Last weekend I attended a three day workshop with Tama Do – The Academy of Sound, Colour and Movement to find out more about using tuning forks. Specifically about “Tuning Forks on the Acupuncture Command Points ( SHU) and Diagnosis”.
Fabien Maman, creator of Tama Do was the instructor. It was a great pleasure for me to take part in the workshop and take my first few stumbling steps along this path.
Fabian Maman was originally a jazz musician. He studied Aikido with Sensei Nakazano in Paris and while there studied Nakazano’s system of acupuncture based on the classical Nan Jing style. He has developed his own method by marrying sound and colour with acupuncture theory, and in combination with his own form of Qi Gong has developed his academy Tama Do, meaning The Way of the Soul.
Information taken from the foreword to The Tao of Sound
Each day of the workshop started with Qi Gong practice with the master, followed by instruction, discussions and practical demonstrations.
Looking back it seems more like a 5 day course than 3 days – as we looked at 5 Element Theory and the meridians, differences between Japanese and Chinese acupuncture, techniques for applying sound and colour, pulse diagnosis and its application in this technique and last but not least special techniques for pain and swelling. Fabien Maman’s passion for his subject was obvious and his enthusiasm and sense of fun and energy were contagious.
There is a massive amount to digest and take in – It seems that I’ve only glimpsed the top of a very large iceberg.
But although I am not a Tama Do practitioner, I look forward to being able to incorporate this Tama Do technique in my work. As the SHU points are either below the knee or elbow they can very easily be included into a reflexology session where applicable.
For those of you who are interested in taking one of the workshops or in becoming a practitioner please check out the Tama Do website for details of upcoming courses.