Vibrational cosmetics: Circadian oscillations & biorhythms in the arena of mind body and skin


Medical Director BE MIND BODY SKIN


The Nobel Prize in 2017 was awarded to three scientists for their discoveries into the molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms (CR); Michael Young, Michael Rossbach and Jeffrey Hall. Scientific discover in this field opens avenues to explore how the intrinsic biorhythms of the body can affect physiologic and biochemical process, and further research can potentially open doors to more controlled drug delivery and metabolism of drugs. This article explores the connections and attempts to create a bridge of understanding between this new science and the concepts in occult sciences and vibrational medicine that have always given due importance to external biorhythms and their impact on the body when considering any therapy.


The etiology of the word “circadian” is derived from Latin where ‘circa’ means ‘around’ and ‘dian’ stands for ‘day’, thereby summating to “around day”. Circadian rhythm (CR) describes the regular, daily physiological changes that occur within the human body. Intrinsic CRs have physiological and biochemical influences on the body, which may affect the efficiency of drug absorption due to the altered activity of enzymes. It has been scientifically proven that the circadian clock is endogenous and originates within cells having adapted to external stimuli.

The circadian clock is present in every single cell of our bodies, so although the effects of CRs are seen at organ and organ-system level, research has proven that these effects would also be seen on a close-up, cellular level.

The first ground breaking research carried out in the field of CRs took place in 1729, by a French astronomer names Jean Jacques d’Ortous de Mairan. His interest in plants and sleep cycles lead him to carrying out an experiment to see whether the daily opening and closing of the leaves of a heliotrope plan ...