What is the Schumann frequency?

The Schumann frequency is a geomagnetic vibration on our planet that has existed for ages. Electromagnetic waves continuously form at a certain frequency along the circumference of the earth. Every energy discharge between the ionosphere and the earth's surface, ie the by-product that every normal lightning strike produces, causes radio waves that supply the energy for sustaining this resonance oscillation. The Schumann frequency is named after the German physicist Prof. Dr. W.O. Schumann (1888 - 1972), who derived this frequency for purely theoretical reasons (Schumann 1952). A short time later, together with Herbert L. König, he was able to measure these waves for the first time (Schumann & König 1954). The determined frequency (the fundamental frequency of a whole spectrum of resonance frequencies) was actually exactly as predicted at 7.83 Hertz.

Today we believe that evolution has been slow to adapt to prevailing geomagnetic waves and that this has created a close symbiosis between the geomagnetic field and the behaviour and well-being of living beings on Earth (Funk, Monsees & Özkuzur 2009). This means that the Schumann resonance frequency (7.83 Hz) has been available as a fundamental frequency and thus could be used by all living beings as a reference frequency for a number of physiological functions (Aschoff 1954, Glass 2001 ).

What effect does the Schumann frequency have?

Neurobiological studies have shown that the fundamental frequency of the hippocampus, an important part of the human brain, is in the range of the Schumann frequency (O'Keefe & Nadel 1978). The 7.83 Hz were measured independently by NASA, by Prof. R. Wever and the biophysicist Dr W. Ludwig.

Prof. Michael Persinger, who carried out research on behalf of NASA, was the first to realize that the absence of the Schumann frequency outside of the ionosphere led to significant physiological problems for the astronauts during the early manned space flights. He also realised that it was necessary to install specially designed Schumann generators for our spacecraft (Persinger 1967). Independent of this, Prof. Rütger Wever from the Max Planck Institute in Erling-Andechs, Germany conducted experiments with volunteers who had to spend a month in a magnetically shielded bunker. Significant changes in their circadian rhythms occurred. Circadian rhythms represent a kind of "internal clock" for the body. Participants in the study experienced a striking destabilization of the wake-sleep rhythm, daily body temperature and the cortisone level in the blood. Once the test subjects returned to their normal lives, these issues regressed. When Prof. Wever Schumann installed a generator in the bunker, he noted similar results (Wever 1968).

Fig. 1: Measurement of the vertical electric field near Kingston,
Rhode Island USA; Schumann Resonances 1 to 5 (after Polk 1982)

How does the Schumann frequency register in the body?

Scientific studies from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, USA, have shown that the Earth's magnetic field directly affects our brain. Magnetite crystals (Fe3O4) have been detected in the human brain that function like magnetic antennas and perceive the Earth's magnetic field. An American research team has shown that such crystals are abundant in the human brain (Kirschvink, Kobayashi-Kirschvink & Woodford 1992). Similar biological magnets have now been found in a number of different animals. Magnetite, also called magnetic ironstone, reacts more than a million times more to an external magnetic field than any other biological material. Magnetite crystals can also receive and respond to relatively weak signals.

What can make the Schumann frequency physiologically ineffective?

Due to electrosmog and the rapidly growing use of mobile phones, WiFi, Bluetooth technology, the radio, etc., the Schumann frequency is increasingly superimposed by other oscillation waves that are often stronger at a closer range. Therefore, our body seems to be less and less able to receive the waves from the earth's natural clock. This seems to be the reason that more and more vital functions in the body are becoming desynchronized (Hecht 2011, Mulligan & Persinger 2012). This is similar to the experiences of the first astronauts in space and is also similar to the evidence of astronomical disturbances on Earth (eg. solar storms) (Cherry 2002).

How does GENII ® work ?

GENII ® is a battery-powered, electromagnetic vibration generator in the bio-frequency range. Based on the Schumann wave, GENII ® generates low electromagnetic frequencies with different frequency patterns that have been developed over decades of research. Thus, GENII ® creates the basis for the correct synchronization of all the vital functions in the body, like a conductor with a baton. The GENII ® user then becomes more resistant to negative environmental factors as well as to stress and overstrain.

The constantly delivered impulses could contribute to higher performance and faster regeneration in everyday life. The previous studies mentioned by O'Keefe and Nadel (1978) showed that frequencies in the range of Schumann resonance (7.83 Hz) occur in the hippocampus. This location in the brain is central to all processes involving attention, concentration, and learning. The hippocampus is present in all mammals. The user can choose between three basic programs with energising, stabilizing and relaxing vibrations.
The GENII ® generated electromagnetic fields were developed, tested and optimized to meet the needs of the human organism in over 50 years of empirical work in collaboration with well-known physicians and institutes.

Proven positive effects of the Schuman resonance on the human body:

  • Better sleep and increased well-being through the stabilization of circadian rhythms (Wever 1973, Cherry 2002)
  • Improved bone formation by stimulating osteoblasts (Aaron & Ciombor 1996)
  • Increased immune and cancer defences (Liebermann et al., 2001)
  • Normalized blood pressure (Mitsutake et al., 2005)
  • Fewer heart attacks through increasing heartbeat variability (Lyskov et al., 2001)
  • Subdued sensitivity to pain (Eccles 2005)
  • Increased memory performance through stimulation of the hippocampus (O'Keefe & Nadel 1978)
  • Improves mental performance by synchronizing neuronal rhythms (Rutishauser et al., 2010, Mulligan & Persinger 2012)