Getting ‘in tune’ with your body

Similkameen Spotlight editor, Lisa Carleton takes time out to try the healing qualities of vibrational therapy.

Similkameen Spotlight editor

Similkameen Spotlight editor

Registered alternative medicine practitioner, Guadalupe Gutierrez of the Lotus Medical Acupuncture and Alternative Medicine Wellness Centre, has added yet another specialty to her already lengthy list of naturopathic skills—Sound healing—also known as vibrational therapy or Acutonics.

This particularmethod of naturopathic healing entails the use of tuning forks, utilizing their individual vibrations to harmonize and attune the human body’s energy field.

A healthy body vibrates anywhere between 60 – 65 Hz (a unit to measure frequency). When the body is ‘out-of-tune’, the use of tuning forks placed on and over various pressure points on the body, is thought to bring the body back in tune, both physically, mentally and spiritually.

“Think of it as the medicine of the future,” says Gutierrez of Acutonics. “The brain, the cells—everything has vibration.”

As with music therapy (another aspect of vibrational therapy), she has worked with autistic children with behavioural issues. Gutierrez has found that with the use of vibrational music therapy, she has experienced a complete change in their behaviour.

“When I looked into his eyes, I could tell he wanted to learn,” she says of a young autistic client. “The first week was tough, but as I changed the music gradually to Mozart other than current teen music, he could even repeat my spanish, as it is a musical language—when you provide the vibration that is missing, there is change.”

Since 2001, Gutierrez has continued to upgrade her skills through various courses combining Western medicine, Chinese medicine and psychology in the treatment of her client’s various needs and use to find the right treatment that best suits their needs.

“Some people don’t want needles,” Guadalupe explains regarding her acupuncture techniques.— especially the young or the elderly, so that’s why I use the tuning forks, depending on the condition.”

Gutierrez offers a variety of alternative methods of treatment from Acupuncture, Ear Acupuncture, Moxibustion (herbal treatment), Cupping, Tui-na, Acupuncture Detoxification (addictions), Reiki, Energy Psychology, Facial Acupuncture Rejuvenation and Sound Healing (vibrational therapy).

The Lotus Wellness Centre is located at the Riverside Centre.

If you are interested in looking further into alternative medicine, go to her website at to receive more information on the various treatment methods she offers.

This site also includes a 20 per cent discount coupon on an initial consultation/treatment. She can also be reached at 250-295-7406.


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