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Music has been an important part of people’s lives since the very beginning. Various forms of music have appeared throughout the centuries, all with their specific messages and traits. It offers solace, escape, something we can relate to. Studies have also shown that music can provide us with more than that: it can improve our health! Used in various courses of therapy, music can prove itself to be one of our most faithful and helpful ally.
Music and the ways in which it helps!
1.Music can repair brain damage
Particularly brain damage that involves the loss of speech, meaning some sort of a lesion which affected the left side of the brain, the part that controls speaking. How does music help regain speech? By melodic intonation therapy, otherwise known as sing until you can talk. The therapy connects music with language, leading to the ability to train the brain and to speak again.
2. Music helps patients with Parkinson’s
Studies have shown that music is really important for people suffering from illnesses which affect their motor abilities, such as Parkinson’s. Patients suffering from this disease can move correctly when exposed to a regular tempo and rhythm of music. Their movements are no longer lagging or frozen.
3.Music helps patients with Tourrette’s
Concentrating on music makes patients suffering from this illness to become composed, tic- free and calm. Whether it’s listening to music or actually performing it, the activity itself has remarkable effect on the patient.
Music affects us even when we’re not ill. It takes us far away, it changes our moods, it gives hope or it breaks it, it screams the words we’re afraid to utter, it makes us fall in love with it and makes us feel free. We can always relate to a song! Isn’t it amazing that music has such an impact on our mind?
* Richard Wagner was a master manipulator of emotions, through his music, and he’s either loved or avoided.
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