Meditation – What is the microbiome and how does it affect your health?
Bacteria fulfil many roles – some are bad and cause disease, but others are extremely important to our immune system.
Our bodies are full of bacteria, viruses and fungi which are collectively known as the microbiome. This term describes the microorganisms that live in or on a particular part of the body, such as the skin or the gut.
The gut microbiome controls how the immune system works – by communicating with immune cells it affects how the body responds to infection.
New research has discovered that the gut microbiome can also affect the central nervous system which controls brain function.
Studies have indicated that gut microbiota could have an impact on the function of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis which could lead to changes in brain functions.
Intestinal flora can modulate communication between the gut and the brain via the gut-brain axis, which mainly includes the nervous system, immune system and endocrine system. When intestinal flora is affected, a series of changes in physical and/or mental symptoms can occur.
Dysbiosis – an imbalance within the gut microbiome – has been associated with several health issues.
Music has been found to have a positive effect on the microbiome – it enhances the abundance of beneficial bacteria by reducing the prevalence of pathogenic bacteria in gut microbiota – listening to music whilst eating causes modifications in the gut microbial composition.
The sound wave stimulus of music affects our physiology and psychology. The rhythm of music encourages muscle activity and induces vitality. When the rhythm of music is close to the heart rhythm, it stimulates the excretion of regulating hormones.
Five Elements Music Therapy
Many years ago, China introduced the five-elements music therapy (FEMT) into the medical field and scientists have since observed that FEMT can relieve anxiety symptoms, improve spatial cognition, and regulate intestinal microbiota.
Whilst soft melodic and rhythmic music has been used to support healthy sleep for centuries (hence the creation of lullabies), noise pollution has the opposite effect.
Research suggests that gut microbes are also influenced by circadian rhythms – important signals sent from both our microbiome and our body are required to maintain a healthy, balanced circadian rhythm.
So, all this research is finally demonstrating why music has a therapeutic effect – and why listening to music at different hertz does really have a positive effect on many different health issues. The comments from our subscribers tell us this – and research is beginning to establish the scientific reasons behind it.
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