An Expanded View of the Heart (Part 3)
The Heart’s Subtle Connection to the Earth
Ancient Vedic tradition has always held that health and healing involves the aligning of our bodies with the larger energy field of the Earth and the cosmos for the effortless flow of information. The British researcher Professor Cyril Smith has mapped out the frequency distribution of the acupuncture meridians in the human body. According to him, the heart meridian functions with the frequency of 7.8 Hertz (Smith, 2004). This frequency is in the range of the lowest Schumann resonance which results when lightening strikes excite cavity resonances formed between the charged layers of the earths surface and the ionosphere. Schumann resonances also vary in frequency from moment to moment in response to changing extraterrestrial influences. These include factors such as sunlight, solar wind striking the Earth, sunspots, atmospheric tides set up by solar and lunar gravitational attractions, among others. Encoded in the Schumann oscillations is information about the geomagnetic field and other celestial rhythms.
The heart acupuncture meridian appears to “entrain” or synchronize to the Earths magnetic field. Our individual hearts and the global magnetic field appear to become phase-locked or beating together with the same natural frequency via the subtle acupuncture channels of our heart. It has also been suggested that the Earths fixed magnetic field is capable of affecting cyclotron resonances of ionic flows in our bodies. The heart resonance to the Earths magnetic field might then sensitize our organism to respond to our larger Earth environment.
The American researcher Abraham Liboff and his colleagues developed the ion cyclotron resonance (ICR) concept, which may also play a role in understanding the energetic heart (Liboff, 1985). When any ion is exposed to a steady magnetic field, it begins moving in a circular motion at right angle to the applied field. Energy is then transferred from the field to the charged particle. Cyclotron resonances are a mechanism enabling very low strength electromagnetic fields, interacting with the relatively steady earths geomagnetic field, to produce significant biological effects by modulating movements of biologically-important ions across cell membranes. It has been shown that oscillating magnetic fields in the extremely low-frequency region can create these ICR phenomena. Power spectral analyses of the ECG or MCG waveforms demonstrate frequency components below 100 Hertz that are within the ELF frequency range. The heart may thus be seen as a complex signal generator producing both frequency and phase information that may facilitate biological entrainment to geomagnetic oscillations.
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