Wood/Spring 2017 - Vol. 25, No. 3

Wood/Spring 2017 - Vol. 25, No. 3
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    Acutonics® at Twenty: Recollections and Reflections
    - Ellen F. Franklin, PhD & Donna Carey, LAc

    This issue celebrates the coming of age, as it were, of one of our profession’s unique and innovative companies. The Kairos Institute of Sound Healing, now known as the Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine and better known to most people as “Acutonics,” celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. Our current issue is essentially a 20-year retrospective on Acutonics and its impact on our profession. Acupuncturist Donna Carey’s development of the Acutonics tuning forks created a way of practicing Oriental Medicine without needles, making our medicine accessible to many people who otherwise would forego it as an option. At the same time, she reintroduced vibration and sound as healing modalities that had been lost from mainstream Oriental Medicine over the centuries and that had never really become a feature of Western Medicine. We begin with reflections and recollections by Acutonics’ Co-Founder Donna Carey, LAc, and Ellen F. Franklin, PhD, who trace for us the beginnings and evolution of their work of healing with tuning forks and other sound-producing items, the ethos that guides them, and where sound healing and Acutonics are headed, given current developments in health care. The remainder of the issue features reflections and recollections from some of the many people from around the world whose lives have been deeply touched by Acutonics, Carey, and Franklin. Their stories show how much more a tuning fork is than a vibrating piece of metal. These forks touch people’s lives, not just their bodies. They heal; they provide connection and community; they help us transition spiritually, emotionally, and physically; they touch people in surprisingly meaningful ways.
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