As we strive for holistic approaches to improve human health, our exposures to electromagnetic fields (EMF) remain as one of the major barriers in that pursuit. Imbalance in energy pathways in the body is increasingly recognized as a precursor of stress and poor health, and as an avenue for therapeutic intervention in alternative as well as in conventional medicine. In this context, the current clinical trial evaluated the effect of a brief EMF exposure on the energy fields of seven major Chakras and 12 principal Meridians. EMF exposure dysregulated all of the seven Chakras and 10 out of the 12 Meridians resulting in a significant decline in the post-exposure evaluations compared to that of the pre-exposure baseline. By activating and wearing a Harmoni pendant, a non-electronic wearable device, there was a significant improvement in measured indices of Chakras and Meridians. Following the pendant activation, even in the presence of the EMF-stressor, there was up to 475% increase in Chakra function where six out of the seven chakras were completely recovered from their EMF-induced decline and registered a greater improvement over that of their baseline with a significant net gain. Additionally, the Harmoni pendant also improved all of the 12 Meridians fully compensating their EMF-induced decline, registering a sharp increase over their baseline values. In sum, results from this study clearly demonstrate the effectiveness of Harmoni pendant in balancing EMF-induced energy center dysfunctions and in managing sub-clinical stresses as a novel approach to advance bioenergetic health and wellbeing.
Chronic exposure to EMF is well known to interfere with multitudes of cellular and molecular processes affecting basic physiologic functions of energy metabolism, growth cycles, intracellular signaling and intercellular communications [1-7]. Oftentimes these interferences disrupt normal functioning of multiple organ systems that manifests in a number of adverse physical, behavioral and emotional health conditions [8-10]. A greater emphasis has been given to characterize the nature of EMF-induced “sub-clinical stress” and to understand its correlation with the underlying health conditions. Because of the slow onset and a lack of or non-specific symptomatic presentation, EMF-related health conditions, including the most aggravated form of Electromagnetic hypersensitivity, are often difficult for a definitive medical diagnosis and are rather self-reported [11-13]. In the absence of sensitive and reliable biomarkers and detection technologies, estimation of the EMF-induced burden on human health can be severely understated .
In our recent clinical study, a brief EMF exposure resulted in a sharp decline in 11 discrete health indices. This observation was indicative of EMF-induced autonomic dysfunctions and disruption in biological rhythms. In the pursuit to improve holistic health, mankind has been seeking insights from ancient healing techniques to understand the early aberrations in illnesses and to adopt and/or repurpose them for preventative and therapeutic purposes. The Chakra System, as described in ancient Vedic literatures, is a complex network of energy channels that operate in the body [15, 16]. Chakras are also referred to as “Energy Transducers” for subtle energy or life force in Energy Medicine that reflects connections between the Mind and the physical Body and has been the focus of numerous Psycho-Neuro-Immunology studies documenting the interactions between the endocrine, immune, nervous and stress response systems that greatly impact human functioning [17, 18]. While there are as many as 114 recognized Chakras, seven are considered major and are fundamental to the body’s subtle energy flow.
These Chakras with their functional associations are as following:
- Sahasra (Crown) chakra- Consciousness and Peaceful
- Ajna (Third Eye) chakra- Intuition and Perception
- Visudha (Throat) chakra- Creativity and Self expression
- Anahata (Heart) chakra- Warmth and Compassion
- Manipura (Solar Plexus) chakra- Strength and Assertiveness
- Svadhisthana (Sacral) chakra- Enthusiasm for Life and Pleasure
- Muladahara (Root) chakra- Foundation of energy body and Stabilization
Imbalance in the Chakra energy pathway is known to cause myriad of physical and mental health problems and a number of interventions have been used to put them into balance, including yoga, meditation, and sound, aroma, color and crystal therapies have been practiced in both Eastern and Western hemispheres.
Meridians, on the other hand, as described in traditional Chinese medicine, are energy pathways in the body and are anatomically aligned with major internal organ systems [15-18]. Meridians are also referred to as “Acupoints” as they can be stimulated by needling, pressure and heat treatment for clinical relief in alternative therapy [19, 20]. As Professor John C. Longhurst, MD, PhD, a pioneer in acupuncture hypertension research has reviewed the meridians are sophisticated stimulation centers and can serve as a doorway to bioenergetic healing .
There are 12 principal Meridians recognized in the body as below:
- Meridian of the Heart
- Meridian of the Small Intestine
- Meridian of the Bladder
- Meridian of the Kidney
- Meridian of the Pericardium
- Meridian of the Triple Heater
- Meridian of the Gallbladder
- Meridian of the Liver
- Meridian of the Lung
- Meridian of the Large Intestine
- Meridian of the Stomach
- Meridian of the Spleen and Pancreas
Stimulation of meridians have been widely and successfully used in the management of musculoskeletal pain in the realm of alternative medicine where up to 70% of patients respond to acupuncture . Since Meridians and Chakras represent apparatus for energy flow, there is a considerable functional overlap between them as these two systems work more in tandem than in isolation. In this context, a review on the nature of life energy as referred to as “Qi”, “Ki”, “Dosha”, “Prana”, “Mana”, “Etheric energy”, “Fohat”, “Orgone”, “Odic force”, “Homeopathic resonance”, “Quantum electrodynamics” etc in various literature.
It is generally accepted that the Chakra energy system is associated with the endocrine glands and neural centers of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). A balanced interaction between the Pineal, Pituitary, Hypothalamus, Thyroid, Thymus, Adrenal, Pancreas and Gonads is essential for optimal chakra functions and is deeply connected with the parasympathetic or “rest and digest” arm of the ANS. Therefore, it is plausible that measurement of ANS anomalies can be used to decode the imbalances in Chakra functions and Meridians.
EMF exposure is known to interfere with the ANS [8, 9] and heart rate variability (HRV), the variation in time intervals between successive heartbeats, has been a reliable measure of the autonomic activity [21, 22]. While a higher HRV is associated with optimal health, resilience and cognition [23-25], a lower HRV has been a predictor of poor health [26-28]. HRV-based evaluations are becoming the mainstay of health surveillance and have been recognized in almost all spectra of precision and personalized medicine. Since HRV mirrors autonomic activity, it is possible to extrapolate the status of various autonomic functions from the HRV measurement. In this context, the HeartScientific advanced HRV analytics developed by Therasage, LLC is notable as it has made significant strides in the HRV-based assessments that can numerically compute unique health indices including Chakra and Meridian functions and can provide a platform for an objective assessment of the body’s bioenergetic field.
While a number of approaches have been tried to block harmful effects of EMF radiation, efficacy of many EMF-minimizing or EMF-blocking products have not been independently and objectively evaluated. In this cross-sectional clinical study, we measured the efficacy of the Harmoni Pendant in mitigating EMF-induced bioenergetic imbalances in boosting the body’s resilience and adaptability.
- To decipher and measure the energy imbalances in Chakra and Meridian systems induced by a short-term exposure to a non-ionizing EMF as evidenced by the HeartScientific advanced HRV analytics
- To assess efficacy of activating a Harmoni Pendant in stimulating Chakra and Meridian without the withdrawal of the stressor