Tuning Forks


What is this tuning fork?

It is all about frequency. Tuning forks vibrate different types of specific frequencies and this is what we call sound therapy. 


Tuning forks were invented in 1711 by John Shore. Tuning forks were originally used as musical instruments played in churches in Europe, and it was also used to tune instruments. 

Later in the 20th century, doctors used it to test muscles and bone’s neural pathways. In the 1960s, an osteopath called Sir Peter Guy Manners found that sounds stimulate the human body’s ability to heal itself. 

How does it work? 

Through the frequency that the tuning fork rings, it increases the energy flow in the body. What this does is it improves circulation and eliminates blocked energy in the body. It is based on the principle that everything is made up of vibrations. 

Did you know that sound resonates 4 times faster in water? Our bodies are made up of water and water conducts sound, and because our body is from 55-78% water the body resonates the sound produced by the tuning forks. 1

Natures Sound Retreat summarizes it as this: 

“This is the use of sound and vibration to balance the body’s energy. It reduces tension and promotes emotional harmony, and works in a similar way to acupuncture. Instead of needles, sound frequencies are used to stimulate points in the body.”2

Using the different forks affects our biological rhythms. When we synchronize to the tunes it enables the body to find balance and homeostasis. If you don’t know, homeostasis is essential for healing of the body, mind, and spirit. 

Benefits of Tuning Forks

The sound waves produced by the forks travel into the body along the energy pathways, this affects the body’s balance, space, memory, and healing. 

Some of the benefits that are listed: 

  • Tunes natural cycles of the body
  • Unites passages, aids digestion
  • Natural anti-inflammatory
  • Increases bone density and promotes healing of strained muscle, tendon and ligaments
  • Nervous system balanced
  • Chronic pain
  • Headaches
  • Pain caused by physical trauma
  • Insomnia or low-quality sleep
  • Cramps3

Tuning Forks therapy facilitates:

  • Balance and homeostasis in the body
  • Opens energetic pathways, alleviating stasis and relieving pain
  • Relaxes muscle tension
  • Keeps stress and anxiety balance4


  1. https://www.stateraintegrated.com/post/what-are-tuning-forks-and-how-can-they-help-me 
  2. https://naturesoundretreat.com/tuning-fork/ 
  3. https://www.allbodycare.com/tuning-fork-therapy-sound-healing/ 
  4. https://meinlsonicenergy.com/en/topics/tuning-fork-therapy 
  5. https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/nursing-and-health-professions/tuning-fork#:~:text=Tuning%20forks%2C%20typically%20aluminum%2C%20consist,air%20conduction%20and%20bone%20conduction). 
  6. https://science.howstuffworks.com/tuning-fork3.htm