Neurophysiological Effects of Harmonisation : The effect of Harmanization on Hearth Rate Variability, Respiratory Rate and Electroencephalograph

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dc.contributor.author Meier, PC
dc.contributor.author Ballinger, S
dc.contributor.author Hoi, B
dc.contributor.author Vickland, V
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:01:20Z
dc.date.issued 2006-01
dc.identifier.citation Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine, 2006, 17 (1), pp. 73 - 89
dc.identifier.issn 1099-6591
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15635
dc.description.abstract Harmonization is a prctice whereby the harmoniser who is centered in silent prayer, opens and nourishes the subjects' chakrasm using touch. This technique has been widely used since 1983, with substantial anecdotal evidence wbout its benefits, but no published peer-reviewed data. This preliminary study aimed to discover if standard physiological measuring techniques can detect any significant changes in the central and autonomic nervous system and the cardiopulmonary system during harmonisation. A simple, comparative design was used, with one experimental group of 20 self-selecting, healthy women, naive to harmonisation. The results were compared with reference data, matched for age and gender, from non-intervention control studies conducted by the same experimeners in the same neurophysiological laboratory. An 80-minute recording session determined baseline, intervention and stabilisation measurements on electroencephalographic, electrocardiographic and respiratory data. A significant lowering of brain activity was found during theopening phase of harmonisation, implying a state of increased mental focus coupled with a sense of calmness and relaxation, while significant changes to heartbeat/respiration ratios were observed during the nourishing phase. This suggests that different physiological processes affecting the central and autonomic nervous system and the cardiopulmonary system may occur during different phases of harmonisation.
dc.format Scott McWhirter
dc.publisher The International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine
dc.title Neurophysiological Effects of Harmonisation : The effect of Harmanization on Hearth Rate Variability, Respiratory Rate and Electroencephalograph
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 17
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Colorado, USA en_US
dc.publocation Brisbane
dc.identifier.startpage 73 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 89 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Medical and Molecular Biosciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 110404 Traditional Chinese Medicine and Treatments
dc.personcode 960494
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Traditional Chinese Medicine and Treatments en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.date.activity 2002-07-07
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.location.activity Brisbane
dc.description.keywords Harmonisation Heart rate variability Electroencephalograph en_US
dc.description.keywords Harmonisation Heart rate variability Electroencephalograph
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)


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