A solar flare is an explosion on the Sun that happens when energy stored in twisted magnetic fields is suddenly released.
Such intense activity has influence on our mind and body. More and more
scientists are now convinced that our Sun affects our mental and physical health.
The Sun's activity as it interacts with the Earths magnetic field, effects extensive changes in human beings perspectives, moods, emotions and behavioral patterns.
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The TRACE spacecraft observes an X-ray flare over solar active region AR9906, April 21, 2002.
"The idea that spots on the sun or solar flares might influence human health on earth at first appears to lack scientific credibility.
However, when significant correlations between hospital admissions and health registers and Solar-Geomagnetic Activity (S-GMA) are found, then the challenge is
to conceive of and to document a scientifically plausible and observationally supported mechanism and model. There is a large body of research correlating
S-GMA with biological effects and human health effects.
There is currently an absence of a known and credible biophysical mechanism to link the S-GMA with these effects," writes Dr Neil Cherry
Associate Professor of Environmental Health at the Lincoln University in his
In Dr. Neil Cherry's opinion it is possible that that the Schumann Resonance (SR) signal is the plausible biophysical mechanism to link the S-GMA levels to
biological and human health effects.
The Schumann resonances (SR) are a set of spectrum peaks in the extremely low frequency (ELF) portion of the Earth's electromagnetic field spectrum.
Schumann resonances are global electromagnetic resonances, excited by lightning discharges in the cavity formed by the Earth's surface and the ionosphere.
The Institute of North Industrial Ecology Problems in Russia measured solar effects from 1948 to 1997 and discovered that geomagnetic activity
showed three seasonal peaks each of those years (March to May, in July, and in October).
Every peak matched an increased incidence of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and suicide in the city Kirovsk.
This led scientist to believe that solar storms desynchronize our circadian rhythm, in other words our biological clock. The pineal gland in our brain is
affected by the electromagnetic activity.
This causes the gland to produce excess melatonin, and melatonin is the brain's built in "downer" that helps us sleep.
Solar flares can be very powerful. Our planet is very small compared to large solar flares.
"The circadian regulatory system depends on repeated environmental cues to [synchronize] internal clocks," says psychiatrist Kelly Posner,
Columbia University. "Magnetic fields may be one of these environmental cues."
Psychological effects of coronal mass ejections can result in headache, palpitations, mood swings, and feeling generally unwell.
Chaotic or confused thinking and erratic behaviors also increase.
According to Professor Raymond Wheeler of the University of Kansas and Russian scientist Alexander Chizhevsky solar storms cab directly
cause conflict, wars and even death among humans on Earth.
Wheeler expanded on Chishevsky's work by studying violence during 1913; measuring the time between battles and severity.
These findings were compared with the suns 11 year sunspot cycle.
The results showed that as the sun cycle peaked, there was a rise in human unrest, uprisings, rebellions, revolutions, and wars between nations.
As the magnetic fields intensified, the reaction within the human brain was a mixture of deadly emotional tantrums and unadulterated killing sprees.
As Wheeler further compared his findings with human history, he found a startling pattern that could be traced back 2,500 years.
From a scientific point of view it is clear that solar flares can affect our health and cause changes in our mind and body.