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Five Phases Music Therapy (FPMT) in Chinese Medicine: Fundamentals and Application

Version 1 : Received: 22 April 2017 / Approved: 24 April 2017 / Online: 24 April 2017 (05:37:45 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 24 November 2017 / Approved: 29 November 2017 / Online: 29 November 2017 (09:54:48 CET)

How to cite: Zhang, H.; Lai, H. Five Phases Music Therapy (FPMT) in Chinese Medicine: Fundamentals and Application. Preprints 2017, 2017040145 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201704.0145.v2). Zhang, H.; Lai, H. Five Phases Music Therapy (FPMT) in Chinese Medicine: Fundamentals and Application. Preprints 2017, 2017040145 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201704.0145.v2).

Abstract

Music therapy has served as complementary and alternative medicine for various neurological disorders. Five Phases Music Therapy (FPMT) employs the theory of five phases and five music scales or tones (宫Gong (do), 商Shang (ri), 角Jue (mi), 徵Zhi (so) and 羽Yu (la)) to analyze and treat mind-body illness. In Chinese Medicine (CM), the five music scales are used to connect the human body and the universe, interpret personalities and constitution and analyze the influences of climatic changes on health. FPMT has a self-contained theory and routine of practice application. Large amounts of clinical and fundamental reports have been available and clinical benefits have been obtained. However more systemic clinic research esp. evidence-based and random controlled trials must be performed to validate and optimize its routines and biological and neurological mechanism must be further explored. It’s reasonable to believe that the effective music therapy will attract more attention from the world outside China with the introduction of FPMT.

Subject Areas

emotion and will; music therapy; five phases, five phases music therapy; psychology

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