Foreword By Karl H. Maret, M.D. Introduction Truth Has 144 Sides 1 The Power of Words Redefining Our Assumptions by Returning to the Basics 2 Sound--What Is It? Understanding the Science of Sound and Why We Use It Therapeutically 3 How Sound Balancing Came to Be My Journey of Learning to Sing, Discovering the Biofield, and Sharing My Practice 4 Using Sound Therapeutically From Ultrasound to Music Therapy--How Sound Is Used in Alternative and Conventional Medicines 5 Widening My Understanding of Plasma and Aether How the Electric Universe Theory and Schumann Resonance Relate to Healing 6 Discovering the Biofield in Science The Concept of the Biofield and the Sound Balancing Biofield Model 7 The Anatomy of the Biofield Using the Chakras and the Biofield in Sound Healing 8 Getting Started with the Forks Choosing Your Forks and Putting Them to Use 9 Biofield Anatomy Wisdom Learning Self-Care--Saying No, Cultivating Neutrality, and Using Love as the Ultimate Healing Tool Conclusion Continuing the Journey Epilogue Appendix A Case Studies Appendix B Testimonials from My Students Appendix C Chakra Tables and Biofield Anatomy Maps Notes Bibliography Index
Eileen Day McKusick has researched the effects of audible sound on the human body and its biofield since 1996. She has a master's degree in integrative education and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in integral health. She teaches privately and at Johnson State College. She maintains a sound therapy practice in Stowe, Vermont.
"Recommended." * New Dawn, Jennifer Haskins, January 2015 * "Equipped with a tuning fork and years worth of observational and scientific references, Tuning the Human Biofield is a determined intellectual and intuitive journey into the healing nature of therapeutic sound." * Spirit of Change, Gail Lord, December 2014 * ""...we now know that matter is basically solidified energy. And that realization has brought the various therapeutic uses of sound, such as music therapy, back into favor....this book provides a detailed look at how sound helps release biofield disturbances." * Energy Times, October 2014 * "McKusick's audacity and confidence coupled with serious in-depth research and humility puts her at the forefront of cutting-edge science and healing. This book explains and enlivens our understanding of interconnectivity and consciousness and helps us deeply understand how we humans function, and how we can function better." * Lauren Walker, author of Energy Medicine Yoga * "Tuning the Human Biofield is a profoundly insightful and inspiring work as well as a tremendous leap forward for the healing sciences. If I were designing an alternative medicine curriculum, this text would be required reading. In what is arguably the most comprehensive book ever written on tuning fork therapy, Eileen Day McKusick not only shows us the door to healing ourselves and unlocking our potential as energetic beings, but she also takes us by the hand and, brilliantly and eloquently, escorts us into new realms of possibility." * Sol Luckman, author of Conscious Healing * "Eileen Day McKusick has meticulously gathered biofield research that supports the efficacy of sound balancing. Tuning the Human Biofield is comprehensive yet easy to read. With this, sound-on-body becomes understandable and practical for health care professionals and individual self-healing." * Joshua Leeds, author of The Power of Sound * "The time has come for detailed explorations by skilled, sensitive, and intuitive individuals who are willing to venture into the unknown, to go beyond the mainstream, and report on the discoveries they make. Eileen McKusick has all of the tools such an explorer requires, including a skeptical and scientific grounding. Enjoy this feast of new knowledge--it is guaranteed to stick to your ribs!" * James L. Oschman, Ph.D., author of Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis * "An excellent explanation of how the tuning forks can influence these subtle fields for healing. Thought provoking and detailed in explanation, this book is also an excellent reference guide to using the tuning forks in a treatment mode for the various chakra energy centers. A must read for anyone thinking of using tuning forks as a healing tool." * Jeffrey Thompson, D.C., Center for Neuroacoustic Research * "This book integrates core universal truths with scientific principles to capture the essence of sound healing. As a pioneer in the field of sound healing, the author combines knowledge, expertise, curiosity, and unique personal experience into an easy-to-learn method that can offer powerful changes for the reader." * Melissa Joy Jonsson, author of M-Joy Practically Speaking * "This book takes the reader by the hand on a quick tour through the `wonderland' of quantum theory, vibrational therapies, the electric universe, biofield science, and other frontier science topics. Autobiographical bits and pieces make for enjoyable and easy reading. . . . a promising new modality to reduce stress and improve energy flow toward greater wellness." * Beverly Rubik, Ph.D., professor at Energy Medicine University * "Tuning the Human Biofield is a superb introduction to the human energy field and its modification by sound vibrations. McKusick's book is a highly valuable resource for patients and practitioners alike." * Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D., professor of medicine, University of Arizona * "Modern science is finally recognizing that energy constitutes the blueprint of the physical body. Meanwhile, the energetic vibration of sound can be used to change that blueprint in ways that foster health and well-being. Genes literally express themselves in different ways when exposed to specific kinds of sound. Tuning the Human Biofield is a groundbreaking introduction to the art and science of applying these principles. It will take you on an intellectually juicy ride." * Donna Eden, author of Energy Medicine *