What is the Blue Onyx?
The human body relies on the continuous flow of electromagnetic signals in order to function. Without electricity and magnetism – the realm in which the visible universe resides – life cannot be sustained. The nervous system can be likened to a complex electrical network with multitudes of inputs and outputs. Although there are differences between how the nerves transmit electricity versus copper wires used in electrical circuits, the basic premise is the same: a command is initiated from a central location (the brain), it is translated into an electrical signal travelling down the neural pathways (spinal cord), and it arrives at a destination to perform the desired task (e.g. contract a muscle). Unlike man-made electrical circuits, the human body transmits signals utilizing both electrons and chemicals. Each electrical pathway has a number of junctions in which electrical current is translated into chemical transmission, and then back to electron transmission. As we age, neurochemical transmitters and receptors deteriorate and do not perform as efficiently. The consequences are both internal and external (organ functions are reduced, visible signs of aging become apparent, etc.).
Electricity also works at a different level within each individual cell. Ions such as Sodium, Potassium, Chlorine, and Calcium play a crucial role in keeping cells alive. The concentration of these ions inside and outside each cell results in an electric charge called “membrane potential,” referring to the voltage potential across the cell membrane. Each cell is essentially like a miniature battery that typically maintains 70 millivolts of electricity.
There is a special group of cells (nerve cells) that are capable of “transmitting” the membrane potential to adjacent cells, thus providing the mechanism for propagating the electrical signal from one end of the nerve to the other. This phenomenon is called “action potential.” Action potentials are due to rapid exchange between intracellular and extracellular ions, while the voltage potential in each nerve cell affects the neighboring cell. All cell membranes have multiple channels or gates that allow the flow of ions in and out of the cell. As we age, the ionic transport across cell membrane diminishes, and this in turn affects one’s health.
TAMA’s Blue Onyx produces subtle levels of electromagnetic waves that reside on the surface of the skin. The energy field around the probe tips normalizes the magnetic distribution around each cell, facilitating a better ionic exchange that may have become disrupted due to aging. The goal is to allow the body to heal itself and find its optimum balance, similar to the effects produced by massaging the tissue, but more accurate.