The History of Biorhythms

While biorhythms may be new to you and millions of others, the idea was first sparked in 1897 by Dr. Hermann Swoboda.

A professor of psychology at the University of Vienna, Dr. Swoboda wanted to study the possibility of calculating rhythmical fluctuations of human feelings and actions.

He first noted the recurrence of pain, as well as a rhythm in heart attacks, illnesses, and fevers.

His findings were later published in 1904. In those findings, he stated that the existence of a 23-day and a 28-day rhythm, both affecting human beings from the moment of their birth.

He also designed a slide rule which, using a person's birth date, could detect the critical days in a person's life.

Now here is where things get crazy...

At the exact same time, all this research was being carried out by Dr. Swoboda in Vienna, another Doctor in Berlin was stumbling onto the exact same study and findings.

This was completely simultaneous and independent from the other study.

In fact, the two doctors had no idea who each other were or that they had both stumbled upon the same findings.

This other Doctor was a nose and throat specialist by the name of Dr. Wilhelm Fliess. He was gathering research findings looking to confirm the existence of the two rhythms while treating his patients.

Dr. Fliess determined that the 23-day rhythm, originating in muscular cells, affected the physical side of human beings.

Having its origins in the nervous system, the 28-day rhythm, he concluded, influenced the emotions or sensitivity of human beings.

It was not until the 1920s that the third rhythm, that of the mind or intelligence, was discovered.

Alfred Teltscher was a doctor of engineering and a teacher at Innsbruck, Austria. He tried to find the reason for the fluctuation in the intellectual achievements of students.

Sadly there is no original record of his research but what we have been able to uncover where his documented findings and conclusions...

Dr. Teltscher discovered that a precise 33-day cycle expressed the high and the low point of students performance.

To further solidify his findings, similar research had been also underway at the University if Pennsylvania between 1928 and 1932.

While recording the reactions of workers in railroad ships over a length of time, Dr. Rexford Hersey and his assistant, Dr. Michael John Bennett, made the discovery of the same 33-day rhythm.

The source of our intelligent rhythm is still in dispute to this day. The two schools believed that the rhythm either begins in the cells of the brain or results from a thyroid gland secretion.

It simply cannot be ignored that in history all results from multiple concurrent, independently done studies, have proven consistent data.

Proving that by knowing and following your biorhythm chart, you can now understand and control your life.