What is Sonopuncture? (aka Acutonics, Vibrational Medicine, Sound Therapy)
Sonopuncture is also known as Acutonics, Vibrational Medicine, or even Sound Therapy. Regardless of the name, the principle is the same as that of acupuncture, by stimulating the body to heal itself using various acupuncture points on the body. Sonopuncture is especially beneficial for those who
- Are interested in acupuncture, but can’t tolerate needles (thought we do that too in our WV Office).
- Have sensitive skin that has been irritated by acupuncture in the past
- Have found traditional medical treatments to be ineffective for their medical conditions and chronic pain.
Research has shown that ultrasound stimulation, via the use of tuning forks, applied to specific acupuncture points for a minute or less, has the same effectiveness as traditional acupuncture. The ultrasound waves penetrate deep into the body’s tissues to generate healing and can be used for people of all ages safely and non-invasively. An additional benefit of sonopuncture is that it does not cause the irritation to the skin that often comes with acupuncture.
What can Sonopuncture be used to remedy?
Believe it or not, just about everything. Traditional Chinese medicine holds that there are as many as 2,000 different acupuncture points on the human body. Dr. Skip’s Doctorate in Oriental Medicine has trained him on the various points and which to use depending on the ailment. Dr. Skip, O.M.D., will apply tuning forks to the specific acupuncture points depending on the need and the condition.
While Sonopuncture can be used for literally hundreds of conditions, here is a short list of common ailments it is used regularly to address:
- Chronic Pain
- Anxiety, Depression & Stress
Dr. Skip was originally trained in traditional acupuncture with the use of acupuncture needles. However, years ago, after Dr. Skip trained in Sonopuncture at a monastery just outside of Nice in the South of France, he tried it in his practice and has seen firsthand its effectiveness. While Sonopuncture it is more labor intensive than traditional acupuncture for the practitioner, Dr. Skip felt it was important to transition to this therapy rather than acupuncture because of its effectiveness and the non-invasive nature of this therapy. Sonopuncture is truly one of our most beneficial therapies for the healing and relaxation it brings to our clients.
For more information about sound therapy research visit Tama-Do.com.