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Music Therapy in the Age of
The healing power of music
Already in ancient sources, we find plenty of evidence that speak of
miraculous healings achieved through music. Neoplatonist Boethius in his
treatise, "Manual for the music," suggests that musicians Terpandr and
Arion of Metimny through singing and saved the inhabitants of Lesbos Ionya
from serious diseases. A Ismeny Thebes is said to have saved from the
suffering of many Boeotians that tormented strong arthritic pain. "According
to the concept of the ancients, the rhythm of each pulse corresponded to a
particular disease, but the rhythms are arranged in order of musical
numbers. In medieval Italian music theorist Joseph Tsarlino we find
evidence of how someone Senokrat trumpets crazy old regained health and
Tuleta of Candia sounds of cittern banished the plague. Prophet David with
his singing and playing the cithara healed the biblical King Saul from
bouts of severe depression. Prophets during his action demanded that
someone started a skillful play, because "when prompting them with these
sweet sounds in them inspired spiritual grace."
Singer Orpheus with his singing could soften the heart, not only people
but even the wild animals and birds. Physician Asklepiad music sounds
pacified strife, and the sounds of pipes restored deaf to hear.
Pythagorean Damon drew his singing boys, the devotees guilt and lust, to
live a moderate and fair.
In the Odyssey Homer tells of Odysseus' treatment. His wound from music
and singing has stopped bleeding. Homer also points out that Achilles
calmed their anger and rage, singing and playing the lyre.
Listening to music, playing on the zither, in the opinion of the ancient
Greeks and Romans, contributed to the process of digestion. Roman
physician Galen recommended the use of music as an antidote to the bites
of poisonous snakes.
When treating tarantizma (bite tarantula) effective means of Italians
consider the music and dance. Patients at a furious pace danced to
exhaustion dance called "Tarantella", firmly believing that the poison
will remain in the body for as long as it does not fly "vytantsuetsya.
Democritus was recommended to listen to a flute in fatal infections. Plato
suggested that the headache medication, consisting of a set of herbs.
Treatment was accompanied by the singing of the magical nature. It was
believed that without the singing and musical accompaniment medicine lost
its medicinal properties.
In the mid-century practice of treating music was closely associated with
widespread at the time the theory of affects, which studied the impact of
different rhythms, melodies and harmonies on the emotional state.
Established various relationships between temperament and patient
preference of a particular character of the music. "Melancholic love
serious, do not interrupt a sad harmony. Sanguine, due to easy
excitability blood vapors, always involved in dance style. By the same
harmonic motion seeking and choleric, who dances lead to severe
inflammation of the bile. Phlegmatic, - noted German scientist and
musician Atanazius Kircher, - touch slim women's voices. "
Music played a major role in healing, in the cultural traditions of
different tribes and peoples. The Indians of America had a special
underground room where they set up their instruments, preparing thus to
the healing rituals. Ibrahim Karim, an Egyptian architect who heals
through specific forms, shapes and sounds, says that the pyramids in Egypt
were also used for this purpose. Listening to Gregorian chant, or
Hildegard van Bingen, and healthily for the heart. This could include
audio and Tibetan bowls, which have shown an amazing healing effect. Bowls
produce more harmonious sounds simultaneously, which resonate with the
body. This creates a relaxing, soothing, stress relieving effect, a
condition in which the body recovers and comes into equilibrium.
The great Russian composer Scriabin the first time revealed that each
person is peculiar relationship between the perception of color and tone
of music. Melody in the key of the selected person, perceived as a
personal close to his psychological state. This choice corresponds to the
choice of color in the famous test of Luther (famous psychologist).
Russian psychiatrist Korsakov - too early in the century - wrote: "The
music has beneficial effects on mood, as well as mood disorder is an
important element of mental illness, the usefulness of its influence is
According to A. Kircher, therapeutic possibilities of music consisted in
its mediation between the music of the spheres and the one that lies in
the movement of physiological processes in the body. Resulting in line
with the last one, music has Curative effects.
All phenomena in the universe - a combination of vibrational motions (vibrations).
Separate organs and systems of our body in a healthy state has a special
blend of harmonic vibrations in the terminology of musicians - music. From
this perspective, each of us - the most complicated piece of music. The
relationship between sound and body vibration: low frequency correlate
with the lower part of the body, high - from the top.
When a person becomes ill, the "tone" of his body creeps false notes. Even
the thought is a vibration and may be "unhealthy", like heart, liver or
lungs. And if you could technically fix the "music" of the body in a
healthy condition, then we would have a unique opportunity to restore the
normal vibration (vibration of a healthy body) with the disease.
Dr. Shulman of the U.S. heal patients, inviting them to listen to an audio
cassette with the sounds of various internal organs: heart, lungs, stomach
and intestines. According to him, sick body, "Listen" harmonious sounds of
healthy bodies, self-will recover.
China has also mass produced music albums with a surprise for us the title:
"Digestion," "Insomnia," "Migraine." There is also a "liver", "Light", "Heart."
Chinese "take" these musical compositions, such as tablets or herbs. Such
music collection was published in Japan.
American nutritionists and drug experts have begun to supply the market
audiotapes to drop weight, against smoking and alcoholism. The Institute
zvukoterapii (Arizona) music even grow hair in bald.
In India, national melodies are used as a preventive tool in many
hospitals. But in Madras was opened even a special center for training
doctors muzykoterapevtov. They have already found pieces of music for the
treatment of hypertension and certain mental illnesses, to which
traditional medicine is often powerless.
At the Department of Normal Physiology, Medical Faculty of Peoples'
Friendship University, Department of reflexology Moscow Medical Dental
Institute in conjunction with the institute of traditional medicine and
music therapy experiments were conducted on the effect of sound vibrations
on the condition of internal organs. So, it turned out: 12 sounds that
make up the octave, harmoniously aligned with 12 systems in our body. And
the heart responds to a single note, the liver - on the other, the nerves
- the third. When directed effects of music, singing body into a state of
maximum vibration. This is called a resonance effect. The result
strengthens the immune system, metabolism, active remediation going,
anti-processes, the person recovers. Now do not think fiction is another
phenomenon, too, have long noted by: different tools act on our bodies in
different ways: violin, piano, best soothe the nerves, relaxes the flute,
cello heals the heart, oboe, clarinet activate or inhibit the function of
the liver - depending on the music and time of day. Because each of our
bodies have "peaks" of activity and rest.
MD Shurshadzhan Sergey and his colleagues conducted a study of the effect
vokaloterapii the lungs and other vital organs. According to the research
they have come from the conclusion that the sound emerging during the
singing, only 15 - 20 percent goes into outer space. The rest of the sound
wave is absorbed by internal organs, leading them into a state of
vibration. The sound of diseased organs is different from sound healthy.
That is not a sound could be corrected by teaching people the right to
sing, and besides we enjoy, to spruce up your body without the aid of
drugs. Music therapy in general and in particular vokaloterapiya - rare on
availability of funds for the inclusion of reserve capacity of the
organism and development of its protective functions. "Pay attention, good
opera singers - people are physically healthy and are generally long-lived.
Primadonna rarely retire. If the schools instead of obscure music lessons
were introduced into classical singing lessons, sick children, we would
have been much less "- says Sergey Shurshadzhan.
Dr. Gordon Shaw explains the influence of music on health. Vibration
creates sound energy fields, forcing resonate every cell in our body. We
consume "music" energy, and it normalizes the rhythm of our breathing,
pulse, blood pressure, temperature, relieves muscle tension. Therefore,
correctly chosen melody has a beneficial effect on patients and
accelerates healing. Disharmonious music can with the help of
electromagnetic waves alter blood pressure, heart rate, rhythm and depth
of respiration up to a full stop it.
Health is when this energy is allowed to flow to the place of its natural
function, being neither blocked nor deviated from its path. Any block in
manifest in the form of obsessive-compulsive disorder, obsession, and
outside it - in the form of static, ossified, dispersal movements, bodily
human pathology. The body always listens to life. This transmitter is any
sense of transcendence (goes beyond the boundaries of possible experience,
inaccessible knowledge), any communication, direct mouthpiece of our
thoughts, instincts and desires.
In practice, schools Qi Gong exercises held a special sound to harmonize
the vibration of the body, restoring normal circulation of vital energy of
Sound Gymnastics can cure a man of many diseases and is widely practiced
by many ancient schools. For this purpose, playing certain characters, the
voices of animals and birds, imitating natural noises.
Sounds slow and fast, low and high cause quite different effects. Each
organ has its low and high sound. Sound Gymnastics promotes normal and
smooth movement of energy through the meridians, which enhances the body's
defenses, soothes the mind, calms the emotions.
In our body there are three basic rhythm: breathing, heartbeat and
cranio-sacral rhythm. In addition, each organ and each system has its own
vibration. The energy that surrounds our body also has a kind of vibration.
By auverdicheskomu tradition, each chakra has its corresponding vowel
sound and tone. When he played, then activated and set in motion a chakra
form appears. In the sixties, Hans Jenny, MD, an anthropologist, a
follower of Rudolf Steiner, conducted extensive research on the effect of
the impact of sound on the form. He showed the results of the game tones
of different materials, like sand on a metal plate on the water and other
elements. Were created perfect symmetrical mandalas, different high output
sound. It was discovered that the ancient yantra or mandala, representing
the chakras, which in auverdicheskomu legend 2000 years, exactly conform
to the shape created by the sounds of the chakras.
You can change the crystal formation of water through music. Masaru Emoto
has recently conducted extensive research in this area. If we imagine that
the human body is 70% of the water, you can see what opportunities open up
for sound healing. In accordance with ayurverdicheskoy tradition, every
disease has its origins in the energy level, so the removal of obstacles
at this level that positively affects the physical body, helping him to
come back into equilibrium. When the functions of the human body are
balanced properly, it is not subject to disease. It preventive way in
medicine. Singing the vowel sounds, people will activate the chakras,
creating a positive force around his body. M. Gaynor, an oncologist,
helped to heal cancer patients, attributing them to the singing of vowels.
Ibrahim Karim made a protective agent (SWS) of unpronounceable vowels
corresponding chakras. This protectant is applied by farmers in the
Netherlands in the experimental bases for the restoration of the immune
system of cows, cattle, having a strong immune system is not affected by
diseases affecting the hoofs and the ruminant animal area. Opening Ibrahim
Karim gives positive results.
Created on the basis of the laws of musical harmony music has a healing
effect. Usually it is associated with the subconscious. Of the treasures
of musical art can make a home kit, complementing our medicines, honey,
medicinal plants, etc. From classical music to choose those that have a
high spiritual potential, have exclusive power to influence.
Each of us depending on the physical and mental condition requires its own
healing music and just the vibration. The sounds of music can bring peace
of mind, or destroy it, to call the fight, or induced to calm, concern,
anxiety, or inspire, inspiring confidence in themselves, contribute to an
optimistic perception of the situation, state of happiness and a sense of
the immensity of the world, its depth and unity.
Music according to the rhythm, tempo, melody in different ways affects the
human body. Military marches improve muscle tone, major music at a fast
pace speeds up heart rate and raises blood pressure. Melody, listening to
that you feel joy, promotes vasodilation, and normalizes blood pressure
and slows the heart rate. Minor as the music, oddly enough, it activates
physiological processes. There's music (mostly symphonic), which changes
the acidity of the stomach. So it is advisable to take food, accompanied
by your favorite music. Specialists suggest that music therapy, or
melolistika, helps a person to return to the sensations that he had long
forgotten - such as those that were with him at the time of birth.
Harmonious music - the best therapist. When a person falls asleep under
the gentle tunes, all night he sees a good dream. Such music relieves
stress during business negotiations, the students accompanied by music
more attentively listen to and much faster memorize new material. If a
woman is nursing a baby, listening to favorite pieces, then at the first
sound of familiar tunes from her comes the milk.
Religious music gives a sense of peace, restores emotional balance. It is
an analgesic in the world of sounds and helps cope with the pain, easing
it. It lifts us above the level of everyday consciousness into those
higher spheres, where the kingdom of light, love and joy. Bach's music is
not only raises the deepest religious feelings, but has a more profound
effect. It conjures up religious symbols, especially the symbol of the
temple, harmonious proportions of which remind the infinity of the
universe. A similar effect has also Handel.
In the Middle Ages during the plague epidemic in the cities not stop
ringing the bell: it was thought that the bells can deal with this
terrible disease. The same effect is produced and choral singing during
the incessant prayers. It is unknown how knew about medieval clergy, but
in our time has been empirically proven that the activity of microbes,
after hearing the bells and church music, falling by 40 percent. And then,
holy water is itself not so much due to ions of silver, saturating it with
immersion of the cross as the smooth and polyphonic singing during prayer.
The fact that the bells kills germs and bacteria, expels rodents in Russia
knew long ago, but now scientists have understood that this is due to
radiated ultrasound instrument. Low dose irradiation of ultrasound is now
used in the food industry for the sterilization of the spacecraft before
their flight to other planets, etc. Ultrasonic range (above 25 kHz) speeds
up the treatment of infectious diseases and increases the immunity of the
person. In future studies should be borne in mind that if a single bell
sound is unique, the voice of the belfry of a few bells is the whole
atmosphere of sounds that are often difficult to predict because of
complex interactions of individual spectra. Bell Belfry - a miniorkestr,
which the Orthodox tradition is divided into 3 groups of bells: small (rang),
medium (podzvonnye) and large (evangelists). Using songs jingle bells
predominantly one or the other team can develop appropriate emotional mood,
and make that part of the church bell ringers, depending on the nature of
celebration and worship.
Plants, too, "feel" the music. One farmer from Canada under the violin
sonatas of Bach gives one and a half wheat harvest. Carlson has created an
American company, "Sounding the flower - its" musical recipes "used in
many countries. Chinese biophysicist Tyanchzhen Howe invented the "zvukochastotny
generator", which is based on "taste" of plants can transmit different
sound waves are able to stimulate their photosynthesis and growth. Just
need to pick up in accordance with the level of humidity and temperature
required frequency range, which is suitable for various types of crops. In
America, even France, are published albums records for plants - a record
harvest of the music getting. "Sounding" of the plant contain many times
more vitamins and nutrients. From major melodies mimosa and petunias are
growing much faster and even flourish for two weeks earlier. Under the
microscope, shows clearly that the protoplasm of plant cells accelerates
the movement under the influence of music.
In the last century in the convent nuns Brittany performed musical works
for pets. They noticed that listening to Mozart's serenade, the cows were
given twice as much milk. Even the dogs are not indifferent to the music.
For example, the pinschers, depending on the melody blood pressure can
vary up to 70 millimeters of mercury. The Japanese found that when
Mozart's music sounds at the bakery, the dough is suitable up to 10 times
faster. The best rice wine, sake is obtained from yeast, "Listen" by
Mozart. In Canada, the string quarter playing Mozart in the urban areas to
streamline traffic and reduce accidents.
But music can also destroy. In Japan, conducted the experiment, which
involved 120 breastfeeding mothers. Odni mother listened to classical
music, others - pop music. In the first group of moms milk increased by 20
percent, while fans of contemporary rhythms - has decreased by half. Music
that can be harmful to name differs frequent discord, lack of form,
irregularity and "Furious" their rhythms. She embodies the modern mind and
its state of stress and tension, combined with over-depressant effect. And
this is detrimental to the psyche.
Above is an excerpt from the book
Anjey Satori "Music Therapy in the Age of Aquarius."
Download the text of the book here
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