This the fourth post in a six part blog introducing the Lynchburg Parks and Recreation Department’s, “Please Do Hug the Trees” campaign. If you haven’t already done so, make sure to read Part I of The Tree Hugging Hippies Were Right After All before continuing with Part IV.
“There is no need for us to hypothesize that geomagnetic fields, modified by terrestrial and extraterrestrial events, entrain brain waves. Scientists from around the world have already done so and continue to build solid supporting evidence.” (James Oschmann, PhD,”What is ‘Healing Energy’? Part 3: Silent Pulses,” Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 1, no.3 (1997): 179-194.
Solar/Geomagnetic Activity( S-GMA) -> Cosmic Rays transported via ionized plasma -> charged magnetosphere and ionosphere -> lightening (catalyst) in tropical thunderstorms -> creates resonant cavity between earth surface and ionosphere – > changes/births the Schumann Resonance(SR) signal ->human and animal brain waves resonate with similar frequency -> changes oscillating calcium ions in neurons and brain wave patterns -> releases cell-to-cell communication -> altered melatonin and serotonin->altering neurohormone regulation of natural cycles.
-> = Affects or leads to
Schuman Resonance is Born
The long-lived, globally available natural ULF/ELF signal, Schumann Resonance signal is extremely highly correlated S-GMA sunspots and Kp index. Cosmic radiation is transported from the sun to the Earth via ionized plasma in solar wind. This energized plasma affects Earth’s magnetosphere and ionosphere. The physical mechanism is the ionosphere D-region ion/electron density that varies with S-GMA and forms the upper boundary of the resonant cavity in which the Schumann Resonance signal is formed. The SR signal is generated by tropical thunderstorms/lightening that strikes the terrestrial surface and produces a set of resonant modes within the resonant cavity. Following a solar flare there is a prompt enhancement of the D-region through the enhanced ionization from the arrival of cosmic rays.
Schumann Resonance Affects Melatonin, Which Affects Human Health
Schumann Resonance signal operates by being resonantly absorbed by brain systems and altering the serotonin/melatonin balance. Melatonin plays a central role in body’s highly regulated and strongly integrated system that was developed to produce healthy living in the face of diurnal and seasonal climatic variations. There are melatonin receptors in the vital organs throughout the body. Melatonin has direct action in the immune system through T-lymphocytes (Poon, 1994). Melatonin is also a highly potent antioxidant that scavenges free radicals from cells (Reiter, 1994). ULF/ELF fields reduce melatonin in animals and people. Reduced melatonin negatively affects many aspects of human health.
If there are significant alterations in the S-GMA, it causes significant changes in the SR signal. If SR signal strength and frequency are moved outside the normal range, it alters both the brain and the heart synchronization and changes melatonin levels. This can negatively affect human health including blood pressure, heart rate, cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary , neurological, reproductive, carcinogenic and impaired immune system. The vast majority of people cope with these induced changes but the exacerbating of effects in the weak and vulnerable people causes detectable increases in illnesses and death rates. Many occupational studies have found that exposure to ELF fields between 16.7 Hz and 50/60Hz significantly reduces melatonin levels.
How the Brain Absorbs Schumann Resonance
Environmental ULF/ELF electromagnetic fields at extremely low intensity do interact with brain tissue, changing calcium ion fluxes, the EEG rhythms, and reaction times. Three studies prove the Earth’s heartbeat SR is absorbed and entrained by the human brain; “It’s been noted that the brain waves and SR signal share a ULF/ELF frequency range making resonant absorption possible.”(Adey, 1981) “The SR has a strong similarity to the human EEG spectrum and there is evidence that environmental signals of the same frequency range do interact with brains (Polk, 1982). ”The evidence also shows that it is possible to for the brain to detect, tune into, and respond to the SR signal (Ahussir et al., 1997).
Earthing uses Schumann Resonance to Improve Human Health
James Oschmann a top expert of biophysics energy medicine has shown the earth is a powerful healing tool. When bare feet connect to the ground, there is a transfer of free electrons from the Earth through the skin. These electrons are the most powerful antioxidants known. By scavenging and neutralizing the free radicals in the body, antioxidants help to ease inflammation as well as cell and tissue damage. Walking barefoot or Earthing is all the rage for those who want to be grounded, energetic, youthful and clear. Most people have heard of tree hugging but fewer know about Earthing. Which leads to the logical question: So how are Earthing electrons and Schumann resonance frequencies related?
“The functioning of the brain is supported by certain frequencies that Earth creates. These frequencies are called the Schumann resonance frequencies. These frequencies belong to the group of natural electromagnetic Earth energies. They are very important for us because they induce brain states that help us relax, heal, and perceive and experience Earth energies. The system works in the same way as a tuning fork works with sound. Like a tuning fork that has to be struck in order to express its inherent natural frequencies, the same is true for the natural electromagnetic frequencies of Earth. Technically, the striking force is lightening in the resonating cavity that is formed between the terrestrial surface and the lower edge of the ionosphere. Lightening forms broadband electromagnetic impulses that fill this cavity and induce Schumann resonance frequencies, which are between 7 to 50 Hz.”(Jaap Van Etten, PhD, “Gifts of Mother Earth: Energies, Vortexes, Lines, and Grids.”)
Tree Hugging uses Schumann Resonance to Improve Human Health
Earth’s energy or Schumann Resonance frequency travels up from the terrestrial surface through trees via water in the xylem- trees are an electric conductor and grounded to Earth. Your body is energized by electrons when you touch Earth and by extension- grounded trees. As ungrounded free space, humans are an antennae and EMF frequencies create a voltage in the body. The closer you are to EMF the greater the charge. When an individual touches a tree, the residing EMF is removed from the body as electrons move in and neutralize free radicals. Earth can’t keep up with neutralizing higher frequenices.
In both the Solar Activity/Human Health Formula and the Earthing Model higher EMF(16.7-60Hz) are unhealthy frequencies – bad vibes.
The Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine published Clinton Ober’s study regarding Earthing in 2004. Ober’s study proved that “earthing during your sleep resynchronizes cortisol secretion more in alignment with its natural, normal rhythm.” Ober, a recognized pioneer in the concept of earthing, knew that the earth’s surface is made up of negatively charged ions, which contain extra electrons. These electrons have the ability to reduce positive charges, like those of free radicals. Free radicals circulate in our body looking for electrons in order to be complete, and once they do, they are “neutralized:” and no longer contribute to inflammation in the body.
Dr. Mercola, an osteopathic physician and board certified in family medicine, has researched the topic and produced educational interviews on Youtube regarding the free electron topic. He discusses the fact that earth surface is struck by lightening bolts over 100,000 times a day creating a resonanting chamber of free electrons. He states, “Your immune system functions optimally when your body has an adequate supply of electrons, which are easily and naturally obtained by barefoot contact with Earth.” To read a lot more about Earthing and its many health benefits, read here.
Lightening – Our Hero
To recap: Lightening induces the Schumann Resonance frequencies. Lightening is the initiator of the free electrons in James Oschmann and Clint Ober’s models of Earthing. The catalyst of natural health restoration is tropical storm lightening bolts striking the Earth’s surface. They induce Schumann Resonance that in turn affects the human melatonin mechanism as well as free electron availability – both extraordinary antioxidants.
End of Part IV: The Tree Hugging Hippies Were Right After All. Stay tuned next week for Part IV of this six part series.