Reducing Itching in Patients with Psoriasis

Under investigation was the question, in how far through a psycho-physiological har­moni­za­tion and relaxation by the help of Medical Resonance Therapy Music® itching could be reduced in patients suffering from neu­roder­ma­titis on a short and long term basis.

For this purpose an experimental group of 28 patients was built, who in addition to the nor­mal treatment listened to Medical Resonance Therapy Music®, as well as a control group with 10 patients who received the conventional treatment “only”. The patients were between 18 and 60 years of age.

The music treatment was given over a period of 14 days, three times a day (morning, noon, evening) for 30 minutes each. All patients stayed at the hospital and were treated ac­cord­ing to the individual degree of the dis­ease. The different variables as different sick­ness degrees, internal and external me­di­ca­tion as well as already made experiences with other relaxation techniques were kept con­stant over the two groups, this also applied for age and sex.

For therapeutic reasons we could not give up the ongoing treatments with internal and ex­ter­nal medication during the treatment with Medical Resonance Therapy Music®, therefore we made a protocol of using the medications in regard to a specific or general treatment and kept these variables also constant within both groups.


Before and after the treatment the patients evaluated the itching according to a five step scale. For the statistical evaluation the results of four treatments were taken – before start­ing with the treatment, at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of the treatment.

The evaluations document that itching re­duced significantly in both groups: by 86% in the Medical Resonance Therapy Music® group and by 29% in the control group.

Also a short term and long term effect be­came evident: after each music treatment itching was less than before and with pro­ceed­ing application of MRT-Music® also the overall sensation of itchiness reduced.

These results confirm that Medical Reso­nance Therapy Music® is a valuable thera­peu­tic tool for psoriasis patients to help reduce tension and itchiness. Like in other medical fields before also here a training effect is brought about, because a greater reduction in itching is achieved as the duration of audi­tory training increases.



Dr. med. Lazaroff
Dr. med. Shimshoni