“Music is a therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.– Macklemore”
Music is being used for improvement of all facets of life – physical, emotional, social, aesthetic and spiritual. It is established through research that listening popular music chants helps in controlling blood pressure, improves respiratory system, relieves tension, cures depression and helps to de-stress. Listening Indian classical music cures insomnia and improves sleep pattern. One good thing about music is that when it hits you, you feel no pain.
These days music therapy is becoming more popular as alternative medicine for treatment to alleviate pain, Alzheimer, Parkinson, brain injury, Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD), Mental health, to Control blood pressure, Enhance Memory, Express feelings, Promote Physical Rehabilitation, Improve communication and Stress management due to number of scientific reasons. Benefits of Music Therapy on patients can not be denied even by the scientists due to very positive results when music is used as therapy. History of music therapy is as old as civilization. In the words of American Music Therapy Association “The idea of music as a healing influence which could affect health and behavior is as old as the writings of Aristotle and Plato.
Musicians who have deep knowledge of how music can evoke emotional responses to relax or stimulate people or help them heal combine this knowledge with their familiarity with a wide variety of musical styles to find the specific kind that can get you through a challenging physical rehabilitation or guide you into meditation.Music therapy is becoming popular in western cultures due to the very vast healing power of music.
In the words of Plato, “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and charm and gaiety to life and to everything”.