How Does The Schumann Resonance Affect Humans

How Does The Schumann Resonance Affect Humans


In the vast cosmos of energies surrounding our planet, the Schumann Resonance stands as a fundamental frequency, quietly influencing life on Earth. Initially discovered by physicist Winfried Otto Schumann in 1952, this resonance refers to the electromagnetic frequencies that naturally occur between the Earth’s surface and the ionosphere. While its primary function was once thought to regulate our circadian rhythms, recent studies suggest that its influence extends far beyond, potentially affecting human health in profound ways. As a functional medicine practitioner, understanding the intricate relationship between Schumann Resonance and human well-being unveils a fascinating avenue for holistic healing.

Understanding Schumann Resonance

At its core, Schumann Resonance arises from the interaction between lightning strikes and the Earth’s electromagnetic field. These lightning discharges create a cavity between the planet’s surface and the ionosphere, resulting in electromagnetic waves oscillating at specific frequencies. The primary resonance, known as the fundamental Schumann Resonance, occurs at approximately 7.83 Hz, corresponding closely with the brain’s alpha and theta states.

Impact on Human Health

Resonance with Brain Frequencies

Human brain activity naturally resonates within the same frequency range as the Schumann Resonance. This synchronisation suggests a potential link between Earth’s electromagnetic field and our neural processes.

Studies indicate that exposure to frequencies akin to Schumann Resonance can enhance cognitive functions, promote relaxation, and improve overall mental well-being.

Regulation of Biological Rhythms

Studies indicate that the circadian rhythm, responsible for regulating various bodily functions, can be impacted not only by light but also by the Earth’s electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Fluctuations in solar activity, such as sunspots and seasonal fluctuations in the geomagnetic field, may influence human health by potentially disrupting the circadian rhythm and related physiological processes. Significant disturbances to the circadian rhythm can lead to increased inflammation, resulting in symptoms such as fatigue, fever, and flu-like conditions in a subset of individuals, while exacerbating existing health issues in older or diseased populations. This disruption can contribute to intermittent rises in both infectious and chronic diseases. (source)

Research suggests that exposure to artificial electromagnetic frequencies, such as those emitted by electronic devices and shielding by non-conductive materials used in shoes and buildings, can interfere with our alignment with the natural Schumann Resonance, leading to adverse health effects. (source)

It is for this reason I recommend Earth Runners (grounding sandals).


Resonance With Our Autonomic Nervous System

In one study 10 individuals had their heart rate variability (HRV) continuously monitored alongside changes in the geomagnetic field over 31 days while they carried on with their usual activities. The analysis revealed correlations between the participants’ autonomic nervous system responses and various environmental factors including solar and cosmic ray activity, magnetic field variations, and Schumann resonance power. Despite being in different locations, the participants’ HRV rhythms synchronised approximately every two and a half days, indicating a connection between daily autonomic nervous system activity and fluctuations in geomagnetic fields.

Stress Reduction and Immune Function

Harmonising with the Schumann Resonance has been associated with reduced stress levels and improved immune function. This correlation hints at the potential role of Earth’s electromagnetic field in modulating our body’s stress response and immune defence mechanisms.

Clinical studies exploring the effects of electromagnetic field therapies, which mimic the Schumann Resonance, have shown promising results in alleviating stress-related disorders and bolstering immune resilience.

Mitigation of Electromagnetic Pollution

In our modern world, we are inundated with electromagnetic pollution from various sources, including Wi-Fi signals, cellular networks, and electronic devices. This saturation can disrupt the natural balance of our electromagnetic environment, posing potential health risks.

By attuning ourselves to the Schumann Resonance, we may mitigate the adverse effects of electromagnetic pollution, fostering a more harmonious relationship between technology and human biology.

How Do We Sense The Earth’s EMFs?

Possible mechanisms underlying sensing of the earth’s EMFs involve entrainment via electrons and electromagnetic waves, light-dependent radical pair formation in retina cryptochromes, and paramagnetic magnetite nanoparticles. (source)

Practical Applications

Biofield Therapies

Incorporating biofield therapies, such as grounding techniques and electromagnetic field exposure, into holistic treatment protocols can help realign patients with the natural frequencies of the Earth.

Practices like earthing, where individuals make direct contact with the Earth’s surface, facilitate the exchange of electrons and may restore balance to the body’s electromagnetic field.

Frequency-based Therapies

Utilising frequency-based therapies, such as pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy, can simulate the beneficial effects of the Schumann Resonance on human health.

By delivering electromagnetic pulses at frequencies akin to Schumann Resonance, PEMF devices offer a non-invasive approach to promoting wellness and supporting the body’s innate healing mechanisms.

Environmental Optimisation

Educating patients about the importance of optimising their environmental surroundings to mimic natural electromagnetic frequencies can empower them to create healthier living spaces.

Simple adjustments, such as reducing exposure to artificial electromagnetic fields, incorporating nature-inspired design elements, and spending time in natural settings, can amplify the benefits of aligning with the Schumann Resonance.


The intricate interplay between the Schumann Resonance and human health underscores the profound connection between our species and the planet we inhabit. As functional medicine practitioners, recognising the therapeutic potential of harmonising with Earth’s electromagnetic field offers a holistic approach to healing that transcends conventional paradigms. By integrating the principles of Schumann Resonance into our clinical practice, we can guide patients on a journey towards greater vitality, resilience, and alignment with the natural rhythms of life. Let us embrace the symphony of frequencies that envelops us, harnessing the power of Schumann Resonance to cultivate optimal health and well-being for ourselves and future generations.

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