Scientific Reasons Why you should Listen to your Heart

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:May 08, 2014

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Heart controls the brain much more than previously thought. Research suggests that it is more than a blood-pumping organ.
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    Heart:More than a blood pumping organ

    Your heart is a powerhouse! Heart works to pump blood 100,000 times a day to all the organs of the body.  Heart is not just an organ to supply blood throughout the body; a research at the Harvard Medical School suggests the heart’s connection to external nerves and hormones. According to the research, the heart controls the brain much more than previously thought. (Image source:Getty)

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    Heart:A mini-brain

    Human heart comprises 40,000 sensory neurons relaying information to the brain. Owing to this, researchers refer the heart to be mini-brain. Neurocardiology has also established that heart is a sensory organ. (Image source:Getty)

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    Heart communicates

    Heart communicates with brain and body in four ways. These include- through nervous system connections, hormones produced in the heart itself, blood pressure waves and the strong electrical and electromagnetic fields. (Image source:Getty)

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    Helps us learn and remember

    The neurons within the heart are the reason why we are able to learn and remember. They help us make decisions independent of the brain's cerebral cortex. (Image source:Getty)

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    Stronger electrical activity and electromagnetic field

    There is scientific evidence to suggest that the heart emits an electrical field 60 times greater in amplitude than the activity in the brain. Besides, the electromagnetic field within the heart is 5,000 times stronger than that of the brain. (Image source:Getty)

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    Strong electromagnetic field

    The electromagnetic field within the heart is quite strong. It can be measured anywhere on the body (using an EKG with electrodes) and also outside the body. (Image source:Getty)

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    Energy activity in the heart can be measured in other’s brain

    The energy activity in one person's heart can be measured in the brain waves of another person, if they are touching or are within a few feet from each other. This method of communication is the basis of many healing therapies. (Image source:Getty)

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    Synced electrical activity and its association with healthcare

    The electrical activity of the brain and heart can be put into a synchronous electrical rhythm. This can help focus on positive and loving emotions coming out from the heart. Studies have linked synced, rhythmic activity with higher levels of functioning, lower blood pressure and cortisol levels and improved immune system function. (Image source:Getty)

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