Music therapy has a beneficial effect on health
Music improves the mood, gives hope, strengthens the heart and generally has a healing effect. It has long been used in the treatment of psychiatric patients. Music has healing properties for people with heart disease and diabetics – it was discovered a little more than a decade ago. The action of music therapy with medication helps patients recover more easily or prevent an angina pectoris attack, heart attack or heart rhythm disorder. It is performed individually (morning and evening). The choice of music is made according to the musical genre, tempo and tonal scale.
The effect of music has been irrefutably proven in 2 different ways. It has been established that certain songs (or compositions) cease to be a pleasure if people have hypertension, while some songs lower blood pressure. Sensitivity to sound is enhanced in the state of increased blood pressure. Therefore, only music that pleases and lowers blood pressure is used in music therapy.
A study was conducted on about 740 people with a heart attack in the Emergency Center. Patients were divided into 2 groups. Both groups had medication, but only one group had both pharmacotherapy and music therapy. In that group, each individual was first assigned a music genre. The most difficult thing was to prescribe music therapy to patients who were not honest. The music genre can be easily determined by the sudden opening or contraction of the pupils of the eye depending on the time of day (day or night). Many patients showed a reaction to multiple types of music, even songs they had never heard before. Musicologists recorded a special compact disc with 8 types of music (jazz, classical music, pop, rock, evergreen, landscape, folk and instrumental music). By checking the physical reactions to these types of music, the type of music that the patient likes is determined (although the pupils of the eyes can also dilate to a type of music that the patient did not know he liked until then).
Instrumental music (without lyrics and singing) is used in the therapy of hypertension and arrhythmias. It has been observed that compositions with a musical tempo of 85 to 105 are suitable for patients with hypertension and 90 to 100 for diabetics. Compositions with a tempo of 90 to 98 are suitable for a patient who has both diseases (high cholesterol and heart failure). Should the composition be in major or minor – is determined at the end.
The effect of music with essences on the production of endorphins and pleasure hormones that reduce heart rate and blood pressure. Concentration on music lasts a long time after listening to music (up to 10 to 12 hours). The incident then repeats itself. 370 people treated in the Emergency Center (with pharmacotherapy and music therapy) experienced a significant decrease in blood pressure and heart rate. Patients listened to music for 2 years. Classical music is mostly instrumental and is therefore suitable for therapy.
Music should be listened to for at least 12 minutes to have a healing effect
The choice of compositions changes after 3 months with other types of compositions but with the same effect. By listening to music chosen in this way, the conditions for the occurrence of angina pectoris, repeated heart attacks, heart surgery are reduced, and the death outcome is statistically significantly reduced compared to the control group. The same enzymes also reduce acid secretion in people with stomach and duodenal ulcers.
Music lowers blood pressure and slows down the heart rate just like medication – it has been proven by a scientific study.
The largest number of world music hits corresponds to the rhythm of the heart (according to the music tempo
An interesting discovery was found in the medical records of great composers. It was established that great music creators composed music that best suited (in accordance with the musical tempo) their illnesses. And a scientific study proves that the music that pleased the composer also pleased the selected respondents.
Johann Sebastian Bach’s compositions were effective in lowering blood pressure, and we know that this German composer suffered from hypertension.
The Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi had migraines. Listening to Verdi’s music has been great in curing attacks of this type of headache. Antonio Vivaldi suffered from epilepsy, so his music is used to treat this disease. Mozart suffered from impotence, so his works give excellent results in the treatment of men with erectile dysfunction. Antonin Dvorzak had low blood pressure, so his works treat hypotension. Mihail Galinka had diabetes, so his compositions are especially pleasing to diabetics. The German composer Johannes Brams had asthma, so his works are especially pleasing to people with asthma.
A good effect of music is listening to music with any rhythmic movements that fit into the music. Movement allows the body to release negative emotions. The German composer Karl Orf also practiced a kind of music therapy. He gave the respondents small drums to beat on the drums. All of them said that they got rid of tension after the performance.
In cases where it is not possible to make a quantitative cross-section of blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar, then the person’s pulse should be measured and music should be selected according to the pulse. Each composition on the score has the music tempo is also written down. In the case of certain diseases and disorders of the heart, instrumental compositions with a tempo of 90 to 100 in the minor tonality should be chosen.
The values of elevated blood pressure, blood sugar and elevated cholesterol were observed. A section corresponding to the musical tempo from 90 to 98 was obtained. Minor tonality (causes sadness and wistful moods) is suitable for people with high blood pressure, diabetes and heart failure. Compositions by Mark Knopfler (a famous British guitarist) and “Waltz of Flowers” by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky are suitable for people with a combination of heart failure, hypertension, and elevated cholesterol.
The composition of Italian-born British musician Annunzio Paolo Mantovani (or Norweigan composer Edvard Grieg “Morning” from Per Gint) will appeal to people whose heart weakness is associated with diabetes.
The music “Swan” from Carnelian Animals by Camus Saint Sans will appeal to people who are associated with heart failure, obesity and hypertension.