The impact of the moon phase on the balance of the autonomous nervous system and the functional health of men of different age groups

O. V. Yermishev

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/JEHS.2020.10.01.020

Abstract


Introduction. The autonomic nervous system is the main regulatory mechanism of a living organism that provides homeostasis. Objective: to investigate the effect of the Moon phases on the autonomic balance of the human body, the ratio of sympathetic nervous system activity to the parasympathetic nervous system and the functional health of the population. Materials and methods. 1592 males of different age were examined with the help of functional vegetative diagnostics according to the method of V. Makats. The bioelectric activity of 12 symmetric pairs of functionally active zones of the skin (24 FAZ), 12 on the hands and 12 on the feet, which reflect the functional activity of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems were studied. Results. In the male group aged 3-6 years old, the chaotic pattern of functional dependencies is related to the physiological and functional immaturity of the adaptation processes and the speed of their formation and stabilization in the body of children. In the male group of 12-15 years old in different phases of the Moon the changes in activity indicators of functional systems with much smaller amplitude are observed, though the nature and direction of changes in activity remain similar, which indicates the stabilization of adaptation mechanisms in the body. In the male group aged 21-50 years old maximum amplitude fluctuations in the functional activity of the systems and vegetative homeostasis are observed in the new Moon and the full one, which indicates a decrease in adaptation processes associated with age-related decrease in physiological and biochemical processes in the body and the appearance of the organism in the body. Conclusions. It has been established that the change of the Moon phases leads to significant changes in the functional activity and homeostasis of the body of men of different age groups. On-phase Moon activity indicators of functional systems duplicating the norm line have the same orientation, differing in amplitude, forming age-specific features of the tone of the autonomic nervous system.


Keywords


Moon; Moon phases; autonomic nervous system balance; health

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