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Scientists have discovered the therapeutic properties of classical music. And in this case we are talking about the treatment of patients with mental disorders (e.g., depression), and somatic diseases such as arterial hypertension.
British researchers claim that high blood pressure can decrease under the influence of the enchanting sounds of classical music.
However, they are categorically not recommended for people suffering from arterial hypertension, listening to pop music and especially rap timeless – the result will be diametrically opposed.
Employees of the University of Oxford (Oxford University) conducted a set of experiments involving dozens of volunteers, both healthy and suffering from diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
While listening to the subjects of musical works of different genres, researchers measured their heart rate and blood pressure.
Oxford scientists recently presented the results of this curious research at the annual conference of the British society of cardiology in Manchester (British Cardiovascular Society conference in Manchester).
They argue that the tempo of some symphonic works and operas coincides with certain biorhythms of the body – in all likelihood, the coincidence of the rhythm of the music with the rhythms of the cells of certain tissues. This has a most beneficial effect on the body.
Scientists report that when participants with high blood pressure listened to the music of Verdi, Bach, and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, the pressure of the blood have decreased significantly without medication. A similar effect had and Indian folk melodies played on the sitar, an ancient Indian stringed instrument.
On the other hand a fast hard rhythms of rap music in the style of techno-pop and some other modern trends have caused the increase of pressure.
“Verdi and the other great classical composers intuitively felt that the blood pressure in the human body slightly up and down every 10 seconds. Many passages of their works sound so that neutralize these 10-second peaks,” – explains the head of this extraordinary study, Professor Peter slate (Peter Sleight).