Testing a Pythagorean 2,500-year old hypotheses: Music can be used in the place of of Medicine* — Promising Initial Results

The series of experiments designed to test the effects of music on human blood have begun, with promising initial results. Professor Sungchul Ji of Rutgers University and John Stuart Reid, director of research at the CymaScope.com laboratory, conducted the experiments.

After setting up and commissioning the various items of equipment, the first stage of the project involved creating a protocol in which the red blood cell death rate of human blood was monitored, using an automatic cell counter. We experimented with several approaches, including adding dilute ethanol to the blood to artificially accelerate the red blood cell death rate; in other experiments we added blood to a prepared buffer solution at a range of dilutions. In all, we spent four days developing the protocol by which all future experiments will be conducted.

The first experiment exposed blood to classical music at a level of 80 dBA in an incubator for 20 minutes, while a control vial of blood was exposed to a quiet environment, 35 dBA, in an incubator located in the lab’s Faraday Cage, for the same time period. The results were significantly positive in favor of music, that is, the red blood cell count for the sample exposed to music was significantly higher than for the count for the quiet sample. Many more experiments will need to be conducted and the results graphed, to show the extent to which the red blood cell life span is influenced by music. We also plan on exposing the control sample, located in the Faraday Cage, to white noise at the same sound level as the music, that is, 80 dBA to eliminate the possibility that it is the infrared component of the sound/music that is causing the improvement in red blood cell lifespan.

There were two initial music selections, Clair de Lune, played by gifted concert pianist, Daniel Levy, and The Great Pyramid, part of Stuart Mitchell’s sublime Seven Wonders album. The Clair de Lune choice was made because it is a piano piece that uses a large portion of the piano’s range. The Great Pyramid choice was made because it is an orchestral piece offering a wide diversity of instruments, including a gong, which is often associated with sound therapy. An additional reason for The Great Pyramid selection was because John Stuart Reid experienced a profound healing of his lower back during acoustics experiments in the Great Pyramid in 1997, which inspired him to begin investigating the sono- biological mechanisms that trigger the body’s healing response.

In further experiments we plan to expose blood to pop music, heavy rock music, the harp and to a range of pure frequencies, including 7.83 Hz (Schumann Cavity Resonance), 7.97 Hz (the Mereon frequency), 111 Hz (associated with the resonant properties of Neolithic burial sites), 432 Hz (believed by many musicians to be a natural tuning frequency), 440 Hz (the internationally favored concert pitch), and 528 Hz (associated with DNA repair).

We wish to take this opportunity to express our grateful thanks to all our backers, without whom these initial experiments and our planned further experiments would not have been conducted.

*Pythagoras’ biographer, Iamblichus

The lab’s music incubator. The dark vial on the left is the blood sample, the speaker is on the right

The “quiet” incubator situated in the lab’s Faraday Cage

The Eve automatic cell counter