The Rydel-Seiffer tuning fork can be used to aid the
diagnosis of those nervous afflictions defined as large-fiber
polyneuropathies which often manifest themselves in the
form of reduced vibration sensitivity. Various disfunctions can be monitored
by this tuning fork include:
- Toxic nerve damage (ETOH, lead, heavy metals)
- Immune mediated neuropathies (AIDP/Gullian Barre, CIDP)
- B12 deficiency/subacute combined degeneration
- Tabes dorsalis
- Chemotherapeutic related neuropathy
The tuning fork produces two different frequencies: note C-64Hz with the dampers (as marked on the dampers) and note C-128Hz without the dampers.
The dampers must be fitted with the lower edge flush with the score marks on the prongs. The imprint C64 on the dampers, and the imprint C128 on the tuning fork must all be facing the user when the dampers are fitted.