Shen to extend into the expanse of our heart field. When the heart spirit is supported and grounded by the Zhi it results in a sense of equilibrium, wisdom and confidence. This is the matrix that nurtures trust. It engenders a knowing that the universe is infinitely compassionate and generous and that our natural state is one of connection and well-being.

Feelings of fear, anxiety and distrust are indications of decreased resonance with the vibrations of the Zhi and the Shen, related to imbalances of the energy of the Kidney and Heart. As practitioners of Acutonics we can offer our clients a direct experience of vibrational resonance with these manifestations of spirit and a sense of deeply rooted expansiveness. Here are some suggestions to add to your treatments for enhancing the relationship of the Kidney and the Heart to support the Zhi and the Shen:

The Du Mai supports the Kidneys and relates to the Root Chakra, which is the foundation for the sense of rooting and stability to enhance our sense of security. Use the Saturn/Venus 5th interval to consolidate the Kidney energy and the Mars/Venus 5th to balance and activate the Kidneys.

The Yin Wei Mai expands the Heart Chakra. The Jupiter/Venus combination brings expansiveness and love to the Heart. Sun/Neptune combination activates the flow of the Heart spirit.

UB 23, Kidney Shu is the point of activation of the Kidney energy. Mars/Venus 5th balances the Kidney yin and yang. Ohm/Sedna balances feelings of duality.

UB 52, Will Chamber (located about three inches lateral to the lower boarder of the second lumbar, or 1 ½ inches lateral to UB 23,  Kidney Shu) is the point related to the Zhi spirit of the Kidney. The Pluto/Venus 5th can be used to reach the deep root and transformative energy of the Zhi.

KID 3, Great Ravine – Is the Source Point on the Kidney meridian and is an access to the expression of Source energy through the Kidneys. Use all three Octaves of the Mars/Venus 5th interval to access and connect lower and higher vibrations of the Kidney Spirit energy.

Ren 17, Chest Center – This is the location of the Heart Chakra. To expand the strength of the Spirit (Shen) of the Heart out into the Heart field use the high octave Jupiter/Sun 2 combination.

HT 7, Spirit Gate – This is the source point on the Heart meridian and opens the beauty of the spirit. It opens the gate to nourish warmth and love and brings security and stability to the inner feelings of the heart. The New Moon 5th can open the gate and Full Moon/Venus allows full expression and nurturance of love.

KID 23, Spirit Seal; KID 24, Spirit Ruins; KID 25, Spirit Storehouse (Collectively known as the Mountain of Balance Points) have a strong effect on Spirit. They are a mixing place for the primordial yin/water energy of the Kidneys and the primordial yang/fire energy of the Heart. They bring together the Zhi and the Shen. Mars/Venus 5th combines the yin and yang energies on Kidney points over the Heart on these Spirit transforming points.

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Four Gates of Heaven Access to Expansion

1 Sep, 2019
Four Gates of Heaven Access to Expansion

By Jude Ponton, DC, LAc & Paul Ponton, LAc

The Four Gates, LI 4 (Hegu – Union Valley), and LIV 3 (Tai Chong – Great Surge) are introduced in Acutonics Level I as important points individually and as a powerful set of points when activated together.

As acupuncture students, we were taught that this combination was employed to strongly circulate qi in the body and by doing so, to clear energy that had become stagnant. They are often used to relieve painful physical conditions if the client is not too weak and can tolerate strong movement of energy.

LI 4 is often included in point prescriptions for activation of qi in the meridians, and to release pain. It is also said to open the flow of qi.

LIV 3 is effective in “spreading” the Liver qi, throughout the body. This is helpful, because the Liver is responsible for “patency” of qi (meaning free flowing and unobstructed) throughout the body.

It is easy to imagine that these two points individually are helpful in addressing a number of conditions in the body.

Used as a set, these points are powerful, not just for treating physical stagnation conditions, but to allow movement at all of our energetic levels. In fact, it is imbalance at these other levels, both higher and deeper, that precede the physical manifestations resulting in pain and other stagnant conditions.

The function of the Four Gates speaks to the movement forward and expansiveness that is denied us when our lives become limited and stagnant. In Acutonics Level IV the Four Gates are described as a holographic reflection of the journey to each of the four cardinal directions made by the sage to attain wisdom and spiritual enrichment. The Microcosmic Orbit is seen as the center, the sacred mountain, the central controller.

Other traditions also talk about this journey. The Buddhist spiritual text, Yoga Vasistha, says there are the Four Gates to freedom and enlightenment that are tranquility, contentment, good company and inquiry. There is a mandala that reflects this showing square with four gates, one on each side, enclosing a circle with a central point.

In Jewish tradition there is mention of four gates that must be mastered: the gate of seeing, the gate of listening, the gate of imagining and the gate of speaking.  The Sufi tradition says that words should only be spoken after they have been passed through the four gates of speech, the gates of truth, necessity, benefit and kindness. These all point to a more expansive and a higher spiritual level of functioning.

Using your tuning forks for stimulating this combination furthers these sacred traditions when working with clients. Contralateral application of the pairs intensifies the movement through the energy of the geometry of the figure eight and the multidimensionality of the cosmic octave. You were probably introduced to using the New Moon 5th and the Zodiac 3rd intervals for treating these points. Here are few additional suggestions for application.

Combine New Moon/Jupiter for opening to expansion.
Neptune/Jupiter can help with expansion into flow with the field.
Mercury/Neptune creates flow and fusion of information and communication toward a more enlightened state allowing integration of guidance from all sources.

Adding the Ohm Octave for the microcosmic orbit, Ren Mai and Du Mai, as the central mountain, anchors the expansion at a new level of consciousness.

Use your intuition and imagination based on your knowledge of the planetary archetypes and correspondences for more ideas for expansion and help on the journey.

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Accessing the Power of the Microcosmic Orbit

1 Aug, 2019
Accessing the Power of the Microcosmic Orbit


By Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, Lac & Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc, Senior Licensed Acutonics Practitioners and Teachers

The practice of circulating qi in the Microcosmic Orbit acts to transform the denser energy of three-dimensional reality to a more etheric, higher frequency form of energy. It elicits conscious awareness of our nature as beings made up of light and information.

Source energy, the oneness of Wu Qi first separates into yin and yang (tai qi). The Ren and the Du extraordinary vessels are the expressions of ultimate yin and yang in the body.

We utilize the Ren and the Du vessels to merge and balance the yang of heaven and the yin of earth within ourselves. This balancing affects us on many different levels of our physical, emotional and spiritual experience.

Located on the midline of the front and the back of the body, the Ren and the Du create the supportive energy for the body’s central core. Support of the central core can be achieved through balancing the yin and the yang utilizing the Ren and the Du vessels. A very basic way of doing this is the application of the Full Moon 6th interval for the Ren (Full Moon on the opening point, LU 7, Broken Sequence/Ohm on the balance point KID 6, Shining Sea) and the Solar 7th interval (Sun on the opening point SI 3, Back Ravine/Low Ohm on the balance point UB 62, Extending Vessel) for the Du.

The seven major chakras line up along this central core. The strength and balance of the Du and Ren are instrumental in the proper functioning of the chakras in their capacity for refining psycho-emotional and spiritual energies.

One suggestion to facilitate this refinement is to expand capacity for love and nurturance using the Venus/Jupiter combination applied to the Ren Vessel and the Chiron/Neptune combination to the Du Vessel to initiate flow toward spiritual transformation.

The chakras also help to regulate the endocrine and nervous systems (said to be the two most important regulatory mechanisms of the physical body) by virtue of their correspondence to glands and major nerve plexuses. To balance the endocrine system the Ohm/Venus 6th can be applied to the Ren to enhance the influence of the Kidney yin and the Ohm/Mars 2nd to the Du for the facilitation of the Kidney yang. Proper balance of the Kidney yin and yang energies provides support and balance of the endocrine system through the microcosmic orbit.

In addition to activating the microcosmic orbit, individual endocrine imbalances can then be addressed by using the corresponding planetary tuning forks on the appropriate chakra. For example, Mercury/New Moon 5th can be applied on the 5th chakra for thyroid imbalances.

For support and stabilization of the nervous system the Low Ohm Octave can be applied to the Ren vessel for deep grounding and stabilizing. On the Du the Mercury/Saturn 2nd provides structure and control.

Another benefit of balancing the Microcosmic Orbit is its potential for harmonizing Kundalini arousal. Smooth flow in this cycle of celestial and terrestrial forces allows this transformational energy a clear and balanced pathway for Kundalini movement. Saturn/Neptune on both the Ren and the Du gives controlled flow to this process.

These are a few suggestions for tuning into the extraordinary power of the Microcosmic Orbit. They can be used as a jumping off point for your own intuition and inspiration.

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The Heart, The Field and Infinite Possibilities

1 Jun, 2019
The Heart, The Field and Infinite Possibilities

By Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc. & Paul Ponton MAc, LAc, Senior Acutonics Practitioners and Licensed Teachers

When we talk about the heart-field we are focusing on concepts that relate both to the ancient Chinese medicine description of the energetic properties of the heart and to more modern research about the heart’s role in well-being beyond the physical functions. Research done at the Institute of Heart Math as well as information from other so-called “new biology” point to the extraordinary strength and power of the electromagnetic and other subtle energy fields associated with the heart.

Measurements of the energy field of the heart suggest that it extends out several feet from the body. By comparison, the size and strength of the field of the brain is dwarfed by the heart’s field. The heart field has been found to form a torus field (like a donut shape of sorts) around the body and to extend out, some report, twelve or more feet from our physical forms. This means we are constantly coming into contact with the heart fields of others. This is probably the origin of hugging where the heart areas of two people are brought into contact with the embrace.

It has also been discovered that a substantial portion of heart tissue is made up of neural fibers. This finding points to the reason that many mental processes, (such as memory and clarity of thought), are attributed to the heart in Chinese medicine. To paraphrase an old song “the heart has a mind (or brain) of its own”. It may also be the reason we talk about memorizing something so that we know it “by heart”. Cardiac medical centers report that heart transplant recipients can become aware of memories of the heart donor.

We have found that this understanding of the heart, as something more than just a pump to circulate blood, has drawn us more and more into focusing our consciousness, out of our heads and into our heart fields.

The heart field opens our awareness of the field of infinite possibilities. In Level I Acutonics classes we talk about the famous Taoist illustration that starts at the top in the Wu Qi, the undifferentiated oneness, and then separates into the duality of yin and yang, which further divides into the myriad of things (represented by the five elements) that make up our physical reality. Lao Tzu tells us that the Tao that can be described is not the Tao. We take this to mean that it must be experienced directly and is not something our rational mind can fully comprehend. The experience of the Tao, the oneness, unity consciousness is found in the awareness created by listening to our hearts.

In modern physics, this undifferentiated oneness is sometimes referred to as the Zero Point Field or the “Unified Field”. It is a state of matter in waveform that is changed into particle reality through our consciousness and intention. When we are doing an Acutonics session we set intention and then let go of the left-brain mental function of using the will and “trying” to fix a problem and allow a state of neutrality to manifest.

We drop our awareness into the heart field where infinite possibilities exist, beyond the limitations of our rational mind to perceive them. We allow the abundance and generosity of source energy to find resonance in the vibrations created with the tuning forks and other sound instruments and to bring solutions for our clients on multiple levels.

Physical, emotional and spiritual energies merge in the portals opened in the alternate realities and dimensions that sound creates. It is a place where the perceived duality that separates the practitioner, client and source can disappear and bring a state of unity where the miraculous is possible.

Application of opening and expanding intervals such as Mars/Venus, Venus/Jupiter, Sedna/Venus or Sun/Jupiter on the heart chakra or the Yin Wei extraordinary vessel can assist clients in experiencing these higher states and transcending limitations of physical, particle reality.

We know that many of you are already working from this state of awareness, some through conscious practice and some from a natural tendency to be there.

You are aware that physical, emotional and psychological states are constructs that our consciousness uses as a way of playing in the time and space in which we find ourselves. The ancient Taoist Wu Qi illustration is a reminder of our higher vibratory natures and the well being that exists at these frequencies. Acutonics gives us tools for bringing resonance to ourselves and to those we serve. The power of our hearts gives us the portal to use these tools to bring healing on all levels.

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Playing in the Field: Change the Field to Change Matter

1 May, 2019
Playing in the Field: Change the Field to Change Matter

By Jude Ponton, DC, LAc & Paul Ponton LAc, Senior Acutonics Practitioners and Teachers

In Level II of Acutonics we expand our practice to include accessing ancient knowledge by introducing Shamanic tools as a way to connect with frequencies of divine vibration. Tibetan bowls, drums, didgeridoos and other healing instruments utilize wisdom from a variety of cultures that work with sound as a method for experiencing altered states of consciousness.

Einstein said, “The field is the sole governing agency of the particle.” The field creates material reality. We now have language from disciplines that have moved beyond Newtonian scientific principles to define new visions of science that begin to incorporate the ancient wisdom that was previously classified as religious, spiritual, or superstitious.

The Taoists refer to the Wu Qi, which is commonly translated as “the infinite”. It describes a ground state of undifferentiated oneness from which the duality of yin and yang emerge to separate further into “the myriad” or “the millions”, the material or shared reality that makes up our physical existence. We see this same concept defined as “zero point field” in quantum physics, or as the “field of infinite potential” or “the field of all possibilities” in more common usage. This is the field that fills the spaces in-between. It is the place we can access through vibration, assisted by conscious intent to shift patterns of information that manifest both physically and non-physically.

A ground breaking study published in 1947 by Harold Saxton Burr examined the electromagnetic fields of a group of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and found that these women’s uteruses had an electromagnetic signature that was different from the electromagnetic charge of healthy uteruses. Burr followed this by observing the charges of the uteruses of a group of women who did not have a diagnosis of uterine cancer. The women in this group who were apparently healthy but exhibited the electromagnetic signature of uterine cancer later went on to develop it. Cancer was displayed in the energy field before it showed up in the cells. It was in the field before it showed up in material form. The field acted as the template for the coalescence of matter. Burr’s conclusion was that changes in the field will produce changes in matter.

Accessing the field with frequencies of planetary tuning forks, Tibetan bowls, drums, rattles and other instruments opens portals to possibilities of transformation and well- being beyond what we or our clients can imagine.

Sometimes clients will reach a sort of “plateau” in working with an imbalance or manifestation. They have experienced consistent shifting and then things seem not to change much. We have often found that by deliberately directing our attention to working in their subtle fields, we can access information that revives and expands change. For example, sometimes after treatment for physical trauma, like an auto accident or a fall there is remaining discomfort that doesn’t seem to resolve. Disruption of the subtle energy fields often accompanies physical trauma, so working to repair the fields will release patterns that interfere with full recovery.

The field also contains old thought forms and beliefs that can create emotional, spiritual and physical manifestations. When people are working on expanding consciousness and creating transformation, we can use our planetary frequencies and vibrational tools to help break up old patterns and facilitate expansion and smooth flow of energy. We can illuminate new pathways and activate access to new grids and templates.

It’s been said that everything is light and information. We often use the high frequency Mercury and Sun2 to connect these essential elements. High octave Ohm/Uranus 5th can break up old patterns. Ohm/Neptune 5th allows easy flow into new ways of becoming. Sun/Jupiter 5th helps us access the expansive fields of our hearts (especially if done over the heart chakra). Ohm/Sedna microtone helps to access connection between the liquid crystal matrix or our body’s connective tissue and the matrix of the field of all possibility.  These are just a few examples of how we use planetary frequencies in the field.

The forks can be directed over specific points or chakras. The Huato Jiaji points integrate new frequencies and so, are often useful. We frequently work in areas of the field that draw our attention energetically. Sometimes we connect an area directly over a point on the body with a point a distance off the body where the vibrations of the forks seem to have a special resonance with each other. Paying attention to the feeling of the energy guides us to the proper locations.

While the high frequency forks are especially suited to the frequencies of the subtle fields, middle frequencies do have an effect. It should also be said that we always pay attention to grounding the client’s energy in their body and working with middle and low frequency forks on body.

Helping to create energy communication and integration with the field of all possibilities creates potential for expanded physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

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The Liver, The Hun and the Flow of the Tao

31 Mar, 2019
The Liver, The Hun and the Flow of the Tao

By Jude Ponton, DC. LAC and Paul Ponton, LAc, Senior Licensed Acutonics Faculty, Certified Acutonics® Practitioners

Spring is the season of awakening and enlivening the liver energy as the Earth brings forth manifestation from the potentiality stored in the seed. This is a good opportunity to connect with the Hun, the spirit of the liver. In Chinese medicine the energy of the liver is responsible for the smooth flow of qi in the body. It regulates how energy moves. Liver imbalances show up as excesses such as unrestrained liver yang and fire; as liver deficiencies (of yin and blood) and as liver stagnation, or stuckness.

The five-element correspondence of springtime to the liver makes spring a particularly powerful time to address psycho-spiritual issues associated with the Hun. During this time the spirits associated with all the energy systems of the body come into play and must be balanced for creative process to take place, manifest and enter our shared reality. The Hun is pivotal in this process. Hun imagination interfaces with Shen consciousness, (the energy of pure potentiality), to create manifestation as both are yang in nature. This provides the initial step in creating our own reality. Liver energy must flow smoothly on all levels in order for us to connect to the source of undifferentiated oneness, the energy of potentiality, the Tao. 

Lonnie Jarret writes, in Nourishing Destiny, that we must align heaven’s plan both internally and externally in order to evolve in a less constrained manner. It is our perception that creates the polarity of inner and outer, and of separation of our physical being from our divine nature. The key to this alignment is moving beyond the illusion that we are separate and allowing our creative divinity full expression.

Many of the things that lead to stagnation of liver energy and hinder the ability to allow merging of our perception with that of our higher spiritual selves are lifestyle issues. Physical influences include too much coffee, alcohol and other drugs. Psychological influences include stress, unexpressed emotions and rigidity in the way we think or in our beliefs. Constrained energy or stuck energy inhibits our ability to allow the Tao to flow smoothly through us.

We can access the energy of springtime and expansion and allow the Hun spirit to potentiate moving forward in life and to let go of the resistance that holds us back.

Treating a few acupuncture points with Acutonics tuning forks to balance the physical and spiritual aspects of the liver energy can be useful. These treatment suggestions focus on opening the flow of the liver to allow full expression of the Hun

Extraordinary Vessels:

Yang Wei Mai: Helps us hear inner guidance and see a way forward to access our transformational path. Use the New Moon 5th to open the way, Full Moon 6th to bring full expression and illumination of our destiny. The Zodiac 3rd can also be used to break up resistance to new ways of being and to disperse patterns that no longer serve us. Ohm/Jupiter 4th can be employed to expand beyond limitations 

Dai Mai: Helps us release constraints to move forward. Use the Zodiac 3rd to break through frustration of not advancing. New Moon 5th to release old emotional habits. Ohm/Uranus 5th to break up barriers and to allow more decisive movement.

Other Points:

Open the Hun spirit point UB 47, Hun Gate (3 Cun lateral to the spinous process of T 9) with New Moon 5th, expand expression of the Hun with Jupiter/New Moon combination.

LIV 3, Great Surge, LIV 14, Cycle Gate, UB 18, Liver Shu address the flow and balance of liver energy and enhance the process of allowing. Use the New Moon 5th to open, the Ohm/Jupiter 4th to expand. Jupiter/Neptune can be used with these points to open and encourage smooth flow of the liver energy.

The 6th Chakra point, Yin Tang, can be treated with New Moon/Jupiter to open and expand vision and provide insights for transformation along with the above liver related points.

As Senior Licensed Acutonics faculty Paul and Jude Ponton will tailor their class schedules to the unique needs of the student. They offer the full Acutonics curriculum, Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine, Points and Meridians, and several excellent electives. They can be reached at 206-706-2836 or resonate@whispering-dragon.com.

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Frequency, Resonance and the Tao

1 Mar, 2019
Frequency, Resonance and the Tao


By Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc & Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc, Acutonics® Licensed Teachers, and Senior Practitioners

Modern Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views the meridians as a “closed” energetic system. This perspective holds that the Qi moves in organized flows throughout the body and that these channels or meridians communicate with the various organs and tissues of the body and that the meridians communicate with each other. From this point of view the energies influencing health and well-being are circulating and interacting within the limits of physical structure.

Acutonics has always followed a more Taoist point of view that our physical bodies are not separated from the Tao, from connection with all that is. The Taoist understanding is that the universe is a fully interconnected and interactive system in which all parts are reflected in the whole. This is more in line with a more modern quantum perspective of the holographic nature of the universe.  

Both the ancient and the modern concepts reflect the understanding that the composition of reality is energetically or vibrationally based. At the denser vibrational frequencies that make up the material world we perceive ourselves to be separate from the cosmos, the stuff of the world and each other. Only part of the frequency of material objects, including human beings exists at this denser, particle reality. Every cell in our bodies contains microtubules that translate higher vibrational frequencies into denser 3 D reality. Not only are those microtubules present in our bodies, they are present in everything.  Some researchers say that the function of the microtubules is to download cosmic consciousness. The fact that these structures are universally present. and everything is interacting with the greater Source consciousness is an indication of entanglement with the unified field. 

There is a shared ancestry from the common origin of creation that is reflected at multiple levels of frequency and form. The background vibration creates different manifestations based on the frequency of its expression. For example, the same background vibration that manifests as the planet Saturn, at another level of expression becomes the bones that are the structure of our bodies and at another level is the energy that gives structure to our lives. All of these material and non-material manifestations have correspondence with one another because of their shared entanglement with a common source in the unified field. They are all expressions at different frequencies of their common origin. There is a shared resonance among these different densities of vibration.

The ancient alchemists, when practicing the Law of Correspondences, were displaying a great understanding of frequency and its relationship to form. Initially they made connections between the appearance of herbs and their medicinal applications for the body. This became identified as the Doctrine of Signatures. The Law of Correspondences also identified resonances between planets, animals, plants and stones. They were focusing on the different manifestations of a specific frequency and the octaves and overtones related to it.

In Acutonics sessions, when we choose a fork, strike it and apply it to the body we draw on all of the potential that frequency holds in field and connect it to the correspondent organs and related energetic systems. When you add this to the alchemy of the points and the higher vibrations of the subtle fields, it becomes a powerful tool for healing and transformation.

If, for example, we apply the Ohm/Jupiter 4th interval to Cycle Gate, (LIV 14), we not only have an effect on the function of the Liver, but influence expansion and broader vision for our life path.

We are all part of an infinite field that is in constant vibrational interaction. When working with clients we can draw on the vast potential of the Tao to move beyond limitations of a perceived closed reality. 

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Acutonics and Altered States

1 Feb, 2019
Acutonics and Altered States

By Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc & Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc, Senior Licensed Acutonics Teachers and Practitioners

In our Level I Acutonics® classes we emphasize the value of our planetary frequencies to aid in creating altered states of consciousness. These altered states act as portals to new possibilities and new experiences of health and wellbeing. Our clients are able to more easily release old entanglement patterns.

These entanglements result from defaulting to unconscious programmed responses. We react based on previous similar experiences. It’s common for people to spend much of their day reacting to stress using a programmed set of actions, performing activities without much conscious awareness. From this vibrational state it’s easy to simply default to a cycle of repetition of old thoughts and behaviors. The result is an experience of being stuck in the past with no sense of how to move into a different way of being. This pattern is dominated by the high beta brainwave state, which is a high frequency condition that requires a great deal of energy to maintain. Often people feel overwhelmed, frustrated and exhausted.

High beta states are characterized by the “fight or flight” response that prompts release of stress hormones like cortisol and adrenalin. These are chemicals related to our survival mechanism that is activated during stressful situations. When our bodies are operating from survival state, there is no energy available for creation. New patterns are not materializing because the energy is not there to bring them to manifestation. Additionally, we become dependent on the adrenalin “rush” to fuel our daily activities. We have all had clients who run on adrenalin until they bottom out and have no energy to function.

The cosmic frequencies of our Acutonics tuning forks, chimes and planetary gongs create shifts in frequency from the high beta state. Clients universally report feelings of deep relaxation during (and often for some time after) Acutonics sessions. This relaxed sensation corresponds to alpha and theta brain wave states. In alpha and theta there is a shift from outer directed consciousness to a more inner directed awareness and intuitive creative non-analytical experience. This alteration of consciousness allows easier access to new possibilities, greater coherence, health and wellbeing. Use of Ohm forks for self care can act as support for maintaining access to these more relaxed states.

The extraordinary vessels are important portals to higher consciousness. They are the first emanation from Source and connect us with our primal limitless spirit. The Chong Mai, for example, is the first of the vessels to develop from the Wu Qi. It connects us to our deepest nature. The Chong Mai allows us to move beyond the dualism of judgment and suffering and return to our original state. It connects to the heart and helps us to realize our potential for growth and expansion. Intervals using Sedna as the tonic enhance the connection to non-duality. Sedna/New Moon can be used to open this connection and Sedna/Venus for accessing the unified field of love and compassion.

The Yin Wei Mai is opened through the Inner Gate Point (P 6) and is a portal to the memories stored in our hearts that help us to open our access to the entire heart field. Sedna/New Moon can be used for opening and Sedna/Jupiter to create expansion into the field.

Examining the characteristics and energetics of the other extraordinary vessels will provide insight into creative interval selection to provide access to altered states.

The chakras are powerful energetic portals to other-dimensional awareness. Planetary signatures can inform choices for Chakra activation.

The Huato Jiaji points are especially useful for integrating new frequencies of consciousness that are being experienced. Chiron and Nibiru can be helpful in this process.

Acutonics provides exceptional connection to and coherent integration with transformative states of being.

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Cycles as Portals of Possibility

2 Jan, 2019
Cycles as Portals of Possibility

By Jude Ponton, DC, LAc and Paul Ponton LAc, Senior Acutonics Practitioners and Licensed Acutonics Teachers

Happy New Year. We think it is useful to approach the change from one year to the next, not so much in a chronological/linear manner, but as a movement through a placeholder in the constant flow of cycles. The start of a new cycle brings opportunities for expansion and revision and for the release of energetic patterns that no longer serve us. Major marker celebrations in the cycles are times when great stored momentum can be released and access to energy of potentiality and possibility can be realized. Portals can be opened to provide connection with transformative potentiality.

Acutonics provides tools for transformation. Vibrations created through planetary sound healing tools allow access to altered states of consciousness. This promotes shifting into new and more refined frequency states that bring us closer to the undifferentiated oneness of the Tao. We can live in the shared 3-D reality, with a new perspective that allows us to see beyond the illusion and conditioning of mass consciousness to realize we are creators of a reality where anything is possible.

Here are some suggestions to add to your treatments, especially at this time, to access the cycles of expansion and connection with unlimited consciousness potential.

The Huato Jiaji Points are useful in integrating frequency shifts and accessing expanded possibilities. There are a variety of approaches here that can be used individually or in combination. The application of the New Moon 5th provides opening to the Moons connection to cycles and to emotional release and adaptation. Applying the Chiron/Nibiru 2nd interval provides a bridge to a new matrix (access to foundations for building new realities).

All of the Extraordinary Vessels address potentiality. Activating the microcosmic orbit by applying vibration to the Conception Vessel and the Governing Vessel is a practice of inner alchemy. It provides transformational energy to refine denser frequencies.  

The Pluto/New Moon 5th interval applied to the Conception Vessel provides opening to transformation processes. Following with Nibiru/Venus 4th creates a new matrix for refinement of the frequencies. These same intervals can be applied to the Governing Vessel as well.

Applying higher octave forks in subtle fields around the body opens communication between our subtle energy fields and the background (zero point) field. High frequency New Moon 5th forks, moved in spiral configurations, opens us to the field. High frequency Mercury/Jupiter 4th interval, also in spirals, provides energy for expansion of communication between our field and the collective field.

Jupiter/Venus 3rd interval can be applied on or over Ren 17 (Chest Center) to activate the Heart Chakra and expand access to creativity and refinement and the unlimited potential of Heart centered compassion.

In this cycle of opportunity we send our intentions for greatest and highest good for all of you and for all beings.

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Nibiru the Planet of the Crossing

2 Jan, 2019
Nibiru the Planet of the Crossing

By Ellen F. Franklin, PhD & Donna Carey, LAc

As we launch into 2019 it feels appropriate to revisit powerful healing themes associated with Nibiru an integral part of the Acutonics healing system. While theories about Nibiru abound, it has been a core element in the Acutonics methodology for nearly twenty years. Recent theories on binary star systems suggest that at least 80% of known stars have a binary partner, meaning it is partnered with another star or something as massive as a large planet or a brown dwarf. It is very likely that our Sun has a binary partner and we’ve proposed for some time that it may be Nibiru. Just as the sun embodies the male yang energy, Nibiru represents the feminine aspect of the Sun – a necessary balance to pervasive yang consciousness. At this time in history when abuse of masculine power has been called to account men around the globe are being asked to take responsibility for their actions, as feminine consciousness grows – Nibiru expands in our awareness providing powerful healing themes of destruction and new creation, the balance and centrality of a masculine and feminine matrix that overcomes old paradigms of separate matriarchal and patriarchal systems from past civilizations to one of unity.

Nibiru

Character: Evolution
PLANET OF THE CROSSINGS 
Key Words: Evolution, travel, connection, the gods, roots and origins, change, feelings, emotional longing and resolution, enlightenment, initiator, restoration.
Negative Key Words: Fear, tunnel vision, chaos, catastrophe, destruction
Physically: Genetics, body chemistry, enzymes, chakras, vibrational healing. 
Basic Function: Nibiru crosses our lives and helps us to be aware of our weakest spots so that we can repair and restore ourselves to balance.

Healing Theme: The Crossing
The healing themes of Nibiru are centered on crossing and crossroads. As Nibiru crossed over from another Solar System to bring life to our Solar System and to Earth, the theme of cross-pollination of culture, religions, philosophies, ideologies, and of consciousness emerges. This idea of cross-pollination brings great creative gifts in the arts, sciences and technologies. Misuse of these gifts can create division instead of unity. We are without question at a historical crossroads, where the rapid destruction and degradation of our planet Earth is taking place at a far more rapid rate than originally forecast. This is not unlike the historical accounts of the planet Nibiru, and it is beyond time to act. 

As we cross boundaries of space and time we develop methods, systems and means to create and destroy, to heal and to change. We are being asked to pay attention to unintended consequences of our actions. We are the crossing, both divine and human, capable of creating a new mythos, a new story, one of unity and of harmony, based on the highest ideals of compassion love and interconnectivity.

Nibiru is an initiator that gets to the core and brings to light hidden problems and imbalances. It is our choice as we stand at the sacred place of the crossing and the crossing over, whether we will evolve or are destined to repeat the misuse of our inborn divinity.

Healing with Nibiru 

Like the Acutonics Chiron Tuning Forks the Acutonics Nibiru Tuning Fork Set includes and span 3 musical octaves. The interval of the Ohm tuning fork and the Nibiru tuning fork creates an interval that can musically be identified as beautiful, bluesy and emotional. This interval sings like a calling out, a searching. Hearing this interval helps to dislodge this pain or longing by emotionally and spiritually acknowledging it. Nibiru initiates healing on the emotional and spiritual level. Where Chiron addresses and heals the wounds and releases the physical, Nibiru seeks to address the emotion of the wound and reunite the physical and spiritual.

The Low Ohm tuning fork and the Low Nibiru tuning fork sounded together deeply access and acknowledge the emotions, which have been uncovered by Chiron and bring them to the surface for transformation. The Middle Ohm Tuning Fork sounded together with the Middle Nibiru Tuning Fork can take those feelings that are accessed to a crossing point where our human self sees the gods and goddesses and the potential connection. It seeks to merge the human/god balance. The High Octave Ohm/Nibiru interval helps our light body to travel the journey to fully realize that we are the gods.

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Activating Chakras with Planetary Frequencies

1 Nov, 2018
Activating Chakras with Planetary Frequencies

By Jude Ponton, DC, LAc, & Paul Ponton, LAc, Senior Licensed Acutonics Teachers and Certified Acutonics® Practitioners

Chakras organize the body on the physical level and allow life force to enter and be processed and expressed in the body. They are places where matter and consciousness come together, and energy is alchemically transformed from the psychophysical to the spiritual. The structure of each chakra contains a nucleus that concentrates or stabilizes the energy of the chakra, and a vortex that refracts consciousness outward. We think of the chakras as toroidal geometries expressing the vortex.

Each chakra has a relationship with an endocrine gland and a neural plexus. This defines a relationship between the chakras, the endocrine system, and the nervous system. When any neurologic tissue/neural network is activated by consciousness it creates mind. In our work we are stimulating this consciousness through vibrational resonance between the chakra and the chosen planetary frequency. Since each chakra has an associated nerve plexus, each has its own mind. This mind is activated by energy with conscious intent. When a chakra is activated it initiates activity of chemicals, hormones, tissues and cellular functions. It also produces energy.

For example, when we activate the heart chakra, we interact with its specific frequency, hormones, chemicals, (like oxytocin) emotions and its mini-brain that networks with the field of information and energy that surrounds it. As a result, the heart chakra sends directions and messages to the organs and tissues located in that part of the body. The person resonates with and radiates loving, compassionate, kind, caring, selfless energy from this center. So, the heart chakra is receiving frequencies that activate consciousness that results in thoughts, feelings and actions that it then releases back into the field.

When we examine each chakra individually with emphasis on this perspective, we can see its contribution to the transformative process.

The First/Root Chakra relates to procreation. It contains and emits a vast amount of creative potency. It provides residence to the kundalini energy, manifesting our divine potential. It helps to connect to our roots and to stability and support.

Useful Planetary Signatures for engaging with this chakra include Pluto, Mars and Venus, Chiron and Nibiru.

The Second/Sacral Chakra is associated with social networks, relationships, support systems, family, interpersonal relationships and cultures. It sustains the energy of both holding on and letting go. It nourishes our zest for life/our desires and pleasures.

Planetary Signatures — Venus, Neptune, the Moon, Jupiter

The Third/Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with our sense of self, our personal power. It governs will and self-nurturance. This chakra is also said to be a reservoir of healing energy and vitality.

Planetary Signatures — Mars, Sun, Chiron

The first three chakras contain energy focused on survival and denser frequencies. They are devoted to the self.

The Fourth/Heart Chakra is associated with love, compassion, gratitude, caring, nurturance, joy, appreciation, kindness, and selflessness. It is this chakra that is the pivot point where we begin to experience higher frequencies. It has been said to be the seat of our soul.

In both the Vedic and Hebrew sacred texts, there is references to a unique space within the heart, that is considered sacred. In this center it is said that there is a point that gives rise to the entire universe and radiates outwardly. The central point is called Shiva, a non-moving male force. The radiations outward is Shakti and contain potential for all creation. Rudolph Steiner described a point at the heart center from which the universe arises in a frequency waveform that vibrates out and in at countless times per second. Steiner said the whole universe was contained in those radiations from our heart.

The heart has the largest and strongest electromagnetic field in the body and extends outward from the body for as much as eight feet. This would mean that not only is the heart’s electromagnetic field extending into our subtle fields, permeates all of our physical form, and connects with the heart fields of others.

The heart field shows up in measurements as generating an inner tube or donut-like shape referred to as a torus. This shape governs many aspects of life including the human heart. It is the primary shape in existence, unique, stable and very primal shape. The heart is thought to contain a smaller version of the same shape inside of the outer shape and oriented to the same axis.

Our heart torus communicates out to connect with the torus of the Earth and outward to connect with the Sun’s torus which produces countless other torus shapes that radiate out and embrace the whole solar system. The more coherent the heart field is the more easily it merges with the radiating fields of the Earth, the Sun and the rest of the solar system.

Part of what happens when we do attunements to the Earth, Moon, Sun and planets, is that we help to facilitate coherence through resonance with those frequencies. This is true also of the Solar 7th that brings coherence to connect us through the Sun to the rest of the solar system.

Though the heart’s electromagnetic field may need sensitive instruments for measurement, it is still the strongest rhythmic field generated in the body and is about five thousand times stronger than the brain’s electromagnetic field.  Much of the recent research on the heart comes from the HeartMath Institute, which has an association with Stanford University.

The newly developing field of neurocardiology views the heart as a sophisticated sensory organ that receives and processes information. References to this “brain of the heart” function are beginning to be found in modern medical research literature that attributes mental functions related to learning and memory to the heart. This is very similar to the functions attributed to the heart in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Modern western experimental research demonstrates that the heart continuously sends signals to the brain related to higher brain functions involved in the processing of perception, thinking and emotions. Some research results also point to the heart as the part of the body contributing most significantly to consciousness.

Besides normal perceptual functions there is new evidence that relates the heart’s field directly to intuition because of its ability to interact with information fields outside the parameters of space and time such as the Akashic field. Experimentation has shown that the heart and brain receive and respond to information about a future event before the event actually happens and that the heart appears to receive this precognitive information prior to the brain. This suggests a connection between the heart’s field and subtle energetic fields that contain information from matter remote in space and events that have not yet occurred in present time.

When we work on the energy of the heart, such as when placing tuning forks, or Tibetan bowls on the heart chakra, we are interacting with the torus energy field and with the functions of the heart related to the “heart-brain”. When we connect our consciousness to our own heart space, we gain deep access to our powerful intuitive sense and to the library that contains all the knowledge of the universe.

With Acutonics we have unique tools that allow us direct connection with the energies of the planets, and through them to the archetypes of our dreams allowing us to help people to bring their dreams to manifestation.

Planetary Signatures — Sun, Sun/Jupiter, Mars/Venus, Venus/Jupiter

The Fifth/Throat Chakra is associated with the expression of the love that emanates from the fourth chakra. It also relates to speaking our truth and empowering our reality through language and sound. It facilitates the sharing of thoughts and feelings with others.

Planetary Signatures — Mercury, Venus, Neptune

The Sixth/Brow Chakra relates to higher dimensional perception, the pineal gland, the pituitary gland, and non-linear reality. It enables our ability to tune in to higher frequencies. It is highly sensitive to all vibrational frequencies. It acts like an antenna picking up frequencies in the field. The pineal gland secretes serotonin, melatonin, pinoline, DMT and other metabolites of serotonin. These chemicals are not only powerful antioxidants, but they create potent neurotransmitters that can support transcendental and mystical experiences. Activating the energies of this chakra created an alchemical process. When the pineal is activated and releases these serotonin derivatives, the pituitary gland produces oxytocin and vasopressin. Oxytocin has been called the bonding hormone or chemical of emotional connection because it produces elevated emotions that cause our hearts to swell with love and joy. Vasopressin, also called antidiuretic hormone, causes the body to retain water, so that our bodies have more water to process and transmute higher frequencies to our cells. When vasopressin levels increase, they stabilize the thyroid gland and that stability acts to stabilize the entire endocrine system. This stability along with the activation of the pineal helps to access higher frequencies and elevated states of consciousness.  Acutonics tuning forks are exquisitely suited to activating this process.

Planetary Signatures — Venus, Neptune, Mercury, Jupiter

The Seventh/Crown Chakra is the “point of enlightenment”. It is the place where we are aware of our greatest expression of divinity. Our highest level of consciousness originates here and when this chakra is balanced, we experience non-duality and harmony with all things.

Planetary Signatures — Sun, Nibiru, Sedna

The Eighth Chakra/Soul Star Chakra (located about 16” above the head) was known as Ka by the ancient Egyptians. It represents our connection to the universe.  It is said to be the portal for divine love to enter our bodies. It helps to expand awareness and connects to our divine destiny. We access memory of the quantum field through this chakra.

Planetary Signatures — Jupiter/Sun, Jupiter/Nibiru

Paul and Jude Ponton are Senior Licensed Faculty Members of the Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine and Certified Acutonics® Practitioners. They are co-author of Acutonics: From Galaxies to Cells, Planetary Science, Harmony and Medicine and Acutonics for Dogs and Cats: Sound Healing for Animal Health. They began including Acutonics in their clinical practices in 1998 and has been certified to teach Acutonics since 2001. They offer the full Acutonics Certification program and clinical mentorship through the Whispering Dragon Center in Seattle, WA and can be reached at 206-706-2836 or email: resonate@whispering-dragon.com.

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The Greatness of Sedna

1 Sep, 2018
The Greatness of Sedna

By Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc & Paul Ponton MAc, LAc Senior Licensed Acutonics Faculty and Certified Acutonics® Practitioners

Sedna, discovered in November of 2003, is a planetary body whose energy and archetypal qualities have been embraced by astrologers, as a unique entity and by Acutonics as an integral part of our applied methodology.

NASA refers to Sedna as a planet-like object, recognizing the fact that it is in an orbit (10,500 years or so) around our Sun. Sometimes called a trans-Neptunian object (located 3x further from the Sun than Neptune), Sedna is also described as a “Great Year Planet” or a “Galactic Celestial Object”. It is called a Great Year Planet because its orbit is slightly less that half of a Great Year (25,770 years +/-.) Sedna’s extreme distance places it as the furthest known planet in the solar system.

Astrologers equate Sedna’s physical location with the furthest limits of our present consciousness, but the potential to access the newest levels of consciousness available and bring these to awareness. Sedna travels through space where the most ancient information and energy in the universe is available and acts to gather the resonance of that information and energy in its field and in its vibration. It includes both the oldest and the newest in the information spectrum. This unique quality makes Sedna a powerful vibrational energy to work with for transformation of consciousness particularly by working with chakras and extraordinary vessels.

Sedna embodies the manifestation of both yin and yang energies simultaneously. Expressing as both particle and wave, she supports both nurturance and expression, creating self-sustaining energy that is limitless in scope and eternal in nature. The association of Sedna with the energy of super conduction and solitons are examples of this self-sustenance. Sedna energy facilitates a shift into non-linear time and the cyclic nature of the unified field. The super conduction energy of Sedna helps to create coherence between the body’s field and the unified field. She provides a portal to limitless possibilities.

We observe Sedna’s influence in different ways depending on our present frequency. At our densest frequency Sedna may manifest as the experience of victimization or victimizing. Sedna moved from being a victim to coming into her own power. In the intermediate frequency level Sedna may be the energy that forces us to become conscious of ourselves as immortal beings. At the level of spirit which is the highest frequency Sedna is the embodiment of the energy of caretaker for humanity but with the provision that we/humanity are caretakers for the planet and all of it inhabitants.

Sedna is a controlling spirit of the waters and helps to access the cellular memory of water. Water is said to contain the memory of all that has transpired on this planet and of its interactions with the rest of the cosmos. Water is the primary element necessary for life on this planet. When we apply the vibrations of Sedna to acupuncture points we are facilitating connection between the water that nurtures our physical bodies and the memories of the planet and all that has come before us. Sedna incorporates the energies of compassion, cooperation, forgiveness and unity that are both timely and timeless.

Paul and Jude work with students to meet their scheduling needs. Contact: resonate@whispering-dragon.com or call 206-706-2836 if you are interested in taking an Acutonics class or elective.

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The Wu Project Goes to Bolivia

1 Aug, 2018
The Wu Project Goes to Bolivia

Truly embodying the belief of returning art and spirit to medicine, Alicia Villamarin, Senior Acutonics Faculty and Certified Acutonics Practitioner, and Maria Romero, Acutonics Practitioner and co-founder of the WU Project, announced recently The Wu Project’s next mission to Bolivia. This is an exciting joint collaboration with the Latin Angels Foundation. The idea was born at a fortuitous meeting of The Wu Project’s board member Andy Newman with Rosita Hurtado, the founder of the Latin Angels Foundation.

Rosita, a philanthropist and one of the most influential Latin American fashion designers, created Latin Ángels Foundation as a nonprofit in 2004. Her mission is to provide help to underserved and impoverished communities of her native land: La Chiquitania, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, by providing educational programs and improving deficits in the health care system. The Wu Project’s mission statement is organized around very similar principles. With this common goal Rosita invited The Wu Project, under her sponsorship, to join and participate in an educational medical mission to Bolivia this August.

On July 25th, at the official opening of Rosita’s new atelier in Miami, Florida, a fundraising gala was held, Gala de Angeles. It was a very special event, including many notable celebrities of the Latin American entertainment industry and their guests. At this elegant and fun event the WU Project was welcomed and introduced to attendees, making an entirely new community aware of their mission and activities, and encouraging them to help them to help others. Alicia and Maria are incredibly pleased to have the support of Rosita Hurtado and to bring The WU Project to La Chiquitania, Bolivia as we continue our mission to teach others Chinese medicine, related modalities, and Acutonics and to serve underserved communities around the world.

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Acutonics®: Art and Spirit

1 Aug, 2018
Acutonics®: Art and Spirit

By Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc & Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc, Senior Licensed Acutonics Teachers and Certified Acutonics® Practitioners

From the one came the two, the Yin and the Yang. From the two came the many. This is the Taoist story of creation. The “many” encompasses all the things of the Universe.  From the one source, the physical, material reality that we experience through our senses came into being as well as the vibrational, unseen reality that surrounds and infuses us. Source energy is at the core of all things. It is the “things” and what exists in the spaces between the things.

Everything is a unique manifestation of Source energy. Everything in the Universe has within it a connection to the original energy of Source and to everything else that emanated from Source. This describes the holographic nature of the Universe, in which everything is part of the shared frequencies of the cosmos. In Acutonics, we recognize that this interconnectedness, when coherent and harmonious, provides access to health, joy and wellbeing. The cosmic frequencies used in Acutonics are frequencies manifested physically in the planetary bodies. Just as importantly they are the background frequencies found everywhere in this unified field. A central focus in Acutonics is that the heavens, earth and humanity are reflections of and are reflected in one another (as above, so below).

As practitioners of the art of Acutonics, we weave together the musical/mathematical science of intervals, and the potentiality found in the spaces between the note, with the energies of myth and archetype and the alchemy of planetary correspondences. The integration and synthesis of these energies with the unified field helps to create physical, emotional and spiritual balance and harmony.

Emphasis is placed on awareness of the merging of energies of the practitioner, the client and the unified field. This is a powerful co-creative spiritual process that yields healing energy greater than the sum of its parts. We move beyond linear constraints and limitations to higher aspects of intuition, inspiration and oneness of mind, body and spirit.

New science is continuously discovering modern ways of talking about ancient wisdom recognizing that energy and vibration are the essence of existence. The art and spirit celebrated by Acutonics continues to expand these discoveries. The importance of creating altered states of consciousness through sound are being universally acknowledged. Sound is a carrier wave for higher brainwave states that facilitate release of old programs, limitations and conditioning. These higher vibratory states provide stimulation for creating new neural pathways for expanded awareness.

The emphasis placed on the Eight Extraordinary Vessels in Acutonics recognizes the importance of these vessels as our first emanation from Source and combines potent focus and vibration to reunite us with our origins, connect us with the field of infinite possibilities and bring us into resonance with our spiritual destiny.

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Living in Heart Space

1 Jul, 2018
Living in Heart Space

Living in Heart Space

by Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc & Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc, Senior Licensed Acutonics Teachers and Certified Acutonics® Practitioners 

Summer is the time of the Fire Element and of the Heart, associated with love, compassion, gratitude, caring, nurturance, joy, appreciation, kindness, and selflessness.
 
In both Vedic and Hebrew sacred texts there are references to a unique sacred space within the heart. A point that gives rise to the entire universe and radiates outwardly. The central point is called Shiva, a non-moving male force. The radiations outward is Shakti and contain potential for all creation. Rudolph Steiner also described a point at the heart center from which the universe arises as a frequency waveform that vibrates out in countless times per second. Steiner believed that the whole universe was contained in those radiations from our heart. The heart has the largest and strongest electromagnetic field in the body. Measured by sensitive instruments that indicate the heart field extends outward from the body for as much as fifteen feet. There is speculation that the field may be wider, but it is difficult to measure with present instrumentation. This would mean that not only does the heart’s electromagnetic field extend into our subtle fields, but it also permeates all of our physical form and very likely connects to the heart fields of others.
 
The heart field shows up in measurements as generating an inner tube or donut-like shape referred to as a torus. This shape governs many aspects of life including the human heart. The torus is literally around all life forms, atoms, and cosmic bodies such as planets, stars and galaxies. It is the primary shape in existence considered to be unique, stable and very primal. The heart is thought to contain a smaller version of this shape inside of the outer shape and oriented to the same axis. All of these torus energy radiations communicate with one another. Our heart torus communicates out to connect with the torus of the Earth and outward to connect with the Sun’s torus which produces countless other torus shapes that radiate out and embrace the whole solar system. The more coherent the heart field is the more easily it merges with the radiating fields of the Earth, Sun and solar system.
 
The newly developing field of neurocardiology views the heart as a sophisticated sensory organ that receives and processes information. References to this “brain of the heart” function are beginning to be found in modern medical research literature that attributes mental functions related to learning and memory to the heart. This is very similar to the functions attributed to the heart in Traditional Chinese medicine. Modern Western experimental research demonstrates that the heart continuously sends signals to the brain related to higher brain functions involved in the processing of perception, thinking and emotions.
 
Besides normal perceptual functions there is new evidence that relates the heart’s field directly to intuition because of its ability to interact with information fields outside the parameters of space and time such as the Akashic field. Experimentation has shown that the heart and brain receive and respond to information about a future event before the event actually happens and that the heart appears to receive this precognitive information prior to the brain. This suggests a connection between the heart’s field and subtle energetic fields that contain information from matter remote in space and events that have not yet occurred in present time.
 
In her book The Heart Speaks, cardiologist Mimi Guarneri refers to a concept attributed to a 1991 book, Neurocardiology, by Dr. J Andrew Armour of the “heart brain.” He says that the heart has an intrinsic nervous system, made of a complex network of neurotransmitters and neurons allowing it to act independently of the cranial brain to learn, remember, sense and feel.
 
When we work on the energy of the heart, such as when placing tuning forks, or Tibetan bowls on the heart chakra, we are interacting with the torus energy field and with the functions of the heart related to the “heart-brain”.
 
When we connect our consciousness to our own heart space we gain deep access to our powerful intuitive sense and to the library that contains all the knowledge of the universe. And when we do attunements to the Earth, Moon, Sun and planets, we help to facilitate coherence through resonance with those frequencies. This is true also of the Solar 7th interval, which brings coherence to connect us through the Sun to the rest of the solar system. Acutonics tools help us to create a direct connection with the energies of the planets, and through them to the archetypes of our dreams allowing us to help people to bring their dreams to manifestation.
 
Planetary Signatures for the Heart Include: Sun, Sun/Jupiter Mars/Venus, Venus/Jupiter
 
Heart/Brain Coherence
The heart and the brain have more nerve connections between them than any other systems in the body. According to Armour, 90% of the connecting nerve fibers between the heart and the brain ascend from the heart to the brain. Emotions and feelings arising in the heart have a profound effect on the brain. This influences how we think, process information and perceive the world. When the heart center is activated it becomes an amplifier that jumpstarts the brain, to enhance its activity and create balance and coherence throughout the body.
 
There are higher emotions (higher frequency) associated with the heart such as, gratitude, abundance, freedom, love and compassion. These heart-centered emotions open the door to the subconscious mind. This process is one of moving into higher frequency, wave-based consciousness, where there is access to greater possibilities and for creating change on the material, particle-based experience of life in 3D reality. This is an alchemical process.
 
One way we can help facilitate this coherence with Acutonics is by connecting the heart chakra with the 6th and 7th chakras. Hold one fork at the heart, while moving another fork to the higher chakras. This helps to access higher levels of consciousness and brings them to expression through the heart. 
 
Another recommendation is to work with the Yin Wei Mai for access to the heart chakra, and the Du Mai to open and connect with brain consciousness.  This convergence helps to support coherence. 
 
Activating the Three Treasures, (DU 20, REN 4 and REN 17) is another way to bring together the higher frequency heavenly energies and the denser energies of Earth uniting them with the field of the heart. This, again, leads to enhanced potential. 
 
The Cosmic Capstone taught in Level II, also provides a way to connect the head and the heart to higher frequencies in the field.
 
When we work with the field of the heart we have a portal to the Unified Field of infinite potential. Acutonics provides powerful access to this Source of all possibilities.

 

Paul and Jude are happy to work with students to meet their scheduling needs. Contact: resonate@whispering-dragon.com or call 206-706-2836 

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Health Consciousness: Giving Knowledge Life

1 Jun, 2018
Health Consciousness: Giving Knowledge Life


I am pleased to announce that I am an invited presenter at this year’s Building Bridges of Integration for Traditional Chinese Medicine Conference, October 11-14, 2018, in Reston, VA. On Thursday evening, October 11, Maren Good and I will present an evening meditation with sound. We hope you will join us for a meditative journey through the Universe accompanied by Sun, Moon, and Earth gongs.

On Saturday May 13th from 3 to 5 PM I will present a program entitled Good Vibrations: Sound Therapy and Self-Care, in which we explore how sound vibration used with conscious intent can heal deep wounds, shift consciousness, and reunite us with the harmonies and rhythms of the Universe. We will examine the use of planetary tuning forks and musical intervals along with how sound works on three aspects of the meridians—organic, emotional, and psychospiritual. Taoist concepts of the Three Treasures, as well as the use of related acupuncture points that serve as powerful gateways for deep healing work with sound, will be discussed and demonstrated. Participants will also be introduced to self-care approaches designed to reduce stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue. In addition to these two events we will have an exhibit booth at the conference. If you are interested in working in the booth, please contact Ellen.

The Building Bridges for Traditional Chinese Medicine Conference is an exceptional opportunity to explore wellness and health care. The values, teachings and goals of this conference are in direct alignment with Acutonics® as they are rooted in Chinese Medicine and a depth of understanding of the body’s self-care systems and natural healing intelligence.

I’ve attended many conferences over the years but this one is very special, and it brings me great joy to be returning to it. A unique consciousness and energy field that extends well beyond the conference is created. Every aspect of the weekend is designed to help you discover, experience, and explore ways to use consciousness for health, to gain both heightening self-awareness, and acquire knowledge and tools to promote optimal health, true unification of body, mind and spirit. Inspirational talks, intimate workshops, exploration of integrative modalities, opportunities to network and Qigong healing practices combine to create a dynamic learning environment. Speakers share knowledge and techniques from their diverse experience and personal journeys, and they remain engaged with conference attendees throughout the weekend.

Through a series of programs participants are invited to examine their beliefs, thoughts, memories and relationships, and the ways that emotions can support or undermine health. Seminars are also designed to help practitioners discover how to gain optimal health and enhance daily life—for their patients and themselves. Effective self-care tools will also be offered. Major societal concerns, including food allergies and risks posed by genetically modified food, will also be examined.
 
The Mission of the Building Bridges of Integration for TCM is to offer innovative, effective ways to expand health options and improve healthcare outcomes in the United States. Ancient philosophical principles and theories underlying TCM are presented clearly to build an understanding of how anyone can apply this holistic medical system to create health and wellness. Theories, such as Five Element Consciousness, are offered as a framework to understand how emotions, lifestyle, beliefs, and environment can maintain internal balance to sustain health or create imbalances leading to illness. The ultimate mission is to broaden contemporary understanding that everything is energy, all energy has a consciousness, and all consciousness has a purpose. The conference provides opportunities to view all health issues as internal energetic frequencies that can transform into physical issues. By understanding how this can happen, the true relationship of body, mind, and spirit for health can be known.
 
Celebrating 15 years, Dr. Nan Lu and the TCM World Foundation welcome professionals and health-seekers to experience Health Consciousness in action. 28 CMEs available, PDAs are Pending. www.tcmconference.org.
 
As a presenter, I am able to extend a $50.00 discount off Early Registration until July 8. Use coupon code Loyalty when registering. Visit www.tcmconference.org to register and for complete details. I hope to see you in October at this exceptional conference.

 

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The Spirit in Summer

1 Jun, 2018
The Spirit in Summer

by Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc & Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc
Senior Licensed Acutonics Faculty, Certified Acutonics® Practitioners

Summer is a perfect time to focus on and nurture the fire element and the heart energy. In Chinese Medicine, the heart is more than just a pump for pushing blood through the arteries. The heart’s energy and spirit also include aspects that Western Medicine attributes to the brain. The mental functions of thinking, memory and consciousness are all processes related to the shen the spirit associated with the heart.

The shen is viewed as a divine gift of love and enlightenment flowing to us at birth from the Tao through the Big Dipper and connecting us with the star teachers and our cosmic identity. It is our shen that provides guidance as we travel the path that is our unique expression of the Tao. The sages counseled cultivation of calmness of the spirit. This state or calmness, or consciousness, allows us to live in harmony with our earthly experience even in the face of adversity and chaos. In doing so, we achieve joy in our lives. This cultivation also allows us to express our joy outward to our fellow beings through the field of the heart, an energetic field that can extend several feet out from our physical form and touch the heart fields of our fellow travelers to carry the powerful vibrations of love and compassion to the world.
 
The heart field and the heart chakra act as a pivot point between the more personal energies of survival and sense of our selves and raises our frequency up through the higher chakras. Doing this creates resonance with more transpersonal frequencies associated with intuition, clairvoyance and communication with divine source. This ultimately allows us to let go of patterns of behavior and thinking that interfere with our awareness of enlightenment and to create the life we want.
 
So, summer is a kind of portal to the realization of our true nature, revealed to us through deep heart connection. It is a time to build resonance and to optimize our heart’s energy.
 
The Yin Wei (Yin Linking) Vessel is a good choice for uniting our individual spirit expression, our authentic self, with the self we project into the world. It also promotes the opening of our heart field to both receive and express unconditional love, as well as strengthening the physical aspects of the heart.
 
For nourishment – the Sun and Full Moon forks can be applied to the Yin Wei.
 
For opening the heart – the New Moon 5th interval, both low and middle octaves allow deep access if the heart energy has been shut down to provide emotional buffering.
 
To expand the heart field – Ohm/Jupiter 4th provides expansion and growth
To create resonance with the vibration of love – the Ohm/Venus 6th interval can be applied.
 
The Ren (Conception) Vessel can help with nourishing and calming of energies to provide stability and peace for the heart.
 
The Full Moon 6th along with the Low Ohm Octave are helpful for this.
 
Another calming point for heart energy is Heart 7, Spirit Gate, the Source Point of the Heart meridian. It is effective for calming anxiety and manic energy to allow peace for the shen/spirit. 
 
The Full Moon 6th and Ohm Unison are good here.
 
The Heart Chakra can be influenced by Ren 17. Original Child
 
The Solar 7th interval can be activating and nourishing for the heart at this chakra. Too much Solar 7th energy may produce heat and disturb the shen. So, a little is good.
 
We have found the Jupiter/Venus combination on Ren 17 to be very effective in expanding the heart field and expressing unconditional love.
 
The Ohm Octave at Ren 17 can bring harmony to the heart at a new level.
 
Additionally, the high frequency of each of these combinations sounded over the heart, then in the field in general can optimize balance, harmony and expansion of the higher self.
 
Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing with your heart.

Paul and Jude will be holding a clinic day at the Mothership on June 17, a great opportunity to receive clinic hours from exceptional clinicians. To register for this contact Sande@acutonics.com. They will also be offering Acutonics Energetics of Points and Meridians in Seattle June 30 – July 2. The Pontons are happy to work with students to meet their scheduling needs. Contact: resonate@whispering-dragon.com or call 206-706-2836 

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Nurturing The Spirit of The Liver

1 May, 2018
Nurturing The Spirit of The Liver

by Jude Ponton, DC, LAc and Paul Ponton, LAc, Senior Licensed Acutonics Teachers, Certified Acutonics® Practitioners

Discussions of the Liver from a Chinese medicine perspective often focus on pathologies. That is, what happens when there is an imbalance in the Liver energy causing qi stagnation, overacting of the Liver on other energy systems in the body, Liver blood deficiency patterns and, over the past few years the involvement of Liver heat in creating chronic inflammatory conditions in the body.

When there is no discrete pathological Liver condition, it can also be useful to focus on enhancement of the nurturing qualities of the Liver to foster wellbeing. The Liver is responsible for creation and maintenance of smooth flow, not only of the qi of the body, but of our ability to flow smoothly in our lives. The Liver also enhances vision, not just the ability of our eyes to process light efficiently, but also its effect on allowing us to clearly see our destiny. These are attributes related to the Hun, the spirit of the Liver. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) says the Hun is the Ethereal Soul and is said to transport our image of our physical form to our place of origins in the stars.

During our lifetime the Hun aids in our ability to move forward in life and join the universal flow. Proper function of the Liver energy allows us to expand into the truest expression of who we are. This energy helps to manifest plans and dreams by allowing us to find the flow of the most useful decisions and actions. It helps us set a course forward. The Hun spirit aids in acting in a coherent manner with our destiny.

In its most balanced state, Liver energy and spirit promote clarity and direction. It helps us to move forward, visualize possibilities and actualize our desires. Free flowing Liver qi allows us to release resistance and shift into alignment with our clearest manifestation of Source connection. This flow and connection with Source is reflected, not only in our sense of physical wellbeing, but also in the flow of our daily activities and interactions with people and our environment. For example, the right person shows up at just the right time to offer assistance with a project, or money flows to us just in time to meet some obligation. This free flow in our lives helps bring all the right pieces into place. Movement forward seems almost effortless.

Here are some suggestions to inspire your sessions to amplify the beneficial effects enhancing balanced Liver energy:

The Four Gates - (LI 4, Union Valley and LIV 3, Great Surge) helps to provide the surge of energy that creates the action to manifest our desires and inspirations – open with the New Moon 5th and then expand movement beyond the gates with New Moon/Jupiter combination.

LIV 3, Great Surge is the source point of the Liver channel. It connects to the primordial energy of Source expressed in the spirit of the liver. Ohm/Jupiter 4th expands beyond the restrictions developed through conditioning. It engenders confidence and optimism and a willingness to extend our selves. Jupiter/Neptune can provide energy for expansion and flow. Jupiter/Full Moon brings our potential to full expression. Jupiter/New Moon to open vision to see our path.

LIV 14, Cycle Gate – Debra Katz describes this as a point that opens us to hope and expectation. Use New Moon/Jupiter here to opens and expand connection with our hopes and to amplify our expectations.

UB 47, Hun Gate – Located 3 inches lateral to T 9, connects to Source through the Ethereal Soul, to allow flow of inner vision and promote well-being, calmness and joy. Neptune/Jupiter on this point will enhance flow and expansion of inner vision and Source connection. Add the high octave of this combination to facilitate expansion at a higher level.

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Harmonic Alchemy: A New Class from Senior Licensed Acutonics Faculty

1 Apr, 2018
Harmonic Alchemy: A New Class from Senior Licensed Acutonics Faculty

We are very excited to be journeying to The Mothership this summer, June 15 & 16th, to combine a long overdue visit with the presentation of a new class, Harmonic Alchemy.

Contemporary alchemist, Frater Alburtus (Dr. Albert Richard Reidel) the founder of the Paracelsus College, describes alchemy as “the raising of vibrations”. When we utilize the cosmic frequencies of Acutonics tuning forks, chimes, gongs and other sound healing instruments we open portals to higher vibrational states. In our Level I classes, we tell our students that our objective in treatments is to create access to frequency shifting and altered states of consciousness. We believe that this opens our clients to limitless vibrational possibilities that can manifest physically, emotionally and spiritually. In our experience, shifts occur in all of these aspects even when our clients’ conscious intent is to address a physical manifestation.

From this perspective, nothing is purely physical. The experience of discomfort or discord in the body is an indication, or an alert, that the person is not aligned with their clearest expression of Source. When sessions are focused to allow access and flow of beneficial frequencies on all levels the client experiences, not only a shift in their physical manifestation, but a sense of relaxation, well-being and connection to the field that translates into new choices and opportunities for expansion in seemingly unrelated aspects of their lives.

Our personal trajectory over the past decade has led us to explore intentional focus on transformation and consciousness expansion. We are certain that our transformative process has been opened and amplified by our work with Acutonics. As our frequency has shifted, our awareness of our connection to the field of universal consciousness has become clearer and more coherent. Many of our clients are also finding themselves drawn to a more intentional emphasis on expansion and transformation. This inspired us to create a class that would explore the use of transformative points and channels combined with planetary frequencies and harmonics for the purpose of transformation.

The class will explore the perspective of alchemy as a process of raising vibration to achieve coherence with the unified field. In this wave-form consciousness there is access to infinite possibilities and multi-dimensional reality. We will look at the practice of Acutonics and Harmonic Medicine as a vehicle to shift into wave-based, non-linear focus. We will discuss the use of cosmic frequencies of the planets combined with transformational energetics of the Huato Jiaji Points, Source Points, Chakras, Extraordinary Vessels and the subtle energy field of the body.

The class will address ways of assisting clients to expand their awareness and to access these transformational vibrations for expansion opportunities.

This Master Class combines lecture and numerous opportunities for questions, dialogue and discussion among class participants.

We very much look forward to seeing you in New Mexico.

Paul and Jude are teaching Acutonics Level I, Sound Gates to Meridian Harmonics Saturday, April 28 - Monday, April 30, 2018 at Whispering Dragon Center, Seattle, WA. Contact them at 206-706-2836 or email: resonate@whispering-dragon.com

Harmonic Alchemy will be taught in New Mexico at the Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine, June 15 and 16 followed by a supervised clinic day. Don’t miss this great opportunity to study with senior licensed Acutonics master teachers and clinicians. To register or for more information contact the Institute at 575-587-2689, or email sande@acutonics.com

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Acutonics® for our Dog Friends in the Lunar Year of the Dog

1 Mar, 2018
Acutonics® for our Dog Friends in the Lunar Year of the Dog

By Jude Ponton, DC, LAc and Paul Ponton, LAc, Senior Licensed Acutonics Teachers and Certified Acutonics® Practitioners

In recognition of the Lunar Year of the Dog we thought it appropriate to create a reminder of the benefits of Acutonics for our dog friends. We can employ our forks to treat specific imbalances or simply as a periodic “tune up” to maintain energy flow and well-being. Magic, our personal companion and clinical healing partner, gets tunings a couple of times a week. The first time you work with the forks with your dog friend it is important, due to the newness of this experience, to introduce them gently.

Center and ground yourself to start. Sit on the floor and bring out the forks and play with them by yourself without paying any special attention to your dog other than to make sure they are in close enough proximity to sense what you are doing. Let your dog friend come to you and sniff the forks. Listen to either or both of the Ohm forks and put them on yourself on points or over meridians. If the dog seems interested, sound a fork in the field some distance away and watch for their reaction.

Take a cue from your friend’s behavior, how do they respond to having the forks near them? If they seem interested, but wary, let them explore the experience in their own time. It might be useful to play with the forks for just a couple of minutes by yourself, allow your friend to watch and then put them away, or leave the forks on the floor while you go do something else and allow sniffing or other discovery to occur in private.  Sometime later play with the forks again to see if your dog is less wary. When your dog friend gets comfortable with the idea of the Acutonics instruments hold a vibrating fork in one hand while petting or touching them with the other hand. If your dog friend seems comfortable with the forks, you can try applying the forks directly on the body.

There Are Three Main Methods For Using The Acutonics Tuning Forks For Treatment.

If your animal friend does not like the forks placed directly on the body, you can strike a fork and hold it up to your ear, or just hold the vibrating fork in one hand and place the tip of a finger on the opposite hand on an acupuncture point. You will usually be able to feel the vibration between the tip of your finger and the animal’s body. The same technique can be used by placing your entire free hand over an area that you wish to treat. It may be somewhat harder to feel the vibration when the whole hand is used, but it is just as effective as the fingertip method for treating larger areas, such as over an organ, or over a shoulder or hip. If you are using just the Ohm forks with this first method, it is pretty straight forward. If you are using a second fork other than the Ohm fork along with the first Ohm fork to create an interval you can do this in two steps. First, sound the Ohm fork and place your finger or hand on the point or area. Second, sound the other fork you are using to make the interval and place your finger or hand on the point or area. The body will create the interval from the two frequencies done in close time proximity to one another.

Another method of treatment is the direct application of the Acutonics tuning forks to the body on acupuncture points, meridians or areas of discomfort.

A third method is to hold the two vibrating prongs of the tuning fork or forks over an area or point (without physical contact) at a distance that is comfortable for your dog friend. You can get very good results in both animals and humans pointing a vibrating fork at an acupuncture point, a chakra or over a wider area of the body such as a sore muscle or a bruise.

We have found that some dogs may be comfortable with direct application of the forks on some acupuncture points and not on other points. You can use a combination of the above methods of application depending on need.

Here are a few specific recommendations for common imbalances. Point locations and additional treatment ideas are available in our book, Acutonics for Dogs and Cats, Sound Healing for Animal Health.

Ohm Unison forks can be used in place of the intervals shown below.

Remember to keep treatments simple. Dogs are very sensitive and usually very receptive. They return to a balanced energetic state without complex approaches. Use only a few (3-5) sets of points to start. This may be enough. Refrain from over-treating. Almost always, “less is better.”

General Balancing Treatment Using The Microcosmic Orbit

Extraordinary Vessels— Ren: Open on LU 7; Balance on KID 6, apply New Moon 5th, Ohm/Chiron 2nd; DU: Open SI 3; Balance on UB 62, apply New Moon 5th, Ohm/Chiron 2nd

Digestive Imbalances Including Vomiting/Belching/Decreased Appetite:

Extraordinary Vessels— Chong: Open on SP 4; Balance on P 6, apply Ohm Unison or Ohm Octave to harmonize; Yin Wei: Open on P 6; Balance on SP 4, apply Ohm Unison or Ohm Octave to harmonize
ST 36: Earth Day 5th to strengthen digestion
SP 6: Earth Day 5th to strengthen digestion
Ren 12: Ohm Unison to harmonize. This point is often sensitive, you may need to apply forks indirectly off body
P 6: Ohm Unison to harmonize
UB 21: Earth Day 5th to strengthen digestion or Ohm Unison to harmonize

Arthritis (Almost Always Results From An Underlying Kidney Deficiency)

Extraordinary Vessels — Ren: Open on LU 7; Balance on KID 6 apply Full Moon 6th to nourish the kidney yin energy; DU: Open on SI 3; Balance on UB 62, apply Earth Day 5th to strengthen kidney energy or Solar 7th for warming and strengthening yang energy (if worse with cold)   
UB 23: Earth Day 5th to strengthen kidney energy or Solar 7th to tonify yang if worse with cold
KID 3: Earth Day 5th to strengthen the kidney energy or Solar 7th to tonify yang if worse with cold
UB 40: New Moon 5th to open the flow of energy in the joints or Zodiac 3rd to disperse stagnation if pain is in hip, knee or ankle

Points of Pain:

Apply the tuning forks to areas of pain around the joints. New Moon 5th to open or Zodiac 3rd to disperse
UB 60: New Moon 5th to open or Zodiac 3rd to disperse.

Incontinence - (Kidney Deficiency)

Extraordinary Vessels —  Ren: Open LU 7; Balance KID 6, apply Earth Day 5th or Full Moon 6th; DU: Open SI 3, Balance UB 62, Solar 7th or Earth Day 5th
UB 23: Earth Day 5th
KID 3: Earth Day 5th
UB 28: Earth Day 5th or Full Moon 6th

We hope that this inspires you to treat your dog friends to an Acutonics session for their health and harmony.

Paul and Jude are offering Acutonics Level I, March 31-April 2 and April 28-30, 2018; as senior Acutonics faculty they also provide custom class scheduling for the entire Acutonics curriculum. You can contact them at the Whispering Dragon Center, Seattle WA. PH: 206-706-2836; resonate@whispering-dragon.com; www.whispering-dragon.com.

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Source Points for Growth and Transformation: Archetypes and Alchemy

1 Feb, 2018
Source Points for Growth and Transformation: Archetypes and Alchemy

By Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc & Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc, Senior Licensed Acutonics Faculty Certified Acutonics® Practitioners

Source points provide access to the deep issues that are at the root of many conditions and manifest as both physical and emotional imbalances. This month’s contribution revisits source points and provides specific examples of appropriate planetary intervals.

It is said that the heavenly given or original qi is retained and lingers in the Source Points. Ordinarily they are thought of as points that provide exceptional access to the channel and organ with which they are associated. Some Chinese medicine references state that the source points of the yin organs tonify the energy of the organ and source points of the yang organs expel pathogens, or release excess in the body. Another useful view of these points lies in the association implied by the name source. The points provide connection to source as it is expressed in each organ. Various functions associated in Chinese medicine with each organ can be equated with the higher aspects of Self that provides a resonant link to our true nature. Used in the course of a treatment with the appropriate intervals source points assists in bringing the various parts of our nature into vibrational harmony.

Here are some examples of intervals applied to source points for growth and transformation.

LU 9, Great Abyss: The lungs strengthen inspiration to infuse our actions with the energy of connection. Use Mercury/New Moon 5th to open the flow of inspiration. Mercury/Jupiter 4th can expand capacity for inspired action. Our lungs provide strength to voice our connection to source. Use the Mercury/Earth Day 5th to strengthen the energy of the lungs.

LI 4, Union Valley: The large intestine aids in letting go of patterns that separate us from expressing our true being. Use Pluto/New Moon 5th to release old patterns, Pluto/Nibiru 3rd to create new patterns.

ST 42, Surging Yang: The stomach descends the qi and helps us ground to the Earth. It helps us receive nurturance that source provides through the abundance of the Earth. Use Low Frequency Earth Day 5th to descend the qi and strengthen connection through the Earth element.

SP 3, Supreme White: The Spleen is responsible for assimilation of both food and information. Proper Spleen function leads to clarity of thought in expression of inner guidance. Use New Moon 5th to enhance assimilation of information, thoughts and dreams and the Full Moon 6th for reflection and illumination.

HT 7, Spirit Gate: The heart is our center, the pivot point between the mundane and the divine. It is the seat of our consciousness that manifests our earthly experience out of the undifferentiated oneness of the Tao. Balancing and strengthening the heart allows the heart energy to integrate the spirits associated with the other yin organs. Use Mercury (the amalgamator)/ Jupiter 4th to integrate the expressions of our spirit and expand consciousness and awareness.  

SI 4, Wrist Bone: The traditional Chinese function of the Small Intestine is to separate the pure from the impure. It separates fluids refined from waste and recycles them to nourish the system. It allows us to refine our higher vibratory self out of the denser vibrations that may hold us back from our true nature. It supports our alchemical process of turning the lead (the grosser frequencies) into gold (purity). The Ohm/Neptune 5th taps into the magical processes that come from the life giving and sustaining waters of our inner ocean and allows us to flow into the universal sea.

UB 64, Capital Bone: The urinary bladder physically serves as a reservoir to hold wastewater passed to it by the kidneys, expelling it at intervals. On a less material level, when imbalanced, it can hold energies associated with suspicion, jealousy and grudges. Not releasing these emotions can hold us back and lead to emotional turbidity. The New Moon 5th opens the water pathways as well as releasing these stuck emotions.   

KID 3, Great Ravine: The kidneys are the source of our core energy, our essence and our ancestral connection. They are the place that houses our unique expression within the hologram that is the Tao. In our physical manifestation the spirit of the kidney gives us the will to live and to thrive. This spirit (Zhi) provides us with connection to the collective unconscious moving past the fears of the ego and aligning us with divine will. The Mars /Venus 5th balances the expressions of kidney yin and yang. This balance provides a place of harmony between stillness and action where trust abides, allowing us to surrender our own will to the wisdom and guidance of the Tao.  

P 7, Great Mound: The pericardium acts as the heart protector. Balance of the pericardium is necessary to guard the heart from pain, while allowing the openness that underlies compassion and intimacy. Ohm/Mars 2nd employs Mars’ archetype of protection. Ohm/Chiron 2nd enhances the heart’s compassionate nature. Ohm/Venus 6th engenders intimacy.

SJ 4, Yang Pool: The San Jiao acts as the pathway connecting our inner environment with the outer world. In the same manner it is an avenue allowing our inner being to be expressed externally, and for our inner expression of source to shine in the outer world. Use Ohm/Chiron 2nd to provide a bridge between the inner and outer worlds of our being.  

GB 40, Hill Ruins: The gall bladder influences decisiveness and the courage to trust the wisdom of source to reveal the appropriate option from all the available possibilities rather than forcing a choice through the limitations of our logical minds. The Ohm /Jupiter 4th promotes personal growth beyond previous limits. Ohm/Neptune 5th adds inspiration and visionary potential. It also dissolves the boundaries of conditioned limited ways of thinking.

LIV 3, Great Surge: The liver controls the smooth flow of energy and the vision to clearly see our direction on life’s path and to see our own potential and talent. With healthy liver energy we flow without constraint in the world. Ohm/Jupiter 4th expands us beyond the restrictions we have developed through conditioning. It engenders confidence and optimism and a willingness to extend our selves.

As Senior Licensed Acutonics faculty Paul and Jude Ponton will tailor a class schedule to a students needs. They are offering Acutonics Level I March 31-April 2 and they will also be offering a new elective on Source Points and the Eight Extraordinary Meridians for Consciousness Raising and Transformation at the Mothership in June. More details soon. The Pontons can be reached at 206-706- 2836 or resonate@whispering-dragon.com.

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BECOMING

1 Jan, 2018
BECOMING

By Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc & Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc

It is common to think of the New Year as the start of a cycle of new beginnings. As beings living in a three-dimensional reality we tend to experience time as unfolding in a linear manner. Each New Year, birthday and anniversary is perceived as a marker or starting point for another unit of time that moves in a stream from present out into the future.

Another way to perceive these markers is as placeholders for the awareness of our continual becoming. They can serve as springboards of expansion toward fulfilling our destiny. As limitless beings, we have constant access to opportunities, not only for personal expansion, but for the awareness of our oneness with the field. Our expansion contributes benefit to the collective. Acutonics tools give us cosmic frequencies that we can apply with intention to access points on the body and in the individual bio-field for connection and expansion into the greater field of infinite possibilities. Here are some suggestions for creating portals to expanded awareness and connection to Source. 

Huato Jiaji Points allow us to absorb and assimilate higher frequencies into our nervous system. They also contain a high concentration of marrow that can be activated to differentiate into new possibilities. The application of Mercury/Jupiter 4th to the Huato Jiaji expands the capacity of our nervous system to access and integrate new frequencies.

The Three Treasures (Shen, Jing and Qi) access through DU 20 (Hundred Convergences) for Shen, REN 4 (Origin Pass) for Jing and REN 17 (Original Child) for Qi. Mars/Venus is excellent on these points to merge the Yin and Yang aspects of the Three Treasures. The Ohm Octave can also promote balance at a new level.

The Solar Plexus, or 3rd Chakra, influences our sense of self, the expression of our individual manifestation of Source. The Low New Moon 5th provide deep access to a more evolved version of Self. Follow with Venus/Jupiter to expand self-love and create resonance with the unconditional love that is the nature of Source.

The Chong (Penetrating), Du (Governing) and Ren (Conception) Vessels are the primary extraordinary vessels. The Chong Mai is the first vessel that emanates from Source. The Du and the Ren Mai are the initial differentiations of Yang and Yin. These vessels are portals to connect with our destiny. Ohm/Sedna microtone applied to the Chong Mai (SP 4, Grandfather’s Grandson/PC 6, Inner Gate) expresses the non-dual nature of Source. Mars/Venus on both the Du Mai (SI 3, Back Ravine/UB 62, Extending Vessel) and Ren Mai (LU 7, Broken Sequence/ KID 6, Shining Sea) allow Yin and Yang energies to merge and balance as an expression of the duality that is our individual manifestation of Source.

Using the three dimensional geometry of The Cosmic Capstone provides an access to the field and to other dimensions. High frequency Jupiter/Neptune 2nd above its associated points (DU 20, PC 8, Ghost Cave and Ren 17) produces vibration for both expansion and flow. 

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The Stillness of Winter: The Nurturance of Potential

1 Dec, 2017
The Stillness of Winter: The Nurturance of Potential

By Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc and Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc

As we approach Winter Solstice it is a time for consolidation of energy. This is a season for rest, reverting to the root, and pulling in and grounding to Earth. Days are shorter and we are called indoors. We can use this time for self-nurturance so that the seed of these activities will sprout upward and outward in the spring.

Kidney energy is associated with winter our root and core energy. It is the energy that supports our being and connects us to our inner being. During this time, it is especially useful to cultivate and consolidate Kidney energy. The energy gathered from the bounty of Autumn can be stored and used to help provide the structure and function for all the other energy systems of our bodies.

Since the Kidneys support the back and knees, we often see that back and knee problems are more common during the winter months. People with a tendency to feel cold (Kidney yang deficiency) will notice this more. Those who live in areas where there is less sunshine may experience seasonal affect disorder. The colder temperatures of winter may also contribute to feelings of lower energy or fatigue.

It is important to support and consolidate Kidney energy as we enter winter as it provides potent energy reserves that help maintain health and well being through the season and often prevents manifestations of deficiency including back instability, fatigue, cold and depression.

The Yellow Emperors Classic of Internal Medicine, instructs that it is important in Winter to protect our yang, to rest and forego activities that require a lot of energy expenditure and to allow our energy to go deep. This is a time to reflect the stillness of water, to access the essence of our true selves. Often, at this time of year, we are involved in seasonal activities that can drain our energy reserves and distract us from inner reflection and nurturance of the seeds of our potential. Acutonics treatment can provide a means to counteract this drain on energy reserves.

The intervals most useful for cultivating and consolidating Kidney energy include the Saturn/Venus 6th, Full Moon 6th and Earth Day 5th, especially in the lower octaves.

Apply to:
UB 23, Kidney Shu a major point for supporting the Kidneys.
DU 4, Life Gate an important point for tonifying and supporting the Kidney.
KID 3, Great Ravine the source point of the Kidney channel. As such it accesses deep energy to support the core.
REN 4, Origin Pass and REN 6, Sea of Qi powerful points to build and consolidate the root.

The Ren Mai and Du Mai Extraordinary Vessels are portals to primordial yin and yang energy. These extraordinary vessels used in combination activate the microcosmic orbit, drawing together celestial and terrestrial energies to support the core.

Winter can be a powerful time for cultivating our inner potential and
sustaining our Will to nourish the seeds of our destiny.

 

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Ancestral Songlines and Celestial Harmonies by Carmen Cicotti

1 Dec, 2017
Ancestral Songlines and Celestial Harmonies by Carmen Cicotti

By Carmen Cicotti, LMP, CAcP, Senior Faculty

As we near the end of a yearly cycle, death resounds into birth through the experience of completion and in communion with the World Soul. This time of communion calls for translucent receptivity to the subtle so the light can pass through. Receptive, to be touched and met by the subtle essence of the Axis Mundi; the delicate and exquisite place of intangible substance. To embody this communion fully, we enter these darkening days of winter with full presence of the eternal present moment; the only place that is fully alive where Life and Death can fully touch us. As we step into the season that rests with the spirit of communion, we set a tone for regeneration and rebirth for this Winter’s Solstice, using the delicate yet powerful medicine of sound.

Elemental Energetics of Winter

Winter Solstice, Dec 21, 2017 is a time for stillness and surrender, it calls us into our depths, to listen and reconnect to our inner being. Like the dormant seeds in the deep recesses of Earth take this time to rest, restore and replenish yin reserves to preserve the essence of Life, and prepare for the rebirth of Spring.

The season of Winter corresponds with the element of Water in the TCM system of the Five Element theory along with the Kidney and Urinary Bladder meridians. According to the ancient Chinese texts, the Kidneys and the energetics of this meridian system contain the storehouse of our vital essence. Water, being the primordial source of Life, carries nourishment to all living things—plants, animals and humans. Our bones, bone marrow and DNA are also associated with this element as they store, generate and carry out the message of our ancestral blueprint.

Water Element Disharmonies
A list of water element disharmonies, often the result of Kidney deficiencies, is provided below, followed by some general treatment protocols that nourish and build the Kidney Yin, Yang and Qi. Protocols for these specific conditions are discussed in more detail in Levels VI and VII.

  • Adrenal Overload
  • Low Back Pain
  • Knee Pain and/or Weakness
  • Vertigo - Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Sexual Problems
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Ungroundedness
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Occipital Headaches
  • Resistance to Change
  • Incontinence

Rx: Low, Mid and High frequency Ohm/Full Moon progression on the Ren Mai (Conception Vessel), the Sea of Yin, placing the Full Moon on the opening point LU 7, Broken Sequence and Ohm on the balance point KID 6, Shining Sea and use the same progression on the Yin Qiao Mai (Yin Motility Vessel) accessing the deepest aspect of yin by placing the Full Moon on the opening point KID 6, Shining Sea and Ohm on the balance point LU 7, Broken Sequence to nourish the yin energy of the body and source of our Original Qi.

  • Low Ohm/Low Saturn followed by Low Ohm/Low Full Moon on KID 10, Yin Valley, the water point on the water channel to deeply access the sea of yin.
  • Low Ohm/Low Full Moon followed by Ohm/Full Moon on KID 3, Great Ravine, the source point of the Kidney meridian to deeply nourish and build Kidney yin, recharge the system and for symptoms of heat rising, occipital headaches or low back pain.
  • Low Ohm/Low Full Moon, Low Saturn/Low Full Moon on UB 23, Kidney Shu and DU 4, Life Gate to help strengthen the low back, replenish reserves, nourish, build and strengthen energy.
  • Low Ohm/Low Full Moon on REN 4, Origin Pass to nourish and tonify core energy and Source Qi. Low Ohm/Low Earth Day on REN 6, Sea if Qi to build energy and strengthen entire body.

Key Planetary Players in December 2017

The key planetary players for the month of December and this time of the Water Element are Pluto, Saturn, Neptune and the Moon, along with the backdrop of Uranus and Jupiter to sing in this new year.

There are two planets and one asteroid in Scorpio, a water sign, whose ruler is Pluto calling us in for deep soul work that is rooted in the underworld.

Jupiter’s jovial presence has a familiar reign in the month of December, as the ruling planet of Sagittarius. Joining this party are five planets traveling in Sagittarius in conjunction with our Galactic Center. As the month progresses, Saturn’s strong and solid direction turns this party around, placing four of these five planets and an additional planet and asteroid in the sign of Capricorn, whose ruling planet happens to be Saturn. This transition places a great deal of focus on security, structure, boundaries and responsibilities. These also directly relate to the foundational Water element and the corresponding Kidney/Urinary Bladder energetics, bones and bone marrow. This stellar lineup begins with the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Saturn in Sagittarius, which transitions into a structural alignment with the Sun, Moon, Venus, Saturn, Pluto and Juno in Capricorn. Neptune sets the tone to bring us into the Winter Solstice and the time of the Water Element. Neptune is the ruling planet of Pisces and both Chiron and Neptune are transiting through this dreamy, mysterious and watery sign.

Important Dates, Attributes and Treatment Protocols

As we step into the completion of 2017, we have several planetary aspects that come into focus as we let go of our old story and write a new one. We can work with these planetary energies to create a new foundation with our seeds of intention and growth for this coming year.

As Saturn enters its home sign of Capricorn for the next three years, we have three major trines at the beginning, middle and end of the month and four major conjunctions, two of which land directly on Winter Solstice and Christmas Day. A trine in astrology is an aspect formed when planets are three signs or 120º apart and are an indication of harmony and ease with a natural grace and increased success. Trines share the same element. A conjunction is a powerful aspect where planets are in the same sign within 8º of each other. Here the planets in conjunction reinforce each other in a united fusion, creating one voice. Two of our trines this month are in water signs and one is in a fire sign, which correlates to this alchemical dance played out with the Kidney (water) and Heart (fire) systems in TCM.

There are three main treatment protocols that can be used respectively during the beginning, middle and end of the month to enhance or create a harmonic attunement with the celestial harmonies dancing around us.

Beginning of the Month Aspects:
December 2, 2017 Jupiter-Neptune Trine: Jupiter in the watery sign of Scorpio (ruled by the planet Pluto) draws our attention into the mysteries of the unknown, expanding our knowledge of the secrets of sexuality and death that can lead us in a discovery of our ancestral truth. This, coupled in a trine with watery Neptune (ruled by and in its home sign of Pisces), facilitates a flow of consciousness and increased awareness to unlock keys of self-knowledge.

December 3, 2017 Full Moon in Gemini: A generative time with an increased awareness in our lives, that expands into new ways of communication and thinking with hope, faith and optimism.

Beginning of the Month Treatment Protocols:
Rx:
Working with the Jupiter-Neptune Trine on the Microcosmic Orbit to facilitate a flow of consciousness and increased awareness. Use a progression of the Middle Ohm/Pluto, Ohm/Jupiter, Ohm/Neptune intervals on the Ren Mai (Conception Vessel) to open and birth our potential and destiny, place the colored planetary fork on the opening point LU7, Broken Sequence and Ohm on the balance point KID 6, Shining Sea. Follow with the same progression on the Du Mai, Governing Vessel, Opening on SI 3, Back Ravine and balance on UB 62, Extending Vessel to regulate the Life force during transformational cycles and help synthesize sexual/spiritual issues.

Rx: You can also work with the Jupiter-Neptune Trine on the Mountain of Balance Points, KID 23, Spirit Seal, KID 24, Spirit Ruins and KID 25, Spirit Storehouse with the same progression as above except using the Low frequency tuning forks Low Ohm/Low Pluto, Low Ohm/Low Jupiter and Low Ohm/Low Neptune to resurrect the essence of self, deeply align the individual with Divine will and open the gateway to ancestral Qi through the storehouse of spirit.

Rx: Alternatively, you can work with the Full Moon in Gemini with either of the above two treatment protocols using the progression of Low, Mid and High Frequencies with Ohm/Mercury followed by Ohm/Full Moon to nourish the yin nature of the Water element while enriching new ways of communication and thinking along with other qualities of the December Full Moon.

Mid-Month Aspects:
December 15, 2017 Mercury-Venus Conjunction:
Open-minded Sagittarius broadens thoughts and desires to learn new things. This harmonic duo creates an open expression of romance and creativity that is both adventurous and joyful. Together they make a musical 5th, which is opening and creative.

December 16, 2017 Sun-Uranus Trine: The Sun is in the pure fire sign of Sagittarius (ruled by the planet Jupiter) while Uranus is traveling through its seventh and final year in the fire sign of Aries (ruled by the planet Mars). This bright, harmonic trine inspires us to break away from that which no longer works in our Life; to open the doors and walk right through; to try something outside the normal routine that leads to new insights and self-discovery.

December 17, 2017 New Moon in Sagittarius: Throw out the old and bring in the new, reflecting on expansion of vision to see new possibilities. At this time, the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Saturn are all in Sagittarius in conjunction with our Galactic center.

The Galactic Center acts like a satellite dish, directing divinely inspired information straight from this light source through the constellation of Sagittarius and the planets traveling through this sign, making this new moon time very super charged to set intentions for new beginnings and to expand consciousness, our horizon and our mind.

Mid-Month Treatment Protocols:
Rx: Work with the spirit of the New Moon in Sagittarius to release old cycles and patterns and begin new, healthier ones. Use Ohm/New Moon on LIV 14, Cycles Gate follow with Ohm/Jupiter on LU 1, Central Treasury.

Rx: To accelerate mobility to move ahead and think out of the box with the Sun-Uranus Trine and break through that which no longer serves a purpose, use the following progression of Low Ohm/Sun, Ohm/Jupiter, Ohm/Uranus on the Dai Mai (Governing Vessel) open with the colored fork on GB 41, Near to Tears and balancing on SJ 5, Outer Gate with Ohm.

Completing the Eight Extraordinary Vessel, we can then work with the Mercury-Venus conjunction on the Ren Mai to initiate this birth and step into new form, facilitating new ways of seeing self and the divine. Begin with Ohm/Mercury followed by Ohm/Venus using the colored fork on the opening point LU 7, Broken Sequence and balancing with Ohm on KID 6, Shining Sea.

Rx: We can also use the Sun-Uranus Trine progression in a high frequency sequence, Ohm1/Sun2, Ohm1/HF Jupiter, Ohm1/HF Uranus on the Cosmic Capstone to instill and reflect the brightness of this harmonic trine to increase a multidimensional awareness and an expansion of consciousness.

End of Month Aspects:
December 19, 2017 Saturn enters Capricorn:
It will reside for the next three years until December 2020. Capricorn is Saturn’s home sign and is also the ruler of the 4th house of home and foundation. Capricorn’s strong sense of tradition and organization, security and structure is a big change from expansive Sagittarius. All the insight and alignment with truth gathered in the past three years will now be used for our growth and evolution. This marks a time to get real, get with it, grow up and face the music.

December 21, 2017 Sun-Saturn Conjunction in Capricorn: This is the day the sun makes its return to increase its presence through lengthening our days; Winter Solstice Day. Here, the sun brings the personal self to the forefront with the impersonal Saturn/Capricorn influence, building self-esteem and pride from the maintenance of personal responsibility and healthy boundaries.

December 25, 2017 Venus-Saturn Conjunction in Capricorn: On Christmas Day, Venus enters Capricorn for approximately three weeks, creating a beautiful musical 5th that invites us to evoke the Christmas Elf by bringing together the essential elements of work and play. This encourages the ability to infuse structure and stability throughout our creative practices as well as instilling creativity into our work environment.

December 28, 1017 Mars-Neptune Trine: Mars is in the watery sign of Scorpio (ruled by the planet Pluto), the traditional ruler of Scorpio. This position can invoke passionate desires, intense energy and complex emotions. When you listen to the Mars and Pluto interval you will hear these qualities. Mars pushes through obstacles, challenges and unexplored territories as well as propels into action that which is channeled through Scorpio’s will power and depth of intention through anything that is hidden or buried and ultimately creating access to our ancestral songlines. This, coupled in a trine with watery Neptune (ruled by and in its home sign of Pisces), intensely activates intuition with grace and harmony that gives birth to both a fluid and powerful initiation into the New Year, blending between the worlds of the seen and unseen.

End of the Month Treatment Protocols:
Rx: To work with the Sun-Saturn Conjunction, use the Saturn Octave and the Solar 7th to integrate the energetics listed above that relate to this conjunction and to Saturn occupying its own home using Low Ohm/Sun and Low Saturn/Mid Saturn on the microcosmic orbit to nourish and support Kidney essence while we establish and strengthen the internal and external foundation with our primordial foundation and cosmic blueprint.

Rx: Aligning with the Venus-Saturn Conjunction in Capricorn, we can use a Low, Mid, High frequency progression with Ohm/Saturn, Ohm/Venus on the Yang Qiao Mai (Yang Motility Vessel), place the colored fork on the opening point UB 62, Extending vessel and Ohm on the balance point SI 3, Back Ravine and Yin Qiao Mai (Yin Motility Vessel) with the colored fork on the opening point KID 6 (Shining Sea) and Ohm on the balance point (Broken Sequence) to calm tensions that are a result of being overwhelmed and to help create a balance of work and play.

Rx: Taking us into the New Year we are going to use an Ohm/Mars, Ohm/Pluto, Ohm/Neptune progression on the Yin Wei Mai (Yin Linking Vessel) with the colored fork on the opening point P6, Inner Gate and Ohm on the balance point SP 4, Grandparent/Grandchild to work with the intentions driven by this Mars-Neptune Trine, using the nets of heaven to link and hold together our purpose with direction, while listening to the call of action and no more sitting on the fence.

 

Carmen Cicotti, LMP, CAcP, is a Senior Licensed Faculty member of the Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine. Carmen is offering an Acutonics Level I, December 8-10, 2017.  Points and Meridians is January 12-14 with a clinic day on the 15th, Level III is Feb 16-19, Level IV March 23-25, Level V April 20-21 and Level VI, April 22-23 with a clinic day on April 24. Level VII is June 1-3, Clinic Day June 4 and Sedna is being offered either June 29-July 1 or  or July 13-15, dates to be determined.

For more information on classes contact Carmen by email at carmen@northwestacutonics.com; website: www.northwestacutonics.com; or 360-928-6498. She offers the full Acutonics curriculum and electives. She is also a thesis mentor and clinical supervisor and teaches Heart-Mind Shiatsu Levels I & II. She is based on Lopez Island, WA.

 

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Embodying the Return of Art and Spirit into Integrative Medicine

1 Nov, 2017
Embodying the Return of Art and Spirit into Integrative Medicine

Lillian Eugenie Woodburn – Acutonics® Level VI Student Practitioner — Student Profile

Lillian Eugenie Woodburn (Lee) took her first Acutonics classes in June of 2017 at the Mothership here in New Mexico. She has continued to pursue her studies with a passion for this medicine. As of November, Lee has completed Acutonics Levels I to VI and she has also participated in a clinic day. She’s already registered for Harmonic Pathology, Sedna and NSEV, all of which will be offered next Spring.

Lee grew up in Middleboro, Massachusetts not too far inland from coastal Plymouth, where she lived for many years with her partner Nora. “Middleboro was a good place to grow up, my father was a brilliant engineer and my mother taught biology at the local high school. This was the high school that I attended and many of the students in this school also had parents who taught there.”

Growing up she was surrounded by science and convinced that this is what she would pursue in college. Her godmother, Dr. Eugenie Clark, was a world-renowned ichthyologist, a pioneer in the use of scuba gear to conduct groundbreaking underwater research, which she did for more than 60 years.

“Eugenie blazed trails for women in science and inspired scientists and children alike. She never let anything stop her from doing things that she wanted to do, especially if it concerned the underwater world. She was a powerful influence in my young life and it’s likely what led me to initially study marine biology at Southampton College in Southampton, New York. I switched to marine geology and then went on to pursue physical therapy for a short time and eventually received an Associate of Applied Sciences double major and worked as a medical and veterinary lab tech.”

Lee has so many interests she finds it challenging to focus on one to the exclusion of all others. “So many things interest me. I would jump from one to another. I didn’t understand— how could I possibly do everything I want to do.”

However, art and the creative process has always been a first love, she reflects. “I loved to paint and draw, I was always drawn to the arts and engaged in some type of crafts throughout my young life. I left my work as a veterinary lab tech to study fine art black and white photography at the New England School of Photography.” Lee graduated in 1981, with honors in photo-silkscreen and non-silver processes. With this new knowledge, she began a new career as a product photographer, a hand colorist at the Natural Color Labs and she was the recipient of many awards in multiple juried shows and one-person shows. She specialized in black and white, infra-red and hand-colored photographs and continued to work in the field until around 2000. During this time, she also learned hand papermaking for silk screening, calligraphy and illumination, and began to study stained glass.

“While working as a photographer I also became obsessed with physical fitness,” Lee stated. “Not that one would know it by looking at me now, but in the early 80’s I was passionate about bicycling and fitness. I did crazy mileage, rode centuries, spent hours in the gym, eventually became a personal trainer and spin instructor. When I experienced a serious back injury, it led me to a chiropractor and I eventually became a chiropractic assistant and then later worked as a physical therapy rehabilitation assistant.”

Throughout this time Lee never lost her love for creative exploration. She studied stained glass production and reflects that sometime during the late 90’s when she placed an order for stained glass supplies she also decided to order a lampwork glass bead-making kit. “I started to play with creating glass beads. This expanded into jewelry making,” she laughs. “I had to do something with all those beads.” Her work with glass beads continues to today. She has taken workshops with top glass artists whose work she admired.

“My beads and jewelry have been in many juried shows and publications, traveling to museums around the country, even to Japan. Some of my bead designs even appeared in Japanese magazines. One bead even went into outer space on the last voyage of the Endeavor, as part of the Beads of Courage program.”

Always striving to learn new techniques that expand her knowledge of the creative process, Lee recently signed up for silversmith classes in Albuquerque, which begin in November. “I feel driven to keep my work fresh, to learn new techniques that add to my repertoire.”

Lee’s spirit of adventure has taken her to Mexico, England, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Australia and Papua New Guinea. It is this love for travel that led Lee and her partner Nora to sell their home in Massachusetts and to set out on an exploration of the U.S. and Canada with no specific destination in mind. They were looking for a possible place to spend the winters and the summers. They spent a month in Albuquerque last October and loved it and then moved on to British Columbia for the winter. “We were on the sunshine coast and there was no sunshine, no warmth. We were freezing, and Nora and I made the decision to come back to Albuquerque.” Drawn to the area, they decided to buy a home here in New Mexico and to settle in for a while.

Being settled in Albuquerque also allowed Lee to pursue a new passion for making her own custom boots. “I was able to attend a boot making class with Deana McGuffin, and made my own custom cowboy boots. This is something I wanted to do for years. When we decided to settle here last winter it became possible.” Another benefit of settling in Albuquerque was the proximity to the Mothership and Acutonics.

Lee’s research on the internet led her to Acutonics, although it had been on her radar for years. “I think I first learned about Acutonics around 2009. I was very interested in the program and checked out some classes in Massachusetts, but the scheduling just never seemed to line up. It was great to finally land in New Mexico and to realize that I was just a few hours away and that you were starting a new series of classes.”

Lee signed up for the Acutonics Level I and II Intensive and at the conclusion of the class, was one of the first to sign up for the next intensive, Level III and IV. “I really like the classes. I feel so different when I’m at the Mothership, it is as though the classes themselves promote change within me. I don’t tend to talk in groups, I’m very introverted, but I find that this work, Acutonics, has helped me to be more present with others and to participate fully in classes. This is so very different than sitting by myself in a studio working on my art, not talking, then putting things online.”

Lee and her partner Nora have been together for 26 years and are exploring ways to integrate Acutonics into their lives and work. “Nora is a hypnotherapist, and she does hands-on energy work, reconnective work, she is a gifted intuitive healer. Acutonics dovetails really well with this work. I’ve been treating myself and Nora, practicing what I’m learning in class to gain clinical experience. Acutonics is a great medicine. Sound vibration works wonderfully, it is not the medicine of the future as some like to say, it’s the medicine of Now. These tools work for me so well, just from being in class and participating in the clinic day, the work we do on each other. I know I feel different, better. And if I can feel different so can other people. This is very powerful.”

Lee has the soul of an artist and the vision to see the relationship between the arts and well-being. She is very interested in the use of sound vibration to inform her art. Several years ago, she created glass beads for malas that were infused with the energy of chants. “I focused on putting the vibration of these sacred chants into each bead. As I made the beads, chants played in my studio, each bead created for the mala was infused with these sacred sounds.”

This experience has led Lee to begin work on her Acutonics thesis. The vision she holds is to use the frequencies of the planets from the tuning forks and chimes to create glass pendants infused with these vibratory energies.

Lee and Nora also recently began to look for a space in Albuquerque to create a wellness center. Their vision is to promote health and wellness through integrative care modalities such as Acutonics and art. A vision totally in alignment with the Acutonics mission to return art and spirit to Medicine.

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Pluto: The Frontier Planet

1 Nov, 2017
Pluto: The Frontier Planet

Character of the Planet: Transformation

Intervallic Personality: The Ohm/Pluto microtone is highly dissonant, penetrating deep into the body to break down resistance to change; promotes evolution through the destruction of old forms. Growth and transcendence through conflict. Pluto breaks down the old into its component parts, only to reassemble them on a new higher octave. Pluto rules the raising of Kundalini, the major driving power of this ongoing process.

Healing Themes and Archetypal Keywords: Death, rebirth, depths of the unconscious, shadow-self, toxicity, sex, sexuality and sexual issues, power, victimization, the underworld, hidden riches, the deep and the mysterious, transmutation, integration, liberation, potential, polarity, karmic and earthly origins.

Anatomical and Physiological Correspondences: External reproductive organs, the prostate gland, the anus and colon, waste expulsion, release of toxins on all levels

Pluto Imbalances: Illnesses of the sexual or eliminative organs, skin conditions with an eruptive nature, deep-rooted illnesses that are slow to surface, deep-rooted emotional and psychological issues

Pluto Science: The ninth planet from the Sun, discovered by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930 was once considered the final frontier on our solar system, but today we recognize it as a gateway to the outer reaches of our solar system. The New Horizons Pluto System flyby, reached Pluto in July of 2015. Since that time, 6.25 gigabytes of data have been sent back to Earth, with the last bits of data reaching Earth on October 25th, 2017. Analysis of this wealth of material reveals a planet of numerous riches, diverse and active geology, exotic surface chemistry, a complex atmosphere, a puzzling interaction with the sun, and an intriguing system of small moons. Among the most striking features is a large heart-shaped feature carved into Pluto’s surface and an exotic bladed terrain of methane ice that was found at the highest altitudes on Pluto's surface near the equator soaring hundreds of feet into the sky. Additionally, high altitude hazes give Pluto’s sky a bright blue tinge.

Pluto’s diverse landscape is likely the result of eons of interaction between highly volatile and mobile methane, nitrogen and carbon monoxide ices as well as inert and sturdy water ice. The variations in surface composition on Pluto are unprecedented in the outer solar system. Age-dating of Pluto’s reveals it has been geologically active for at least 4 billion years. There is also a massive ice plain larger than Texas that is devoid of any detectable craters and is geologically young – no more than 10 million years old. Pluto’s upper atmospheric temperature is much colder (by about 70 degrees Fahrenheit) than had been thought from Earth-based studies.

Pluto’s Small Moons—Styx, Nix, Kerberos and Hydra, discovered between 2005 and 2012, range in diameter from about 25 miles (40 kilometers) for Nix and Hydra to about six miles (10 kilometers) for Styx and Kerberos. The small satellites have highly anomalous rotation rates and uniformly unusual pole orientations, as well as icy surfaces with brightness and colors distinctly different from those of Pluto and Charon. 

Mythology:  There are many cross-cultural myths that feature the gods of the underworld, including the Roman Pluto, the Greek Hades and Babylonian Nergal. Hades is one of the three ruling sons of Cronus, brother of Zeus, and husband of Persephone. He belongs to the first generation of Olympian gods, who overthrew their father and defeated the Titans. Hades becomes the ruler of the House of Hades, the underworld where souls go after death, to reside as shades or shadows lacking blood or consciousness. He ruled over all things subterranean, including caves, caverns, metals, and gems found deep within the Earth. Pluto was a strict ruler following a clear moral code: people were judged fairly, evil was punished, and goodness was rewarded. The early Greeks feared him and did not speak directly of death; instead a person who had died might be referred to as departed, or blessed, which is perhaps why Hades was also called Pluton, the wealthy or wealth giver. This title most likely refers to the blessings that are received from deep within the Earth, such as minerals and gems. Demeter, Persephone, and Hades are all identified with the rich harvest.

The ever-repeating cycles of life and death, transformation and resurrection can be found in the dissolution and decay of old patterns into fertilizer for our gardens. With the changing seasons, we are able to plant new seeds so that new life can be formed. Our most serious failures can transform into our greatest insights, rising from the dark night of the soul into the creation of a new life. Pluto provides us with gifts that have the potential to animate our soul and to transcend our liminal existence.

Pluto Archetype: Pluto represents the soul or psyche, the shadow and father, all aspects of things that are buried, sexual taboos, fertilization, decay, fiery volcanic eruptions, criminal behavior, and things that lurk deep below the surface, including the unconscious and the collective unconscious. Just as Pluto was not the god of death, this archetype is not necessarily representative of a physical death but can relate to all types of loss, including dismemberment and the loss of memories, hope, and purpose. The shadow aspect of Pluto can also be identified in the time of its discovery. It was 1930, between two wars, the time of the Great Depression, when there had been a tremendous loss of material wealth, resulting in many suicides and providing the perfect fertile ground for a rise in organized crime. World War Two, the splitting of the atom, the creation of the atom bomb in Los Alamos, the Nazi death camps, and the deaths at Hiroshima are all representative of the darker more shadowed aspects of Pluto.

Treatment Suggestions: Although the highly dissonant Ohm/Pluto Microtone is excellent for penetrating deep into the body to promote change the interplanetary intervals that you learn to work with in Acutonics Level IV provide tremendous depth to promote deep transformation and regeneration.

Psycho-Spiritual Issues: Pluto’s energy for destruction, transformation, and regeneration has significant clinical applications. It is through this process of breakdown and reemergence that growth takes place on the personal and transpersonal levels. Through Pluto, we find ourselves placed in situations of conflict that challenge us to face ourselves at our deepest emotional and spiritual levels. Pluto also provides the energy to liberate us from the restrictive hell of problems and obstacles of the past, allowing our spirits to emerge from the depths transformed into higher awareness. It also provides energy to liberate hidden treasures that lay buried within us.

Emotional Pain Associated with Sexual Abuse: To treat the emotional pain associated with sexual abuse, use the Chong Mai Extraordinary Vessel, starting with the Solar 7th Interval to bring light to the issue. Open with the Sun fork on SP 4, Grandparent’s Grandchild and balance with Low Ohm on P 6, Inner Gate. Follow with the Pluto/Mercury Microtone to identify hidden issues, Mercury wakes up deep issues and allows the pain to come to the surface. Place Pluto on SP 4 and Mercury on P 6 for access and to allow the pain to surface. End with the Ohm/Chiron 2nd Interval (Chiron on SP 4 and Ohm on P 6) to promote healing.

Deeply Buried Grief: Pluto allows us to reach deeply to bring out buried grief. Apply the Ohm/Pluto Microtone to LU 3, Heavenly Residence, the Spirit of the Lungs point. Follow with the Ohm/Mercury Microtone for Mercury’s help in communicating the feelings that were buried.

Use Pluto/New Moon on the Three Treasures, DU 20, REN 4 and REN 17 to open up to the wisdom of our ancestors follow with Mercury/New Moon to integrate the messages received.

Addictions: Pluto is also connected with the aspect of addictions that reveals a self-destructive nature. It allows us entry to the shadow self that obscures our true nature.

To Transform Self-Destructive Behaviors Associated with Addictions: Use the Ohm/Pluto Microtone on the Chong Mai Extraordinary Vessel. Place Pluto on SP 4, Grandparent’s Grandchild and Ohm on P 6, Inner Gate. Follow with the Pluto/Neptune 5th to access deeply buried emotions associated with addictions and follow with the Pluto/New Moon 5th to release. Complete the sequence with the Ohm/Saturn 2nd to use the restrictive and controlling energy of Saturn (Saturn on SP 4 and Ohm on P 6).

To Uncover Treasures Buried Deep Within: Pluto, the guardian of mines and precious jewel can support the creative journey.  Apply the Ohm/Pluto Microtone on the third chakra to gain deep access to personal power. Follow with the Ohm/Venus 6th to energize creativity, artistic abilities, and passions. Finish with the Ohm/Jupiter 4th to provide expansiveness to these qualities.

A Few Interplanetary Pluto Intervals:

Pluto/Mercury Microtone – A carrier wave of sound providing access to deeply buried issues.

Pluto/New Moon 5th provides an opening to help access deep hurts and to break the cycle of victim perpetrator and other patterns of abuse. Use on KID 21, Dark Gate the point where the Kidney and Chong channel meets.

Pluto/Uranus 5th can be used to gain deep access into the meridian to expand vision and open deep blocks. With hidden emotional issues and old abuse patterns open with Pluto/New Moon follow with Pluto/Uranus. GB 37, Bright Light brings light to support the process of transformation.

Pluto/Neptune 5th opens to very deep emotions, Neptune relates to the archetype of the mystic, may be useful for intimacy issues and addictions. A progression of the Full Moon 6th followed by Pluto/Neptune 5th on the Ren Mai for inspiration.

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Late Autumn a Time of Transformation and Renewal

1 Nov, 2017
Late Autumn a Time of Transformation and Renewal

This is a time of seasonal transition, here in the north, we move from the Autumnal Equinox to the Winter Solstice. The abundant harvest has been stored for the long winter months and we begin the process of return to the depths of our being, an inward time when we are able to access the energy of transformation. 

This is also a time where the energy of Scorpio is strong, promoting the journey to the underworld and an opportunity to explore themes such as birth, death and transformation. Even though we pass from the time of Scorpio near the end of November, we continue to use this powerful influence for transformation and renewal throughout the year. Winter Solstice, the darkest time of the year also invites this inward journey to access deep wisdom and ignite the seed of potential that will evolve and grow in the springtime.

In the stories of many cultures the underworld is brought into balance through the merging of male and female energies. In Greek mythology, Hades kidnapped Persephone and brought her to rule with him in the underworld, which introduced feminine energy to offset his patriarchal realms. The Sumerian myths tell of Ishtar traveling to the underworld in search of her lover Tammuz. This joining together of primordial complementary opposites points to unification and non-duality. In Taoism, the path is moving from the duality of yin and yang to merge with undifferentiated oneness, the Tao.  In the Vedic tradition, we see the merging of Shakti and Shiva combining into a powerful energy of Kundalini. Kundalini, described as the uncoiling serpent, reflects Scorpio’s association with the symbolism of the snake. This powerful symbol represents renewal through shedding of skin to allow for growth and expansion. For us, this points to moving beyond the restrictions that hold us back from transformation.

Here are some suggestions for accessing the transformational and unifying potentials made available at this time in the yearly cycle.

The Ren Mai and Du Mai Extraordinary Vessels activate the microcosmic orbit and merge the energies of yin and yang, Shakti and Shiva, to allow balanced expression of the expanded consciousness of Kundalini.

For the Ren Mai Sedna’s non-dual nature can be combined with Venus to create the Sedna/Venus interval, follow with the Full Moon/Venus microtone.

On the Du Mai work with the Sedna/Mars 2nd and follow with Mars/Venus 5th.

These combinations can be used to amplify activation and balance.

The Huato Jiaji Points help to access the energy of potentiality for transformation and expansion.

Nibiru/Jupiter 2nd combines the expansive nature of Jupiter with the energy of potentiality expressed through Nibiru.

The Mountain of Balance Points: KID 23, Spirit Seal, KID 24, Spirit Ruins and KID 25, Spirit Storehouse are excellent points for mixing and balancing the primordial yin and yang energies as these points bring together the energy of Kidney water and Heart fire.

Mars/Venus 5th merges primordial energies on these transformational points

ST 25, Celestial Pivot is the front associated point of the large intestines and allows for letting go of old patterns and energies that are impediments to moving forward. Pluto is useful here as it corresponds to the bowels and the energy of letting go. Additionally, Pluto allows access to the deepest parts of our personal underworlds.

Pluto/New Moon 5th opens to these deep energies and allow us to let go of patterns that are not serving us.

The Three Treasures: DU 20, Hundred Convergences, REN 17, Original Child, REN 4 Origin Pass, bring together the Yang energy of the Heavens, and the Yin energy of the Earth to converge in our body. 

Work with the Mars/Venus 5th to unite the energies of Yin and Yang in the body. Place the Mars fork on DU 20 and the Venus fork on REN 4. Then bring the two forks together on REN 17.

The vibrational information provided by the combination of our Acutonics tuning forks, the power of the points and the energy available at this time in the seasonal cycle can help to provide powerful momentum for transformation.

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Autumn: Embracing the Abundance of the Harvest

1 Oct, 2017
Autumn: Embracing the Abundance of the Harvest

By Jude Ponton DC, LAc, MAc. and Paul Ponton LAc, MAc, Senior Licensed Acutonics® Practitioners and Teachers

We are writing this on the Autumnal Equinox and just after Mercury retrograde. What a great time of the year. Harvest is still being gathered, but you can see the cycle of waning in the plants and leaves. It is a time of balance, a pivot point between the yang energy of Summer and yin of Winter. In Chinese medicine Autumn is related to the metal element, but right now there is much Earth bounty as well.

The pagan tradition recognizes Hermes (Mercury) as one of the prominent deities of the celebration of Mabon (which coincides with the Autumn Equinox). The metal element rules the lungs, which are, in turn, ruled by Mercury in medical astrology. Mabon is also a time of rest and of enjoying the fruits of the harvest that we have toiled to bring in. In Roman mythology Autumn also corresponds to the time when the goddess Persephone made ready for her descent into the underworld, signaling the coming of winter.

As daylight shortens, the energy of the Sun gives way to the energy of the Moon. In this part of the world, both September and October full moons are referred to as “harvest” moons. Octobers’ full moon arrives on October 5th is also called a “hunters” moon, named for the expectation of bountiful hunting at this time.

It is said that the Po, the spirit of the Lungs, guides us to appreciate our life’s treasures, the things we hold most precious and the abundance we experience with our senses. At this bountiful time of harvest, we can expand our appreciation to include all that stimulates and delights us in our environment – good food, music, visually beautiful things, and connection with beings that we love, both human and animal.

Seasonal transitions are times of energetic shifting both in our environment and in our bodies. Moving into Autumn, our energy begins to consolidate and move deeper. This is a good time for easing ourselves and our clients into resonance with the developing autumnal/Metal phase and for celebrating the abundance of the gathered bounty of the harvest.

Here are some suggestions for connecting with the abundance of the harvest and easing into autumn:

LU 1, Central Treasury/LIV 14, Cycle Gate – connects the sprit of the Lung, the Po, with the Spirit of the Liver, the Hun, allowing smooth flow of our appreciation of the beauty and perfection of our lives. Mercury/Jupiter LU 9, Great Abyss—The source point of the Lung meridian. Mercury/New Moon 5th to open connection to Source through the portal of the Po (Lung Spirit). Mercury/Earth Day 5th to support the energy of the Lung

Activating the Microcosmic Orbit using the Conception Vessel and the Governing Vessel balances the yin and yang as the yang of Summer gives way to the yin of the coming Winter. Full Moon 6th and Sedna/Venus can be used on the Conception Vessel to embrace the yin time. Mars/Venus and Low Ohm Octave can be applied to the Governing Vessel for balancing the yang in preparation for movement to yin.

UB 23, Kidney Shu – Mars/Venus balances both yin and yang at their source, followed by the Venus/Full Moon for full experience of Venus’ appreciation of the abundance and joy of life.

ST 36, Leg Three Mile – ED 5th – Debra Kaatz tells us that the nourishment of the harvest is stored here to insure survival through the winter.

High Octave ED and Jupiter forks woven in the subtle fields helps to entrain with the abundant harvest of the Earth.

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West Coast Acutonics 2017 Acutonics Camp and Upcoming Classes

1 Sep, 2017
West Coast Acutonics 2017 Acutonics Camp and Upcoming Classes

Katie Mink and Laurie Herron of West Coast Acutonics hosted the 4th Annual Acutonics Camp in Mt Shasta, California, July 28th – 31st. Campers came from as far away as Taiwan and the Yukon and it was a wonderful, harmonious event with great food, excellent teaching, and mentoring. Jill Davis wrote: “Thank you so much for sharing your camp experience and beautiful lake with me! I took away a sense of peace and greater self-awareness that I truly needed. I'm looking forward to next year’s camp”.

This year’s programs explored Vibrational Dowsing and Bio Geometry with Ling Chen, PhD, and Deb Smith, LMT brought a fresh new way of perceiving and working with the autonomic nervous system. Deb also shared a valuable technique to address stubborn soft tissue issue with Low Chiron and Low Uranus. It was remarkable to see the immediate shifts that occurred with this interval. Laurie Herron shared advanced techniques for working with the Crystal Palace and healing specific endocrine glands. Katie Mink guided campers in how to create a self-care plan for themselves or a client. Katie and Laurie also did two demonstration treatments working together to demonstrate how to blend perspectives of Chinese Medicine and energy work, working on a client's past, present and future in the energetic realm. All of these sessions were highly interactive and stimulating. As always, there was plenty of time for fun including visits to three different lakes for swimming and paddle boarding.

Will Vukmanic a major contributor to past Acutonics camps was very much missed this year we look forward to his return in 2018.

Mark your calendars next year Acutonics Camp will take place Thursday, July 19th to Monday, July 23rd, 2018. Come for the weekend or all 5 days! Receive credit for clinical hours or an elective!

As senior licensed Acutonics faculty, Katie and Laurie are committed to building community with their students. Acutonics Camp, monthly Acutonics forums and an approach to teaching the entire Acutonics Certification Program that supports students on their journey to full certification. They will be starting a new pod of students with Acutonics Level I, September 22nd-24th, and Acutonics Level II October 13th-15th at the Bancroft Center for Chinese Medicine in Berkley, California. In addition to their California classes they will be in Taipei, Taiwan in November with senior faculty member Ling Chen, who has translated the curriculum into Chinese. In Taiwan, they will be teaching Clinical Documentaries and the Five Elements, Five Spirits Elective. (Classes will be taught in English and translated into Chinese by Ling).

For more information about 2018 Acutonics Camp or upcoming Acutonics Classes with Katie Mink and Laurie Herron they can be contacted at westcoastacutonics@gmail.com; westcoastacutonics.com.

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Tuning-In to The Power of the Microcosmic Orbit

1 Sep, 2017
Tuning-In to The Power of the Microcosmic Orbit

By Jude Ponton, DC, LAc and Paul Ponton, LAc, Licensed Senior Acutonics Teachers and Certified Acutonics® Practitioners

In Acutonics classes we emphasize the importance of the Microcosmic Orbit as a Taoist practice of inner alchemy. The co-mingling of heavenly and earthly energies facilitated by the activation of the orbit is considered to expand our connection to Source and the knowledge of the eternal nature of our being. It’s a reflection of this eternal nature, manifesting in temporal reality. The practice of circulating qi in the Microcosmic Orbit acts to transform the denser energy of three-dimensional reality to a more etheric, higher frequency form of energy. It elicits conscious awareness of our nature as beings made up of light and information.

Source energy, the oneness of Wu Qi first separates into yin and yang (tai qi). The Ren and the Du extraordinary vessels are the expressions of ultimate yin and yang in the body. We utilize the Ren and the Du vessels to merge and balance the yang of heaven and the yin of earth within ourselves. This balancing affects us on many different levels of our physical, emotional and spiritual experience.

Located on the midline of the front and the back of the body, the Ren and the Du create the supportive energy for the body’s central core. Support of the central core can be achieved through balancing the yin and the yang utilizing the Ren and the Du vessels. A very basic way of doing this is the application of the Full Moon 6th interval to the Ren Mai Vessel. Place the Full Moon on LU 7, Broken Sequence (opening point) and Ohm on KID 6, Shining Sea (balance point). On the DU Mai use the Solar 7th interval. Place the Sun on SI 3, Back Ravine (opening point) and place the Low Ohm on UB 62, Extending Vessel (balance point).

The seven major chakras also line up along this central core of the body. The strength and balance of the Du and Ren are instrumental in the proper functioning of the chakras in their capacity for refining psycho-emotional and spiritual energies.

One suggestion to facilitate this refinement is to expand capacity for love and nurturance using the Venus/Jupiter combination applied to the Ren Vessel and the Chiron/Neptune combination to the Du Vessel to initiate flow toward spiritual transformation.

The chakras also help to regulate the endocrine and nervous systems (said to be the two most important regulatory mechanisms of the physical body) by virtue of their correspondence to glands and major nerve plexuses. To balance the endocrine system the Ohm/Venus 6th can be applied to the Ren to enhance the influence of the Kidney yin and the Ohm/Mars 2nd to the Du for the facilitation of the Kidney yang. Proper balance of the Kidney yin and yang energies provides support and balance of the endocrine system through the microcosmic orbit.

In addition to activating the microcosmic orbit, individual endocrine imbalances can then be addressed by using the corresponding planetary tuning forks on the appropriate chakra. For example, Mercury/New Moon 5th can be applied on the 5th chakra for thyroid imbalances.

For support and stabilization of the nervous system the Low Ohm Octave can be applied to the Ren vessel for deep grounding and stabilizing. On the Du the Mercury/Saturn 2nd provides structure and control.

Another benefit of balancing the Microcosmic Orbit is its potential for harmonizing Kundalini arousal. Smooth flow in this cycle of celestial and terrestrial forces allows this transformational energy a clear and balanced pathway for Kundalini movement. Saturn/Neptune on both the Ren and the Du gives controlled flow to this process.

These are a few suggestions for tuning into the extraordinary power of the Microcosmic Orbit. They can be used as a jumping off point for your own intuition and inspiration.

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Sun: The Star We Know Best

1 Aug, 2017
Sun: The Star We Know Best

Edited by Ellen F. Franklin, PhD

Excerpt from Hymn of Apollo by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I am the eye with which the Universe
Beholds itself and knows itself divine;
All harmony of instrument or verse,
All prophecy, all medicine are mine,
All light of Art or Nature;—to my song
Victory and praise in their own right belong.

The Sun is the center of our universe, around which all other planets evolve. The most basic qualities of the Sun relate to the self, vision, illumination, numinosity, enlightenment, consciousness, collective consciousness, the father, the divine child, and the solar hero. The movement of the Sun through the zodiac also provides a perennial reenactment of the cycles of life, birth, death, and rebirth. The Sun helps us be fully aware and truly conscious, able to access the prophetic nature of Apollo to find our own truth and innate potential.

The Sun is one of more than 100 billion stars in our galaxy and it is the largest object in the solar system. To put it in perspective, there are millions and millions of similar stars in the Milky Way galaxy and billions of galaxies in the universe. But our Sun is special—it supports life on our planet, powers photosynthesis in green plants, and provides the energy and capacity for food and fuel. The connectivity and interactivity of Sun and Earth drive the seasons, ocean currents, weather, and climates.

Some astrophysicists have put forth theories regarding binary star systems (as discussed in Acutonics Level IV) hypothesizing that our sun had a binary partner. While some alarmists have identified this star as Nemesis, we postulate that our sun’s binary partner may well be Nibiru. As we examine the qualities of Nibiru we might liken it to the Shekinah, the feminine aspect of divinity often depicted as inner light or holy fire. Combinations of the Sun and Nibiru in treatment have been compared to a Taos sunrise a beautiful awakening to the light within.

Myths and Archetypes

The poets did well to conjoin music and medicine in Apollo, because the office of medicine is but to tune this curious harp of man’s body, and to reduce it to harmony.—Frances Bacon

Deities:
Greek: Phoebus Apollo, Sun, Hyperion, Helios
Roman: Apollo
Sumerian: Utu

Helios the all-seeing god is a source of vision and higher consciousness; his rising signified the renewal of life, and his setting was related to the underworld or death. The myths of Helios are eventually identified with Apollo the god of light, truth, harmony, divination, prophecy, medicine, and archery. He is a giver and interpreter of law, punisher of wrongs, and, as leader of the Muses, a patron of intellectual pursuits, music, poetry, and the arts. Apollo is one of the twelve great Olympian gods, the son of Zeus and Leto, and twin brother to Artemis. Like the Sun itself, Apollo’s hair is depicted as golden rays. As patron of archery, he and his twin sister, Artemis, are associated with the bow and arrow, weapons that symbolize the male and female principle. Historically the arrow also represents the rays of the Sun and like the herm, associated with Hermes, is viewed as a phallic symbol of power.

Apollo’s associations with healing are tied to two of the greatest healers in Greek mythology: his son, Asclepius, and the centaur Chiron, the wounded healer, whom he fosters. The myths of Apollo and Hermes are also interwoven, for these half brothers share an association with music, the arts, and healing. At some point the staff of Hermes, a gift from Apollo, becomes the snake-entwined Caduceus, which is also associated with Asclepius. Throughout the Greek and Roman world, there were temples of healing erected in honor of Apollo and Asclepius. Their relationship to healing was illuminated in numerous early versions of the Hippocratic oath: “I swear by Apollo the physician, by Asclepius, Hygeia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses.”

The most basic archetypal qualities of the sun relate to the self, vision, illumination, numinosity, enlightenment, consciousness, collective consciousness, the father, the divine child, the solar hero, and the triumph of light over darkness or evil. Although the Sun is linked with yang energy in the Tao there is interplay between light and dark and no judgment on whether light is better than dark. Rather balance of yin and yang, male and female, light and dark, where neither one nor the other is stronger or more powerful, but together form a cohesive whole.

A healthy level of respect when working with the Sun tools is important as research supports the Sun’s potential for destruction as witnessed through a parched Earth, deforestation, loss of crops, and rising global temperatures. Additionally, increased solar flares and sunspot activities have the capacity to significantly interrupt modern technology and may also result in disruption of the human heart and other regulatory systems. A recent study conducted by the Heart Math Institute supports findings that document ways in which changes in solar and geomagnetic activity impact the human nervous system.

"Human regulatory systems are designed to adapt to daily and seasonal climatic and geomagnetic variations; however, sharp changes in solar and geomagnetic activity and geomagnetic storms can stress these regulatory systems, resulting in alterations in melatonin/serotonin balance, blood pressure, immune system, reproductive, cardiac, and neurological processes."
Click here to read the full study

Tuning Fork Properties
Color:
Sunflower yellow
Approximate Musical Note: B
Interval with Low Ohm/Solar 7th

Intervallic Personality: The Solar 7th Interval is a conveyor of strong yang energy. Powerful, warming, strongly tonifying, and initiatory, it seeks resolution and strives for completion. The Sun helps to overcome limiting environmental conditions and to put us in touch with the divine seed.

Healing Themes and Archetypal Keywords: Perception of life, self-identity, creative potential, urge to create, vitality, individuality, essential being or nature, radiation of spirit, essence of self, ego and will, consciousness, individuality, desire to achieve significance, leadership potential

Specific Disharmonies: Disorders of the heart and circulatory system, imbalances of the thymus gland, weakness of the spine and back, low self-worth, depression, seasonal affective disorder, immune system deficiency, cold conditions, yang deficiency, significant lack of energy and vitality, arthritis

Anatomical Correspondences: Heart, thymus, spine, back, physical essence

Other Correspondences: Masculine (yang) energy, unconditional love

Physiological Actions: Heat generating, drying, vitalizing, activating, circulating, combustive

Therapeutic Applications (to learn more about working with the Sun refer to Acutonics There’s No Place Like Ohm and Acutonics from Galaxies to Cells)

Fatigue: Apply the Solar 7th Interval to UB 23, Kidney Shu, REN 4, Origin Pass, DU 4 Life Gate, and KID 3, Great Ravine for extreme fatigue, especially when accompanied by a sense of feeling cold or chilled,

Enhance Immune Function: Apply the Solar 7th to ST 36, Leg Three Li and follow with the Ohm/Mars 2nd interval on ST 36 as the defensive energy of Mars is vitalizing and activating.

Peripheral Neuropathy: Apply the Solar 7th Interval to points at the webs of the fingers (eight pathogens) and toes (eight winds). The energy of activation can be directed more specifically to the nerves with an application of the Ohm/Mercury Microtone to these points. Follow with high-frequency Solar 7th in the subtle fields around the hands and feet. It can also be helpful to add the Earth Day 5th Interval on points for general tonification such as ST 36, Leg Three Li and REN 4, Origin Pass.

Watery Diarrhea: Apply Solar 7th Interval to ST 25, Celestial Pivot and REN 4, Origin Pass. The high-frequency Solar 7th Interval can also be held in the field above the navel.

Edema: Apply the Solar 7th Interval to SP 6, Three Yin Intersection and SP 9, Yin Mound Spring.

Swollen Ankles: Apply Solar 7th to KID 3, Great Ravine) and UB 60, Kun Lun Mountain

Arthritis Worse in Cold Damp Conditions: Apply Solar 7th Interval on and around the affected joints. Follow with Ohm/Saturn 2nd Interval to consolidate the joint and then the high-frequency Solar 7th and Ohm/Saturn 2nd in the subtle field over the joints. Note: The Solar 7th Interval should not be used in arthritis cases where the joint is red, swollen, and hot, or when the pain is aggravated by heat.

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Depression: The Solar 7th Interval can bring joy and enthusiasm to the heart as the energy of the Sun brings unconditional love that is warming and protective. Apply to REN 17, Chest Center, also the location of the heart chakra. Apply high-frequency Solar 7th in the subtle fields around the entire body to treat seasonal affective disorder. This can be followed by the high-frequency Ohm/Jupiter 4th to expand the joyful and nurturing energy of the Sun.

Low Self-Esteem, Lack of Confidence, or Shyness: Apply the Solar 7th Interval to the third chakra, located at REN 12, Central Venter to inspire confidence, self-assurance, and pride. Follow with the Mars/Venus 5th for self-love and decisiveness.

Illuminate Inner-self and Expose Negative Patterns: Apply the Solar 7th on the Yin Wei Mai, place the Sun fork on P 6, Inner Gate and the Low Ohm on SP 4, Grandparent’s Grandchild and the Yang Wei Mai, apply the Sun fork to SJ 5, Outer Gate and the Low Ohm, to GB 41, Near to Tears.

How blessed we are to embrace the light of the Sun. May it fill your hearts with love, joy and boundless enthusiasm for this medicine, which has positively impacted the lives of so many.

Students are introduced to the qualities and therapeutic uses of the Sun in Acutonics Level I & II and throughout Acutonics training additional examples are provided. Also, refer to Acutonics There’s No Place Like Ohm and Acutonics from Galaxies to Cells to learn more about working with the Solar 7th Interval.

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Accessing the Field of all Possibilities

1 Aug, 2017
Accessing the Field of all Possibilities

By Jude Ponton, DC, LAc and Paul Ponton, LAc, Senior Acutonics® Practitioners and Licensed Teachers

As Acutonics practitioners, we use sound as a vehicle to create vibratory states that aid in healing and transformation. From Acutonics Level I, we work with intervals created through the combination of two tuning forks to create “spaces in between”. These spaces contain overtones that create portals into other realms of being and extra-dimensionality.

In Acutonics Level II, we access ancient wisdom traditions and introduce shamanic tools as a way to connect with frequencies of divine vibration. Tibetan bowls and bells, drums, didgeridoos and other healing instruments from a variety of cultures are explored. These sound tools are often used in daily shamanic practices as a method for shifting consciousness, and reaching higher level of resonance with the divine realms.

Fortunately, today we have growing awareness and vision within science that has moved beyond Newtonian principles to incorporate these ancient wisdom practices that were previously classified as religious, spiritual, or superstitious.

The Taoists refer to the Wu Qi, which is commonly translated as “the infinite”. It describes a ground state of undifferentiated oneness from which the duality of yin and yang emerge to separate further into “the myriad” or “the millions”, the material or shared reality that makes up our physical existence. We see this same concept defined as “zero point field” in quantum physics, or as the “field of infinite potential” or “the field of all possibilities” in more common usage.

This is the field that fills the “spaces in-between”. It is the place we can access through vibration, assisted by conscious intent to shift patterns of information that manifest both physically and non-physically. Accessing the field with frequencies of planetary tuning forks, Tibetan bowls, drums, rattles and other instruments opens portals to possibilities of transformation and well being beyond what we, or our clients can imagine.

Sometimes clients reach a sort of “plateau” while working with an imbalance. They may have experienced consistent shifts and then things seem not to change much. We have found that if we deliberately direct our attention to working in their subtle fields, we can access information that revives and expands change. For example, sometimes after treatment for physical trauma, like an auto accident or a fall there is remaining discomfort that doesn’t seem to resolve. Disruption of the subtle energy fields often accompanies physical trauma, so working to repair the fields will release patterns that interfere with full recovery.

The field also contains old thought forms and beliefs that can create emotional, spiritual and physical manifestations. When people are working on expanding consciousness and creating transformation, we can use our planetary frequencies and vibrational tools to help break up old patterns and facilitate expansion and smooth flow of energy. We can illuminate new pathways and activate access to new grids and templates.

It’s been said that everything is light and information. We often use the high frequency Mercury and Sun2 to connect these essential elements. Additionally, high frequency intervals to use include: Ohm/Uranus 5th to break up old patterns, Ohm/Neptune 5th to allow easy flow into new ways of becoming, Sun/Jupiter 5th to help access the expansive fields of our hearts (especially if done over the heart chakra) and the Ohm/Sedna microtone to access connection between the liquid crystal matrix, our body’s connective tissue system, and the matrix of the field of all possibility. The high frequency New Moon 5th opens portals of possibility and expands the capacity to allow for or invite shifts. These are just a few examples of how we use these high frequency planetary intervals to work with the etheric field.

The forks can be directed over specific points or chakras. The Huato Jiaji points integrate new frequencies and, so, are often useful. We often work in areas of the field that draw our attention energetically. Sometimes we connect an area directly over a point on the body with a point a distance off the body where the vibrations of the forks seem to have a special resonance with each other. Paying attention to the feeling of the energy guides us to the proper locations.

While the high frequency forks are especially suited to the frequencies of the subtle fields, middle frequencies also have an effect. Remember to pay attention to grounding the client’s energy in their body and working with the middle and low frequency forks on the body as well.

Helping to create energy communication and integration with the field of all possibilities creates potential for expanded physical, emotional and spiritual well being.

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Sedna, Non-duality & Connection Through the Field

1 Jul, 2017
Sedna, Non-duality & Connection Through the Field

By Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc & Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc, Senior Acutonics® Instructors and Practitioners.

Non-duality can be described as non-separation—what we might think of as the Wu Qi or the Tao, the undifferentiated oneness. It is in this field of oneness that we find the origins of our commonality. It’s here that we are free from the distinctions of self and other, that we realize our connection to the universal expression of life force. We have found the frequency of Sedna to be extraordinarily resonant with this energy and often include her in sessions with this in mind. Sedna manifests the confluence of the active energy of super-conduction and the energy of grounding, nurturing, and connection to the deepest yin. She is both activating, upward and outward moving and consolidating, cooling and grounding. Sedna manifests the stillness that brings forth powerful awakening, the seed that after stillness and consolidation, germinates and rises upward to express its full potential. 

As we advance into expression in three dimensional reality and experience the awareness of yin and yang separation, we carry with us the access to the memory of this common Source. This coherence of Source inspires us to seek the resonance of unity in community. The light of Source within each of us seeks to shine brighter through connection with each other. This awareness of oneness extends beyond just human interconnection. Everything comes from this oneness, this Source, the other beings, the trees, the mountains, the oceans and all of creation. As we evolve in our journey we realize that we are one of, and one with, the many manifestations that make up the matrix we live in. We relate Sedna’s energy to the Zhi, the spirit of the kidney, the energy of potentiality and life force, the energy of becoming. The Kidneys are the residence of the Yuan Source Qi, our direct connection to universal consciousness.

Increasingly, our clients are working toward a consciousness of connection to the One and a realization that there is no separation. They are seeking to focus their energy on the fullest alignment of heavenly and earthly energies and a true experience of “heaven on earth”. We use Sedna to open a portal to this experience.

We have found Sedna’s energy helpful in both manifesting and concentrating the full potential of other frequencies that she is combined with. When used as the tonic in the interval, Sedna expands the expression of the other planetary archetype of the interval. Sedna/Jupiter creates powerful energy of abundance and expansion. Sedna/Nibiru amplifies creation of a new matrix and connection to Source. Sedna/Venus intensifies expression of grace and beauty. 

Sedna can also amplify the energy of potentiality that resides in the Extraordinary Vessels and expand expression of Source energy that is contained there. The use of the Yin and Yang Wei (Linking Vessels) creates connection between the Yin and Yang energies in the body as well as between the body and the field. Sedna/Mercury and Sedna/Neptune intervals applied to these vessels can assist in integration and flow into the collective. 
 
Using Sedna as the ground for intervals applied to the Huato Jiaji and Balio points also creates increased capacity for accessing connection to the higher energies emanating from Source.

As a super-conductor, Sedna increases the speed and efficiency of communication through the connective tissue matrix of the body. She also amplifies communication between this matrix and the subtle energy fields and field of all possibilities.

Planetary frequencies manifest in our consciousness at those times when resonance with them is most useful. As we find ourselves increasingly seeking connection to unity consciousness, Sedna is a frequency for this time. 

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Traveling Gongs

1 Jul, 2017
Traveling Gongs

By Judy Bernard EAMP, MAc, LAc, Senior Faculty

About a year ago I moved to Nashville, Tennessee, not a place I’d given much thought to or even wanted to visit. We were brought here by my Beloved’s work, and after finding a place to live I began to research things to do in the area. I was really pleased to discover the Nashville Chooses Peace Festival. None of our belongings had arrived yet, no gongs to create a booth, so I decided to volunteer and have fun. I met the most amazingly kindhearted group of people that have become my best friends here. I must say Nashville is the kindest city I have ever been too.  I had found my pod!

This year, I joined the committee to help put on the 2nd annual Nashville Chooses Peace Festival. The event was a huge success, it included bands, vendors, food trucks, t-shirts, a kids zone, drumming, a peace pole and we ended the day with everyone forming Nashville’s largest peace sign, with drone photography so that we could share it with others. The festival gifted me with a booth, which I designed to be experiential and called, “Love in Action”. The intention set for the booth experience was to create a place where people could feel the power of love and their connection to the Universe. The day was kicked off with a gong meditation in the sanctuary and then activities in the booth. The mediation was beautiful. The booth contained activities including the goo experiment, body hacks, be a force for good, a self directed sound experience and of course a sampling of dark chocolate for good heart health. 

The Goo experiment is a mixture of cornstarch and water. Where participants are told to touch the bottom of the container. Most try to force their hands through the goo, which doesn’t work and is messy. The trick is to gently rest your hands on top of the goo, then the goo surrounds your hands and let’s you touch the bottom. This activity helps people understand that being gentle is actually better than force. When we are gentle, life surrounds us and we can we can obtain our goals easily and effortlessly.  

The life hacks were demonstrations on how to increase your strength and energy. The one hack people enjoyed the most was connecting the Ren Mai and Du Mai with the tip of their tongue, completing the microcosmic circuit. We did muscle testing with their tongue sticking out, the results demonstrated overall weakness in the person. Then we muscle tested with the completed circuit the body was strong. People got it and were excited to take this new skill into their everyday lives.

With the premise of, “I am a #force4good” a pamphlet was created that listed ways to volunteer in the community based on what you love. There is so much bad news in the world it is easy to get lost in negativity. So we asked these heart-based questions. What calls to your heart? Do you hear the need in the world? Why not use your time, talents and treasures to be the good in the world. Volunteering will make your heart sing as you help others in the areas you enjoy. Whether it’s 30 minutes a week or once a month helping others will give to you as much joy as you give to others.  Be The Change!  

The self-directed sound experience was playing with singing bowls. Folks placed singing bowls on their backs, knees, stomach, and of course a favorite, over their heads.   

The gongs were also set up so that people could receive a quick introduction to sacred instruments, including how to play them gently, what the symbols represent and how to work with two mallets. The first gong they played was Chiron, then Venus and lastly Mars. Most people were hesitant at first but once I handed them the mallets and they made the first sounding, their eyes would light up and big smiles would grace their faces. You could see the inner child come out to play. Participants were curious, excited, laughing and eagerly listening to what sound would be shared by the gong.

A friend of mine who is a very gifted psychic was playing Chiron. He suddenly stopped and said, “ I don't know what it is? But I feel lots of horse energy, like I am in a herd of horses!” Yep, Chiron was sharing his messages. 

One of my favorite groups of gong players, were a group of older women. One woman in the group really wanted to play the gongs but the others weren't so sure. I showed them how to play and tickle the gongs with the mallets and the most daring woman took the mallets. She played for a few minutes and then her friends followed. Oh my, they were having fun! They played for quite a while and others enjoying watching them. Their joyful spark was contagious. It was so fun to see spirits come alive with the magic of sound.

Where will the gongs go next to share their magic? Stay tuned.

I want to extend a very special thank you to Debbie Neely, who captured the day with her photography. 

Judy Bernard will be offering an Acutonics Online Clinic Forum in September 2017 and Acutonics Level VI: Case Studies, Clinical Documentaries Online in October and November 2017. Registration and more information: sanctuaryqi@hotmail.com or call 253-593-4751

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Connecting With Our Heart Field

1 Jun, 2017
Connecting With Our Heart Field

By Jude Ponton, DC, LAc and Paul Ponton, LAc, Senior Certified Acutonics® Practitioners and Licensed Teachers

With the approach of summer, the time of the fire element, the energy of our hearts is at its highest potential. What better time to enhance our understanding of and connection to the spirit and field of the heart.

It is said that the heart spirit, the shen, is a spark of the fire of heaven that is bestowed on us by the stars when we are born. In the Chinese, Vedic and Hebrew traditions it is known that this spirit resides in the center of the heart. The shen guides the heavenly spark into expression of our purist potential. It is the seat of inspiration, insight, awareness and compassion.

The Institute of Heart Math at Stanford University tells us that the energy field of the heart extends at least ten feet out from the body and is five thousand times stronger than that of the brain. The electromagnetic field of the heart is sixty times the strength of the brain’s EMF.

The heart field is a torus (donut shape) that actually permeates all of our physical form. Connecting to our heart center allows us unlimited access to insight, inspiration, intuition and creativity. It is thought that through the heart center we can tap into the Wu Qi or zero point field, the field of undifferentiated oneness and infinite possibilities.

When we allow our conscious awareness to reside in our heart center we dramatically shift our perspective from what is to what can be. This is where we realize that all things are possible. Since it is the center of our heavenly connection to the stars, it is from heart center that we soar through the cosmos and access celestial energies.

As Acutonics practitioners we have an enhanced capacity to tap into these energies using planetary frequencies to access points and meridians that are portals to the heart center.

Here are some suggestions for using Acutonics tuning forks to allow us to embrace the heart spirit and expand into the field of the heart.

REN 17 Chest Center/the Heart Chakra:
New Moon 5th to open the heart chakra
Full Moon 6th to allow full access and expression of the energy of the heart
Solar 7th to activate the heavenly spark
Ohm/Venus 6th to expand creativity and enhance unconditional love
Ohm/Jupiter 4th to expand into the full heart field and to reach out to the abundance and joy of the universe.
Ohm/Neptune 5th to enhance intuition, and compassion and to dissolve sense of separateness.
Mars/Venus 5th to activate creativity and balance the heart chakra.
Using any of these as high frequency intervals enhances the experience of expansion into the Heart field.

UB 15, Heart Shu (Located on the back one and one half inches lateral to the spinous process of the 5th thoracic vertebrae):
New Moon 5th to allow free flow of the energy field of the heart
Solar 7th to energize the toroidal field of the heart
Mars/Venus 5th to balance the heart yin and yang
Ohm/Mars 2nd to strengthen the physical heart energy and the heart field
Ohm/Saturn 2nd to stabilize and organize the energy field of the heart

H 7, Spirit Gate (on the little finger side of the wrist crease radial to the tendon) Source Point of the heart channel:
New Moon 5th to open the gate to source energy
Ohm Unison to clear imbalances in the heart field
Ohm/Neptune 5th to calm the heart spirit
Ohm/Chiron 2nd to heal the heart spirit

Extraordinary Vessels:
Chong Mai
New Moon 5th to release blockages in the heart field
Mars/Venus 5th to balance the energy field of the heart
Ohm/Neptune 5th to open to the collective through the flow of heart

Yin Wei Mai
Jupiter/Venus to expand connection to the heart center, to enhance creativity and joy
Ohm/Chiron 2nd to heal the heart chakra and to enhance capacity for compassion
Ohm/Nibiru 3rd to create a new heart matrix and extend the heart field

These are just a few suggestions for allowing the energy of our hearts to soar.

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Using Source Points for Growth and Transformation: Archetypes and Alchemy

1 May, 2017
Using Source Points for Growth and Transformation: Archetypes and Alchemy

By Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc & Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc
Licensed Acutonics Teachers, Senior Faculty, Certified Acutonics® Practitioners

The heavenly given or original qi is said to be retained and to linger in the “Source Points”. Ordinarily they are thought of as points that provide exceptional access to the channel and organ with which they are associated. Some Chinese medicine references say that the source points of the yin organs tonify the energy of the organ and source points of the yang organs expel pathogens, or release excess in the body.

Another useful view of these points lies in the association implied by the name source. The points provide connection to source as it is expressed in each organ. Various functions associated in Chinese medicine with each organ can be equated with the higher aspects of self that provide a resonant link to our true nature. Used in the course of a treatment, applying appropriate Acutonics tuning fork intervals to source points can assist in bringing the various parts of our nature into vibrational harmony. Here are some examples of specific intervals applied to source points for growth and transformation.

LU 9, Great Abyss, located on the palmar thumb side of the wrist crease in a depression between the radial artery and the tendon. The lungs strengthen inspiration to infuse our actions with the energy of connection. Use Mercury/New Moon 5th to open the flow of inspiration. Mercury/Jupiter 4th can expand capacity for inspired action. Our lungs provide strength to voice our connection to source. Use the Mercury/Earth Day 5th to strengthen the energy of the lungs.

LI 4, Union Valley, located on the dorsal side of the hand between the thumb and first finger at the midpoint of the first metacarpal bone. The large intestine aids in letting go of patterns that separate us from expressing our true being. Use Pluto/New Moon 5th to release old patterns, Pluto/Nibiru 3rd to create new patterns.

ST 42, Surging Yang, located on the top of the foot, in a depression between the bones of the 2nd and 3rd toes. Often a pulse may be felt here. The stomach descends the qi and helps us ground to the Earth. It helps us receive the nurturance that Source provides through the abundance of the Earth. Use Low Frequency Earth Day 5th to descend the qi and strengthen connection through the Earth element.

SP 3, Supreme White, located on the medial side of the foot, in a depression below and just proximal to the head of the 1st metatarsal (big toe bone). The Spleen is responsible for assimilation of both food and information. Proper Spleen function leads to clarity of thought in expression of inner guidance. Use New Moon 5th to enhance assimilation of information, thoughts and dreams and the Full Moon 6th for reflection and illumination.

HT 7, Spirit Gate, located on the palmar side of the wrist on the little finger side of the crease just medial to the tendon. The heart is our center, the pivot point between the mundane and the divine. It is the seat of our consciousness that manifests our earthly experience out of the undifferentiated oneness of the Tao. Balancing and strengthening the heart allows the heart energy to integrate the spirits associated with the other yin organs. Use Mercury (the amalgamator)/Jupiter 4th to integrate the expressions of our spirit and expand consciousness and awareness.

SI 4, Wrist Bone, located on the little finger side on the side of the hand, just proximal to the head of the 5th metacarpal bone. The traditional Chinese function of the Small Intestine is to separate the pure from the impure. It separates fluids refined from waste and recycles them to nourish the system. It allows us to refine our higher vibratory self out of the denser vibrations that may hold us back from our true nature. It supports our alchemical process of turning the lead (the grosser frequencies) into gold (purity). The Ohm/Neptune 5th taps into the magical processes that come from the life-giving and sustaining waters of our inner ocean and allows us to flow into the universal sea.

UB 64, Capital Bone, located on the lateral side of the foot in a depression distal and inferior to the head of the 5th metatarsal bone. The urinary bladder physically serves as a reservoir to hold wastewater passed to it by the kidneys, expelling it at intervals. On a less material level, when imbalanced, it can hold energies associated with suspicion, jealousy and grudges. Not releasing these emotions can hold us back and lead to emotional turbidity. The New Moon 5th opens the water pathways as well as releasing these stuck emotions.

KID 3, Great Ravine, located on the medial side of the ankle, in the depression half the distance between the tip of the medial anklebone and the Achilles tendon. The kidneys are the source of our core energy, our essence and ancestral connection. They are the place that houses our unique expression within the hologram that is the Tao. In our physical manifestation the spirit of the kidney gives us the will to live and to thrive. This spirit (Zhi) provides us with connection to the collective unconscious moving past the fears of the ego and aligning us with divine will. The Mars /Venus 5th balances the expressions of kidney yin and yang. This balance provides a place of harmony between stillness and action where trust abides, allowing us to surrender our own will to the wisdom and guidance of the Tao.

P 7, Great Mound, located on the palmar side of the wrist, between the central tendons and level with Heart 7. The pericardium acts as the heart protector. Balance of the pericardium is necessary to guard the heart from pain, while allowing the openness that underlies compassion and intimacy. Ohm/Mars 2nd employs Mars’ archetype of protection. Ohm/Chiron 2nd enhances the heart’s compassionate nature. Ohm/Venus 6th engenders intimacy.

SJ 4, Yang Pool, located on the dorsal side of the wrist in a depression medial and distal to the ulnar styloid bone. The San Jiao acts as the pathway connecting our inner environment with the outer world. In the same manner it is an avenue allowing our inner being to be expressed externally, and for our inner expression of source to shine in the outer world. Use Ohm/Chiron 2nd to provide a bridge between the inner and outer worlds of our being.

GB 40, Hill Ruins, Located in a large depression, anterior and inferior to the external anklebone. The gall bladder influences decisiveness and the courage to trust the wisdom of Source to reveal the appropriate option from all the available possibilities rather than forcing a choice through the limitations of our logical minds.The Ohm /Jupiter 4th promotes personal growth beyond previous limits. Ohm/Neptune 5th adds inspiration and visionary potential. It also dissolves the boundaries of conditioned limited ways of thinking.

LIV 3, Great Surge, located on the dorsal side of the foot, in a depression between the big toe and second toe, about an inch and a half proximal to the webbing between the toes. The liver controls the smooth flow of energy and the vision to clearly see our direction on life’s path and to see our own potential and talent. With healthy liver energy we flow without constraint in the world. Ohm/Jupiter 4th expands us beyond the restrictions we have developed through conditioning. It engenders confidence and optimism and a willingness to extend our selves.

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Mars: Harnessing the Energy of the Warrior

1 Apr, 2017
Mars: Harnessing the Energy of the Warrior

By Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc, and Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc,
Senior Acutonics® Practitioners and Teachers

Mars represents the Warrior archetype. This archetype possesses the capacity for combativeness, ambition, self-preservation (will and ability to survival) and getting what you want. Mars is the personification of Yang energy, the masculine, and sexual energy. It fuels the energy for competition, drive, ego and taking action. Mars is the energy we use when we project ourselves, and our personal power out into the world.

Physically Mars corresponds to muscles, blood (especially red blood cells), the head, the sympathetic nervous system, the male urogenital system, the inflammatory processes and the adrenals. In Vedic medical astrology, we also find a correspondence to the bone marrow.

In most astrological systems, Mars is cast as a bad guy, malevolent energy, because of the aggressive war-like attributes to the archetype, with references to the bloodthirsty soldier attributes associated with Mars. This malevolent energy then affects the astrological house that it shows up in for the chart, as well as affecting the signs and planets it is currently influencing in its transit through the solar system. This is a one-sided view that doesn’t take into account the positive influences derived from the archetype. For example, Mars warrior energy also acts to enhance the warrior defensive energy of our immune systems. It provides the energy to overcome our inaction and lack of movement forward. It balances a flagging ego. It gives us the drive to achieve goals in our personal and professional lives. It is the energy that helps to activate the fight or flight mechanism for survival.

In Acutonics® we acknowledge the power of Mars in clinical use. We choose forks to combine with Mars that mitigate and balance Mars energy. The most common combination is with Venus. Venus energy softens and balances Mars’ yang aspects. Mars and Venus are a perfect balance of the polarity of yin and yang. We often use Mars and Venus on the Huato Jiaji points for empowering the nervous system in a useful way. Mars and Venus are also useful for balancing the yin (nucleus) and the yang (vortex aspects of the chakras. The Mars/Venus 5th applied to the 5th chakra helps to activate the creative energy of this chakra. For bipolar conditions, which are often related to Kidney yin and yang weakness and instability, we can use Mars/Venus 5th on the Ren Mai and Du Mai as well as on UB 23 (Shen Shu). For other Kidney yin and yang imbalances (such as you may see in menopausal symptoms) Mars and Venus can be useful on UB 23 and KID 3 (Great Ravine). Applying the Mars fork to SJ 5 (Outer Gate) and the Venus fork to P 6 (Inner Gate) helps to balance outer and inner energies.

To align with personal power, Ohm/Mars 2nd can be used on the 3rd chakra. This combination will also help to ground the assertive and outward energy of Mars to create an appropriate expression of that power.

Mars/Earth Day 5th applied to SP 6 (Three Yin Intersection), ST 36 (Leg Three Li) and UB 17 ( Diaphragm Shu , the influential point for blood, located 1.5 cun from the lower boarder of the spinous process of T 7) is useful to build blood. The combination of Mars and Earth Day is also helpful in treating muscle atrophy, applied to points or generally in the area of the atrophy.

For blood stagnation manifesting as bruising use Mars/Zodiac 3rd around the periphery of the bruise and in the field over it. This combination can also be applied to LI 4 (Union Valley) to move stagnant qi in the head manifesting as headache.

Mars energy can be an important ally for harnessing the vitality, vigor and activating energy of the Warrior archetype.

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Protocol for Courage and Compassion

1 Mar, 2017
Protocol for Courage and Compassion

By Katie Mink West Coast Acutonics®

Do you feel upset by the news? Feel impotent and fearful? Perhaps you feel like Kali or Jupiter – wrathful and prone to flinging thunderbolts? It is inspiring to see so many Americans awake and active in defending our Constitution. My favorite bumper sticker from years ago was, “If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention”. Whether you are feeling empowered and ready to become an activist or feeling like you would rather stay home, lock the doors and pull the covers up, this protocol is for you. We are all one…really. The adage “Divide and Conquer” is very important here. It has worked as a way to govern and conquer throughout history. To avoid this: Stay connected to one another and remember our common humanity, rather than our many differences. We are stronger than that.

Ohm Unison – Listening at the ears, connecting us to Source at our own human level. Use the Ohm Unison to ground each chakra, working from top to bottom:

  • Crown
  • 3rd Eye
  • Throat
  • Heart (can also add High Heart located at the thymus)
  • Solar Plexus
  • 2nd/Sacral Chakra
  • Root
  • Knees (Move the Ohm forks around the knees as a figure 8, helping the body move forward)
  • KID 1

Breathe and be here in this present moment.

Ohm/Zodiac 3rd - Ohm on KID 1, Gushing Spring and Zodiac on LIV 3, Great Ravine helps to release and recycle the energy of frustration and anger or confusion stored in the liver. The liver is the general. Right now, we need strategic planning and the liver is associated with planning.

(Check to see if 4 Gates LIV 3, Great Surge and LI 4, Union Valley is needed before tonification – if so, do that here with Zodiac 3rd, followed by Chiron/NM.)

New Moon 5th at 3rd eye to open to see what is happening inside of you, to help you to know what your next steps are.

New Moon/Mercury to help you make sense of the external world’s chaos, or to more fully to receive a bigger perspective, use DU 23 Upper Star.

Ohm/Chiron 2nd take the time to listen (or let your client really hear) these intervals. What are we here to do? What kind of contribution or difference can we make? Sweep over throat to open the Windows of the Sky, to free your voice for whomever you need to speak to.

Chiron/New Moon then Chiron/Full Moon use to open up to possibilities or opportunities - to serve, to be a light, a safe place.

New Moon 5th at Heart chakra to deeply integrate this information

Solar 7th followed by Low Earth Day/Sun use at 2nd chakra to ignite the Hara, to give courage and stamina. Low Earth Day acts as a fertilizer to one’s sense of purpose

Earth Day 5th, New Moon 5th, Full Moon 6th, Solar 7th
Apply these intervals in sequence on KID 3, Great Ravine to nourish Kidney Qi, Kidney Yin and Kidney Yang.

Ohm Unison KID 1, Gushing Spring to ground and conclude your treatment.

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Trust

1 Mar, 2017
Trust

By Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc, & Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc
Senior Acutonics® Practitioners and Teachers

In the current climate of uncertainty and upheaval, the ability to trust and allow the flow of the universe to provide inspiration for movement beyond the experience of outer reality has been extraordinarily challenging. Much of what we see at the root of our clients concerns is a kind of fear that seems to come from a disconnection from their own sense of well-being and instinctual power. This sometimes manifests clearly as fear but often as a kind of hypervigelance or an exaggerated need for control.

We emphasize the importance of the Kidneys a lot in Acutonics courses as the foundation for our core energy, sort of like a battery pack. The Kidneys are not just the foundation of the energy that powers the physical functions of the body. The spirit of the Kidney, the Zhi, provides the power of our life force, or our will to grow. It provides us the ability to face our fears and to move forward in our lives. The Zhi supports the drive to thrive and our will to BE. The kidney spirit supports the Shen spirit of the heart and provides a springboard for the Shen to extend into the expanse of our heart field. When the heart spirit is supported and grounded by the Zhi it results in a sense of equilibrium, wisdom and confidence. This is the matrix that nurtures trust. It engenders a knowing that the universe is infinitely compassionate and generous and that our natural state is one of connection and well-being. Feelings of fear, anxiety and distrust are indications of decreased resonance with the vibrations of the Zhi and the Shen, related to imbalances of the energy of the kidney and heart. As practitioners of Acutonics we can offer our clients a direct experience of vibrational resonance with these manifestations of spirit and a sense of deeply rooted expansiveness.

Here are some suggestions to add to your treatments for enhancing the relationship of the Kidney and the Heart to support the Zhi and the Shen:

The Du Mai supports the Kidneys and relates to the Root Chakra, which is the foundation for the sense of rooting and stability to enhance our sense of security. Use the Saturn/Venus 5th interval to consolidate the Kidney energy and the Mars/Venus 5th to balance and activate the Kidneys.

The Yin Wei Mai expands the Heart Chakra. The Jupiter/Venus combination brings expansiveness and love to the Heart. Sun/Neptune combination activates the flow of the Heart spirit.

UB 52, Will Chamber (located about three inches lateral to the lower boarder of the second lumbar, or 1 ½ inches lateral to UB 23, Kidney Shu) is the point related to the Zhi spirit of the Kidney. The Pluto/Venus 5th can be used to reach the deep root and transformative energy of the Zhi.

KID 3, Great Ravine is the Source Point on the Kidney meridian and is an access to the expression of Source energy through the Kidneys. Use all three Octaves of the Mars/Venus 5th interval to access and connect lower and higher vibrations of the Kidney Spirit energy.

Ren 17, Chest Center is the location of the Heart Chakra. To expand the strength of the Spirit (Shen) of the Heart out into the Heart field use high octave Jupiter/Sun 2 combination.

HT 7, Spirit Gate is the source point on the Heart meridian and opens the beauty of the spirit. It opens the gate to nourish warmth and love and brings security and stability to the inner feelings of the heart. The New Moon 5th can open the gate and Full Moon/Venus allows full expression and nurturance of love.

KID 23, Spirit Seal, KID 24, Spirit Ruins, KID 25, Spirit Storehouse (Mountain of Balance Points) have a strong effect on Spirit. They are a mixing place for the primordial yin/water energy of the Kidneys and the primordial yang/fire energy of the Heart. They bring together the Zhi and the Shen. Mars/Venus 5th combines the yin and yang energies on Kidney points over the Heart on these Spirit transforming points.

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19th Annual International Energy Psychology Conference

1 Feb, 2017
19th Annual International Energy Psychology Conference

19th Annual International Energy Psychology Conference
Hyatt Regency, Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas

I have been invited back to offer a new pre-conference program at the 2017 International Energy Psychology Conference, which will be held in San Antonio, Texas. I will be teaching a new one-day, pre-conference seminar, on Thursday, May 18th, The Eight Extraordinary Vessels a Gateway to Emotional Health and Consciousness. This is a great opportunity to deepen your understanding of the psycho-spiritual use of the vessels. The full conference dates are May 18th-22nd. Early registration at a significant discount is offered through February 6th. Here is the link to get more conference information: http://www.energypsychologyconference.com

This is an exceptional conference and I hope you will consider joining me in San Antonio, Texas. Acutonics will also have a booth at this conference, if you’d like to earn clinic hours for helping in the booth, or receive continuing education credits applicable to Acutonics, please contact me directly, ellen@acutonics.com. Registration information for the conference and my one-day workshop are provided below. 

The ACEP annual conference is an event that Acutonics is proud to participate in. This the second year in a row that I will present a one-day preconference workshop. What you will find both in my workshop, and at the conference is an opportunity to join with like-minded colleagues from diverse fields, who are engaged in the practice of Energy Psychology and Energy Medicine and use many techniques that are rooted in the practice of Chinese Medicine. Every time I attend this event I find myself nourished on all levels. The people in attendance are our peeps, people who believe in the power of intention, vibratory energy, and being fully present and open to possibilities.

The theme for this year’s conference is particularly relevant: Experience the Evolution of Healing and Consciousness. This is a call to be fully awake and aware to our abilities to effect positive transformation on a global scale.  When people come together with open hearts and minds, we can recharge and renew to be fully present to address the challenges of our times. 

There will be opportunities to renew our energy, vision and purpose, while learning new skills and healing techniques. The practice of energy psychology dovetails so beautifully with Acutonics as we share a common vision for expanding and deepening scientific study and practice for holistically working with the mind, body, energy, and spirit system to accelerate healing and transformation for individuals, groups, communities and the world. Additionally, the conference has a long-standing tradition of collaboration, compassion and fun. This year’s conference location is the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk also provides great opportunities for a historic stroll along the river. I hope you will consider joining me there.

If you are seeking CE’s the full conference will provide 42.5 CE/CME/CNE hrs!

If you have any questions or need assistance registering, please contact Leslie Primavera at the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, admin@energypsych.org 619-861-2237.
Dr. Ellen F. Franklin is presenting a one-day pre-conference workshop, May 18th, 2017, The Eight Extraordinary Vessels a Gateway to Emotional Health and Consciousness

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ACEP 2016, Class Photo from Acutonics pre-conference workshop. 
ACEP 2016, Acutonics Booth, left to right, Ling Chen, Ellen Franklin, Alice Adeboi

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A Season for Renewal

1 Feb, 2017
A Season for Renewal

By Jude and Paul Ponton

Greek mythology tells us that Demeter, the goddess of the harvest, in deep mourning over the abduction of her beloved daughter Persephone by Hades, caused the Earth to be frozen and barren. A deal was struck with Hades to allow Persephone to leave the underworld for two thirds of the year, and during this time Demeter allows the plants and crops to flourish. Each year as Persephone returns to Hades the earth experiences winter.

Here, in the Pacific Northwest, more than a month after the official start of winter, we have had an uncharacteristically harsh start to the winter season with lower temperatures sustained for relatively long periods of time. We have escaped heavy snow in Seattle, unlike our friends in Portland. One of the things that keeps our spirits up in this time is the knowledge of the opportunity to tap into the natural cycle that brings with it consolidation of energy. Like the plants, we have the opportunity to revert to our root energies, to pull in and experience deep grounding to the earth. We can use this time to nurture our core energy, our inner being, the seed of the activity that will sprout upward and outward in the spring.

Kidney energy is associated with winter and with our root, core energy, the supportive energy for our being. During this season, we can turn our focus to nurture and consolidate Kidney energy to strengthen the structure and function for all the other energy systems of our bodies. The Kidney energy supports the back and knees. It is not uncommon to see clients with back and knee problems coming into our clinic during the winter months. People with a tendency to be deeply affected by cold (Kidney yang deficiency) will notice this more. In areas where there is less sunshine people may encounter the occurrence of seasonal affect disorder depression. The stress of adapting to colder temperatures of winter may also create feelings of lower energy or fatigue.

Supporting and consolidating the Kidney energy as we experience winter helps to maintain health and well being through the season and often prevents manifestations of deficiency including back pain, fatigue, cold and depression.

Here are some suggestions for supporting and consolidating the Kidney energy to benefit the core and the root.

  • UB 23 (Kidney Shu) is a major point for supporting the Kidneys. The Earth Day 5th interval can be used to tonify Kidney qi, the Full Moon 6th for the nurturing of Kidney yin and the Solar 7th to build the yang energy of the Kidneys. Additionally, Saturn/Venus 6th applied to this point consolidates Kidney energy. Low octaves of the Earth Day 5th, Full Moon 6th, and Saturn/Venus 6th go deeply to the root.
  • DU 4 (Life Gate) is an important point for tonifying Kidney yang using the Solar 7th interval.
  • KID 3 (Great Ravine) is the source point of the Kidney channel. As such it accesses deep energy to support the core. The previously mentioned intervals would be useful here. Sedna could also be substituted for Ohm with the Earth Day, Full Moon or Venus forks to amplify connection to the Kidneys and the action of the interval. The Mars/Venus 5th interval would also be a good choice here to support and balance the yang and yin functions of the Kidney.
  • REN 4 (Origin Pass) and REN 6 (Sea of Qi) are powerful points to build and consolidate the root. We suggest use of the same intervals.
  • The Ren Mai and Du Mai Extraordinary Vessels are portals to primordial yin and yang energy. For the Ren Mai:  Sedna/Full Moon 7th, Sedna/Venus 6th and Venus/Full Moon microtone are good choices to tonify the yin. To tonify yang energy, Earth Day 5th, Solar 7th and Mars/Venus 5th (to direct energy to the Kidney more specifically) would be appropriate for the Du Mai. These extraordinary vessels used in combination activate the microcosmic orbit, drawing together celestial and terrestrial energies to support the core.
  • The high frequency Solar 7th interval in the subtle fields is useful to relieve seasonal affect disorder. The Demeter asteroid fork inspires self-nurturance and calls to the promise of spring.

Winter provides a powerful opportunity to recharge. We hope that these suggestions inspire you to actively focus on applying your Acutonics skills for support of both your self and your clients.

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Animal Acutonics: Good Vibrations For Animal Companions

1 Nov, 2016
Animal Acutonics: Good Vibrations For Animal Companions

By Jude Ponton, DC, MAc, LAc & Paul Ponton, MAc, LAc, Senior Acutonics Teachers and Practitioners

Nearly nineteen years ago, our holistic vet suggested that, since we were acupuncturists, it would be useful for us to do regular acupuncture treatments to help address the persistent digestive imbalance that our Standard Poodle puppy, Jazz was experiencing. We studied references for point location in animals and mapped out a treatment plan based on the pattern of the imbalance. Then we plied Jazz with petting and small treats and inserted needles in the appropriate points. Ever the patient and cooperative being that she was, she stood perfectly still and allowed the needle insertions without a flinch. When all the needles were inserted she waited just a minute and then began systematically removing the needles with her teeth.  Perhaps this wouldn’t be as easy as we thought.

We had, at this time, been studying and integrating Acutonics into our acupuncture and chiropractic practice for perhaps a year and were seeing extraordinary benefits for our clients. Even people uncomfortable with the idea of needles were experiencing profound relief, which inspired us to think, “Why wouldn’t this work for our animal friend?” We decided to give the tuning forks a try, first working off body in Jazz’s subtle energy field to see how sensitive she would be to the vibrations then, holding forks over the points and finally touching her body with the forks. She was quite willing to allow this, though some points she preferred to have treated off-body. So began our discovery of the power of Acutonics for treating a variety of imbalances affecting our animal companions.

As time went on, we had more opportunities to treat our other animal friends and the animal companions of family and friends. Treating different animals helped to expand our knowledge and understanding of how best to interact with reluctant or cautious animals and how to approach treatment of various imbalances.

Jude’s mother’s cat, Charlie, was taken to a vet after showing sudden signs of lethargy and isolation. The vet diagnosed an irregular heartbeat and thought he might have experienced a chest trauma. He was given fluids and sent home to be closely watched until the kitty cardiologist came to town, in three weeks. In the interim we decided to try an Acutonics treatment. When the forks were first introduced into Charlie’s field he shifted slightly away and then relaxed.  Ohm forks were held over HT 7, Spirit Gate, and applied over the Huato Jiaji points and in the field over his chest. By the end of that day, Charlie was eating again and the next morning he was his usual self, agitating to go outside. We did a follow-up session using the same general approach. This time, when Charlie saw the forks he rubbed up against them. He completely recovered and the vet cancelled the cardiology referral.

Over the years we have treated our own animals, as well as other animals for injuries, digestive imbalances, urinary imbalances and a variety of other physical manifestations. Our Poodle friend, Jazz, developed joint inflammation in later years which we treated with Acutonics and documented on YouTube. At Donna’s suggestion, we developed the Small Animal class to teach what we had learned about using Acutonics to benefit our animal friends. The class provided inspiration for our book, Acutonics For Dogs And Cats: Sound Healing For Animal Health.

We have trained people to support the health of their animal companions and have also trained animal massage practitioners, Reiki practitioners, and others who work energetically with animals. We have a good friend who is an animal behaviorist and has incorporated the use of Acutonics tuning forks into her practice with extraordinary results.

Acutonics helps our animal friends to align with their most vital vibrational frequencies. It can be used to support other treatments that you may be providing for you animal companions. Acutonics provides support for the qi (vital energy) and amplifies the benefits of other biochemical or mechanical approaches.

Since our animal friends reflect the energy of their environments, we always suggest that their human companions also receive Acutonics sessions to balance their energy and create resonance with the well-being of their animal companions.

We have found the balancing/harmonizing frequency of the Ohm forks can be totally adequate for treating most imbalances (in fact, our book provides strategies for treating with only Ohm forks as well as the option of using additional combinations). We also find it helpful to include Chiron forks for connection and communication with animals related to Chirons’ dual nature as both animal and human. We also find that, since our animal friends energy fields are quite open, less is more, and simple approaches using a few points are very effective.

Here are some suggestions for simple ways to utilize the Ohm forks to benefit your animal friends:

Ohm and Chiron forks can be used in the subtle field for balance, communication and healing. Particular focus can be placed over areas of discomfort or imbalance.

You can place your hand over an area of imbalance and hold the struck Ohm fork to your ear to allow the vibration to move through your body and your hand to move into your animal friend. You can also apply the fork to your hand as you hold it on an area. These approaches are useful for animals that are wary of forks directly placed on the body.

You can place your finger on an acupuncture point and sound the Ohm fork by your ear while touching the point. You will feel a slight buzz at your finger when you are on the point. This is also useful for animals uncomfortable with direct contact of the forks.

If it’s necessary to administer pharmaceutical medications to your animal friend you can sound the Ohm forks in the field over the meds before administering them to mitigate some of the less useful effects of the medication (we recommend this approach for human meds too).

Ohm forks applied to or over the Huato Jiaji points provide basic grounding and balance for the entire body and can be very useful for supporting our animal friends as they age. We began doing this nightly over the past couple of years for our sweet cat friend who recently transitioned into non-physical. After only a few times, if we forgot to get the forks at bedtime, she would meow to remind us.

Treat your animal companions to an Acutonics session. As vibrational beings we can all, biped and quadruped, benefit from the healing frequencies of the Acutonics tuning forks.

Jude and Paul Ponton practice and teach at Whispering Dragon Center in Seattle. They are co-authors of Acutonics From Galaxies to Cells: Planetary Science, Harmony and Medicine, and of Acutonics for Dogs and Cats: Sound Healing for Animal Health. They are frequent guests on Martha Norwalk’s Animal World radio show on KKNW AM providing live remote sessions for callers to the show. They can be reached by email at resonate @whispering-dragon.com and through their web site www.whispering-dragon.com.  Like them on their Face Book page Whispering Dragon Center.

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Autumn, the Metal Element and the Alchemist Archetype

29 Sep, 2016
Autumn, the Metal Element and the Alchemist Archetype

By Jude Ponton, DC, MAc and Paul Ponton. MAc

In a physical sense, the metals of the Earth, such as gold, silver, nickel and copper, among others, are things sought out for their value. We may try to enhance our self-worth by the accumulation of these things. Though, there is nothing inherently wrong with striving for these riches we often find, in the end, that this is usually unsatisfying.

The Inner Alchemist engages in a process of letting go of the dross objects of value in favor of refinement to discover the essence of riches. These are the gifts of our intrinsic self–worth as manifestations of our spiritual Source nature. The spirit of the Metal element, the Corporeal Soul (the Po in Chinese) resides in the Lung and has a direct relationship with the essence or Jing, One of the Three Treasures. This connection gives us access for getting to the essence of experience through the Metal element. It is a time and energy for appreciating what is of real value.

Autumn (Fall) is a time of returning to our Original Self, our higher self, our more evolved self. The abundance of nature’s harvest has been gathered. It is a time of turning inward. This is also a time of letting go of the old and setting the scene for new creations to come. As with the organs of the Metal element, we let go of the old through the process of getting rid of the waste and breathe in the pureness of the new, through the inspiration of the Lungs.

Acutonics tools provide connections to the alchemical and organ correspondences to assist in this process of distillation and refinement through the acupuncture system.

Mercury has ancient correspondence to the lungs.

Pluto, not only has an organ correspondence to the intestines and anus, but is also archetypally connected to the depths of the underworld and to the caves and mines where deeply buried treasures are found. It also holds the energy of transformation and transmutation through the natural cycles of decay and rebirth.

Both Mercury and Pluto are frequencies in close proximity to our home tone of Earth. They each can be used as the tonic with other forks to create familiar intervals and actions. 

LU 1 (Central Treasury): Mercury/New Moon 5th interval can be applied here to go deep and gain access to the riches of our true nature.

LU 9 (Great Abyss): is the Source Point on the Lung meridian. Mercury/Earth Day 5th can be used here to support the energy that provides deep access to the energy of the Lung. Mercury/Nibiru 3rd allows an access point to connect with the expression of Source through the spirit of the Lung.

LU 7 (Broken Sequence): Mercury/Full Moon 6th to illuminate and bring to fullness what is useful, followed by Mercury/Pluto microtone to release what is no longer serving us.

LI 4 (Union Valley): is the Source Point on the Large Intestine meridian: Pluto/New Moon 5th applied here provides vigorous clearing action on what is no longer useful.  This provides releasing energy in connection with the Lungs’ action of bringing in.

LI 18 (Support the Prominence) is a Window of the Sky Point: Pluto/New Moon 5th can be used here to open us to accessing new possibilities and insights into our divine nature.

Happy Harvest

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Acutonics Sound Healing Levels II and III at Kootenay Bay

31 Aug, 2016
Acutonics Sound Healing Levels II and III at Kootenay Bay

Below is Osamu Moriyama’s diary of his experience earlier this year at the Acutonics Levels II and III workshops, which were led by Theresa Lee and Ron LaPlace in Kootenay Bay, British Columbia, Canada. Osamu is a sound healer and Acutonics student, as well as a Reiki healer, musician, and shaman. (This is a slightly edited version of Osamu’s blog)

 

In addition to his Acutonics studies, Osamu is a sound healer, Reiki practitioner, musician, and shaman. He shared his recent experience of his classes in Kootenay Bay British Columbia in his personal diary and he granted us permission to share this with you. One of the aspects in his narrative that touched me deeply is the experience he shares of being called to sound healing through the sound of the flute while on a visit to Taos, New Mexico in 2008, what an extraordinary synchronicity, and we hope he will return one day and visit the Mothership. This is an edited version of his original blog post, which can be found at motherearthsound.com.

After getting off the ferry at Kootenay Bay, in British Columbia, Canada, it was only a ten-minute drive to get to Theresa Lee’s house. We arrived at 9 am sharp, and were welcomed by Theresa and her two big Labradors. We hugged, and immediately I could feel an intimacy in spirit between us. Theresa would be our teacher for the Acutonics Levels II and III workshops, which were being led by Ron LaPlace. Read More

The house was charmingly settled by the beautiful lake, which was surrounded by the huge area of the forest. I remember thinking, I love this place, I love this house. Ron was already inside, and he too greeted us with a big smile. We then met the other students, all at once, most of them Canadian. Then Theresa took us to our rooms, which were apart from the main house. On the left side door was the healing room. When we entered there were so many gongs I couldn’t count. How many are in here?! I asked: “Oh, around 13 in here”. There are others, I was told, in the main house.

Theresa has all the planetary gongs, manufactured by Paiste. “And they are attuned,” she explained, “to the frequency of all the planets in our solar system and we are going to immerse ourselves into the ocean of those vibrations.” 

So the Acutonics Level Two class has begun.

There are eight people—including me and Noriko. It’s a small group but it fits the size of our space. Amazingly, there are five men out of the eight total students. This is the highest ratio of men to women of any healing class or event I’ve ever attended. Even Ron and Theresa are amazed, and they praise how unusual it is, but how wonderful.

In Acutonics Level I, we learned the usage of the middle frequency of the tuning forks, which attuned to the vibration of the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth. In Level Two, the High and the Low frequencies of these tuning forks will be added.

Theresa and Ron introduced some protocols (processes to work on for specific types of balance). We also discussed which tools are necessary or best for certain conditions.

The basis of Acutonics is to apply the tuning forks of the solar system onto acupuncture points. Think of these points as a push button for access to all body systems, and the energy systems outside the body as well. We bring balance and open, nurture, and activate these imbalanced and stuck points with the tuning forks. How we choose tuning forks and which point or points to apply them to depend on the therapist’s sensibility and experience. But we need to take a step to learn the basics here in class in order to lay a strong foundation, so that we can be more creative and inspirational.

The Acutonics system has a deep relation to Eastern medicine, Eastern philosophy, and spirituality. So they often mention the Five Elements—the I Ching. This is interesting.

Their wisdom was way ahead of their time—and ours. Ancient people always know much better than us.

We learn some things regular schools don’t teach.

Acutonics also talks about the concept of shamanism. I see that in ancient times sound was used for many purposes, such as creating altered states of consciousness, purification, prayer (for rain, for harvest), purifying a soul, retrieval of a soul, helping a soul transition to the other side, etc. The shamans are the people who use the sound as such tools.

The class was in the midst of clear energy, which this place creates. I felt time go by slowly and sleepily. On this day, the weather was so nice—sunny skies—we went outside to see Ron’s demo session and do our practice. During the three days of class we had breakout sessions where we’d partner up and practice the techniques we’d just learned.

All of the students are so cool. Being the only two Japanese was not at all a big deal.I took a picture of us all, my new soul friends, and even in the picture you can see everyone has unique vibes.

Then Level III began.

In this class, we were introduced to the planets in our solar system. In addition to what we already know—the Sun, Moon, and Earth—we got Mercury, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron.

And you may be wondering what the heck the planets have to do with healing. It’s because the planets are interacting with each other as well as affecting human life. For instance, the Moon has a lot to do with our emotions, thus, subconsciously, some emotional issues may rise up along the Moon phase. Each and every planet has its quality, and we can utilize these qualities by attuning with them.

This is gonna be fun. I have loved the story of the constellations and the planets since I was a child. We listened to the story of the Greek myth that related to each planet.

I feel the importance of these myths is that these stories nourish our creativity by connecting with the planets along with the stories, and even attuning our vibration with the planets.

I’ve heard that before WWII, the Japanese people were studying God’s myth of Shinto, the story of Amaterasu in school, and I heard someone say the reason why Japanese people lost their souls is because they stopped teaching it in the school, so they don’t know who they are, they’ve forgotten their root spirit. And I agree with this.

So I thought learning a myth is such a wonderful idea to bring the spirit back within us.

On the second day of Level III, Ron invited us to express our personal relationship with sound. It started with Ron’s story. Then he asked each of us, one by one, to talk about our experience with sound. Everyone had their own story, and expressed themselves and shared their stories with their instruments or their voices.

Osamu shares his personal experience of being called to sound:

I started playing the Native American flute on a trip I’d taken to Arizona and New Mexico in 2008. When I visited Taos, by the Rio Grande gorge bridge, I heard the sound of a Native American flute—it fascinated my soul. So I walked in the direction of the sound. I found a man who was playing music with an audio player. He said he was the one playing the flute on the CD. So I bought a couple of his CDs and I started listening to them on that trip.It felt like a calling. It got me into sound healing and shamanism.

Since then, I’ve dedicated my sound to a spirit of land and the Mother Earth to connect with nature and spirit. These places are sacred places, so-called power spots: Sedona, Wupatki National Monument, the Hopi Prophecy Stone, the Mayan ruins in the Yucatan, Machu Picchu, Mount Shasta, and the Hawaiian Heiau and volcano.

I shared the space of sound by playing Tingsha, Caxixi, Seedpod, Native American flute and guitar.

Noriko Shares her personal experience of being called to sound.

She told the story of how she started to sing. She never wanted to become a singer, she was a keyboardist and composer but in 1995 a producer she’d been working with on a project encouraged her to sing. The first gig the producer booked for her was performing at The Blue Note jazz club in New York City—just one month before she’d decided to sing and train.

Soon after that, the second gig was for a charity concert aiding Kobe’s earthquake refugees. She sang in front of 5,000 people.

These two experiences traumatized Noriko. The next year, though, she met me and we started making music and fell in love.

We made an album together—Solaris.

So she sang her old song, “Sand Island,” from the album Sand Island. It’s the song that has the lyrics that portray the Creator and the illusion of the world.

It’s been such a long time since the last time she sang in front of an audience. She has been so busy dedicating her energy to healing, but she told us she has the desire to sing again and will make more music. So let’s see what’s going to happen.

All of us performed and shared our talents and the gifts through the sound.

Ron was impressed and moved to tears—everyone had expressed their sounds from their hearts.

Learning the planets was a great opportunity and fun. We took sufficient time for each planet. This was the process to align with and be familiar with each planet’s vibration.

Ron and Theresa talked about the energy and characteristics of each planet and gave the Greek myth for each one. Then, for each planet we moved to the healing room in order to align with the music and the gong.

Ron played a piece from “The Planets,” which had been composed by Gustav Holst. Theis orchestral suite is very famous but I had only heard Jupiter before.

It was interesting to grab the composer’s intention and see how he interpreted each planet.

After he finished, Ron described the planet’s character, to remind us and connect with its energy. It was easy for us to connect with the planet, as Theresa started to play the Planetary Gong.

The gong’s big, swelling wave of sound would wrap around people in the room, creating many layers of overtone. Theresa’s gong play was perfect. So perfect we could immerse deeply within the bath of sound. I was almost in a trance state.

The planet Jupiter was even on his T-shirt! You’ll be reminded of the vibration of Jupiter at any time. I want it, too!

On the fourth day, the last day of the class, all the planets were discussed and attuned and we practice with the tuning forks and all the planets.

We teamed up and divided into three men and two women. The men’s healing club had two men working on one man, who was lying on a massage bed.

It was really good experience.

That was the last thing for this class, and then the students received their certificate for Level Three.

The very last thing we did was a ceremony that was to connect us with the energy of the Big Dipper.

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Autumn Inspiration

1 Aug, 2016
Autumn Inspiration

By Jude Ponton, DC, LAc, and Paul D. Ponton, LAc. Senior Acutonics Instructors

It is also a time when conditions associated with the dryness of the autumn season may appear. The lungs, associated with the Metal element, may be compromised due to inhibition of the normal descending and dispersing actions of the Lung energy. Fall allergies and easy susceptibility to colds, cough, asthma, and other lung imbalances may increase in the general population. Because the emotional correspondence to the lung is grief, it may be useful to use this time of the year to address deeply seated grief issues. The transition from Summer to Autumn is more difficult for some people than for others. Preparing the Metal-associated energies for this shift can help ease this transition. Addressing Metal-associated disorders once the season is in full swing can also relieve imbalances that have manifested.

In Western alchemy, the Lungs have a correspondence to Mercury’s energy. In Acutonics we commonly use Mercury in treatment plans for lung-related imbalances. If we look at the Chinese 5 Element system we also find that Venus is associated with the Metal element. It gives strength to the yin energy that is beginning to emerge as Autumn turns toward more yin fullness in winter. We think it is useful to incorporate the Venus tuning forks as part of treatment strategies. Acutonics' common use of Venus for its alchemical correspondence to the Kidneys helps to support a Chinese medicine treatment approach utilizing the power of the Kidneys to root the Lung energy. Venus’s correspondence to copper allows us to employ the broad anti-inflammatory properties of copper, especially for lung-related inflammatory conditions. Ohm/Venus has strong anti-inflammatory capacity.

Following Are Some Suggestions Of Treatments Utilizing These And Other Tuning Fork Combinations For Treating Lung Imbalances.

Cough Associated With “Lung Dryness”:
New Moon fork on LU 1 (Central Treasury), with Mercury on LU 9 (Great Abyss) to open the lungs. Follow with Mercury and Full Moon switching them back and forth on the same points to moisten dryness. Further support can be achieved by using the same sets of forks on the UB 13 (Lung Shu) points, again switching them back and forth from side to side.

If dryness has progressed to create heat in the respiratory system (burning in lungs, sore throat, strong thirst), you can add the Venus fork to decrease inflammation. Ohm/Venus and Ohm/Full Moon can be applied to Ren 22 (Celestial Chimney) and LU 9 (Great Abyss).

Chest Congestion Associated With A Cold:
Ren 17 (Chest Center) with Mercury/New to open the chest and LU 7 (Broken Sequence) also with Mercury/New Moon to facilitate the dispersing and descending functions of the Lungs.

For Asthma:
The Ren Extraordinary Vessel travels through the upper chest and lungs. Place the Mercury fork on its opening point, LU 7 (Broken Sequence), and Venus fork on its balance point, KID 6 (Shining Sea). This will help to root the Lung energy.

Another Extraordinary Vessel may be used along with the Ren depending on what other imbalances are manifesting.

For Deep-Seated Grief:
Mercury/New Moon followed by Mercury Full Moon can be used on LU 3 (Heavenly Residence) to open and express grief stuck in the Lung system. Use these same intervals on LI 18 (Support the Prominence) for its action in releasing past emotions that are no longer serving us.

For Overall Strengthening Of The Lungs:
For general support of the lungs and strengthening the defensive energy against external influences, apply Mercury/Venus and Mercury/Earth Day on LU 1 (Central Treasury) and UB 13 (Lung Shu).

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Press Release: New Website Launch

17 Jun, 2015
Press Release: New Website Launch

Sound Healing Business Launches New Website

A Global Focus Aims to Grow Acutonics Community

Llano, NM: Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine, located in Llano New Mexico, is pleased to announce the launch of their new website on June 16, 2015 to continue to spread the popularity of Acutonics nationally and internationally. The new website, developed by Xynergy, a local Santa Fe agency, focuses on the global Acutonics community by:

  • Providing a place for Acutonics practitioners to share success stories
  • Offering practitioners and clients an Acutonics-centered news source
  • Housing a database of worldwide Acutonics faculty and practitioners

More Americans are using integrative medicine than ever before. A recent CDC report shows that practices including yoga, tai chi, and chi gong have increased by up to 9.5% between 2002 and 2012. Popular forms of integrative medicine such as acupuncture are starting to become mainstream, lesser-known methods are starting to gain traction.

Among these methods is Acutonics, a non-invasive healing methodology that works with vibrations created through sound. Ellen Franklin, CEO of Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine, explains, “Acutonics® is a holistic, sound-based modality that is energy-based and applies specialized precision calibrated, medical grade tuning forks to acupuncture points to promote health and well-being. As an educational institute we train health care practitioners from diverse backgrounds in this innovative care model, which recognizes the whole person, body, mind, and spirit. We also believe in the critical importance of partnerships between practitioner and patient, student and teacher, and in finding the right balance between conventional and alternative health care models that facilitate the body’s innate wisdom to heal.

“Acutonics has tremendous potential for health and wellbeing,” says President Donna Carey, LAc, “but even though Acutonics is based in well-established fields of Oriental medicine, psychology, and cosmology, it is still relatively new to the field of integrative medicine. A modern website will allow us to continue educating Acutonics practitioners and patients from around the world, and to build on our twenty year history of exceptional health care delivery.”

About Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine: The Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine offers an in-depth certification program in the Acutonics methodology and high-quality sound tools for the practice of Acutonics. Established in 1997 as the Kairos Institute of Sound Healing, the business moved to New Mexico in 2000. There are  hundreds of Acutonics practitioners and more than 50 faculty throughout the world. More information is available at acutonics.com.

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The Wu Project

18 Feb, 2015
The Wu Project

The WU Project: First Mission Upper Mustang, Nepal

It began in 2012, when Dr. Maria Romera just back from Upper Mustang, Nepal and Dr. Alicia Villamarin, recently back from a mission to Uganda, Africa reconnected at a workshop. These two passionate and accomplished women have committed their lives to making a difference in the world and this encounter was pivotal. The seeds for what was to become the WU Project a newly formed not-for-profit organization were planted when Alicia and Maria shared their dreams to bring healthcare and hope to underserved rural and urban areas of the world. Alicia a board certified Acupuncture physian, with a PhD in molecular and cell biology has served as a volunteer and trainer for other not-for-profit acupuncture organizations such as Acupuncturists without Boarders missions in Ecuador (2009) and Nepal (2010) and the Pan African Acupuncture Project (PAAP) in Uganda, Africa (2012). Alicia is compelled to integrate East and West, science and technology, philosophy and spirituality as she seeks opportunities to bridge the gap between East and West and bring forth valuable traditions that are often lost in modern medicine.  

Maria an Acupuncture Physician and a Veterinarian holds a belief that medicine needs both the integration of cutting-edge modern knowledge with the wisdom of ancient healing modalities; and that the way to achieve total health and wellbeing is to adjust both to meet the diversity and uniqueness of individuals. Like Alicia, Maria has always been drawn to explore both scientific and mystical traditions. She has always questioned the meaning of existence and the relationship between spiritual evolution, health and wellbeing. Since 2007 Maria has volunteered in Afghanistan, and India, and she has returned to Nepal every year since 2010. Maria describes these trips to Nepal as a purification process where you simply have to let go of resistance and be open to whatever unfolds, particularly as you travel to these remote areas of the world.

Alicia, described this first mission to Upper Mustang, Nepal as the hardest and best trip of her life. “What can I say about the trip itself? It was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life, physically, emotionally and mentally. It was the best trip I have ever done in my life emotionally and spiritually. Traveling in remote Nepal is always a challenge. Roads that are suddenly roads no more, landslides, mud, drivers that decide they won’t go any further and dump you in the middle of the road, in the middle of the night, no cars for hire, trekking carrying all our gear (with no Sherpa’s) through high mountain passes. We experienced altitude sickness, and we travelled along impossibly rough and narrow roads on the side of deep cliffs. There was endless waiting, changing plans, arguing and negotiating for transportation.”

It took days of travel to reach their destination the Lo-Garphuk Kagyue Ning Samten Choeling Monastery in Chhosher, Upper Mustang. They monastic school were there hosts, providing beds and meals and a big canvas tent to use as a clinic. Word spread quickly of their arrival and even before they set down their gear or unpacked the supplies they had carried with them, such as acupuncture needles, cups, moxibustion, and tuning forks, patients started to knock on the door of their dorm room. It was too dark and cold to treat in the tent, so the first treatments were offered in their dorm room beds.

This first mission included six participants. Three healthcare practitioners, Alicia, Maria, and Carmenmaria Romero, a physical therapist. Three volunteers Laura Newman (Alicia’s daughter) and Fernanda Cohn a Brazilian journalist and her 16- year old son Luis Fernando Pelaez assisted at the clinic. They kept records, assisted in treatments, collected data, and documented all the activities with photos, videos and social media posts. Following a barefoot acupuncture model their first mission trained 17 medical personnel and treated over 120 adults and 15 children. The training and curriculum were designed to meet the needs of the area and included basic Chinese medical theory and sound healing techniques that incorporated Acutonics. This first mission was a huge success, and a great learning opportunity for all participants. Despite the numerous challenges that they faced, there were no complaints, no whining, only big smiles, laughter, and determination to keep going and accomplish what they set out to do with joy in their hearts.

From the moment the trainees arrived tuning forks were placed in their hands and practice began. They worked on patients with no preconceived ideas and as they got the feeling of the forks they marveled at the sound. Treatments went on all day for all types of complaints, using a Tibetan English teacher as a translator the entire village would get involved in describing symptoms and participate in the conversation. Acutonics tuning forks were often used in conjunction with acupuncture, moxa, cupping and massage.

Children were treated exclusively with the tuning forks treating a range of pediatric complaints such as colds, restlessness, insomnia and bellyaches. Carmenmaria had great success treating an adult with severe back pain with just the Ohm tuning forks. The monks were taught theory after seeing the clinic in action, and a solid foundation was left behind in friendships, knowledge and tools.

Alicia and Maria have a clear vision for the Wu Project to grow into a heart centered organization with the resources to go wherever needed. They are off to a great start. If you want to learn more about future plans or would like to support their work visit their website or Facebook page.