Music therapy for mental problems? YES! Doctors prescribing it now.
Everybody listen to music. Music is an important componant of the human culture. Music can be used for personal motivation, medical usage, concentration, against shifting mood. People said "Music is a balm for the human soul". Though traditional “music therapy” encompasses a specific set of practices, the broader use of music as a therapeutic tool can be seen nowadays as doctors are found recommending music for a wide variety of conditions.
1. Music Helps Control Blood Pressure and Heart-Related Disorders
Listening to certain music with a repetitive rhythm for at least ten seconds can lead to a decrease in blood pressure and a reduced heart rate said by the Cardiovascular Society of Great Britain. Some classical compositions can be used thzerapeutically to keep your heart under control, if the music matched with body's rhythm. "Listening to music with a repeated 10-second rhythm coincided with a fal in blood pressure, reducing the heart rate" - said by a study of The Oxford University.
2. Music Therapy is a good way to treat Alzheimer's disease
“When used appropriately, music can shift mood, manage stress-induced agitation, stimulate positive interactions, facilitate cognitive function, and coordinate motor movements.” - said by studies made with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Music therapy helps a lot with patients suffering fromAlzheimer's disease. People with Alzheimer's lose their capacity to have interactions and carry on with interactive communications.
3. Studying Music Boosts Academic Achievement in High Schoolers
Early exposure to music increases the plasticity of brain helping to motivate the human brain’s capacity in such a way that it responds readily to learning, changing and growing. “UCLA professor James S. Catterall analyzed the academic achievement of 6,500 low-income students. He found that, by the time these students were in the 10th grade, 41.4% of those who had taken arts courses scored in the top half on standardized tests, contrasted with only 25% of those who had minimal arts experience. The arts students also were better readers and watched less television.” This goes to show that in the formative stages of life, kids who study music do much better in school.
4. Listening To Music Helps Improve Sleep
The Center for Cardiovascular Disease in China said that listening to music before and during sleep greatly aids people who suffer from chronic sleep disorders. This “music-assisted relaxation” can be used to treat both acute and chronic sleep disorders which include everything from stress and anxiety to insomnia.
5. Listening and Playing Music Helps Treat Stress and Depression