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6th Edition of International Conference on

Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies

June 20-22, 2024 | Paris, France

Traditional Medicine 2024

Kalpana Singh

Speaker at Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies 2024 - Kalpana Singh
University of Lucknow, India
Title : Effect of raag bhairavi on physiological health parameters of young females


This research study investigates the effect of Raag Bhairavi, a classical Indian musical scale, on the physiological parameters of female research scholars. The purpose of this study is to explore the potential impact of Raag Bhairavi on various physiological parameters, including heart rate, blood pressure, and respiratory rate, among female participants engaged in academic activities and their overall mood was assessed as well. Raag bhairavi is an early morning raga cited in literature to produce a calming psychological response in the listeners. The study employed a quantitative experimental design, utilizing a sample of female research scholars from University of Lucknow, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), India, in the age group of 25-30. Participants were randomly assigned to two groups: an experimental group exposed to Raag Bhairavi and a control group exposed to a neutral auditory stimulus. Physiological measurements were obtained before and after the exposure to assess changes in pulse rate, blood pressure, body temperature and respiratory rate and their mood was assessed as well. Preliminary findings indicate that exposure to Raag Bhairavi led to a significant reduction in pulse rate and blood pressure among female research scholars compared to the control group. Additionally, mood was getting better, suggesting a potential relaxation response induced by the musical stimulus. These findings suggest that Raag Bhairavi may have a positive influence on the physiological well-being of female research scholars. The implications of this research are significant for understanding the potential benefits of incorporating Raag Bhairavi or similar musical interventions into academic environments. The findings contribute to the growing field of music therapy and highlight the importance of considering the impact of cultural musical practices on physiological parameters. Further research is warranted to explore the long-term effects, mechanisms of action, and generalizability of these findings to other populations.


Dr. Kalpana Singh is an Associate Professor in University of Lucknow, Lucknow (UP) India, teaching Zoology for more than seventeen years. She is an active researcher having worked upon various aspects of Applied Zoology for more than Eighteen years. Since 2019 she is working in the area of Bio-musicology exclusively. She has more than 45 publications in the field of Applied Zoology. She was awarded “Young Researcher Award” by “Society of Life Sciences” and Honorary Fellowship of “Asian Biological Research Foundation”. She has guided two doctoral scholars, a number of Post graduate and undergraduate students for their respective theses and dissertations.