Interview with Prof. Reznikov, following his lecture at the Medical Faculty of the University of Heidelberg:
The application of Medical Resonance Therapy Music® for in-patient and out-patient treatment
As long as two and a half thousand years ago, the learned physician, mathematician and musicologist Pythagoras
discovered that the laws of harmony of music are the same as those in all living beings. Can then music which strictly follows these natural laws of harmony help the human body? Could it not be a real form of therapy? Music was used in such a way by the old high civilizations, and the Bible also describes how David used music to heal King Saul.
In recent times, the classical composer Peter Hübner, in particular, has studied the natural laws of harmony of music and, urged by leading medical professors, has begun to tap the potential of naturally structured music for healing purposes. In the course of his work, he has developed Medical Resonance Therapy Music®
, music which orients itself on the natural laws of harmony of the microcosm of music and which is composed in such a way that it is able to strengthen people’s inner health-promoting powers.One of the health professionals currently studying the healing effects this music has on people is Professor Dr. Alexander Reznikov from the Research Institute for Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Academy of Sciences in Kiev.
What prompted you to start looking into the effects music has on people?
Prof. Dr. med. Reznikov:
It was a coincidence really – when, about three years ago, I met the composer Peter Hübner at a scientific event at the University of Tuebingen. He gave a very interesting lecture to researchers from all over the world about the effects Medical Resonance Therapy Music®
has on people in respect of physiological parameters: music for the focused harmonization of the processes within the human body
. For me and many of my colleagues, this was a very remarkable thesis. The idea of treating illnesses naturally with music, that is using an unconventional method, was also very exciting and appealing. Therefore, I started my studies, above all to enable me to form an objective opinion about the effects of music.
What kind of studies are these?Prof. Dr. med. Reznikov:
We are looking at different criteria of various physiological functions. This particularly concerns the secretion of several of the body’s own hormones
, above all the stress hormones in the broadest sense. As well as this, we are looking at various forms of electrical activity and other special parameters. We also ask our patients about their subjective feelings.
What type of music have you been working with so far?Prof. Dr. med. Reznikov:
In the course of our studies, we have been looking after three groups of patients. One group listened to Peter Hübner’s Medical Resonance Therapy Music®
, the second to restful music by Mozart and the third group heard no music at all.
One must also be aware that Medical Resonance Therapy Music®
by the composer Peter Hübner is the first and, to date, the only music that has been specially composed for medical purposes
and which follows in its composition the natural laws of harmony of the microcosm of music.
Was it also possible to take account of individual preferences in terms of musical taste?Prof. Dr. med. Reznikov:
No, as this is not the question. The music should activate physiological effects and health-promoting processes in the body. Therefore, we use music with which there has been proven and repeatable success. Even if someone is able to relax – subjectively – by listening to his favorite music: objectively these effects are still a long way off occurring.
And interestingly, with Peter Hübner’s Medical Resonance Therapy Music®
the result was not dependent on the musical taste of the experimental subjects concerned. Even when they were not keen on the music, the measurable physical reactions
were nevertheless positive – which confirms the resonance reinforcement of people’s inner health-promoting powers brought about by this music.