Energy Fields Around th Body April 26, 2010Posted by Dreamhealer in Alternative medicine, Healing.
“Every event in the body, either normal or pathological, [produces] electrical changes, it also produces alterations of the magnetic fields in the spaces around the body.” (Oschman, 18)
Several illustrations of this appear in Oschman’s Energy Medicine. For example, in the 1930’s, Harold Saxton Burr reported “the timing of ovulation in women could be determined by daily measurements of the electric field between one finger from each hand.” (Oschman, 18-19) Other researchers had inconsistent results in studying this field. This was because the ovulation cycle is only one of many oscillating electric fields produced by the body, and “detection of the ovulation cycle requires careful filtering, to eliminate interference from the electrical rhythms generated by the other organs in the body, such as the heart and the brain.” (Oschman, 19)
In 1924, Willem Einthoven received a Nobel Prize for his discovery that heart electricity could be recorded with a galvanometer; the electrocardiogram and electroencephalogram are now standard tools for medical diagnosis. (Oschman, 28) In 1963, Baule and McFee were able to measure the magnetic field produced by the electrical activity of the heart muscle. This strong pulsating magnetic field spreads out in front of and behind the body, and instruments are now available that can detect the field of the heart 15 feet away from the body. (Oschman, 29-30)
Brain fields are hundreds of times weaker than the heart, yet they are measurable by a SQUID magnetometer, developed in the 1970’s. Virtually all the tissues in the body generate electrical fields when compressed and stretched. “Every muscle in the body produces magnetic pulses when it contracts, … any movement of any part of the body is ‘broadcast’ into the space around the body as a precise ‘biomagnetic signature’ of that movement.” (Oschman, 35)
“The electric fields produced during movements are widely considered to provide the information that directs the activities of ‘generative’ cells… these are the osteoblasts, myoblasts, perivascular cells, fibroblasts, and other ‘stem’ cells that lay down or resorb collagen and thereby reform tissues so they can adapt to the ways the body is used.” (Oschman, 54)
These repair messages are apparently carried by the perineural cells, connective tissues which encase every nerve fiber in the body and are responsible for overall regulation of the classical nervous system. “Robert Becker, M.D. … demonstrated that the perineural cells, or nerve sheaths, carry a direct current of electricity, prompting the body to grow, heal, or regenerate and repair itself. For this reason, any change in health is always accompanied by electrical changes, both at the site of injury or repair and as an electromagnetic field around the body.” (Cohen, 45)
“The perineural system is a direct current communication system reaching to every innervated tissue… the current of injury is generated at the site of a wound, and continues until repair is complete… [it] attracts the mobile skin cells, white blood cells, and fibroblasts that close and heal the wounds. Finally, the injury current changes as the tissue heals, and therefore feeds back information on the progress of repair to surrounding tissues.” (Oschman, 94) Other bodily tissues are also sheathed in continuous layers of connective tissue, therefore it is possible that “a current of injury will arise in any tissue, epidermal, vascular, muscular, nervous, or bone, that is injured.” (Oschman, 95)