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Anc Sci Life. 2016 Jul-Sep;36(1):3-5. doi: 10.4103/0257-7941.195414.

Effect of a Single Musical Cakra Activation Manoeuvre on Body Temperature: An Exploratory Study.

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1
Center for Music Therapy Education and Research, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Puducherry, India.
2
Research Associate and Faculty, Chennai School of Music Therapy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract

Cakra activation/balancing and music therapy are part of the traditional Indian healing system. Little is known about effect of musical (vocal) technique of cakra activation on body temperature. We conducted a single-session exploratory study to evaluate effects of a single musical (vocal) cakra activation manoeuvre on body temperature in controlled settings. Seven healthy adults performed a single musical (vocal) cakra activation manoeuvre for approximately 12 minutes in controlled environmental conditions. Pre- and post-manoeuvre body temperatures were recorded with a clinical mercury thermometer. After a single manoeuvre, increase in body temperature was recorded in all seven subjects. The range of increase in body temperature was from 0.2°F to 1.4°F; with mean temperature rise being 0.5°F and median temperature rise being 0.4°F. We conclude that a single session of musical (vocal) technique of cakra activation elevated body temperatures in all 7 subjects. Further research is required to study effects of various cakra activation techniques on body temperature and other physiological parameters.

KEYWORDS:

Body temperature; music therapy; musical cakra activation; spiritual therapies

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