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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 93  

“Srpayya”, praying song in Buddhism and its possible application for controlling of respiration problem


1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Deparment of Tropical Medicine, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China

Date of Web Publication20-Apr-2018

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Beuy Joob
Medical Academic Center, Bangkok
Thailand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ayu.AYU_172_17

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. “Srpayya”, praying song in Buddhism and its possible application for controlling of respiration problem. AYU 2017;38:93

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. “Srpayya”, praying song in Buddhism and its possible application for controlling of respiration problem. AYU [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Sep 18];38:93. Available from: http://www.ayujournal.org/text.asp?2017/38/1/93/230776



Dear Editor,

The music therapy is accepted as a new modality in naturopathy management. Burns et al. mentioned that “Music therapy was associated with perceptions of meaningful spiritual support and less trouble breathing.[1]” Here, the authors would like to discuss on “Srpayya,” praying song in Buddhism and its possible application for controlling of respiration problem. For the Buddhist people living in the remote area of developing countries, they might have little knowledge and not influent read the book. However, singing song is a basic activity that anyone can easily practice. “Srpayya” is the basic type of song using as praying song for Buddhist prayer in Indochina. It is approved that Buddhist praying is a useful technique that can be integrated for management of several health problems (such as drug dependence [2]). Praying during meditation is proved to be useful for controlling of respiration.[3] Praying is also proved to be a useful relaxation tool that can have a great effect on several conditions including to postoperative crisis.[4] However, praying might be sometimes difficult. The use of “Srpayya” which is a kind of applied musical rhythm for singing basic praying text can be a new useful approach for management of disease. At least, singing a song can be a training technique to help for improving respiration and might be helpful for management of respiratory problem. Further studies on this concept are planned.

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Burns DS, Perkins SM, Tong Y, Hilliard RE, Cripe LD. Music therapy is associated with family perception of more spiritual support and decreased breathing problems in cancer patients receiving hospice care. J Pain Symptom Manage 2015;50:225-31.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.
Pfeiffer WM. Concentrative self-relaxation by exercises derived from buddhistic respiration-meditation and from respiration therapy. Z Psychother Med Psychol 1966;16:172-81.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Spencer CP, Heggenhougen HK, Navaratnam V. Traditional therapies and the treatment of drug dependence in Southeast Asia. Am J Chin Med 1980;8:230-8.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Beiranvand S, Noparast M, Eslamizade N, Saeedikia S. The effects of religion and spirituality on postoperative pain, hemodynamic functioning and anxiety after cesarean section. Acta Med Iran 2014;52:909-15.  Back to cited text no. 4
    




 

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