The Electromagnetic Human Field

Cell Electricity

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Well…..a lot. Actually, they have already detected the intrinsic electromagnetic properties of the body more than 2,000 years ago. And it’s all pretty much described at the Vedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Systems.

In TCM emphasys is on the Meridians and Acupuncture points, while Vedic System interprets meridians as uprising channels and focuses on the Chakras and Outer Fields.

The importance of this is because in these systems illness and healing can be detected in the subtle fields before the physical consequence.

VEDIC SYSTEM

In the Vedic System the body is understood as fields of resonance emanating from a central ultrasonic core. Prana flows through the Nadis to Feed the Chakras. There also exist five different types of Prana, just the same as TCM.

Approaching for a Chakra Physiology

Chakras generally present a rhythmic, uniform, round shaped clockwise spin. They are described in many systems as Wheels within Wheels. But some people are heyoke, this means their chakras spin counterclockwise, which is absolutely normal for them. This is similar to the physical congenital condition Situs inversus, in which a person has all the organs swapping sides, and is free of relevant medical conditions, Situs inversus happens once every 10,000.

A chakra disturbance means shifting towards the left or right side, or a counterclockwise spin, or whatever may prevent free uniform flow, like clogging or overexcitement. 

Nadis and Chakras

Prana flows through the Nadis

 

Most systems on Traditional Chinese Medicine represent the Five Phase Theory – where Chi flows thorugh the Meridians to serve the organs, this must be done in Perfect balance . Disease comes when this flow is disturbed by internal or external forces that disrupt the elemental units of Life (pretty much as Mesmer’s statement). And there are also Cycles of chi, a body clock.

Nadis clearly correspond to the Meridian System

According to Kaptchuk, acupuncture meridians are traditionally thought to represent channels through which flows of “meridian qi”.

Qi, or Vital Energy, or Prana, is still scientifically vaguely defined and attended, but for some scientists it evokes dynamic processes such as communication, movement, or energy exchange. Any disruption of the meridian channel network is believed to be associated with disease, and needling of acupuncture points is thought to be a way to access and influence this system.

Meridians and acupuncture points physiology:

There exists polarity in meridians as well, as each meridian has it’s “peak hour” of activity, so polar meridians are 12 hrs apart.

Acupuncture points are more positive than the surrounding skin, and it’s skin conductance is higher than the surrounding skin. 

Meridians may act as DC amplifiers, but acupuncture points may act as booster amplifiers of the weak currents that flow along the meridians. The preferred meridian direction is reversed in some cases of disease. 

The acupuncture system as a whole can be pictured as a DC electrodynamical field, which is involved in morphogenesis, wound-healing and regeneration.


During the 80’s and 90’s, Matsumoto and Birch, Oschman, and Ho and Knight, among others, have tried to provide experimental evidence to the hypothesis of a correspondence between acupuncture meridians and connective tissue. In 2000 Helene Langevin continued this task on a series of experiments involving the connective tissue response to acupuncture needling, both in acupuncture points and control points. She has focused on the term known as needle grasp and its physiological attributes.

The acupuncture meridians are regarded as a specialized information network, based on liquid crystalline resonant pathways, that link and coordinate the various structures and functions within the organism, separate from or along with neural communications. The higher conductivity of meridians compared to the surrounding skin has been stated by Chen, Nakatani, Niboyet and Reichmanis, among others.

Senelar analized hundreds of histologic sections of acupuncture points. His model has become a referent, but this still isn’t recognized by scientific community, some critics accurately referring the lack of control points in his studies. Anyway, he describes them as a vertical column of loose connective tissue where a lymphatic trunk is coupled with an arteriole and vein. The lymphovascular bundle is surrounded by a rich plexus of unmyelinated cholinergic nerve fibers. The epidermis thins at the surface of the acupuncture point and there is modification of the collagen fibers.

The following effects are proposed when inserting a needle:

  • release of endogenous opiates, as dynorphin and enkephalin, these two released at the spinal medulla
  • activation of cerebral areas concerning enkephalin release
  • regulation of cortison on brain (cortisol is the stress hormone)
  • rise in several proteins (cholecystokinin octapeptide, c-fos, proenkephalin messenger ribonucleic acid, this last one suggests genetic activation, which might explain the cumulative and prolonged effects of acupuncture)
Ahadian representation of an acupuncture point based on Senelar

Ahadian representation of an acupuncture point based on Senelar

Darrás and coleagues published a very famous paper, in which they could visually detect the flow of chi along meridians. By injecting Technetium 99, a radioactive tracer, they injected little quantities of it at accupoints and meridian pathways, after some minutes a clear difference could be seen between placebo and accupoints. In placebo sites of injection, the substance slowly diffuse in all directions, but in accupoints it matched the meridians pathways, and presenting bidirectional migration. In order for this study to be relevant it was necessary to discard that they werent recording any vascular or lymphatic pathway. They also imply that this flow of chi is faster in healthy subjects.

Helene Langevin wrote a paper proposing the anatomical relationship of acupuncture points and meridians to connective tissue planes. She acknowledges how many studies trying to histologically differentiate acupuncture points are lacking of control points, so followed a precise study of 24 acupuncture points and 6 meridian pathways, determining that more than 80% of acupunture points and 50% of meridian intersections of the arm appeared to coincide with intermuscular or intramuscular connective tissue planes. Some portions of meridians clearly follow one or more successive connective tissue planes, whereas others appear to simply “connect the dots” between points of interest. In that same publication is a very interesting chart where proposes several physiological effects.

Langevin Physiological effects acupuncture

Proposed physiological effects of acupuncture according to Langevin

Acupuncture therapy has gained worldwide recognition in its positive effects towards pain medicine, so its integration with allopathic medicine offers several advantages, specially in the areas of musculoskeletal disorders -like ostearthritis, myofascial pain syndrome, among others), functional disturbances (a term used to describe subjective complaints rarely associated with any positive diagnose, like chronic fatigue, dysthymia and mild depression), and chronic opiate therapy.

Meridians seem to be the electrical component of the Living Matrix, the Electric Highways inside the Living Matrix. They have less hydraulic resistance, less electric resistance (low resistance pathways), and emit higher CO2. Behaving as semiconductors and photoconductors. Its radiation has been detected to be at the infrared or near infrared location on the spectrum.

It might be possible that acupuncture and some other therapies, like shiatsu, heal by dealing with the electric body, which is the electric current inside ourselves. Meanwhile, Reiki and hands-on therapies may involve dealing with the magnetic fields of the body, which is our next subject.




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Until the next time! 

Mermaid Saying Goodbye 

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