Parkinson’s disease is a “disorder of the nervous system that affects movement” (Staff, 2015), but does not have an acute onset. Usually symptoms start with a slight tremor in the hands and then slowly progresses to other parts of the body (Staff, 2015). Even though most people have fast, shaking, movements, Parkinson’s can also cause stiffness or slow movements. According to Mayo Clinic Staff, early signs of Parkinson’s disease may include diminished facial expressions, absence of swaying arms when walking, and “speech may become soft or slurred” (2015). Unfortunately, Parkinson’s does not have a cure, but there are medications out there to help symptoms as well as brain surgeries.
Music therapy is the clinical use of music to achieve individual goals and improve relationships; it is also considered a form of Psychotherapy (Music Therapy Medicine). Melodies and harmonies are used to transport patients to new and safe places. The sweet rhythms brings peace and relaxation to stressed minds. Self-worth is found between each melodic note, and anxiety and depression are long forgotten. Memories that were once lost are now found, and medication is improved by this one simple healing tool. All these things happen through the healing power of music. Music therapy needs to be used more often in health care because of the many physical and mental benefits it provides.
Music is known to stimulate the limbic system by many scientific professionals and studies. The limbic system controls most of the emotional needs and activities in the brain. With such an influence on this system, music has a lot to do with emotion. The book explains why certain music creates such vivid emotional images whether one is performing or listening to the music. Unlike any activity I have ever done, music gives dramatic sensation to all areas of emotion. Because of this and many other reasons is why musical rhymes and songs hook certain information into the brain. Remember “I before E except after C”? I am sure you do and read that statement just as you sung it while in primary school. It is examples like this that I find interesting and relatable to my own
Throughout history, music has been that one element of culture we all have in common. It also has a huge impact on our emotions. For example; when Sonny was not playing music there was this feeling of darkness. He would isolate himself. It wasn’t
My child’s name is Carter Pirnuta. He was born at full-tem with no complications. He typically sleeps 15 hours a day with increments of around 2 hours at a time. Carter is able to digest new foods well, so the doctor recommends that he eat a variety of foods. Carter has typical emotional reactions of his age, such as fear of total strangers, separation anxiety and a quick, loud cry when upset or in pain. His motor skills are typical for his age that includes: crawling, sitting up, and standing up, but not walking yet. Because of his high energy, he tends to be more restless, especially when it’s bedtime. We were able to afford placing him in a preschool program, which we thought
The arising spread of methamphetamine has drawn some attention to researchers due to its devastating effects it has on its users and abusers. Meth was seen as a regional issue for many years along the West Coast but began to spread in Midwestern communities rapidly in the mid-nineties. Many hospitals began receiving patients, who had been abusing meth, with no idea how to treat the patients due to a lack of understanding. They soon discovered the heavy toll it had on its users and why the drug was so addicting. Meth proved to cause an addiction to the rush and high it gave to its users but showed its true colors through the extremely negative effects (Sommerfeld 2013). Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant
Music therapy is the practice of using music as a form of treatment for certain conditions (especially mental conditions). The idea of using music as a form of therapy dates back to Aristotle’s and Plato’s days. Aristotle understood the great impact music had on listeners and spoke about how it can affect the emotional states of an individual. “Music directly imitates the passions or states of the soul… when one listens to music that imitates a certain passion, he becomes imbued with the same passion; and if over a long time he habitually listens to music that rouses ignoble passions, his whole character will be shaped to an ignoble form” (Aristotle). Music can affect the brain and body in unexpected ways. It can be used
In his book, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (2008), Oliver Sacks presents “musicophilia” as a mental disorder that has verifiable effects in the physical and emotional health of the “victim.” Sacks uses many research summaries and case histories to discuss this brain and behavioral condition that he sees as a problem to be fixed. I suggest that musicophilia, though typically considered a phenomenal disability, offers extraordinary abilities to some individuals and, through those “victims,” to society.
“There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in” (Greene, 1904-1991). Music is essential to every person’s life and seems to be involved in every activity of a child’s life from the moment they wake until they go to bed. Recent studies have shown that music (listening and playing instruments) have many impacts on children, especially in early stages of development of the child’s “body, brain, and their emotion foundations that support us for the rest of our lives” (Borgese, n.d.).
Do people ever stop and think that a certain song has changed their mood completely? One minute they were mad and the next they are sad. Or that music can help people with illnesses and disabilities. How music can affect the brain, emotions, memory and so much more. Music plays a key part in today’s society. It really has an impact on just about everyone. So how does music affect everyone in its own way?
Assalamualaikum and good day, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Nur Shila binti Khairul Hisam and it is really great to see you all here today. Before I start, let’s have a quick question and answer. Do you ever realize that music has its own healing power to human being? I have a quote from Bob Marley who says that, “one good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”. Therefore, I am standing here to hopefully persuade all of you regarding the benefits of music that you could experience in your life. Basically, there are many benefits of listening to music but today, I am going to focus only three significant reasons of how music can be a healer in our life. First and foremost, it may seem typical but music really can make you happy. Besides, music also can enhance your performance during a workout. Last but not least, music can be a factor to improve sleep quality.