Improvement of the Psychosomatic Status of Children Suffering from Radiation Sickness

Under investigation were 20 children from the area around the town of Gomel, which is contaminated by radioactivity due the nuclear accident of Chernobyl.

They stayed in hospital for 14 days and received every day a 30 minute treatment with Medical Resonance Therapy Music®. The psy­cho­so­matic status was evaluated by the help of the Spielberger-Khanin scale.

Prior to the treatment 59,1% of the children displayed great personal unrest, they felt great strain and grave worries about the possibility of an unsuccessful outcome of the treatment of their illnesses. Likely com­pli­ca­tions and side-effects arising from various forms of treatment produced nervous re­ac­tions in them.


The evaluation of the Spielberger-Khanin scale documented in all children:
  1. a clear release of stress

  2. a great reduction in fear about the possibility of an unsuccessful out­come of the treatment of the illness

  3. a decrease in worry and inhibitions and

  4. a decrease in nervous reactions
The percentage of children experiencing a high level of personal unrest fell from 59,1% to 22,7%.

It became obvious how through these re­duc­tions of fears and worries also the somatic disease reduced and the children became healthier.



Dr. med. L. Tkatschenko