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90Life Research  2019, Vol. 2 Issue (2): 80-83    DOI: 10.12032/life2019-0425-005
Traditional Chinese medicine five-tone therapy
Haoran Zhang1,*()
1Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China.
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From the perspective of the application of medical value orientation music therapy, this paper summarized the ancient Chinese sound therapy, such as shaman music therapy and five-tone therapy. It also compared five-tone therapy with Tibetan Singing bowl music therapy. The ancient music therapy is a kind of medical means which is oriented to the treatment effect. At first, it was mainly based on the music medical behavior of Taoist, and then gradually evolved into the modern treatment application of folk pentatonic therapy. On the basis of inheritance and development of ancient traditional music treatment, contemporary medicine proposed a new individualized music treatment. Therefore, the theory of five-tone therapy has updated the research on traditional Chinese music treatment theory and system, and will provide reference for the establishment of accurate music treatment system in the future.

Key wordssound therapy      music therapy      TCM      five elements      five tones     
Received: 19 February 2019      Published: 24 April 2019
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Haoran Zhang. Traditional Chinese medicine five-tone therapy. 90Life Research, 2019, 2(2): 80-83.


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Table 1 The correspondence between five tones, five elements in TCM theory and modern musical notes.
Figure 1. The emotional effects of the five sound could change another emotion into a more peaceful state.
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