What is Schumann Resonance (SR)?
The Schumann Resonances (SR) are a spectrum of extremely low frequency (ELF) portion of the Earth’s electromagnetic field. Schumann resonances are global electromagnetic resonances, produced and excited by natural lightning discharges in the cavity formed by the Earth’s surface and the ionosphere. Schumann Resonance generators can produce the same beneficial frequency.
For the last 200+ thousands of years, humans have been exposed only to natural radiation such as Schumann Resonance, sun and thunder radiation, and some geological radiation and our bodies have adapted to it. But in the last 10 years only, according to Olle Johansson, PhD, Associate Professor in Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, we’ve increased the exposure to the man-made radiation quintillion times more – that is 1 000 000 000 000 000 000 times more! (18 zeros)
Who discovered Schumann Resonance?
Winfried Otto Schumann, a German physicist, is credited with postulating mathematically this global electromagnetic resonance phenomenon in 1952 at 7.83Hz. Later in 1954, Schumann and his co-worker Herbert L. König, measured this frequency (Schumann & König 1954).
You can see the day to day measurements of Schumann Resonance on this Russian website. Some people suggest that Schumann resonance of the Earth has shifted to 35Hz or more but as you can see below it has been consistent with the original recording done by NASA in 1962.
Watch this video below on how Schumann resonance works.
Research on the benefits of Schumann Resonance
Brainwave states and Schumann resonance of 7.83Hz
Hans Berger, a German scientist, built the first EEG (electroencephalograph) machine in the 1920s culminating with the first-ever recording of the brain’s frequencies. A colleague of Hans Berger, Dr. Anker Mueller, realised that the alpha frequency of the brain matches Schumann’s Resonance (after reading an article about SR in the journal Technische Physik). Herbert König (1979), who was Schumann’s successor at Munich University, further confirmed the link between Schumann Resonances and brain rhythms.
E. Jacobi, a researcher at the University of Dusseldorf demonstrated that the absence of Schumann Resonance can have a detrimental effect on physical and mental health. Also, research done by Prof R.Wever (1968) at the Max Planck Institute for Behavioural Physiology in Erling-Andechs had similar findings. A group of healthy volunteers was completely screened out magnetic fields in an underground bunker for four weeks. This resulted in their circadian rhythms deviated from the norm and they suffered emotional distress and headaches. When the Schumann Resonance was introduced back into the bunker environment, the volunteers’ health went back to normal.
Neurobiological studies (O’Keefe, Nadel, 1978) show that the resonance frequency of the hippocampus is 7.83Hz. Hippocampus has many functions such as attention, concentration and learning.
NASA has been researching Schumann Resonance from early on – it was actually NASA which confirmed the frequency in 1962 and by Prof. R. Wever and the biophysicist Dr W. Ludwig. Professor Persinger recognised that when astronauts came back to the Earth and experience all kinds of health problems is was due to lack of Schumann Resonance that they’ve experienced when out in the ionosphere. He built small Schumann Resonance generators, for astronauts to remedy the problem.
Other researchers studied the relationship between Schumann Resonance and wellness and confirmed beneficial physiological functions (Funk, Monsees, Özkuzur 2009), (Aschoff 1954, Glass 2001 ).
How does the body register the Schumann frequency?
Studies at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, USA suggest that the Earth’s magnetic field affects our brain’s functions. Our brains contain magnetite crystals (Fe3O4) which act as antennas to locate the Earth’s magnetic fields (Kirschvink, Kobayashi-Kirschvink & Woodford 1992).
Electrosmog can make the Schumann Resonance physiologically ineffective
With the huge increase of electrosmog (quintillion times more than 10 years ago, according to Olle Johansson, PhD, Associate Professor in Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden) our bodies are less exposed to the natural Earth frequency which can lead to our bodies becoming desynchronized from this beneficial frequency (Hecht 2011, Mulligan & Persinger 2012). That was initial experiences of the astronauts in space who were far from the Earth’s frequency and also when people experience other disturbances on Earth eg. solar storms (Cherry 2002).
7.83Hz frequency falls within the range of natural human alpha brainwaves which is an optimum state for well-being and healing. Helios3 is a Schumann Resonance generator, producing a frequency of 7.83Hz (sometimes called Schumann Wave or Earth’s heartbeat) which soothes the brain so your brain gets the same benefits as when you sleep in geopathic stress-free zones and with no electro-smog or when you’re grounded, walking barefoot on a beach or grass (or having a bath).
|STATE||BRAIN WAVE FREQUENCY||ASSOCIATED WITH|
|Gamma||Avarage 40 cycles per second; 25-100 Hz||The 'aha!' moment; Moments of insight; Lucid dreaming frequency; Increased sensory perception and focus; Bliss|
|Beta||14-21 cycles per second (cps) and higher||Waking state, The five senses, Perception of time and space|
|Alpha||7-14 cps||Relaxation, Healing, Light sleep, Mediation, Intuition, Dreaming, No time and space limitation, Lucid dreaming, Schumann Resonance|
|Theta||4-7 cps||Deep sleep, Mediation, If conscious Witnessing state of awarness|
|Delta||0-4 cps||Deep sleep, You're unconscious at delta, If conscious Nondual Oneness awareness
The alpha brain waves help with depression, anxiety and insomnia – NHS study
New and real evidence suggests the connection between Schumann resonance and our brains which produce the same frequency in the range of 7.83Hz when relaxed and healing. In short, the alpha waves tell the body to reduce pain and start the healing process. The NHS trial in Leicestershire, UK tested the Alpha-Stim aid device which is based on cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) and sends tiny electrical currents via earlobes to boost the ‘alpha waves’ in the brain which can promote a relaxed, calm state. In this trial, 63 per cent of 161 patients in an NHS trial with a general anxiety disorder (GAD) who used the device the size of a mobile phone for six weeks, had achieved remission according to the Journal of Affective Disorders with comparable effectiveness to that of CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy). Richard Morriss, a professor of psychiatry at Nottingham University’s NHR MindTech centre, said, “Alpha-Stim CESS was more effective at achieving remission than expected. As well as improvements in anxiety, there were improvements in depression and insomnia.” The device costs £600 and if rented to patients it could save NHS about £540 per patient compared with existing treatments. The device is approved by America’s Food & Drug Administration. Three million people in the UK suffer from depression, and up to 5% of the population from generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), a long-term condition that can cause anxious feelings. The American maker of Alpha-Stim claims it has a cumulative positive effect and the NHS trials seem to corroborate that.
Helios3 Schumann Wave resonator is much cheaper and produces an ambient frequency of 7.83Hz so there is no need to carry a gadget – you can have the beneficial earth resonance in your home or workplace all the time.
Earthing or grounding connection – help with hype electrosensitivity
There are over 30 papers on the benefits of grounding or earthing. When we walk barefoot on the beach or grass we’re connected to the Earth’s frequency. People who are hype electrosensitive have been reporting beneficial effects of grounding for a long time now, confirming the latest research that grounding reduces inflammation and stress.
More info on the history of Schumann Resonance generators
References on the benefits of Schumann Resonance
Better sleep and increased wellness through the stabilisation of circadian rhythms (Wever 1973, Cherry 2002)
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Better memory performance through stimulation of the hippocampus
O’Keefe, J. & Nadel, L. (1978): The hippocampus as a cognitive map. Clarendon Press, Oxford
Improved mental performance by synchronising neuronal rhythms (Rutishauser et al., 2010, Mulligan & Persinger 2012)
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Improved bone formation by stimulating osteoblasts
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Increased immunity and cancer protection
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Fewer heart attacks through increasing HRV (Heart Rate Variability) (Lyskov et al., 2001)
Less sensitivity to pain (Eccles 2005)
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