What is Resonance?

Extremely low frequency (ELF) is the designation for electromagnetic radiation (radio waves) with frequencies from 3 to 30 Hz. ELF radio waves are generated by lightning and natural disturbances in Earth’s magnetic field. Naturally occurring ELF waves are present in the region between the ionosphere and surface, having the wavelength equal to the circumference of the Earth, which gives a resonance frequency of 7.8 Hz.

Dr. John Zimmerman of the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver measured the magnetic field frequencies of Reiki practitioners and other energy therapists while they worked on clients. He found that the ELF frequencies occurring most often in the hands of energy therapists was 7 Hz, the same range associated with healthy tissue and organs.

How is it Affected?

The human energy field displays very distinct patterns of energy. These energy patterns include electromagnetic waves, different degrees of vibrational intensities, magnetic and dynamic polarities, and unique modulation patterns that incorporate different flows, pulses, shapes, and rhythms.

The shape is determined by the heart’s amplitude, since the heart is the body’s strongest electrical producer. The heart generates the largest electrical and magnetic field of the body, about 100 times stronger than that of the brain, and this field can be projected to 15 feet.

How does it work?

Entrainment is a physics principle regarding the adjustment of internal rhythms to external cycles. Amplitude is a measure of how much energy (the strength or intensity) a frequency wave carries. Amplitude of sound waves, for example, measure the loudness. Amplitude of a light’s wave measures the brightness.

Energy of a higher amplitude will dominate and influence a similar frequency of a lower amplitude. Entrainment occurs whenever rhythmic vibrations from one source cause less powerful vibrations in the same field to “lock in” and begin pulsing at exactly the same rate. In simpler terms, it is easier and takes less energy for systems to work in cooperation than in opposition, therefore the higher frequency, stronger amplitude transforms the lower.

Does it Really Work?

A 2008 study conducted at Brigham Young University showed that human touch helps lessen pain and stress hormones like cortisol, while it increases immune system functionality, growth and development. Touch also increases levels of oxytocin—the so-called “love hormone credited with bonding—that the brain translates into feelings of security, comfort and happiness.

James L. Oschmann, Ph.D., explains that, “Healers are directly transmitting to their recipients the missing frequencies that have caused discord or disease in the body. Brain wave frequencies are not confined to the brain, but cascade via harmonic wave motion into every cell and atom in the body. The frequencies conducted by the healer jumpstart the “body electric” and instruct repair systems to do their healing work.”

Where is the Energy?

1911 Dr. Walter Kilner examined the human body with colored filters and discovered three zones: a dark layer next to the skin, a more ethereal layer flowing at a perpendicular angle to the body, and a delicate exterior with contours about six inches across. Most important, the conditions of this “aura,” as he called it, shifted in reaction to a subject’s state of mind and health.

The human energy field was first scientifically measured in the 1930’s by Harold S. Burr, a professor of Neuroanatomy and Bio­ electrodynamics at Yale University of Medicine. Burr concluded that a multi-layered energetic atmosphere surrounding each of us interacts with other people’s fields, our environment, and the atmosphere of the Earth.

Is This Legitimate?

Researcher Robert C. Beck used EEG to study brain wave activity in a variety of practitioners in the act of healing. Beck concluded that during active therapy, healers’ brain waves became frequency-synchronized with the Schumann Resonance, the base frequency of the earth’s electromagnetic spectrum, estimated to be 7.83 Hz.

Because Reiki promotes deep relaxation, helps to accelerate healing and reduces pain, many reputable hospitals and clinincs offer it as a complimantary health service, including Johns Hopkins Hospital Integrative Medicine Center; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia and George Washington University Hospital.


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