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The Benefits of Using Music As Therapy

May 25, 2008
Everyone can have a little stress and anxiety from time to time. If you have chronic anxiety and stress though, you may wish to seek out musical therapy. It is gaining new ground in regards to successful therapy.

Music therapy is used for extensive healing even intensive care patients. It can also help in the development of skills of a person.

Use of music as a cure for many diseases was found in the 16th century (History of Greece) where music along with dance was used to treat mental illness of many patients. Nowadays, music therapy is used to reduce stress and anxiety and helps the patient to learn stress management.

Music therapy can even heal a disease believe it or not. The most common effects of this type of treatment are peace of mind though. It calms a person and helps them to cope through chronic suffering.

When the mind begins to calm and has a positive outlook on life, it is time to switch up the treatment. This is a sign the treatment is working. Music causes a soothing effects on its patients and helps them to reach in their inner-self.

The medical field doesn't dismiss music therapy altogether. It is used as a second form of treatment right behind the main ways of taking care of someone.

If the patient is suffering from memory loss, cancer, or other forms of chronic illness, music may be to their benefit. Music therapy helps to control blood pressure, heart and respiratory rates, as well as stress and anxiety.

Music therapy normally uses headphones and cds to help heal the patient. The patient will also explain the likes and dislikes he or she may have. This is crucial for helping the patient reach the end goal they have in mind.

Slow music can help to reduce your heart rate and in turn, ease your anxiety. This is true even for myself. If you add into this, songs with positive lyrics, you are well on your way to having a positive outlook in life.

With low levels of serotonin in your body, you are likely to become depressed. When you become depressed, you will become stressed. Too much stress can lead to other problems, so it would be best to indulge in musical therapy which can help to increase your serotonin levels.

Music therapy is not invasive and it doesn't hurt your body. It only helps to heal your problems of stress, anxiety, and other disorders you may have. In time, you will feel yourself becoming more upbeat and looking at life with a better perspective.
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