n. A treatment program that uses sound waves to stimulate the same areas of the body used by acupuncture.
Acutonics, also known as sound healing or sonopuncture, applies tuning forks to specific energy or pressure points on the body. It is based in part on traditional Chinese medicine and in part on New Age speculation involving the harmonic properties of our solar system.
Sonopuncture is similar to acupuncture, but an ultrasound device that transmits sound waves is applied to the body's acupoints. Needles are not used. Sonopuncture is sometimes combined with tuning forks and other vibration devices. Proponents claim this approach is useful to treat many of the same disorders as acupuncture.
Sonopuncture: Technique involving application of ultrasound to classical acupuncture points.
Discreet, self-effacing, quiet. But not at New Year - the 10-day celebration all Chinese observe with an enthusiasm that can border on total gormlessness. Chinatown becomes the inside of a pinball machine. The noise level is enough to sonopuncture your soul.