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Publication

Interactions Between Earth’s Local Magnetic Field and Cardiovascular System Parameters of Women, Performing Sedentary Work, During Their Workweek

    • Published: 2019
    • Deimantė Nasutavičienė1, Sylwia Grygieńć1, Vytautas Poškaitis1, Vilma Tamulionytė1,3, Rollin McCraty2, and Alfonsas Vainoras1
    • Copyright © 2019 Deimantė Nasutavičienė, et al. Journal of Complexity in Health Sciences, Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2019, p. 13-22. DOI: https://doi.org/10.21595/chs.2019.20857.1. Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania. 2. HeartMath Research Center, HeartMath Institute, Boulder Creek, CA, USA. 3. Corresponding author.
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Abstract

Aim

The aim of this research was to identify the interactions between Earth’s local time varying magnetic field and cardiovascular system parameters in women, performing sedentary work, during their workweek.

Tasks

The tasks of research: 1. To examine the relationship between the Earth’s local magnetic field and the electrocardiographic parameters of women performing sedentary work, during the workweek. 2. To examine the relationship between the Earth’s local magnetic field and arterial blood pressure of women performing sedentary work, during the work week.

Methods

The methods used: Electrocardiographic monitoring and arterial blood pressure measurement. The Earth’s magnetic field data was obtained using a magnetometer located in the town of Baisogala. Every female was assessed four times: before and after work on Monday, before and after work on Friday of the same week.

Participants

Participants of the research: The research group consisted of 21 females who perform sedentary work (average age ± SD – 50.1±9.5 years).

Conclusions

Conclusions of the research: 1. The most significant correlations between local GMF and ECG and arterial blood pressure parameters were found with the low frequency field, the most often in SDelta [0-3.5] Hz and STheta [3.5-7] Hz bands. 2. The correlations between ECG parameters (RR, JT and QRS intervals ant ST amplitude) during the workweek changed from negative to positive, which appears to be associated with fatigue influence on person sensitivity to local GMF. 3. Systolic and diastolic arterial blood pressure changed in different ways. The correlations between local GMF and diastolic arterial blood pressure were especially pronounced. 4. All ECG and arterial blood pressure parameters showed great variability in correlation with local GMF. It can be associated with changing human sensitivity to GMF due to increasing fatigue.