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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Know your Biorhythms, for self growth and self help

It was only fun when I used this free software to check if it can help me anyway. I was fascinated by the degree of accuracy, as it provided me the information about bad days during this month. I was regularly meditating, but still felt sick and my energy level was going down, without any reason.

I checked my biorhythm chart, and it was clearly showing my low level of my physical and emotional condition. Then I started browsing the web to get more information about biorhythm and its effectiveness. I want my knowledge to share it with you, as I think that it can help us know the full potential of our capabilities.

Biorhythm is a powerful tool that helps you to calculate your biorhythm cycles so you can plan accordingly to achieve maximum efficiency and get ready for the next days of our life.

First let's get some information about "Biorhythm"

"Bio" pertains to life and "rhythm" means the flow with regular movement.
Biorhythms are inherent cycles that affect you physically, emotionally and intellectually. They regulate metabolism, coordination, emotions, memory, sexuality, creativity etc.

As each of your biorhythm cycles show ups and downs, so does your ability to perform certain tasks, physical activities, deal with stress, and make sound decisions. Getting knowledge of our positive biorhythm cycle can assisst us in planning sporting activities, participate in public events and a lot more. And the same way when we check negative cycle at our chart, it is time to get ready for hurtful situations, grief, stress, possible accidents, etc.

History of Biorhythm:

* About 3000 years ago, the scientists of ancient Greece were recording the regular rhythms of basic bodily functions such as respiration, kidney activity, pulse rate and, the female menstrual cycle. These rhythmic cycles affect even the tiniest cells of our organism from the day we are born to the day we die.

* Hermanna Swoboda a professor of psychology at the University of Vienna, published this paper in 1900 - "Life is subject to consistent changes. This understanding does not refer to changes in our destiny or to changes that take place in the course of life. Even if someone lived a life entirely free of outside forces, of anything that could alter his mental and physical state, still his life would not be identical from day to day. The best of physical health does not prevent us from feeling ill sometimes, or less happy then usual."
He also observed that new mothers began to show anxiety about their infants whenever a critical day occurred or was about to occur. He collected data on reaction to pain, outbreak of fevers, illnesses, asthma, heart attacks, and recurrent dreams. He concluded that there was a 23-day physical cycle and a 28-day emotional cycle.

* Dr.Wilhelm Fliess a nose and throat specialist and a numerologist in Berlin, proved cellular bisexuality through his research of Biorhythms, realizing that both men and women had an emotional cycle that was the same. He stated that Women are more influenced by the emotional cycle and men are more affected by the physical cycle.
Our regular four biorhythm cycles of physical, intellectual, emotional and intuitional all work together to regulate our physical and mental abilities and well being.

* Alfred Teltscher, professor of engineering at the University of Innsbruck, observed that his students' good days and bad days followed a rhythmic pattern of 33 days. Teltscher found that the brain's ability to absorb, mental ability, and alertness ran in 33 day cycles. In the 1920s, Dr. Rexford Hersey (psychologist; Pennsylvania, America) also reportedly made contributions to the classical theory.

Application of biorhythm:

The theory has been applied in the past to accident prevention. Many companies have studied biorhythms and their effects on airline pilots and athletic teams.

In the workplace, railroads and airlines have experimented the most with biorhythms. A pilot describes the Japanese and American attitudes towards biorhythms. He acknowledges, researching his pilot logbook, that his greatest errors of judgment occurred during critical days, but concludes that an awareness of one's critical days and paying extra attention is sufficient to ensure safety. A former United Airlines pilot and user of the Biorhythms for Windows program confirms that United Airlines used biorhythms until the mid-1990s.
Charting biorhythms for personal use was popular in the United States during the 1970s; many places (especially video arcades and amusement areas) had a biorhythm machine that provided charts upon entry of date of birth.

Scientific background behind the biorhthm theory:

Human biorhythms are interconnected with our endocrine systems. What should that mean? The article on biorhythms in the famous Encyclopedia Britannica says: Some hormones, for example insulin, are secreted in brief spurts every few minutes. Presumably, the time between spurts is a reflection of the lag time necessary for the insulin-secreting cell to sense a change in blood sugar concentration.

Other hormones, particularly those of the pituitary, are secreted in pulses that may occur at roughly hourly intervals. Apparently, pulsated secretion is a necessary requirement for pituitary gonadotropin secretion. When stimulated at about 80-minute intervals by the injection of a hypothalamic gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), pituitary gonadotropin secretion increases incrementally to high levels. If, however, gonadotrophs are subjected to a continuous, nonpulsatile injection of GnRH, gonadotropin secretion is completely inhibited.

Superimposed on these pulsatile secretions are, for many hormones, changes in hormonal levels that occur at roughly 24-hour intervals. These periodic changes are called circadian rhythms (colloq. biorhythms).


From the day we are born, we are governed by cycles.

The 28-day cycle called the emotional or sensitivity cycle governs one's temperament. The emotional cycle is considered the dominant cycle in women. It regulates emotions, feelings, mood, sensitivity, sensation, sexuality, fantasy, temperament, nerves, reactions, affections and creativity.

The 33-day cycle, called the intellectual cycle, influences our intellect or thinking capacity. The intellectual cycle regulates intelligence, logic, mental reaction, alertness, sense of direction, decision-making, judgment, power of deduction, memory, and ambition.

The 23-day cycle called the physical cycle governs the condition of one's body. The physical cycle is said to be the dominant cycle in men. It regulates hand-eye coordination, strength, endurance, sex drive, stamina, initiative, metabolic rate, resistance to, and recovery from illness. Surgery should be avoided on physical transition days and during negative physical cycles.

At mid point and end point in each cycle, they sharply move back to zero point and change polarity. The day a cycle changes polarity is called a transition day (also called a critical day, or caution day).
Transition days are the days when we may feel a little off, or have a bad day. A double transition day is when two of your cycles transition on the same day. This day may be difficult. A triple transition day is when three of your cycles transition on the same day. Triple transition days are rare, occurring once every 7-8 years.

Get the free version of Biorhthm calculator:
Free and Easy Biorhythm Calculator v3.00

They have a forum where you can get more information, and share your thoughts with other members.

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