INTRO: THE BODY ELECTRIC
The human body constantly exchanges electromagnetic information and other types of energy-based signals both internally and with its environment. Within modern Western science, the role of energy flows within the body is established across biological systems, from the electrical communication of the nervous system to the rhythmic electric fields generated by the brain during sleep and other periods of neural activity. Between the body and our external environment, energy is exchanged in the form of light, sound, cosmic radiation, solar radiation, electromagnetic radiation, and other energy-based signals.
For billions of years, the energies that life grew among were relatively simple: the earth produced a weak, stable electromagnetic field, modulated by micro-pulsations within it, and further sculpted by the solar and lunar cycles. Our body's own electromagnetic field evolved in relation to the earth's electromagnetic field, resonating at a frequency of approximately 7.8 HZ, known as Schumaan Resonance, after the German physics Professor W.O. Schumann. In fact, large amounts of the energy spectrum were totally silent.
Today, the human species has changed its electromagnetic background more than any other aspect of its environment. With the rise of WiFi networks, high-voltage power lines, radio waves used for air and sea navigation, radio channels and military communications — we have introduced new man-made electromagnetic frequencies that drown out the earth's natural frequency and, in turn, our own electromagnetic communication. Leading scientists have found that this new man-made electromagnetic radiation impacts nearly every bodily function so far studied, including the central nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine, and cellular metabolism and growth control systems. What's more, we receive many other increased inputs, such as artificial light and noise pollution, and information overload. The result is a generalized stress response in our cells and throughout our nervous system, what Dr. Andrew Weil calls, "toxic overload."
As these changes occur, new forms of adaptation are required to achieve harmony and balance.