When we spend time in nature and detach from technology, we are able to tune our bodies to the natural frequency of the earth. This frequency, understood to be approximately 8Hz, was initially discovered by scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla in 1899.
For thousands of years, humans have maintained that time spent in nature is beneficial to health and well-being. Hippocrates himself, an ancient Greek physician regarded as the “Father of Medicine” (and namesake of the Hippocratic Oath), stated that “nature itself is the best physician.” Most of us can agree that we feel rejuvenated and restored after some time in a natural setting, but only in recent years have scientists started to concretely investigate the links between being in nature and health in the growing field of ecophysiology.
These benefits to our health of spending time in nature are both physical and mental.
Physical benefits include:
– Better immune function
– Increase in NK (Natural Killer) cells, which battle tumourous or virus infected cells
– Lowered blood pressure
– Decrease in prevalence and mortality from cardiovascular disease
– Reduced nervous system arousal
While mental benefits include:
– Stress relief (decrease in cortisol levels)
– Decreased symptoms of anxiety and depression
– Improvement in mood
– Increased psychological well-being
– Reduced feelings of isolation
– Increase in feelings of calm
A recent study conducted on 20 000 people, by the European Centre for Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter and published in 2019, concludes that just 120 minutes over the course of a week spent in nature – either in one go or spread out – provides you with these benefits. There is however a hard cut-off; spend any less than 120 minutes and no benefits are reaped at all. If one does not feel safe, so too are the benefits rendered useless.
A 2015 study further suggests that benefits of spending time in nature may go beyond individual benefits – finding that increased exposure to nature translates to better social cohesion in communities and substantial decreases in crime levels.
Time in nature is not just a nice thing to do, it is a have to have for physical health and cognitive function. The rapidly expanding research field of ecophysiology asserts that nature has robust effects on both one’s physical, mental, and emotional health. Journalist Richard Louv coined the term “Nature Deficit Disorder” to illustrate what one might experience if not exposed to nature on a regular basis.
When we spend time in nature and detach from technology, we are able to tune our bodies to the natural frequency of the earth. This frequency, understood to be approximately 8Hz, was initially discovered by scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla in 1899. Like much of Tesla’s research – he was ahead of his time. It was not until 1953 that the University of Munich’s Professor Schumann defined the earth’s specific pulsations of 7.8Hz – which is known as the Schumann Resonance.
Dr Habib Sadeghi asserts that it is “essential to maintain a consistent connection to the earth’s frequency for both great health and healing.” This can be difficult to achieve while we are constantly exposed to various man-made electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) from technology – including from cell phones, cell phone towers, Wi-Fi, microwaves, Bluetooth devices, and many others. These EMFs override and interfere with our connection to the earth’s natural healing frequency.
Dr Sadeghi feels that “the solution is to literally plug ourselves back into the earth’s electrical outlet.” We at Blushield have developed a product that does just that. Blushield uses inspiration from nature to emit health-supporting frequencies based on the frequencies of nature. Add a Blushield device to your home or office so that you can forest bathe in the city.
Read More Here:
Dr Sadeghi, H. 2019. Tuning Your Body to Earth’s Natural Frequency. https://medium.com/@drsadeghi/tuning-your-body-to-earths-natural-frequency-68d58aa3ca0d
Robbins, J. 2020. Ecopsychology: How Immersion in Nature Benefits Your Health. https://e360.yale.edu/features/ecopsychology-how-immersion-in-nature-benefits-your-health
Schiff, J. 2021. “Nature itself is the best physician”. https://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2021/nature-itself-is-the-best-physician/
White, M.P., Alcock, I., Grellier, J. et al. 2019. Spending at least 120 minutes a week in nature is associated with good health and wellbeing. Sci Rep 9, 7730. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-44097-3
Weinstein, N., Balmford, A., DeHaan, C. et al. 2015. Seeing Community for the Trees: The Links among Contact with Natural Environments, Community Cohesion, and Crime. BioScience, Volume 65. https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/65/12/1141/223866
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