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The Human Body Is an Electrical System

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Tuesday, 03 December 2019 04:31 PM Current | Bio | Archive

The human body is a bioelectrical system. Our muscles contract because electrical impulses from the brain tell that muscle or muscle group to contract.

Even breathing can only occur because electrical impulses go to the muscles of the chest and the diaphragm.

Likewise, the heart beats and pumps blood thanks to electrical activity in its muscles.

When the electrical activity of the heart is disturbed, the normal beating rhythm is disrupted. Atrial fibrillation is the most common abnormal rhythm (arrhythmia) of the heart.

The brain also sends electrical impulses that cause hormones to be produced, giving rise to things such as emotions, physical pain, and cognition. When that electrical activity is disrupted, problems such as depression and anxiety can occur.

The idea that the human body is a bioelectric system is nothing new. Traditional Chinese medicine — which has been around for more than 2,500 years — is based on the theory that a vital energy called “chi” circulates throughout the body.

This energy is transmitted via circuits called meridians that connect different parts of the body. The meridians can be accessed with acupuncture needles and other pressure methods such as massage.

Conventional medicine measures energy the heart’s electrical activity with an electrocardiogram (EKG). The brain’s electrical activity can be measured with an electroencephalogram (EEG). And there are many other ways to assess the body’s electrical circuits.

In fact, every cell in the body is designed to run at a certain millivolt level, and slight disruptions in the electrical activity of our cells can cause a decline in health — and eventually lead to development of disease.

In addition, the human body is an excellent conductor of electricity.

Therefore, the body is likely to react to outside sources of electricity, including such things as the wiring in a house.

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