Under investigation were 25 men and women at the age of 50 – 70 years with a beginning arteriosclerotic encephalopathy.
The patients were treated with both relaxing and activating Medical Resonance Therapy Music®. There were 10 treatments in total, each treatment lasting from 10 to 30 minutes. Starting with a habituation phase of 10 minutes the treatment was expanded step by step up to 30 minutes. During the first three treatments relaxing MRT-Music® was given, in the following four treatments the patients received activating MRT-Music; during the last three treatments they received in the first 10 minutes relaxing and in the following 20 minutes activating MRT-Music®.
During the whole time of treatment with Medical Resonance Therapy Music® the patients did not receive any medication effecting the central nervous system.
In most of the physical, psychological, sensoric and mental performance parameter – except the parameter heart rate and anxiety – there were only slight but not statistically significant changes registered after each treatment. But at the end of the 10 treatments clear changes in comparison to the beginning of the treatment had become obvious. This indicates a training effect with the Medical Resonance Therapy Music®, which probably will be of great value in chronic diseases.
Regarding visual short-term memory the performance had improved after 10 treatments with MRT-Music® by 9,6% on average.