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Music can heal

Can you live without music? Music can heal. Music is good for your health.

Do you enjoy listening to or playing a musical instrument? It turned out that music has many benefits for human life since ancient times. Music has been part of human life till now.
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What is the relationship between music and health? At first glance does not have anything to do... but did you know that music was not only good for hearing the music but also useful as a healing therapy, even the medical community began to take that into account. What the hell we get from listening to music? What effect it has on our health? And how music helps in the healing process? Well to answer it all let's review the scientific definition of music itself first and its implications for the medical world...

Definition of Music
Music is the unity of a collection of melodic sounds, rhythms and harmonies that can evoke emotion. music can make the mood to be happy or even drain your tears, music can also invite you to participate in singing and dancing or taking to a relaxed atmosphere. The point of music is the entertainer for millions of people in the world.

But now experts voiced a new song that may never have been heard by the general public. Music can become as a healing agent. Music therapy began to be used to treat various conditions and disorders which include acute pain, physical rehabilitation, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, dementia (dementia), and even gave birth also to boost morale. Music as a means of healing has now been entered into the medical world.

Function Music in Healing Process
According to HA Lingerman in his book "The Healing of Music" musical works to:

    * Improve Physical Vitality
    * Eliminates Fatigue
    * Relieves Anxiety and Tension
    * Improve Concentration
    * Deepen relationships and enriching friendship
    * Stimulate creativity and sensitivity
    * Strengthen the character and positive attitude

Music As a Means of Healing
In North America and Europe, the music therapists work in rehabilitation centers and hospitals, music therapy is the intervention of music to restore, maintain and improve emotional health, physical, psychological and spiritual, the literature supports the efficacy of music therapy, even associations American music therapy (AMTA) has the most comprehensive data on music therapy.

Now music can be utilized in reducing pain in cancer patients or in patients with Alzheimer's memory loss can sing along with the standard. Accident victim who suffered brain trauma can play drums with Parkinson's and stroke patients are part of her half to death can follow the rhythm of a metronome (a device that produces beats repeated at regular intervals) Pregnant women with musical accompaniment can practice breathing and relaxation during the contraction than using anesthetic . Music therapy is also used to lower the blood, relieve trauma complaints, reduce depression (Evidently not when you are stressed and have problems, you will feel calmer while listening to music) and provides an outlet for those who are quiet...

Music therapy is considered as a tool that has the power to cure neurological disorders. Patients with neurological disorders, who cannot move or walk, sometimes can sing and even dance to the music. Music therapy is also given to children with disabilities to help learn and communicate with others. If the user correctly, music can support children's development potential.

Music for Child Development
In a research project at the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music a recording is played back to some of the fetuses in the womb by using stereo earphones at the mother's abdomen. 8 months after birth is known that the baby can imitate the melody of two to three notes. A more severe and 80% two year old baby can play a simple tune on the piano keys with one finger, while the children are generally pressing the piano keys at random.

Researchers agree that the introduction of music from an early age even before birth have a positive impact. Pregnant women do not need to rely on tape radio or stereo headsets to stimulate the fetus in the womb, simply by applying the traditional way of singing. According to experts it is also a form of communication and child development as well as stimulates the senses since the child in the womb.

In Singapore, the music is also used as a therapy to help young children are cared for in hospital while undergoing a medical procedure that the procedure they have to undergo the torture and felt horrible for them. Music used before, during and after treatment as distraction and relaxation. Oh yes the music also helps reduce pain and anxiety

How Music Can Heal?
How could a thing that does not seem to help in the healing process? Psychoneuroimmunology
(PNI) is trying to find the answer. a relatively new branch of science is studying the relationship between mood with the nervous system and immune system, researchers believe that emotions can make the brain produce some chemical regulator which is then sent to the whole body

Music can increase endorphin levels clearly Don Campbell in his book The Mozart Effect, Endorphins are substances produced by our body to relieve pain and is believed to take part in controlling the body's response to stress, regulate contraction of the intestinal wall and determine the mood "chemical produced healer by the wealth effect of the joy of music making can produce anesthetic own body and enhance immune function "Decisive Campbell

Researchers also have found a Mozart Sonata Characteristics that definitively reduce epileptic brain activity, Dr. Joseff Arezzo a neurologist likens the music as a stimulus is a powerful way to encourage a pattern of activity in the brain cortex, while research into the effects of music therapy at Colorado State University stated that the rhythm of the song can trigger motion system activity in patients with brain stroke.

Music and Mood
Although the effects of music on people is not healthy for the sick, but in this case the music acts as a preventive therapy, Just imagine if you listen to music, especially when the song is a favorite song, we definitely feel comforted, according to experts, music therapy is a psychophysical it can mean two things include all that is psychic and physical, both the unity in our body, with both aspects of this music to be balanced.

In practice music therapy can consist of two things namely active and passive, with active approach, the patient can participate actively participating. For example when listening to music they can contribute to hum, dancing or just clapping. Whereas the passive nature if the patient is only acting as a listener only, though as they seem passive motor, but actually his mental activity to keep working. They could imagine the theme music they listen to. Romantic Music for example can make them think of their wonderful memories.

Tempo of the music determines the mood of the listener, the tempo of the standard classical music (tempo moderato) is almost equal to the average human pulse. Music played with a fast rhythm can be considered encouraging, and music with slow rhythms that can be soothing.

Medical Experts are still cautious before stated explicitly by the healing effects of music; music therapy is not a substitute for standard medical care but only is complementary. The relationship between music and healing has been clearly positive; the scientists need to investigate further on this issue.

Music Therapy Tips
    * Sit or lie down to relax in a quiet and clean with adequate lighting, make sure nothing is disturbing
    * Reassure your Self. When listening to music draw a deep breath as you inhale though the music was
    * Remove all the burden of the mind

I know that you'll be pleased to hear the music in a certain atmosphere, the music turned out to be a good means to make us happy, happy, healthy body and soul and mind.


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