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The Health Benefits of Listening to Music

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Health benefits of music and sound

Historical references to the health effects of music The use of music and sound to improve health is not a novel idea. Both harmful and beneficial effects of music have been recognized by the ancient Greeks and Romans, including Pythagoras, Democritus, Aristotle, Galen, and Celsus. [2b] Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) refers to the qualities of specific instruments and sounds and their beneficial effects on various organs. Plato, Cicero, and Seneca all believed that music profoundly affected the behavior of entire societies and that the state should regulate the performance of music and prohibit certain types because of their potentially harmful effects. [2a] While such sentiments may be extreme, Plato's views remind us that the modern benign attitude toward music as mere "auditory cheesecake" [1a - 1c] contradicts the more ancient view of music as a powerful cultural force, for good or evil.

Other research. Music Therapy. Other common name(s): none Scientific/medical name(s): none Music therapy is the use of music by health care professionals to promote healing and enhance quality of life for their patients.

Music Therapy

Music therapy may be used to encourage emotional expression, promote social interaction, relieve symptoms, and for other purposes. Music therapists may use active or passive methods with patients, depending on the individual patient’s needs and abilities. There is some evidence that, when used with conventional treatment, music therapy can help to reduce pain and relieve chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Music therapists work with a variety of physical, emotional, and psychological symptoms.

There is evidence that music therapy can reduce high blood pressure, rapid heart beat, depression, and sleeplessness. Musical Pharmacology - Concerto in the Key of RX. Marc Neikrug, 'Healing Ceremony' Composer, Talks The Power Of Music. Most of us have experienced the incredible, mood-altering power of music.

Marc Neikrug, 'Healing Ceremony' Composer, Talks The Power Of Music

One minute you're in a bad mood, the next you're finger-drumming along to your favorite Florence And The Machine song, feeling zen as ever. But there's more to music than its notable ability to give us a metaphorical hug on a crummy day. Music is "much more powerful than you imagine," says Marc Neikrug, a composer of contemporary classical music who has performed in both the New York Philharmonic and Boston Symphony Orchestra. Neikrug wrote his most recent composition, Healing Ceremony, with (as the title suggests) healing in mind.

"I started thinking about people who get sick -- not just cancer -- but anytime someone finds out from their doctor that something is really wrong with them," he told The Huffington Post in an interview. Healing Ceremony was originally drafted to soothe cancer patients, but Neikrug found it to have an impact on people dealing with a spectrum of hardship -- particularly stress. Close alamy. Health benefits of music. Written by Adam Ramsay, health journalist Music has a special power to move us and stir our emotions.

Health benefits of music

Anyone who has ever wiped tears away from their eyes listening to their favourite sad song will know how powerful simple notes and chords can be. Now, scientific studies have shown that music really can change our mood and even help us concentrate. We look at the effects music can have, and we ask the experts what songs are likely to help you run a race, prepare for an exam or relieve stress. Forget coffee for concentration: A burst of Mozart can 'significantly help to focus the mind' Scientists have discovered that listening to Mozart is better than listening to less flowing music or silence when trying to focus on a taskSay that findings prove that music plays crucial role in brain developmentPrevious studies have found that the composer's pieces have a beneficial effect on the brain which as been termed at the 'Mozart Effect' By Rachel Reilly Published: 13:33 GMT, 1 July 2013 | Updated: 14:34 GMT, 1 July 2013 Listening to Mozart can significantly help to focus the mind and improve brain performance, according to new research.

Forget coffee for concentration: A burst of Mozart can 'significantly help to focus the mind'

A study found that listening to a minuet - a specific style of classical dance music - composed by Mozart increased the ability of both young and elderly people to concentrate and complete a task. Scientists say that the findings help to prove that music plays a crucial role in human brain development. Are headphoneS the ultimate study aid? Many have described the benefits that the composer's music has on the brain as the 'Mozart Effect'