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Human BioAcoustic Evaluation is not Medical Diagnosis


Merriam-Webster ( defines "bioacoustics" as: "a branch of science concerned with the production of sound by and its effects on living systems."

This term, as applied to humans, now refers, as Human BioAcousticsä , specifically to the research initiated by Sharry Edwards in the 1970's, of Voice Spectral Analysisä and the presentation of sound frequency to support the normal structure and function of the Vocal Profileä . Identifying the frequency relationships in a vocal sample provides the research Vocal Profile.

Human BioAcoustics is concerned with the frequencies manifested in the human voice, as measured through standardized computer-based evaluation technologies. The goal of the evaluation is to determine how to use generally low frequency analog sound to support the normalization of the Vocal Profile. Frequencies are determined, relationships are evaluated and then, sound can be presented. The primary factors necessary for this process are the numerical frequencies involved, and their harmonic relationships.

Field of Study and Proper Terminology

Among other areas, Human BioAcoustics studies the relationship between the Vocal Profile and states of wellness. Human BioAcoustics has determined that there is a Frequency Equivalentä for each substance and structure. Sometimes, researchers, as a kind of shorthand, may leave out referring to the Frequency Equivalent and refer to biochemical, medical, psychological or other terms that are not strictly within the purview of the research modality and its formal concern with the identification and harmonization of the frequencies of the Vocal Profile. The purpose of Human BioAcoustics is to normalize the Vocal Profile.

Using such short-hand terminology is not the proper way to conduct Human BioAcoustic research under Ms. Edwards' direction. We need to guard against using terms that may "diagnose" -- "prescribe for" -- or claim to "prevent, mitigate or cure" disease. Such language is within the limitations of medical licensure. It is not intended that the developing science of Human BioAcoustics be included within the limitations of licensed medicine. This is because medicine is licensed since it deals with diagnosing and treating disease, and uses dangerous methodologies, such as powerful prescription drugs and invasive techniques like surgery and radiation, while Human BioAcoustics does not use any drug material remedies or invasive technologies. While it is not our intent that Human BioAcoustics be considered a medical modality, some others may erroneously get that misimpression if we use inappropriate language.

Human BioAcoustic researchers are developing professional nomenclature appropriate to the Signature Sound Techniques and Technologiesä of Human BioAcoustics as founded by Ms. Edwards. Knowledgeable researchers discourse about Voice Spectral Analysis (the process of taking a voice sample and converting it into graphic representations), the Vocal Profile (the graphic presentation of the data), Frequency Equivalents (the numerical relationships between substance or structure and frequency), "Root"ä frequency, harmonizing the vocal profile and similar terms. This is the language we need to cultivate and understand in order to continue the development of the research discipline of Human BioAcoustics as an independent branch of science.

Human BioAcoustic Protocols

Human BioAcoustics uses multi-step research protocols. These usually include: (1) the Windows' record program to make a voice .wav file, then (2) a standard frequency analysis program to identify the stressed frequencies and (3) the BioGenesisä Program, or its successors, to complete the Voice Spectral Analysis by identifying the Root frequency and the Frequency Equivalent series that will re-harmonize it, allowing the whole person to achieve and maintain a healthy status. This is a purely non-medical technology that does not intend to diagnose, prescribe for, treat or claim to prevent, mitigate or cure any human disease condition.

Human BioAcoustics Training is not Medical Training

The only place to get Sharry Edwards' work is through Ms. Edwards in Ohio or through the handful of research associates she has certified. The Human BioAcoustics Techniques and Technologies can only be performed by someone trained to do so, through the programs and equipment built for that purpose.

Identifying the "Root" should not be confused with "diagnosis" since the "Root" is not a medical label-term, it is just a frequency linking the vocal disharmonies! Our concern is the Vocal Profile and the stresses (disharmonies) it reveals in the normal structure and function of the physical, biochemical and psychological aspects of the individual.

Human BioAcoustics does not diagnose, since it does not identify disease nor does it need to know about disease in order for it to recommend harmonizing frequencies. This is not to say that a careful researcher would not want to note any formally diagnosed disease for each research subject. The first rule is always, Do No Harm.

The BioGenesis Program doesn't know anything about disease, it only knows about harmonic relationships among frequencies and a bit about the relationship between substance or structure and frequency (Frequency Equivalent). The art in this research modality is when the research associate chooses which stressed notes to put into the BioGenesis Program. This is where the training is most important.

The final step is providing sound frequency to the subject's environment. This is done through speakers or headset powered by a small frequency generating device, the BioAcoustic Square One
ä , which can be programmed (through the proprietary Square One Program) with various frequencies in various patterns. Providing biologically compatible frequencies is like providing the body dietary supplements to support normal structure and function. That is why I have often described modalities such as Human BioAcoustics as
Bioenergetic Nutritionä and like physical nutrition, Bioenergetic Nutrition - such as low frequency sound -- does not treat disease, but rather, it supports normal structure and function, allowing the body to experience wellness.

Medical Diagnosis and Human BioAcoustics

The Code of Medical Ethics of the American Medical Association has also begun to acknowledge the role of alternatives in healing. The original Hypocratic Oath, with its injunction to "Do no harm." has been replaced by a complex Code detailing the relationship between physician and patient and alternative practitioner. The most recent changes, during the early 1990's, were inspired by anti-trust lawsuits brought during the 1980's by chiropractors and others.

While "treatment which has no scientific basis" is condemned (Opinion 3.01), under Opinion 3.04, physicians are free to refer a patient "for therapeutic or diagnostic services to another physician, limited practitioner or any other provider of health care services permitted by law to furnish such services, whenever he or she believes that this may benefit the patient." Thus, unscientific "treatment" is distinguished from "health care services permitted by law" and "treatment" -- which means the use of standard medicine and surgery to "cure" disease -- is distinguished from other health care services which need only meet the lesser "may benefit" standard. Thus, modalities such as Human BioAcoustics, can be seen to complement licensed medicine, but not be held to its strictures, nor limited in its practice to licensed physicians.

What the researcher does is to evaluate the frequency status of the participant, then, feed those frequencies that will nourish the normal form and function of the body, to promote optimal well-being, and not to treat disease. The licensed physician, on the other hand, prescribes (sometimes) dangerous drugs and invasive techniques to change the normal form and function of the body, to attack specific disease entities or suppress symptoms.

The Supreme Court and other Federal Courts have recently begun to offer a broader view of the First Amendment with regard to statements about health care.  I report on this important development in THE RIGHT OF THE PUBLIC TO THE TRUTH - Nutrient Marketing and Commercial Free Speech, The Standard of Substantiation at where I quote Justice O'Connor for the pro-speech majority, "If the First Amendment means anything, it means that regulating speech must be a last - not first - resort."

Proprietary Nature of the Research Modality

The specific frequencies and patterns used in Human BioAcoustics are part of the private and confidential property of their Discoverer and are provided only to research associates under contract. Specific frequencies are part of the core coding of the universe and proprietary to their Discoverer, like the proprietary snippets of DNA that the Courts have allowed to be patented.

SHRI, as an exempt non-profit organization, is concerned with education and research in Sound Health and, as an organization, leaves specific frequencies to their Discoverers. A Frequency, like any other form of Intellectual Property, is taken by its Discoverer from the common resources of the world and made useful property, by the Discoverer, because of the Frequency Equivalent relationships determined by the Discoverer. That creation of property deserves to be respected.


It is only by respecting the limitations of the research modality, respecting its language and the proprietary aspects of its knowledge, that researchers can expect the reciprocal recognition that they are annually certified research associates, working together in this exciting extension of human knowledge. Human BioAcoustic evaluation is not medical diagnosis and proper Disclaimers and Informed Consents should always be communicated to participants, as the researchers seek to discover further proof that Human BioAcoustics is of benefit to people -- this is the goal of the research.


ã 2002, 2003 SHRI v07/19/03
Ralph Fucetola, JD - SHRI Trustee