Efficacy proven by clinical research
Music Care continually works to improve its applications through research.
To date, over thirty clinical studies and 150 abstracts were published by 20 university teams and research institutes worldwide.
The results of these clinical studies confirm the efficacy of our music care sessions in the field of pain and neurological disorders.
Clinical studies on Music Care
Access the link below to review our most recent studies.
- Une baisse significative de la douleur et des consommations d'anxiolytiques et d'antidépresseurs
Effect of music intervention in the management of chronic pain: a single blind randomized, controlled trial. Clinical Journal of Pain 2012; 28: 329-37.
- Une baisse des troubles du comportement chez des patients atteints de la maladie d'Alzheimer
Effect of music therapy on anxiety and depression in patients with Alzheimer's type dementia: randomized, controlled study. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 2009; 28: 36-46.
- Une action sur les fréquences respiratoires, cardiaques et sur les pressions artérielles
Effects of music therapy in intensive care unit without sedation in weaning patients versus non-ventilated patients. Annales Françaises Anesthesie Reanimation 2007; 26:30-8.
- Une efficacité plus importante que l'écoute de musique de relaxation standard
Evaluation de l'intérêt de séances de musicothérapie VS séances de physiothérapie par radar chez des patients douloureux pris en charge en rééducation fonctionnelle. La revue du Rhumatisme 2009
Retrouvez d'autres résultats d'études cliniques sur l'efficacité de Music Care dans les bases de données internationales Sciencedirect et Medline/PubMed.
Research and development (R&D)
In the scope of our R&D, Music Care is also investigating the new emerging theories in the application of sound for therapeutic care. Music Care is able to incorporate those new emerging concepts in an attempt to measure and evaluate their potential.
When signals of two different frequencies are presented separately, one to each ear, the brain detects the phase variation between the frequencies and tries to reconcile that difference. In doing so, as the two frequencies mesh in and out of phase, the brain creates its own third signal - called a binaural beat -, which is equal to the difference between those two frequencies. Several studies have suggested that binaural beats, which are perceived as a sound beat of low frequency, would have a positive effect on psychological disorders such as anxiety.
French physist, Joel Sternheimer, offers a new explanation of biological effect of music. His work suggests that music could directly influence the protein synthesis. From his work was created a method called "proteodies" which was used successfully in the agricultural field but could also have an interest for the medical field.
432 Hz Tuning
Most music worldwide has been tuned to A=440 Hz since the International Standards Organization (ISO) promoted it in 1953. However, when looking at the vibratory nature of the universe, it's possible that this pitch is disharmonious with the natural resonance of nature and may generate negative effects on human behaviour and consciousness. Several writers have suggested that the use of the 432 Hz tuning could improve the effect of music on the human being. Even if nothing has been proven yet, Music Care is exploring those claims in order to validate their effects at a clinical level.
1. Le Scouarnec RP, Poirier RM, Owens JE, Gauthier J, Taylor AG, Foresman PA. (2001). Use of binaural beat tapes for treatment of anxiety: a pilot study of tape preference and outcomes. Altern Ther Health Med. (Clinique Psych in Montreal, Quebec.) 7 (1): 58–63.
2. Helané Wahbeh, Carlo Calabrese, and Heather Zwickey. Binaural Beat Technology in Humans: A Pilot Study To Assess Psychologic and Physiologic Effects. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. January/February 2007, 13 (1): 25-32. doi:10.1089/acm.2006.6196.