Group drumming resulted in increased dehydroepiandros-terone-to-cortisol ratios, increased natural killer cell activity, and increased lymphokine-activated killer cell activity without alteration in plasma interleukin 2 or interferon-gamma, or in the Beck Anxiety Inventory and the Beck Depression Inventory II.
Drumming is a complex composite intervention with the potential to modulate specific neuroendocrine and neuroimmune parameters in a direction opposite to that expected with the classic stress response. (Altern Ther Health Med. 2001;7(l):38-47)
| Drum circles
have been part of healing rituals in many cultures throughout the world
since antiquity. It is therefore not surprising that drumming, one of the
oldest healing rituals known, is now gaining interest as a complementary
therapeutic strategy in the traditional medical arena. According to Barbara
J. Crowe/2, director of music therapy at Arizona State
University, the benefits of group drumming are based on the following principles:
|| 1. Response to rhythm is basic to human
functioning, making these percussion activities and techniques highly motivating
to people of all ages and backgrounds.
2. Pure percussion activities are interesting and enjoyable to all people regardless of ethnic and cultural background, musical preferences, or age range, making these activities useful in creating groups that are fun and positive for a wide variety of people. MORE...
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