What Can Music Therapy Do?
Music therapy can sometimes do more than a bottle of syrup or a doctor’s prescribed pill. If you have heard of experiments done on plants with music, you’ll know they grow healthier and faster when you play music. A similar impact on human beings too
It is said that music as a therapy cures various ailments like insomnia, migraine, hypertension, depression etc. Music to diminish pain perception is also seen in ancient Greek literature as per the article Music and Healing by Grammy.com.
How music heals:
- Beats stress: Music is linked to mood, and can have a huge impact on a person’s mindset. It that makes you feel energized, positive & motivated, helps you beat the stress and makes you feel relaxed. According to an article by the globe and the mail, music is helpful in reducing stress as it has ability to engage the body’s sympathetic nervous system.
- Therapy for autism: According to psychologytoday.com, autism can be treated with music, since people suffering from autism respond more to music. The rhythmic patterns help autistic children organise their thoughts and thus communicate in a better way.
- Lowers blood pressure: Music therapy works in such a way that when you focus on the rhythm, the attention is diverted; which helps in achieving a relaxed state of mind. It improves the quality of life, tolerance to exercise and reduces hypertension.
- Peaceful sleep: Listening to soothing music can also result in good quality sleep and a good sound sleep keeps you healthy and free from many diseases. Moreover, it helps you to deal with anxiety and boosts your self-esteem.