The magic of music
“Music heals the soul and body” – this inscription can be seen on some Italian Renaissance instruments.
The healing properties of music have been known for a long time. Even in Ancient Egypt and Greece, doctors treated patients with sounds and had extensive knowledge in this area. Ancient Chinese doctors believed that music can cure any disease, and even wrote out “musical recipes” to influence a particular organ. In Russian latitudes, for example, in Evenkia, to enhance the effect of drugs, healers hummed their spells and spells, and shamans accompanied them with the sounds of a drum and tambourine.
The first serious studies of the health effects of music on the human body were conducted at the end of the XIX century by neurologist James Corning. He studied the influence of Wagner’s music in the treatment of mental disorders. Trial listening to the works of this composer in the audience of patients gave impressive results, and the hospital began to hold special medical concerts. A hundred years later, music therapy was used in many medical institutions in America and Europe. Healing sounds were heard in dental offices, operating theatres, children’s hospitals, and military hospitals. The music is soothing, relaxing, helping to treat neurosis, increased the influence of drugs.
In these fast-paced times, we turn to music again as a way to help ourselves. A few years ago, the Roman Academy of Sciences published the results of research on the influence of music on humans. It turns out that depression, fear, the effects of stress, heart pain, hypertension can be cured by 90 percent with the help of music! The conclusions of Italian scientists were confirmed by doctors in England and Russia. Moscow doctor Mikhail Lazarev successfully treats bronchopulmonary pathologies by playing the flute. And the famous French actor Gerard Depardieu got rid of stuttering for three months, daily listening to Mozart’s music on the advice of a doctor.
Today, a special international Association develops and produces musical “medicines” and trains specialists in music therapy. The Association’s specialists have created musical compositions that help with insomnia, depression, and neuroses, help restore the body after suffering from severe diseases and operations, and alleviate suffering from incurable diseases. The number of fans of this pleasant method of treatment and prevention is growing every year in the world, writes the ” on-Board magazine Of the airline Aeroflot-don»