Biochemical effects of Tuning Forks
Nitric oxide is one of the smallest molecules found in nature, consisting of one nitrogen atom and one oxygen atom. It is fundamental to all life - human, animal, insect and plant. In our human body, nitric oxide is made inside our vascular, nerve and immune cells. It is then rhythmically released into the surrounding tissues as a gas. It participates in the healthy function of all main organ systems.
Immune, vascular and neural cells release a constant level of nitric oxide in rhythmic cycles. This basal level of nitric oxide relaxes our cells and keeps them in a mildly alert state. When our cells detect viruses, bacteria or free radicals, they activate and produce more nitric oxide. This signals a cascading of biochemical events which destroys viruses, bacteria and free radicals. For this reason nitric oxide is called a signalling molecule; however nitric oxide by itself also attacks and neutralises viruses, bacteria and free radicals. Once the invader is neutralised, nitric oxide signals the attack to stop, called 'down regulating', which initiates another biochemical cascade, returning our cells to a relaxed alert state.
Researchers term the rhythmic release of nitric oxide by cells, 'puffing'. This release takes place in six minute 'puffing' cycles which are closely linked with the autonomic nervous system. During the three minute rising phase of puffing, nitric oxide is released, cells relax, move further apart, thin their walls and become rounder. During the falling puffing phase, nitric oxide dissipates and cells cluster together, thicken their cell walls and become asymmetrical.
When we are under stress, the balanced release of nitric oxide is compromised and in extreme cases, shutdown. This leads to a depressed immune function which, overtime, results in tissue pathology. The process begins as a lack of energy, joint pain, depression, decreased sexual drive, headaches, mild depression, memory loss and poor digestion. Over a longer period of time, if nitric oxide rhythms are not re-stimulated, these symptoms can escalate into major diseases.
Research has shown that using a 128cps tuning fork, (an Otto 128) will spike nitric oxide and enhance the puffing rhythms. This boost of nitric oxide balances the autonomic nervous system and signals a natural release of anti-bacterial, anti-virals and free-radicals on a microcellular level.
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1. Otto is an abbreviation for osteophonic (sound which vibrates bones)
2. Research from Dr John Beaulieu ND PHD 'Human Tuning'