Using Music Therapy To Treat Mental Health Disorders
Music therapy has worked its wonders in improving mental health and has also been used for disease treatment. Some of us have heard of the marvels by this type of therapy. However, we don’t have a clear understanding of how it really works. The following will help us understand why and learn about the benefits of Music Therapy.…
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Do Songs Have The Strength To Heal People?
Not too long ago, my brother died and I struggled to find ways of overcoming the grief. Music was among the ways of healing. It helped me express how I really felt during those times. Read this article to know more.
Donna Lewis’ Silent World was my constant lullaby – I play the music that would soothe me and break me at the same time. Indeed, I felt the power of music heal me. A good friend of mine was devastated when her fiancé decided that they shouldn’t get married. I tried to help them fix their issues and convinced them to go to therapy since it may benefit couples who want to be together for life.
We’d go out to the beach and listen and sing to the tune of…
‘What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger.’
Through experience, I can attest that music can keep you calm and it has a curing power. It has its ways of helping us live our lives sanely – one day at a time. It has this thing that energizes and relaxes us when we need to. A study even showed that music’s curing energy has the capacity to improve the lives of the mentally ill in so many ways.
Here are some details to prove that.
Decreases Cancer Side Effects
The healing power of music has proven to help decrease the discomfort and pain perception that cancer patients experience. It can be utilized as an adjunct to cancer therapy or radiation therapy and tremendously make a difference in improving the quality of their lives. A music therapist works to encourage a person to become more expressive, and this can significantly help cancer patients receiving chemotherapy to release their stress and anxiety.
Less Discomfort Experienced In Invasive Procedures
Studies were performed on individuals who would undergo cardiac procedures, knee surgery, and cardiac angiography. They were asked to stay in a room and listen to a relaxing sound before going through the treatment procedures, and the outcome was overwhelming. The pain medication levels were decreased during surgery.
There was also a sign of lower blood pressure levels while they were in the operating room.
A Fruitful Outlet For Those With Alzheimer’s And Dementia – Music therapy successfully aids the elderly in enhancing their cognition. They were found to be able to recall more memories after being encouraged to listen to music regularly. They would pick up a musical instrument, sing their favorite music, or start writing songs, improving their mood and promoting relaxation. It also arouses different emotions and allows them to better communicate with others and themselves.
The Power Of Music
– Using music therapy to help cure insomnia is not new. It has time and again proven to improve one’s quality of sleep and reduce the amount of time waiting to fall asleep. A classical or slow tune is the genre of choice if you want to successfully get rid of your insomnia.
Music relaxes and calms the mind and encourages one to release negativity that’s stuck inside the mind and body.
This is true in individuals with or without mental or physical illness.
Music affects all levels of the human brain and directly affects our emotions. Upbeat and feel-good melodies can effectively boost one’s mood and behavior. Ironically, not all people prefer to listen to happy music to help them get over past hurts. According to a study, sad people sometimes feel that they can count on sad melodies to make them feel better.
Why? Because these songs help them replace the lost relationship.
Indeed, music has curing energy. Whatever genre you want to listen to, whatever emotional state you are in, you can always count on music to make a difference in your life – a positive difference.
- Does music have healing powers?
- How does music heal the soul?
- Why is music so powerful?
- Can music heal the body?
- How can we say that music is a magic medicine?
- What kind of music heals the brain?
- Can music return lost memories?
- Why does music touch the soul?
- Does music help anxiety?
- What are the positive effects of music?
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