Research on the Effects of the ‘Dance of the Spiral’ Methodology, with Spectral Analysis of Water Extracts, upon the Physiological Parameters of Plants and the Essential Oil Content

Doncho Krastev, Ignat Ignatov, Oleg Mosin, Penko Penkov


The Dance of the Spiral is the original methodology consisting of physical exercises that based on ancient health and longevity practices. A research has been done in which the Dance of the Spiral has been applied to plants. The planting was performed in eight directions, since each exercise supposedly has an effect on the state of health. Eight plants are chosen including common yarrow (Achillea millefolium), wood violet (Viola odorata), dandelion (Taraxacum officinale complex), common chicory (Cichorium intybus), shepherd’s purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris), cranesbill (Geranium macrorrhizum), broadleaf plantain (Plantago major), and snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis), each of them grows the best in one of the eight directions. Two circles are empirically defined – the Spiral and the Antispiral. In both experiments the eight plants are positioned according to the empirical law established by the authors. Further clinical trials with 20 volunteers suffered from neurological, gastro-intestinal, cardio-vascular, and articular conditions and diseases, who stayed consecutively in the Antispiral and Spiral plant circles for 6 min in each circle were performed based on their subjective assessment of their state of health and their experience after their being stayed in the Antispiral and Spiral circles as a relaxing effect (the Antispiral circle) and a stimulating effect (the Spiral circle). The research involves the composition of essential oil extracts by NMR, gas chromatography and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry as well as the spectral analysis by the methods of Non-equilibrium spectrum (NES) and Differential Non-equilibrium spectrum (DNES) of water extracts from the common plant (Achillea millefolium) from the control group growing in its natural habitat and from the plants grown correspondingly in the Spiral and Antispiral circles. The result in the sample of common yarrow from the Spiral circle is an increase of the average energy of hydrogen bonds between H2O molecules. Biophysically, this points out to a stimulating effect. The result in the sample of common yarrow from the Antispiral circle is a decrease of the average energy of hydrogen bonds between H2O molecules. Biophysically, this points out to a relaxing effect. The essential oil composition of the samples planted in the Spiral and Antispiral circles is not identical in the quantitative and qualitative composition regarding the 83 components detected in them and studied. The amount of chamazulene was found to be equal to: in the control group sample – 5.41 %; in the Spiral sample – 4.32 %; in the Antispiral sample – 10.25 %; i.e. the amount of chamazulene in the essential oil from the Antispiral sample is almost twice of that in the control group and Spiral samples.

Keywords: the Dance of the Spiral, Achillea millefolium, essential oils, Non-equilibrium spectrum (NES), Differential Non-equilibrium spectrum (DNES)

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