The Biofield Tuning Institute
The Biofield Tuning Institute was founded to conduct quantitative and qualitative research on the Biofield Tuning method, as well as to develop technology based on the premises of the Biofield Tuning process. BTI is a Vermont based 501(c)3 non-profit. Our mission is:
To demonstrate the viability of Biofield Tuning as a simple and effective method to treat a variety of ailments including but not limited to pain, anxiety, depression, and PTSD, and to develop the tools, technology and training to expand its use. Additionally, to participate in the scientific and academic advancement of Biofield Science.
Biofield Tuning, as practiced for over two decades by Eileen Day McKusick, involves the application of tuning forks both on the body and in regions surrounding the body to aid in the identification and treatment of a wide range of clinical conditions.
Recently BTI has expanded its operations by receiving donations for and granting scholarships to in-need students to learn Biofield Tuning, and is also in the process of developing a peer to peer training program that will gift tools and training to at-risk populations.
BTI is currently raising money for our first research project. We have partnered with the Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI), an organization that includes a team of established researchers in Biofield Science, to perform a study on Biofield Tuning. CHI has designed a study to test whether multiple Biofield Tuning practitioners are able to identify the same areas of turbulence within each of a series of volunteers. Once completed, the results will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
Biofield Tuning challenges the widely held scientific view that consciousness exists because of and within the brain. Rather, Biofield Tuning is based on a vibrational medicine view of health1 that enables Biofield Tuning practitioners to identify and work with both what we call mind and memory through an interaction with a person’s biological field, or biofield. The biofield is described as a complex organizing information/energy field engaged in the generation, maintenance, and regulation of a wide variety of biological functions2.
This study has the potential to support and scientifically validate the clinical experience of Biofield Tuning practitioners who detect health-related information stored in the human biofield outside the body surface. Such a result would be groundbreaking, and provide a cornerstone for building an evidence base for this healing modality.
Positive results from this study would also enhance the acceptance of Biofield Tuning as a useful, low-cost healthcare option, and foster the development of therapeutic devices for assessment of the biofield as an index of health and wellness3,4. Positive results would also provide strong motivation for further scientific study of many holistic therapies that purport to work via the biofield.
- McKusick ED. Tuning the Human Biofield: Healing with Vibrational Sound Therapy. Rochester VT: Healing Arts Press. 2014.
- Rubik B, Muehsam D, Hammerschlag R, Jain S. Biofield Science and Healing: History, Terminology, and Concepts. Glob Adv Health Med. 2015 Nov;4(Suppl):8-14.
- Rubik B. The Biofield Hypothesis: Its Biophysical Basis and Role in Medicine. J Altern Complement Med. 2002;8(6):703-17.
- Hammerschlag R, Levin M, McCraty R, Bat N, Ives JA, Lutgendorf SK, Oschman JL. Biofield Physiology: A Framework for an Emerging Discipline. Glob Adv Health Med. 2015;4(Suppl):35-41.