Music is one of the oldest remedies; it is an old companion
to curative treatments. As long ago as 600 years BC, Pythagoras believed
that music possessed far greater healing powers than other
remedies, emphasizing the universality of music in healing
of both body and soul. Pythagoras’s claim was substantiated
by Aristotle: he claimed that man’s pursuit of beauty was not just
a matter of whim, but belonged to the indispensable
attributes of human existence.
Ibn Sina did not only study the effects of the music on the sick,
but researched every aspect of this phenomenon, including
its effect on healthy people. This opened up the possibility
of using the music as one of the most powerful preventative
remedies against mental illnesses.
Music has a non-specific, stimulating, sympatholytic and
sedative effect on the organism (G. Schipulin, Kohler et
al). However, Peter Hübner’s music is a new musical
phenomenon. The complicated character of the
sound, its resonance, and other characteristics probably
have a very strong influence on the organism. That is the
reason why in the last 6 years, in many countries of the world, Medical
Resonance Therapy Music® has successfully established
itself both as a part of complex treatment and also as an independent
method in various medical fields: in neurology, cardiology,
pulmonology, pre and post-natal medicine, geriatrics,
For two years, Peter Hübner’s Medical Resonance Therapy
Music® has been successfully used in several hospitals
in Belarus as a curative treatment without drugs: in obstetrics
and gynecology, in cardiology, in pediatrics,
in endocrinology, resuscitation, etc.
Here, I would like to report on some aspects of using Medical
Resonance Therapy Music® in obstetrics and gynecology.
In gynecology, we have explored this method as the main
method in pre-operative preparation for routine myomectomies,
and it is in use today.
For comparison there was a control group comprising women who
received a sedative during the pre-operative preparations.
All women from the first and second group were roughly the same age. In
the case of all women, the cortisol level in the blood was determined
on the day of admission, the day of the operation and 10-12
days after the operation.
This hormone was measured because it is an indicator
for stress situations (in this case, the operation itself
gave rise to such a stress situation). As the data collected shows,
the cortisol level in both groups is very high at the beginning:
In the Medical Resonance Therapy Music®
group (in the following
often referred to as MRT-Music®
group), a sharp fall in the level
of this hormone (by 39%) was recorded after the music had
been used, and this fall can be seen as resulting from the pre-operative
preparation using Medical Resonance Therapy Music®
In contrast, the cortisol level in the control group fell
only very slightly (by 9.2%). Here, the pre-operative preparation
had been carried out using a conventional sedative therapy
In the time following the operation, Medical Resonance
was included in the first 10-12 days’ treatment
of the first group. In the control group conventional treatment
methods were applied, that is, without Medical Resonance
Measurement of the cortisol level on the 12th day following
the operation showed a fall by a factor of 2.4 in the MRT-Music®
group, whilst in the control group it had only fallen by a factor
of 1.7. Furthermore, the women in the first group reported,
from a subjective point of view, normalization of
their sleep and a marked improvement in mood, their blood pressure
became normal and their need for pain relieving medication
Additionally, the number of cases of anemia in the MRT-Music®
group was 15% lower than in the control group. This shows us that, during
the post-operative period, things went far better for the
group than for the control group.
Assessment of the emotional-personal sphere of the patients,
carried out with the help of the Minnesota Multiphasic
Personality Index (MMPI), clearly showed that initial MMPI
profiles revealed significant individual
differences for the female patients in terms of the norm values – right
up to clear psychopathic disorders, where the level of
the individual values sometimes reached 90 t-points.
In the MRT-Music®
group, an improvement in the mental state
was registered at 88.9%, deterioration at 11.1%.
In the control group the corresponding values were
10% and 20%. The entire average MMPI profile after
treatment with Medical Resonance Therapy Music®
exceeded a reading of 50-55 t-points, which indicates a
complete normalization of the mental functions.
As such, Medical Resonance Therapy Music®
is a good and
effective method without the use of drugs for preparing
patients for surgery, as well as being of great assistance
in the post-operative phase. It helps to reduce the stress status
prior to surgery and ensures far better progress in the post-operative