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The Health Benefits Of Music Therapy

Music In A Hospital Setting

The Royal Children's Hospital
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For instance, music therapy is being used in hospital settings to improve a patient’s healing by reducing their anxiety before procedures or tests, especially for patients who are undergoing cardiac procedures. Researchers suggest music can positively modify the release of stress hormones beneficial for neurological, respiratory, cardiac, and immune functions necessary for a patient’s healing. Today, music therapy is highly recommended in geriatric care facilities due to how it helps patients improve their social, intellectual, cognitive, and psychological performance, especially in older adults. Depression, isolation, boredom, fatigue, and anxiety are common issues geriatric patients deal with, and both active and passive music therapy appear to help with mood improvement, while also providing a sense of comfort and relaxation for the patients, allowing them to feel happier and healthier overall.

There is a divine and exquisite reason we as humans are so drawn to music, as both the mind and body actively respond to it. Crank up your favorite tunes and embrace the power of music and how it can greatly improve your mental and physical health.

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