Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Music bypasses the conscious mind. It is said to go directly to and stimulate the part of the brain that controls the emotions and other important functions.

Music therapy uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals.

It is mentioned that listening to music for about 20 minutes a day can have a big impact on a person’s physical and emotional well-being. Music that is played at sixty beats or less per minute slows down the metabolic responses and decreases the stress level and increases the amount of endorphins.

One should choose the music that one enjoys. When assisting someone who is unable to identify their music preferences, the focus should be on the music that was popular when the individual was a young adult.

1 comment:

venus said...

Nice information.We are going back to our ancient culture of rajas and maharajas, after a hard day of work ,listening to raag darbari and going off to restful sleep. Recently music therapy has emerged as a complementary medicine with many hospitals providing it to a certain set of patients.In certain cases, it also acts as a alternative medicine.