top of page
7709cf_fca2a891db954ba3a13824e920f0e977~mv2.jpg

Healing Music

music3.jpg

Guzhen is a traditional Chinese music instrument, and it has history for over 2000 years. 

黄帝内经.jpg

About

Traditional Chinese music has been used for healing and health purposes for centuries in China. According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), music can help to balance the flow of Qi (life force energy) in the body and promote overall health and wellbeing. Upon the completion of a melody, ailments diminish, and individuals attain a state of tranquility. This relationship was elucidated in the book "The Medical Classic of the Yellow Emperor“ over 2000 years ago: "The liver corresponds to the wood element, with the associated musical note being Jue, and the governing emotion, anger; the heart corresponds to the fire element, with the associated musical note being Zhi, and the governing emotion, joy; the spleen corresponds to the earth element, with the associated musical note being Gong, and the governing emotion, contemplation; the lungs correspond to the metal element, with the associated musical note being Shang, and the governing emotion, sorrow; the kidneys correspond to the water element, with the associated musical note being Yu, and the governing emotion, fear." These five notes—Jue, Zhi, Gong, Shang, and Yu—are referred to as the "Five Celestial Elements." Through the act of listening, music enables the melody, emotions, and vital organ energies to resonate and engage synergistically, thereby promoting blood circulation, enhancing spiritual harmony, and regulating the heart meridian. From a physiological standpoint, when the vibrational frequencies of music align with the inherent physiological vibrations of the human body (e.g., heart rate, rhythm, respiration, blood pressure, and pulse), a state of physiological resonance and harmony is achieved. This concept forms the foundation for the "Five Tones Therapy" as posited in the "The Medical Classic of the Yellow Emperor," emphasizing the integral role of music in fostering physical and emotional equilibrium.

man-playing-guitar-front-engaged-audienc
Here are some types of traditional Chinese music that are commonly used for health purposes:
Chinese Guzheng Music:

The guzheng is a traditional Chinese string instrument that produces a soothing, meditative sound. Listening to guzheng music is said to promote relaxation and improve sleep quality.

Chinese Opera Music:

Chinese opera is a traditional art form that combines music, dance, and theater. The music used in Chinese opera is said to have a harmonizing effect on the body & promote the flow of Qi.

Chinese Erhu Music:

The erhu is a two-stringed Chinese instrument that is often used in traditional Chinese music. The sound of the erhu is said to have a healing effect on the liver and promote the flow of Qi.

Chinese Bamboo Flute Music:

The sound of the bamboo flute is believed to have a calming effect on the mind and body, helping to reduce stress and anxiety.

Chinese Gong Music:

The sound of the gong is believed to have a powerful healing effect on the body, helping to reduce stress, improve circulation, and promote overall health and wellbeing.

When listening to traditional Chinese music for health purposes, you can also incorporate deep breathing, visualization, or other relaxation techniques to enhance the healing effects of the music.

Each music is focus on one internal organ's functions, and also harmony whole body's Qi movement.

TCM Music for Heart

When the heart experiences issues, symptoms such as insomnia, palpitations, chest tightness, and resulting chest pain and irritability often manifest.

Heart-Nourishing Music: The primary requirement for nourishing the heart is tranquility. Therefore, the recommended piece is "Purple Bamboo Melody." This composition uniquely combines the Zhi note, associated with the fire element, and the Yu note, associated with the water element. Supplementing water helps prevent excessive heart fire, while supplementing fire prevents an overcooling of the water energy, facilitating the proper functioning of the heart.

Ideal Listening Time: 21:00 - 23:00. Taoist medicine emphasizes the importance of sleeping during the Zi and Wu hours. As such, it is essential to achieve a state of harmony and tranquility in the heart before the Zi hour commences.

music.jpg
紫竹調Artist Name
00:00 / 01:21

心脏出问题,常出现失眠、心慌、心胸闷等情况,从而导致胸痛、烦躁等表征。

 

最养心曲目:养心气最需要的是平和,所以推荐的最佳曲目为《紫竹调》。这首曲子中运用属于火的徵音和属于水的羽音配合很独特,补水可以使心火不至于过旺,补火又可使水气不至于过凉,利于心脏的功能运转。

 

最佳聆听时间:21:00-23:00。道医最讲究睡子午觉,所以一定要在子时之前就要让心气平和下来

TCM Music for Liver

music.jpg
大胡笳Artist Name
00:00 / 12:32

肝不好常常出现抑郁、易怒等情绪,而乳房胀痛、口苦、痛经、舌边部溃疡、眼部干涩、胆小、容易受惊吓则是外在表征。

 

最养肝曲目:肝顺需要木气练达,适合欣赏的曲目为《胡笳十八拍》。这首曲子中属于金的商音元素稍重,刚好可以克制体内过多的木气,同时曲中婉转地配上了较为合适的属于水的羽音,水又可以很好地滋养木气,使之柔软、顺畅。

最佳聆听时间:19:00-23:00。这是一天中阴气最重的时间,一来可以克制旺盛的肝气,以免过多的肝气演变成火,另外可以利用这个时间旺盛的阴气来滋养肝,使之平衡正常

​A poorly functioning liver often results in emotional manifestations such as depression and irritability, while external signs include breast tenderness, bitter taste in the mouth, dysmenorrhea, ulcers on the sides of the tongue, dry eyes, timidity, and susceptibility to fright.

Liver-Nourishing Music: For the liver to function smoothly, it requires the proper flow of wood energy. The most suitable piece for this purpose is "Eighteen Beats of the Hujia." This composition features a slightly heavier presence of the Shang note, associated with the metal element, which effectively counteracts excessive wood energy in the body. Additionally, the piece gracefully incorporates the water-associated Yu note, which helps nourish the wood energy, rendering it supple and smooth.

Ideal Listening Time: 19:00 - 23:00. This period represents the time of day when Yin energy is most abundant. It can help restrain the vigorous liver energy, preventing excessive liver energy from transforming into fire, and utilize the prevailing Yin energy to nourish the liver, ensuring a balanced and normal state.

TCM Music for Spleen

Long-term overeating, excessive consumption of strong flavors, and overthinking can all cause discomfort in the spleen and stomach.Symptoms such as abdominal bloating, loose stools, obesity, oral ulcers, facial pallor, scanty and pale menstrual flow, fatigue, and gastric or uterine prolapse are common.

Spleen-Nourishing Composition: "Ambush from Ten Sides." The spleen energy requires a gentle approach. This piece frequently employs the Zhi and Gong notes, which effectively stimulate our spleen and stomach. Under the influence of the music, the spleen and stomach rhythmically engage in the digestion and absorption of food.

Ideal Listening Time: It is best to appreciate the music during mealtime and within an hour after eating for optimal results.

music.jpg
十面埋伏Artist Name
00:00 / 08:17

长期的暴饮暴食、五味过重、思虑过度等都会让脾胃产生不适,腹胀、便稀、肥胖、口唇溃疡、面黄、月经量少色淡、疲乏、胃或子宫下垂都是常见的症状。

 

最养脾曲目:《十面埋伏》。脾气需要温和,这首曲子中运用了比较频促的徵音和宫音,能够很好地刺激我们的脾胃,使之在乐曲的刺激下,有节奏的进行对食物的消化、吸收。 

 

最佳聆听时间:在进餐时,以及餐后一小时内欣赏,效果比较好。

TCM Music for Lung

music.jpg
陽春白雪Artist Name
00:00 / 03:03

吸烟、过度疲劳、呼吸道疾病、厨房油烟、汽车尾气、滥服药物、饮食不当都是引发肺部疾病、甚至致癌的诱因。咽部溃疡疼痛、咳嗽、鼻塞、气喘、容易感冒、易出汗,都是肺不好的表现。

最养肺曲目:《阳春白雪》。肺气需要滋润,这首曲子曲调高昂,包括属于土的宫音和属于火的徵音,一个助长肺气,一个平衡肺气,再加上属于肺的商音,可以通过音乐把你的肺从里到外彻底梳理一遍。  

 

最佳聆听时间:15:00-19:00。太阳在这个时间段里开始西下,归于西方金气最重的地方,体内的肺气在这个时段是比较旺盛的,随着曲子的旋律,一呼一吸之间,里应外合,事半功倍。

Smoking, excessive fatigue, respiratory diseases, kitchen fumes, automobile exhaust, misuse of medications, and improper diet can all trigger lung diseases, and even contribute to the development of cancer. Symptoms such as throat ulcer pain, coughing, nasal congestion, asthma, susceptibility to colds, and excessive sweating are indicative of compromised lung function.

Lung-Nourishing Composition: "Yang Chun Bai Xue." The lung energy requires nourishment. This piece features an uplifting melody, including the earth-associated Gong note and the fire-associated Zhi note—one promoting lung energy, the other balancing it. The addition of the metal-associated Shang note, which corresponds to the lungs, allows the music to thoroughly revitalize the lungs from the inside out.

Ideal Listening Time: 15:00 - 19:00. During this time, the sun begins to set in the west, where the metal energy is most concentrated. The body's lung energy is relatively robust at this time. With the melody, each inhalation and exhalation harmonize internally and externally, enhancing the overall effect.

TCM Music for Kidney

The kidneys are the foundation of one's congenital constitution. Frequently staying up late, experiencing excessive fatigue, and consuming alcohol or strong tea can damage the kidneys. Dark complexion, frequent urination, lower back pain, low libido, and early morning diarrhea are all signs of poor kidney function.

Kidney-Nourishing Composition: "Three Variations on the Plum Blossom Theme." Kidney energy requires conservation.

 

This piece features a soothing and harmonious combination of the five musical notes, inadvertently applying the principles of the mutual generation of the Five Elements, successively and continuously delivering the generated energy to the kidneys. After listening to the piece, one feels refreshed, invigorated, and at ease.

Ideal Listening Time: 7:00 - 11:00. During this time, the temperature continues to rise throughout the day. People and nature are mutually influential. As the sun gradually ascends during this period, the body's kidney energy becomes more active, influenced by the external environment. Utilizing the metal-associated Shang note and the water-associated Yu note in harmonious compositions can promote the flourishing of essence and energy in the kidneys at this time.

music.jpg
梅花三弄Artist Name
00:00 / 03:23

肾乃先天之本,经常熬夜、过度劳累、喝酒喝浓茶都会伤肾。面色暗、尿频、腰酸、性欲低、黎明时分腹泻,都是肾不好的表现。

 

最养肾曲目:《梅花三弄》。肾气需要蕴藏,这首曲子中舒缓合宜的五音搭配,不经意间运用了五行互生的原理,反复的、逐一的将产生的能量源源不断输送到肾中。一曲听罢,神清气爽,倍感轻松。

 

最佳聆听时间:7:00-11:00。这段时间在一天里是气温持续走高的一个过程,人和大自然是相互影响的,在这个时间段,太阳在逐渐高升,体内的肾气也蠢蠢欲动地受着外界的感召,如果此时能够用属于金性质的商音和属于水性质的羽音搭配比较融洽的曲子来促使肾中精气的隆盛。

漁舟唱晚Artist Name
00:00 / 05:24
漁樵問答Artist Name
00:00 / 09:15
變換彩風Artist Name
00:00 / 04:05
我划的小船Artist Name
00:00 / 02:29
琵琶語Artist Name
00:00 / 04:21
疏梅弄影Artist Name
00:00 / 06:21
平湖秋月Artist Name
00:00 / 04:51
Sign up to listen to the ancient music
bottom of page