Welcome to a new adventure
First International Congress of Music Therapy & Health
Medellin – Antioquia Colombia
November …… 2020
Why is music capable of healing?
Perhaps at some time in our lives we have been able to feel how a piece of music can bring us a precious memory and make us feel better, or perhaps a melody has been hummed to our children to calm them down or to sleep, or even in our lonely moments , euphoria or depression, a song has been our accomplice and companion.
But far from this somewhat subjective appreciation, there is ample scientific documentation and well-conducted studies that support this new weapon in the treatment of diseases.
Music and breathing
Breathing is primarily a rhythmic process. Human the general owner is 25 to 35 breaths per minute.
A low, deep and maintained average helps to calm, control emotions, stimulate thought and generate a better metabolism of the body.
On the contrary, rapid breathing can lead to scattered thoughts, impulsive behaviors, mistakes and accidents.
Thus, music at high levels, more than 60 “drinks” per minute, produces bad effects, in the same way that a disorderly diet produces bad health.
Music and blood pressure
The human heart is particularly in tune with music, therefore the pulsations respond to all musical variables such as: frequency, time and volume.
In such a way that a fast pace makes you smarter than expressing and a slow slowdown.
For that reason, the slow rate of creating less tension and stress, keeping the body calm and restful for us.
Music is because a natural tranquilizer, but the opposite is also true: strong rates can energize us and activate us almost up to physical harm.
Music, tension and muscle coordination
The tone and flexibility of the muscular system are powerfully influenced by musical tone, sound and vibration, as demonstrated by Professor Olav Skilie in Norway.
Music with frequencies between 40 to 66 Hertz reduces muscle tension and relaxes children. Today this effect is known as acoustic power vibrating therapy, great healing in muscle pain processes.
Music and body temperature
Loud or loud music can raise body temperature by several degrees while smooth and rhythmic rate can decrease.
Music and endorphins
Endorphins, the brain’s natural sedatives, are today one of the substances most studied by modern biochemistry.
The California Stamford Research Center found that the euphoria experienced while study subjects and “listening to music; Chemical penalties” created by the joy and emotions produced by the musical richness of certain pieces of movies, religious songs and quartets, which produces states of anesthesia for pain and improves the immune system.
These experiments also found that injections of naloxone, an endorphin-blocking drug, disrupted the calming sensation of listening to music.
Music and immune function
A Michigan State University study reported that listening to 15 minutes of music increased interleukin 1 levels in the blood and 12.5% at 14 years.
Interleukins are substances that appear in the proper response of the immune system.
At the moment a large number of scientific research supporting the use of music therapy with different types of people:
For children with:
• Learning difficulties
• Behavioral problems
• Profound developmental disorders (autistic)
• Children with mental deficiencies
• With difficulties in socialization
• With low self-esteem
• With chronic and / or degenerative medical disorders (cancer, heart disease, pain problems, etc.)
For people with:
• Degenerative due to the age of the diseases (Alzheimer’s, among others)
• Drug dependence and substance abuse problems
• Brain damage due to illness or trauma
• Physical, due to degenerative diseases or accidents, disabilities
• Acute or chronic pain problems
• People with terminal illnesses.
It also helps you:
• To reduce stress through making and listening to music
• As support in the process of childbirth in women
• To increase creativity and the ability to solve problems
• To decrease anxiety
• In order to improve self-esteem here we have selected a list of classic work and its virtue for you, so that you begin to enjoy the benefits of music therapy