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Factors beyond human control that affect human health: weather, moon cycles, space weather, Schumann resonance, etc.

There are multiple things beyond human control that have been shown in the scientific literature to affect human health.  These include weather changes, moon (lunar) cycles, space weather (several types), and spikes in the Schumann resonance.

Pain has been shown to change in concert with weather changes.  Do you think that the strange weather patterns, hitting high and low records all over the place, can affect how you feel? If you said yes, you are correct:

Fluctuation of pain by weather change in musculoskeletal disorders.

In order to find out the fluctuation of pain by weather change, a descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 138 individuals having musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) attending the out patient department (OPD) of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital, Dhaka, during March 2004 to June 2004. Data were collected by face to face interview employing a pre-tested interview schedule containing structured questions. Among 138 respondents, male were predominant (52.2%). Mean age of the respondents was 39.42±10.79 years, while the most common age group was found as '31 to 40 years'. By occupation, majority were housewives (40.58%), followed by businessmen (29.71%), service holder (15.22%), laborer (7.97%), and students (6.52%). The primary sites of pain were back and low back (38.4%), knee (24.6%), leg (8.7%), ankle and heel (8.0%), hand and wrist (6.5%), neck (5.8%), shoulder (5.8%), and elbow (2.2%). Highest number (47.8%) patients reported aching pain, while one fifth (20.3%) of them experienced burning pain. About 36.2 percent respondents mentioned 'prolonged standing' as the main cause of pain aggravation, while almost half (48.6%) of the patients perceived that 'application of heat' was the key relieving factor of their pain. About two third (63%) of the respondents were sensitive to weather change; among them 56.3 percent reported that their pain increased during cold weather. Moreover, more than two third (67.4%) study-patients experienced deterioration of pain due to seasonal variation; of them 59.1 percent reported that their pain was exacerbated in winter season. Of all respondents, less than one third (30.4%) experienced aggravation of pain due to lunar change; of them majority (85.7%) experienced increased pain during dark fortnights. Our study concluded that weather change might have an important role in fluctuation of pain among individuals having musculoskeletal disorders.

Lunar (moon) cycles are next, these affect nearly everything:

Effects of different phases of the lunar month on humans (full study pdf attached)

This one should be fairly easy to understand.  If the moon's effects on Earth are enough to move the ocean (tides), then the moon is easily capable of influencing our physiology & biochemistry.

The four prominent phases of the lunar month are new moon, first quarter, full moon, and third quarter. According to the position of the moon in its orbit, the gravitational pull of the moon on earth changes and the amplitude of ocean tides also vary. A large number of investigations have shown the association of different lunar phases with the mental health or physical health and diseases, physical activity pattern, and reproduction of humans. The changes occurred may be due to either the disturbance of electromagnetic field of the earth or the changes of lunar gravitational force on earth and changes of "human tidal wave" or "biological tide" during different lunar phases. The altered autonomic neural activity and cardiovascular activity during different lunar phases is probably one of the fundamental causes of the changes of human physiology.

This paper discusses the following health issues as related to lunar cycles:  sleep issues, fatigue, seizures, Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), gout attacks, asthma, paroxysmal tacharrhythmia (fast, irregular heartbeat that starts and stop abruptly), atrial fibrillation, visual acuity, abdominal aortic aneurysm ruptures, intracranial aneurysm rupture, gastrointestinal hemorrhage (gut bleeding), angina (heart-related chest pain), heart attacks, thyroid issues, spontaneous pneumothorax (collapsed lung without apparent cause), stroke symptoms without apparent cause, and urinary retention issues.

Few reports found that there is no relationship between lunar phases and human health and diseases.

The connection between mental health issues and the lunar cycle is strongly present:

For identifying peoples’ opinion about lunar effects in New Orleans, Italy, a questionnaire was sent to 325 people, out of which 140 individuals (43%) held
the opinion that lunar phenomena alter personal behavior. Specifically, it came out that mental health professionals (social workers, clinical psychologists, nurses’ aides) held this belief more strongly than other occupational groups (Vance 1995; Zanchin 2001).

Mental health issues connected to the lunar cycle included (from the paper): aggressive behaviors, agitation, crimes of violence (homicides, aggravated assaults), suicides, fatal traffic accidents, aggravated assaults, psychiatric emergency room visits, psychological crises, and schizophrenia.

Other interesting connections to the lunar cycle (also from the paper):  amount of food consumed, amount of alcohol consumed, increase in "misbehaviors" (not described further), menstrual cycle, fertility, onset of labor, spontaneous rupture of membranes in pregnancy, spontaneous human abortion (miscarriage), and autonomic nervous system tone.

4. Conclusion
As the gravitational pull of the moon on earth varies in different phases of the lunar month, the ocean tides change according to the relative position of the moon. There are different types of effects of lunar phases in the human body reflected in different physiological, psychological or behavioral and reproductive changes. These changes occurred may be due to the disturbance of the electromagnetic field of the earth or may be due to the changes of lunar gravitational force on earth as well as changes of “human tidal wave” or “biological tide” during different phases of the lunar month. The altered autonomic activity during different lunar phases is probably one of the fundamental causes of the changes of human physiology. 

These are two planets in a gravitational tug-of-war.  Our physiology suffers some collateral damage (friendly fire) because of it.  No one is immune to these effects. The sicker a person is, the more it will affect them. Before we go deeper, it should be noted that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) noted that the moon affected biological rhythms two thousand years ago.  This is not a new concept.

Human biological rhythm in traditional Chinese medicine

Human syzygial rhythm is embodied in prosperity-decline variation of qi and blood. It is stated in Bazhengshenming Article of Plain Questions that accumulation of blood qi and circulation of Wei Qi start from crescent; at the full moon, blood qi are substantiated and muscles strengthened; at the wane, muscles and meridians are weakened, Wei Qi is gone and figure exists alone without essence. It is stated in Suilu Article of Spiritual Pivot that at the full moon sea water flushes to the west and human qi and blood are accumulated with strengthened muscles, tight skin, strong hair and compact texture, but at the wane sea water flushes to the east and human qi and blood are weak, with Wei Qi gone, figure alone (without essence), shrunk muscles, flabby skin, open texture, sparse hair and thin muscle texture. So phase of the moon is synchronized with the prosperity-decline of human blood and qi.

Now, on to space weather.

This article by David Hyde and Ben Davidson is a good intro on space weather's effects on human health for those who want to read and have reference links, while the following videos are from Ben Davidson as well, through his YouTube channel Suspicious0bservers.  He makes a Disaster Prediction App for smartphones that gives alerts when the space weather of any type kicks up, I believe it cost me $3.  Following are some of the videos that he has made discussing this subject:

Finally, there is the connection between Schumann resonance and health (and the recent massive uptick in major spikes in this area).  Note the frequency range below, specifically as it relates to the spikes discussed afterwards.

Schumann Resonances, a plausible biophysical mechanism for the human health effects of Solar

A large number of studies have identified significant physical, biological and health effects associated with changes in Solar and Geomagnetic Activity (S-GMA). Variations in solar activity, geomagnetic activity and ionospheric ion/electron concentrations are all mutually highly correlated and strongly linked by geophysical processes. A key scientific question is, what factor is it in the natural environment that causes the observed biological and physical effects? The effects include altered blood pressure and melatonin, increased cancer, reproductive, cardiac and neurological disease and death. Many occupational studies have found that exposure to ELF [Extremely Low Frequency] fields between 16.7 Hz and 50/60 Hz significantly reduces melatonin levels.
This provides strong support for identifying the Schumann Resonance signals as the S-GMA biophysical mechanism, primarily through a melatonin mechanism. It strongly supports the classification of S-GMA as a natural hazard.

I'm going to make this simple.  There is a growing body of research on the health effects of grounding/Earthing, which is connecting to the earth through physical contact.

If we were to assume that grounding/Earthing was connecting us to the "hum" of the Earth--the Schumann resonance--and that the normal "hum" of 7.83 Hx was having major spikes interspersed, that this could affect how we feel.

On January 31, 2017, for the first time in recorded history, the Schumann resonance reached frequencies of 36+ Hz. It was considered an anomaly when in 2014 this frequency rose from its usual 7.83 Hz to somewhere in the 15-25 Hz levels—so a jump from 7.83 Hz to 36+ Hz is a big deal. That’s more than a five-fold increase in resonant frequency levels. What does this mean to us as inhabitants of Mother Earth? According to neuroscience, frequency recordings of 36+ Hz in the human brain are more associated with a stressed nervous system than a relaxed and healthy one.

After the above article was written, there were articles mentioning the Schumann resonance spiking up to record levels of 110-120 Hz in May 2017!

This is a link to the current data on the Schumann resonance. Note it comes downwards from the top of the graph rather than going upwards, so the further down the green/yellow/white spikes go, the stronger the Schumann resonance is at that moment.  It is important to know that up until 2017 it stayed EXTREMELY STEADY at 7.83 Hz, so all those obvious "spikes" on an almost daily basis are extremely ABNORMAL.

I collected four studies showing that extremely low frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF) interact with Poison/"Vitamin A" at the cellular level.

Here is what I can say.  Note the mention of a melatonin mechanism in the scientific paper linked two quotations above. I used to feel that Earthing products (using them in my bed while sleeping) were helpful.  At some point, both my wife and I felt that they were making our sleep worse and we stopped using them.  I heard this exact same observation from several clients as well.  If we are connecting to the "electrical circuit" of the Earth through grounding/Earthing, and there are distinct surges/spikes in that system that decrease the production of melatonin, then it only makes sense that the previous calming and sleep-assisting effects that some people noticed could change too.

To sum up, we are part of the solar system.  If the forces out there can affect entire planets across amazing distances, it would be ludicrous to assume that those same forces couldn't affect us internally.  Logic and research bears this out as well.

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