- Question from Barb: Can you explain the form of acupuncture that does not require needles, but uses tuning forks instead? And how effective is this form?
- Answers - Mary Ellen Scheckenbach There are several new modalities which use acupuncture theory or acupuncture points, but not the traditional acupuncture tool of needles. These can involve sound and light therapies. They work on a similar principle and are probably as effective insofar as they are a complex and advanced modality. Some are in their infancy, and some are more developed. We shall see.
- Beth Baughman DuPree, M.D., F.A.C.S. Having experienced traditional acupuncture with very tiny needles, I was quite amazed when my acupuncturist began using sounds in the form of tuning forks, Tibetan singing bowls, and gongs of varying frequencies in order to deliver an acupuncture treatment. My patients, as well, who had a fear of needles or who had felt that the treatment of their cancer had already used all of the needles that they cared to see were quite pleased to see that seeing an acupuncturist did not mean an absolute beginning of more needles. I will be very interested to experience Colorpuncture in my near future, as I use crystals within my office and my practice in order to change the energy patterns throughout the physical space of my practice, and knowing the very powerful nature these crystals possess makes Colorpuncture a very intriguing therapy, which I will experience myself very soon. I'm coming to see you Mary Ellen!
On Wednesday, March 16, 2005, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Acupuncture and Touch Therapies. Mary-Ellen Scheckenbach, M.Ac., Tracy Walton, L.M.T., M.S., and moderator Beth Baughman Dupree, M.D., F.A.C.S. answered your questions about acupuncture and touch therapies.
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