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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2016, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (9): 731-733.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2016.09.006

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Therapeutic effect of Five Notes of ancient China’s pentatonic scale based on acoustic resonance

PAN Liang1, FAN Di2,HU Hui1#   

  1. 1 Dongfang Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine,Beijing 100078;
    2 School of International Exchange, Northeastern University
  • Received:2016-01-12 Online:2016-09-30 Published:2016-09-30

Abstract: Five Notes of the ancient China’s pentatonic scale (hereinafter “Five Notes”)is associated with the five zang-organs theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine by five phases theory . The therapeutic effects of Five Notes had been recorded in ancient Chinese medical books. After observation of environment and human body and their interaction, our ancestors had classified various things or different parts of the same thing into wood, fire, earth, metal and water, based on qi movement style. The same kinds of things have energy in common, which arise from their natural frequency. Human zang-organs undoubtedly are substances, and their energy which present in the form of physiological function, come from zang-organs’vibration of natural frequency. Theory of the manifestations of organs was the combination of zang-organs’matter and energy. Therapeutic effect of music is by the way of resonation between human body and qi via sound waves.

Key words: Five Notes of the ancient China’s pentatonic scale, five zang-organs, acoustic resonance, analogy by classification

CLC Number: 

  • R226