How To Make Music Therapy Work For You.

Posted by Nirmala Subramanian on Fri, Apr 9, 2010  
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Music has been used in many spheres of medicine as a therapy for healing. It is quite true; music has had good and promising effects in providing relaxation, curing anxiety and stress problems and treating depression. Besides it can help to bring a positive outlook in the lives of people by improving their moods, It is true music used as a therapy has helped improve the quality of life of terminally ill patients and has contributed to the well-being of the elderly too.


Yes, music therapy helps you to feel energetic when you hear some upbeat pieces and contributes to calmness on hearing the classical pieces. Music helps to take advantage of the connection of music with the mind and has the good effects of improving respiration, heartbeats and lowering high blood pressure. Besides it also found advantageous to lower hormone cortisol and elevate stress and pump up endorphin levels. You will sure feel good and great of yourself. 


It is fully right that music used in therapy allows emotionally affected people to know their feelings and find ways to make positive efforts to improve moods and take part actively in the resoling of problem and conflicts. Besides this therapy helps strengthen skills of communication and physical coordination thereby improving physical and mental functioning of people with neurological or developmental disorders.


Music therapy is one of the best to help stroke and other neurological disorder patients; these rhythmic music help in muscle movement and improve their motor skills. Yes the muscle movements get their rhythm through the music. In addition the therapy with music for such patients helps to provide a relaxing and sedative effect.  Yes, music is a language used to help mentally and physically disabled persons to express themselves. It has also helped to draw schizophrenic and autistic patients out of their isolated worlds.


You can get over negative thoughts and can help your friends to do so by music therapy. Yes, music therapy has helped manage pain during surgery or dental work-up or labor pains. This therapy has helped hospitals to reduce anesthesia and other pain medications during childbirth and surgery. Music therapy helps terminally ill patients and those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, AIDS, stroke, Parkinson's, and cancer to lead a better quality life.


Once you decide to go in for music therapy, it is best to consult a therapist who will assess your emotional well-being, physical health, social functioning, communication abilities, and cognitive skills through your musical responses. Then an appropriate therapy plan will be worked out which will include various activities that will help you to get the best healing effects of this therapy.


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