Thursday, June 27, 2024

                                                   Blog# 148 Music Healing


As I have alluded to in previous blogs, sound, music, and particular notes and keys in music can have profound effects on the mind, emotions and physical body.  A basic approach for most Westerners would be to correlate the various notes to the particular endocrine glands.  Colors can also be correlated with body systems, emotions and endocrine glands, as can flavors, aromas and specific points on the body’s energy channels.  Acupuncture works with one such energy system and Ayurveda works with another energy system.   


Listening to music can often have a calming, healing effect.  However, listening to chaotic, discordant music can be harmful to mind and body.  More frequent exposure to a particular kind of music will generally result in more profound, long-lasting effects.  Using notes most common in Western music, the note and key to organ and endocrine correspondences are listed below.  They are approximate, since there is some overlap, due to note variance from flat to natural to sharp and to organ and endocrine function and influence.  The variance I refer to exists in the music some cultures, where there are recognized a vast number of gradations between one note and the next.  


The note C corresponds with all reproductive organs.


The note D corresponds with the adrenal glands, kidneys and urinary bladder.


The note E corresponds with large and small intestines, pancreas and spleen and sometimes the stomach.


The note F# corresponds with heart and lungs, thymus, liver and gall bladder and sometimes the stomach and esophagus.


The note G corresponds with thyroid, parathyroid, tonsils and adenoids. 


The note A corresponds with pituitary and parts of the brain.


The note Bb corresponds with pineal gland and other parts of the brain.


The note B corresponds with the energy field, aura and how the world’s energy affects and is affected by our individual energies.  


Several of these notes, especially C, D, F# and G would be especially effective in helping balance and heal the musculoskeletal system.  All harmonious music will have healing effects.  Tuning forks vibrating at particular notes are sometimes applied to areas of the body to speed tissue repair or calm the nervous system.


Kay Gardner’s musical composition, “A Rainbow Path” in which she demonstrates with eight musical pieces how and where each of eight notes impact the body and mind, is an excellent source for exploring these correspondences further.  


This blog’s offer:  feel free to contact me with further questions about this topic, or to schedule an Acupuncture treatment session accompanied by hammered dulcimer music.