Music therapy is defined as “the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program” (“American Music Therapy Association”). It cures mental issues such as depression, anxiety, and hypertension. Music therapy was approved and became an effective and significant way to cure mental injuries of veterans since World War Two. During World War Two, an era of cruelness and death, military hospitals were filled with physically and mentally injured veterans suffering in recurring haunting nightmares and shocking memories of the battlefield. In 1945, the U.S. War Department even issued Technical Bulletin 187 to create a program that encouraged the use of music to rehabilitate veterans’ emotions.
From ancient time humanity thought that music can help them. Plato prescribed music to people, who are fearful and anxious; and Aristotle told that music restores health and normalcy to those who suffer from uncontrollable emotions. Also, they compared it to a medical treatment (Gallant, Holosko, 1997). In early report it was found that more than sixty present of students listen to music while studying (Cantril, Allport, 1935). It means that many people find background music useful for their own results.
Music Therapy is the use of music intervention to help accomplish an individualized goal by using what is called the Music Therapy Program. Music Therapy has been around since the beginning of the Twentieth Century. Music has been known for affecting health and behavior for a long period of time. In this study we researched the affects that the Music Therapy Program would have on patients who are in an intensive care unit. “Lee stated that medical ventilation is one of the most frequently used treatments in pediatric intensive care units for patients who are unable to maintain adequate ventilation and oxygenation.” Patients who are living with the help of mechanical ventilation have been distressed from various outside forces that cannot be
The part of the brain that understands and develops music is fully functional in children with autism and can be used as a tool to enhance areas in which they are not as keen. A study from the Journal of Music Therapy in 2004 found that when music was used with children with autism, their behavior, communication, and focus improved. A study conducted in 2012 used weekly music therapy sessions to see if music had an affect on the behavior of restless children with autism. What this study found was that over half of the children improved their behavior and social interactions after being exposed to music therapy. Another study conducted in 2006 found that children with autism who listened to steady music for two weeks had a decrease in behaviors associated with anxiety.
It is widely believed that use of such stimulation increases cognitive functions. With the present understanding of the underlying mechanism use of auditory stimulation can be used for reprogramming brain connectivity. Studies indicate the effective reprogramming in psychiatric disorders such as autism and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and ALS, where
The aural score to “On The Transmigration of Souls by John Adams, describes the excerpt from 5:30 to 9:10 in the piece. The piece uses mostly orchestral instruments but also includes spoken words likely played from a tape recorder or other recording device. Recorded footsteps are also used throughout the piece, but in this excerpt they appear near the end. Beginning the excerpt are choral sounds along with violins creating more high-pitched sounds to start off. Both strings and voices take a soft volume and decrescendo before they drop out.
Primary role of melatonin is to regulate sleep and wakefulness , and with this melatonin has been also proven as an aid to provide protection against heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, migraine headache and obesity, helps to fortify human immune system, works as antioxidants and have anti-cancer properties. Melatonin also works as an inhibitor of breast cancer . With the advancement of studies and various research taking place, it has been found that exogenous administration of melatonin has been found useful for medical use in the case of Sleep disorders, Jet lags and shift works, protection from radiation, Gallbladder and Psychiatry
You might not be familiar with the Mozart Effect due to the fast-paced developments in music. It’s the idea that classical music, particularly Mozart’s composition, makes a person become more intelligent. A quick internet research reveals plenty of products to assist you in the task. These products will help you to harness the power of Mozart’s music. Furthermore, scientific evidences prove that it can make you clever.
When analyzing what music does to a person’s mood, I thought about the possibility that the person changes it themselves. “It (sound & music) also trims complications after heart attack, calms anxiety, slows breathing and increases production of endorphins, the body 's natural painkillers. Consider: 80% of stimuli that reach our brains come in through our ears” writes Dr. Mitchell L. Gaynor, author of the book Sounds of Healing, and director of medical oncology and integrative medicine at New York Hospital 's cancer-prevention center. The fact that music can play a role in increasing the production of endorphins leads me to believe that there has to be some affect on your mood after listening
Research have also been initiated to find whether classical music truly has remarkable benefits. One of the acclaimed study which had been brought to pass by Frances H. Rauscher and his team, Gordon L. Shaw & Catherine N. Ky, whom established the term “Mozart
There are many variations to treat this disorder: Extracts of Hypericum perforatum L. (St John’s wort) St John’s wort extracts cause changes in neurotransmitter concentrations in the brain that are linked with depression. Another form of natural therapy is Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for depression, Therapists who practice CBT aim to help their patients change patterns of behavior that come from dysfunctional thinking. Light therapy is another way a physician and psychiatrists can treat every-day and winter depression symptoms. Then there is a general belief that physical activity and exercise have positive effects on mood and anxiety and a great number of studies describe physical activities are associated with healthy mental well-being, and curve stress and anxiety. So In part, some medical journal analysis has found that neither Prozac nor Plaxil are better than a placebo for any measure of depression.
(A.T. Still, 1897) P43 He understood that within the tissues, there is an inherent desire to function at the optimal state. The body has its own repair; self-regulating and self-healing process witch when impeded may result in ill health. Osteopaths try to analyze where the homeostatic mechanisms where impeaded. This includes exploring the state of soft tissues, from the muscles, ligaments and articular capsules to the state of connective tissues and fascial sheaths and the state of the tissues of the internal organs of the body and how all these tissues
Numerous psychologists have researched the rest cure and Matthew Edmund found that “All kinds of physical activity can combat the many medical disasters attendant on depression… Social support is one of the most effective actions people can do for those who are depressed”. This information contradicts Mitchell’s usage of the rest cure in his mentally unstable patients. Charlotte initiated her treatment of “Silas Weir Mitchell’s regimen of enforced bed rest, isolation, force-feeding, and massage” (Stilles), which caused her to “[come] so near the borderline of utter mental ruin” from the monotony of her days (Why I Wrote The Yellow
The nursing article “Caring for Patients with limb amputation” is a research article and discusses pre- and post-operative care, discharge planning and resources available for reintegration into the community. According to the article “Most patients with amputation exhibit anxiety and depression. They may benefit from targeted therapy, such as positive visualization of life after surgery, hypnosis, guided imagery and visits from religious or cultural leaders” (pg. 56). The article also states that “a major feature of successful community reintegration involves linking amputees with resources, like support groups, therapy groups, work groups and recreational groups in the community” (pg.