Tuesday, 12 August 2008 09:26

Dr. Nicolae Barabas – biologist, The Museum of Natural Sciences, Bacau

Professor Dr. Victor Nadolschi – mathematician and astronomer (retired), Bacau

Dr. Iuliu Floares – MD, Piatra Neamt

The research about biorhythms that came to our knowledge was concerning domains in which the subjective individual factor could have played an important role.  Our group began to study the biorhythms by searching ‘undeniable events’ subjects, which means deceased subjects.

Note: the purpose was one of personal elucidation and this presentation has been done because of the results obtained.

Our aim with this study was to find out whether there is any correlation between the frequency of deaths due to cardiovascular diseases (serious failures and decompensations, infarction of myocardium, a few cases of stroke, etc.) and the physical and emotional biorhythms discovered by Dr. Wilhelm Fliess.  We also thought of a possible correlation with the intellectual biorhythm (Dr. Telt Scher, 1928).

Our statistical data involved a number of 312 demises, which were classified in the medical documentation and registered in the papers at the Civil Status Office in Bacau.

The group of selected cases can be considered homogenous because of the similarity of the patients’ conditions.  It involves individuals of different ages (adolescents as well as elderly people), but young children’s cases were excluded due to the fact that the biorhythms are not yet consolidated (influential) at this age.

Using the birth date and the demise date, a complete period of biorhythms was calculated in each case, specifying both the positive (+) and the negative (-) phase, the critical moment of transition from positive to negative (+ ® - = x) and the ‘shock’ moment, from negative to positive (- ® + = xx).  Furthermore, in order to undertake a more complete statistical quantitative research, the daytime was also observed and recorded, 1-3 days before and after the essential turning points.  By essential turning points we understand the critical moment, the shock moment, the maximum of the positive phase (Ç) and the minimum of the negative phase (È).  All these elements were obtained considering the birth date initially and then using Hugo Max Gross’ tables and abacus.

We have to admit that we started this research from a preconceived idea.  Admitting the existence of the biorhythms, we expected that:

  1. The great majority of the demises would happen upon the negative phase for the physical and emotional biorhythms;
  2. The cases were going to be distributed normally ( relatively to Gauss curves) around the critical points and in the negative phase;
  3. There would be notably fewer cases in the positive phase.

Yet, the real result obtained in the end was different: although our (a) and (b) hypotheses were confirmed, we have noticed a strictly analogous situation for the positive phase in relation to the (x) point.  We will try to conclude and to interpret this situation in the end of this paper but, meanwhile, we will present the results as they were obtained.

  1. A. With regard to the percentage distribution of the demises, the following findings came out:

-         For the physical biorhythm:

-       the demises during the positive phase represent 48,397%

-       the demises during the negative phase represent 51,603% - of the total number.

In conclusion, the difference between the demises in the positive phase and those in the negative phase is negative, that is E_= 3,296%.

-         For the emotional biorhythm:

-       The demises during the positive phase represent 53,046%

-       The demises during the negative phase represent 46,954%

In conclusion, the difference between the demises in the positive phase and those in the negative phase is positive, that is E+ = 6,092%.  Although it is relatively small, it points out a situation which is contrary to the one expected.

-         For the intellectual biorhythm:

-       Demises during the positive phase: 49,520%

-       Demises during the negative phase: 50,480%.

The surplus here is minimum, E_= 0,960%, so that practically the two phases are equal from this point of view.

  1. In the following figures we have represented the physical biorhythm (Figure 1), the emotional biorhythm (Figure 2) and the intellectual biorhythm, and we limited the intervals in which the demises were counted.  The curves are quasi-sinusoidal.  A histogram has been represented in the right side and the number of cases in each interval has been written in the last column.

The existence of 4 points of maximum (M) comes into evidence in each case by briefly inspecting the histograms.  They correspond exactly to the essential points (xx, Ç, x and È) and there are no time disparities between them.  For the negative phase, this comes as a self-sufficient confirmation of the rhythms studied by Fliess and Scher.  Yet, it seems surprising that the very same situation reproduces for the positive phase; we are going to try to explain this phenomenon later on.

  1. The mathematical calculation has been done by Professor Dr. Victor Nadolschi and we won’t reproduce them in this presentation as they can be found in any handbook of mathematical statistics (e.g. in (2)).

The calculation confirmed the theory of the biorhythms for the group of cases studied here.


It is obvious that the Fliess-Scher biorhythms have a strictly endogenous nature.  We could be tempted to seek a correlation between the emotional biorhythm and the Moon’s synodical revolution.  This correlation is not a strict one: that specific biorhythm has a period of 28 days and the average moon’s monthly period of revolution has 29,53059 days – it means it is more than 1.5 days longer.  As far as the other biorhythms (of 23 and respectively 33 days) are concerned, there is no connection between them and the moon’s periods or any other cosmic periodicity.


  1. The distribution of the demises of the cardiac patients within the period of minimum of the Fleiss diagram completely confirms this theory: the majority of the demises happen around the “essential points” of the negative part of the curve.  This is true both for the physical biorhythm and for the emotional one.  In this case (the one of the negative phase), we consider useless any other more detailed explanations.  The fact can be easily admitted even for the intellectual biorhythm; during the critical periods, the sufferer is inside of an intellectual “eclipse” – his/her psychic does not fight, either consciously or unconsciously, against the disease.
  2. The results seem paradoxical when taking into consideration the events in the positive phase, which have a similar distribution of the demises, as we have seen.  We think though that things can be explained quite plausibly.  The physical biorhythm, as well as the emotional and intellectual ones, has been established and experimented (by Fleiss and others) on healthy people (or presumably healthy): sportsmen, different categories of workers and clerks, pupils and students.  It is almost obvious that things or events that are ‘positive’ for this category of people, can become fatal for the cardiac patients, especially for those who are severely ill. Let’s think about a raise – even moderate – of the blood pressure, about the pulse acceleration or increased muscle tonus – they are all characteristic for the positive phase of the physical biorhythm.  The situation is similar for the emotional biorhythm: some physiological processes (mentioned above) are generally intensified by emotions, which could, on the other hand, have an inhibitory effect on other processes.

We are wondering whether the increase of the intellectual capacities during the positive phase of the biorhythm could lead to a pernicious self-analysis, creating negative emotions, the loss of hope and faith in the possibility of being cured, and eventually “demobilising“ the psychic?

Anyway, those mentioned here are sufficient to discern the causes that make the positive phase of the rythmograms to transpose into negative.  On the other hand, we think that this amazing transposition of the quality of the positive phase “from good into bad” would be applicable only to very severe cases or to terminally ill patients.

Even for the patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases, the positive phases of Fleiss-Scher biorhythms would remain as “positive” as those of the healthy people.SUMMARY

The purpose of our research paper has been to find out the possible relationships between the intrinsicbiorhythme (see Fliess’ and Scher’s theories) on the one hand and the death of the cardio-vascular patients on the other hand. 312 deaths have been statistically investigated and the following results – have been obtained:

  1. the number of deaths during the positive period of the biorhytme (be it physical, emotional or intellectual) is approximate equal to those in the negative period;
  2. as for as the distribution of death is concerned it higher in the up point of the positive periods, in the minimum point of the negative periods and in the crossing points (critical points); this distribution can be graphically rendered on Gauss’curve and, that is a reason in favour of Fliess’ and Scher’s theories.
    This paper of 1982 was published in the Chinese review "World Traditional Medicine", vol. 3, march., 2000.