THEORETICAL FUNDAMENTALS

CHRONOMEDICINE

Periodic Duration

Pain Sensitivity

Activity Rhythms

Cosmic Rhythms

Endogenous Rhythms

Three Way Structure

Muscular Rhythms

Pain Wave Rhythms

Circulation & Respiration

Puls Breath Frequency

Rhythms in Sleep

Therapeutic Changes

Inhalation & Heart Period

Mother & Child

Heart & Arterial Oscillation

Phase Coordination

Walk & Heart Rhythm

Breathing & Heart Rhythm

Autonomic Rhythm

Hierarchy of Rhythms

Spontaneous Rhythms

Muscular Blood Circulation

Healing & Resistance

Spontaneous Rhythms

Conclusion

Literature

 

 






Peter Hübner - Micro Music Laboratories
Prof. Dr. med. Gunther Hildebrandt  • Chronobiological Aspects of Music Physiology



In contrast, the rhythms of the metabolic system can no longer be modulated in their frequency. On the contrary, each functional area has a series of different pre-formed frequency bands which, according to the demands on performance, are utilized in a rapidly changing manner. All these frequency bands, however, relate to each other in simple whole numbered frequencies, and are so subject to a harmonic-musical order.

The rhythm of the stomach peristalsis, for instance, with its wave interval of approx. 20 seconds has a frequency ratio of 3:1 compared to the one-minute basic rhythm of the fundus musculature of the stomach and the contraction rhythm of the duodenum a ratio of 4:1 compared to the rhythm of the stomach peristalsis.

An isolated piece of smooth intestinal musculature shows spontaneous-rhythmic contractions whose periodic duration constantly changes in whole numbered jumps (illustration 8). There are probably musical-harmonic time structures embodied in each individual cell which correspond to the harmonic interval proportions.





Illustration 8


Frequency distribution of the periodic duration of spontaneous contractions in an isolated piece of smooth muscle from a guinea-pig's intestines.
(According to GOLENHOFEN and v. LOH 1970).

In the lower part of the picture the musical intervals are given which correspond to the frequency jumps.



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