Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Music as Medicine for Healthy Mind

Music expresses feeling and thought, without language, it was below and before speech and it is above and beyond Music can change the world because it can change people.

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 Music as Medicine for the Mind

Music has proven beneficial across many populations, for many reasons. Music decreases anxiety, symptoms of and improves well-being of patients. Music is beneficial for adults, children and infants. Music therapy is used in psychiatric facilities, retirement communities, cancer treatment centers, and neonatal intensive care units. Music exerts these effects, and the neurological mechanisms for its benefits.

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Music therapy has been practiced for decades as a way to treat neurological conditions such as anxiety and depression. Latest search in neuroscience and brain imaging reveal what actually happen in the brain as patients listen to music or play instruments. Beyond improving movement and speech, music can trigger the release of mood-altering brain chemicals and lost memories and emotions.
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The area of the brain that processes music overlaps with speech networks, neurologists have found that a technique called melodic intonation therapy is effective in retraining patients to speak by transferring existing neuronal pathways. Everyone may not prefer the same music, but everyone can be healed by music. The latest compilation of research does not prove exactly how (or why) music leads to health benefits, but music can clearly be the perfect harmony to traditional interventions, offering physical and psychological benefits with virtually no risks.


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