The Health Benefits Of Music Therapy

Reducing Anxiety, Depression, And Stress

An article published in the Southern Medical Journal claimed although music is subjective to individual preferences and tastes, music appears to have a direct physiological effect through the nervous system and can cause immediate emotional and motor responses as well. When instruments are being played, both auditory and tactile stimulation help to produce a state of mental relaxation for the patient, thus easing their symptoms of depression and anxiety. As a result, music is now used as an alternative natural form of therapy for a multitude of diseases, specifically for those with severe physical and cognitive disabilities, as well as for individuals dealing with severe social anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Keep reading to reveal how music can help patients in a hospital setting or care facility.

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