Music healing techniques and who they heal
We have all experienced the power of music in one way or another.
Play a sad beat, and nostalgia will engulf you like a wave, play an upbeat song that you love, and watch your body move without even giving it a second thought. Music has the power to lift your mood, calm you down or get you hyper. Artists express themselves through music because it is a direct conduit to emotions, feeling, thoughts. It is also a way of communicating with people. Music is powerful but did you know that it can also heal?
Evidence suggests that music therapy is beneficial for everyone, physically and mentally. Music healing therapy may improve the heart rate, reduce anxiety, stimulate the brain, and improve learning.
Since ancient times, music has been used and recognized for its therapeutic effects on human beings. Greek physicians used flutes, lyres, and zitters to help heal their patients who suffered from mental health ailments as well as insomnia and even indigestion. Many researchers believe that most of the pyramids and temples of ancient Egypt were built for the purpose of healing through sound vibrations as they are highly resonant. Now a days, Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, drumming therapy, chanting are among the various tools used in sound therapy. It is said that many participants experience strong emotions during therapy sessions.
Several studies have been conducted over time in fact proving that music holds beneficial effects.
What conditions have been proven to benefit from music healing therapy?
Music healing therapy has been known to help those who live with autism. Music can help autistic patients communicate, interact with others as well as hone their motor and attention skills.
- Heart disease
According to a 2013 Cochrane review, listening to music may improve heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure.
It has been proven that music is useful in the recovery of motor skills to those affected by a stroke. Furthermore, it has a positive effect on their depression, anxiousness and helped them communicate better.
The playing of classical music or therapeutic singing results in enjoyment, awareness, and engagement to patients suffering from dementia.
Some people who are affected by Aphasia, a language disorder, are often able to sing words, phrases, and even sentences they cannot express otherwise.
Music may positively influence anxiety, fatigue, quality of life, pain, heart rate, blood pressure, and respiratory rate in cancer patients.
Music therapy seems to reduce depressive symptoms and anxiety and helps to improve day to day functions such as maintaining involvement in job, activities, and relationships)
What are the different types of music healing therapy?
- Guided meditation is a form of sound healing in which you meditate with the help of a guide who will voice instructions
- Nordoff-Robbins is a way of creating music with the help of a therapist.
- Tuning fork therapy uses calibrated metal tuning forks to apply specific vibrations to different parts of the body.
- Brainwave entrainment stimulates the brain into a specific state using pulsing sound to encourage your brain waves
- Dalcroze Eurhythmics is the method ofteaching music to students and healing them through the process.
- Neurologic music therapy is a technique developed byneuroscience
- Kodaly uses a base of notation, rhythm, sequence, and movement.
What are the Solfeggio frequencies?
Each tone has it’s own unique healing potential . The ancient Solfeggio scale can be traced back to John the Baptist’s Medieval hymn. His music held mathematic resonance and therefore it was said that the original frequencies were capable of spiritually inspiring mankind.
The main six Solfeggio frequencies are:
DO – 396 Hz– Liberates fear, turns sadness into happiness
RE – 417 Hz– Changing a bad situation
MI – 528 Hz– Ultimate transformation, healing
FA – 639 Hz– Connecting with people
SOL – 741 Hz– Solutions, solving problems
LA – 852 Hz– Spirituality
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