Welcome to our new adventure
1st International Congress of Music Therapy and Health
Medellin – Antioquia Colombia
Why is music capable of healing?
Maybe at some time in our lives, we have been able to feel how a musical piece can bring us a precious memory and make us feel better, or maybe they have hummed our children some tune to calm them or to sleep, or even in our moments of solitude, euphoria or depression, a song has been our accomplice and companion.
But far from this somewhat subjective assessment, there is extensive scientific documentation and well-conducted studies that support this new weapon in the treatment of diseases.
Music and breathing
Breathing is first and foremost a rhythmic process.
Humans the general owner is 25 to 35 breaths per minute.
A low, deep and maintained average helps to calm, control emotions, stimulate thinking and generate a better metabolism of the body.
On the contrary, rapid breathing can lead to scattered thoughts, impulsive behaviours, mistakes and accidents.
Thus, high-level music, more than 60 “drinks” per minute, produces bad effects, in the same way, that a messy diet produces poor health.
Music and blood pressure
The human heart is particularly tuned to music, therefore the pulsations respond to all musical variables such as frequency, time and volume.
In such a way that a fast pace makes more cunning than express and a slow slowdown.
For that reason, the slow rate of creating less tension and stress, keeping the body calm and resting for us. Music is because a natural tranquillizer, but also the opposite is true: strong rates can energize us and activate us almost even physical damage.
Music, tension and muscle coordination
The tone and flexibility of the muscular system are powerfully influenced by tone, sound and musical 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 the processes of muscle aches.
Music and body temperature
High or loud music can raise body temperature by several degrees while the smooth and rhythmic rate may decrease.
Music and endorphins
Endorphins, the natural sedatives of the brain, are nowadays one of the most studied substances by modern biochemistry.
The California Stamford Research Center found that the euphoria experienced while the subjects of study and “listen to music; Chemical sanctions”, created by the joy and emotions produced by the musical richness of certain pieces of movies, religious songs and quartets, which produces anesthesia states for pain and improves the immune system.
These experiments also found that injections of naloxone, an endorphin blocking drug, interrupted the calming sensation of listening to music.
Music and immune function
A study by The Michigan State University reported that listening to 15 minutes of music increased levels of interleukin 1 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 in which a large number of scientific investigations that support the use of music therapy with different types of people:
For children with:
• Learning difficulties
• Behavioural problems
• Deep developmental disorders (autistic)
• Children with mental deficiency
• 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, among others)
• Drug dependence problems and substance abuse
• Brain damage due to illness or trauma
• Physical, due to degenerative diseases or disability accidents
• Acute or chronic pain problems
• People with terminal illnesses.
It also serves to:
• 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 classic work list and its virtue for you so that you begin to enjoy the benefits of music therapy:
Insomnia: New Age Melancholy music
Hypertension: New Age Melancholy music
Depression: New Age Melancholy music
Anxiety: Melancholy music new age
Headache: melancholy music new era
Stomachache: New Age Melancholy Music
Energetic: The melancholy of new age music.