Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Music Therapy

Music is an eternally beautiful gift. Music does wonders to humans. Its effects are mesmerizing to say the least. No wonder, we tend to lose ourselves in different types of music. We all have our favorite songs than we can relate to varying emotions occurring inside us. We can find several instances where music has managed to transform peoples’ lives in a positive way. Many of you must have heard of the term ‘music therapy’. This term has been credited to cure numerous diseases and to provide healing touch to the troubled souls.

Definition wise, Music Therapy is the sum total of music and related activities to cure problematic things like, fruitless learning patterns and developing non-musical goals. It is also used for promoting mental and physical growth along with motional and social development. Music is a type of medicine that manages to cure many diseases. We all go through several types of emotional, mental and physical stresses every day. Blame it on lack of time or deadlines faced by us in different walks of life, stress has become an integral part of our lives. Music has provided that much needed stress-relief factor to many of us. Ailments like backaches, piles, asthma, intestinal gas, hypertension, headache, cough, constipation, and many more diseases have been cured by music therapy.

Many Indian ragas have found to be wonderful in tackling diseases like blood pressure and speed of brain waves. Ragas like Hindol, Sohani, Malkauns, Bhairavi and Madhuvanti are very effective in curing common ailments. Try listening to music and stay relaxed. It will do wonders for you and your life.

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