In this article, we’ll shed light on:
- The power of the heart’s electromagnetic field.
- The relationship between the heart and emotions.
- Steps to increase heart-brain coherence by stimulating positive emotions.
The Power of the Heart’s Electromagnetic Field
Did you know that of all the organs in the body, the heart generates the largest rhythmic electromagnetic field, making it the strongest source of electromagnetic energy in the human body? The electric field generated by the heart has an amplitude about 60 times greater than that of the brain.
This means that the heart not only responsible for pumping blood throughout the circulatory system, ensuring the supply of nutrients and oxygen to organs, tissues and cells, and the removal of waste products such as carbon dioxide. To put into context, “electromagnetic” refers to the electrical and magnetic forces or effects that an electric current creates.
The fact that the heart beats before the brain develops is another fascinating finding. The heart continues to beat even after the brain has ceased activity, as long as it has access to oxygen. To add, the heart has 40,000 neurons with processing, learning and memory functions. It also has its own emotions. Thanks to neurocardiology, we are learning more and more about the intuitive nature of the heart and how we can use this knowledge to improve our relationships with ourselves and others.
According to HeartMath studies, this strong electromagnetic field can be detected and measured both between two people who are close to each other and a few meters away from a person’s body.
The researchers wanted to know if the heart’s electromagnetic field, as measured by an electrocardiogram (ECG), could be detected in one person and measured in another when the two were either sitting about a meter apart or holding hands (HeartMath study, The Electricity of Touch: Detecting and Measuring Cardiac Energy Exchange Between People).
The Electricity of Touch experiment yielded encouraging results: The researchers explained that the data showed that “transmission of electromagnetic energy generated by the heart occurs when people touch or are close to each other.”
Although further research should be conducted, they noted that this research, when considered in light of the effectiveness of numerous healing modalities, could have important implications.
The findings state that a number of practices, including therapeutic touch, holoenergetic healing, healing touch, qigong and reiki (we would like to add meditation and yoga), “are based on the assumption that an exchange of energy occurs to facilitate healing“.