Research at Drexel University in Philadelphia found that music therapy and pre-recorded music reduced pain more than standard treatments in cancer patients. This Study with more than 50 trials to review, was one of the largest ph.D. Joke Bradt participated in. More than 500 participants reported, that they experienced less pain through music therapy. „The evidence suggests that music interventions may be useful as a complementary treatment to people with cancer.“ so Brandt. The results show, that music therapy may increase patients´quality of life and influence mood, pain, blood pressure and heart rate positively.
The latest Russian scientific research has discovered our DNA, the chemical code of our existence, communicates using specific frequencies. By finding the right external frequency, whether it be laser, radio waves or sound waves, it should be able to stimulate and communicate with our DNA.
Does listening to isochronic tones have any effect on the management of pain, or as a treatment modality for SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder? This article looks at these questions critically but supplies links to clinical studies that indicates that the potential of brainwave entrainment as a medical intervention is grossly neglected.
Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry (2011) 199, 132–139.
While many people suffer under depression, clinical treatment is moving fast forward and is providing great medicine for the patients. Music is hereby an important player. This cost-efficient tool is not only available at any time and uplifts your mood, it is also a great working tool against depression! Although the scientist do not solely predefine music as the key against depression, they still proved a significant improvement in therapy of depressions if music is added.
This study is a review of 23 theoretical texts representing three contexts: therapeutic outcomes, sports and exercise performance, and auditory-motor processing. The findings consistently categorised music as a true motivator in physical activities, and furthermore suggest to use music as a prescriptive therapy to boost mood and motivation.
The study explored the aspect of music as a tool for mood regulations in adulthood. The findings suggested increasing and restoring of well-being, and also made the participants’ emotional life more varied and colourful. The underlying motivation for the study was to clarify one piece of the puzzle in exploring the meaning of music.
Schumanns Resonance is a cluster of different frequencies, which are known to have a significant effect on the human brain. These frequencies are found within the evolutionary process of developed organisms but also in the velocity of light and circumflexes of the earth surface. The Schumann Resonances have now been found within human cerebral activity, suggesting that certain vibrations and frequencies can simulate atmospheres and affect strongly on one’s well-being.
By looking deep into the cortical and subcortical networks of the brain, the researchers managed to uncover further insight of brainwave entrainment. They linked rhythm and music directly to the cerebellum but also had some major limitations to their findings. They found out that rhythmic processing is following multiple parallel neural computing processes. Therefore, only a professional team can and should create and sustain a complex experience, which holds the scientifically proven benefits to the mind and the body.
The study acknowledges the hypnotic effects of binaural beats, but states that they are less effective in achieving brain entrainment. Isochronic tones, however, seem to be more pleasant and enjoyable to the ear and stimulate – with their dynamic repeating sounds – the brainwaves just right to achieve an entrainment effect.
This scientific review by Tina L. Huang, Phd. professor at the Ohio State University suggests that BrainWave Entrainment (BWE) is effective in several cognitive domains and can relieve acute and long-term stress, reduce pain, headache, migraines, and PMS and improve behaviour.
While preliminary evidence does not confirm the desired level of effectivity in all of the examined areas, the study concludes that BWE is worthy of further consideration by clinicians and researchers as a therapeutic tool.