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The Heart-Brain Connection

Apr 6, 2008
Howard Martin, Executive Vice President of HeartMath LLC, is the developer of the Nightingale-Conant tape series, The HeartMath Method. He's also co-author of The HeartMath Solution. HeartMath LLC is a research institution studying the relationship between the heart and the brain.

Perception, emotion, and overall health are influenced by the communications between the heart and brain. Many believe the heart is just as important to intelligence as the brain. If it's the brain that tells you what to think, then it's the heart that tells you how to think.

Obviously when you're carrying on a conversation with someone, your brain is in control of what you say. The heart, however, is in control of your tone. It tells you when to back down and when to step up to the plate. For centuries, this idea was only found in philosophy and religion.

HeartMath LLC wants to bring this relational idea into the scientific world. In fact, it's the reason "math" is included in the word "HeartMath." In this case, math is not referring to numbers or calculations. It's used to represent a type of understanding, the understanding that the heart sends healing signals to the brain and body.

Howard Martin believes there are four distinct ways that messages are received in the body through the heart. In the first way, researchers have mapped neural traffic in the body and have found that more messages are send from the heart than are returned by the brain. The heart is composed of complex nervous system cells, cells that are generally only found in the brain and spinal column.

The second way that the heart sends messages through the body is in blood pressure waves. These waves of blood through arteries and veins mediate changes in the electrical activity of the brain causing a type of biophysical communication.

The third method is hormones. Howard believes that such hormones as oxytocin and cortisol are produced in the heart. Cortisol is the body's stress regulator, and oxytocin is known as "the love hormone" because it rises during relational situations like childbirth or sex.

Finally, the heart is both a biological organ and an electrical one. This is why cardiologists are able to perform EKG tests or implant pacemakers to regulate the rhythm of the heart. Electrical energy passes through the skin and extends into a person's space for about four feet. Positive or negative electrical energy can be sensed by others, allowing them to know your mood before ever speaking a word.
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Are you aware of how your brain and heart form a team? Howard Martin will show you how the heart transmits messages to the body. Visit Howard Martin to learn more on this fascinating subject!
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