What is music therapy, how does it help?

Typically, music is a form of communication since ancient times and is quite common to the humankind. The best part of music therapy is it does not require any verbal skill and still can have great positive impact on the human body, mind and soul. The music therapy is adapted to meet the requirements and fulfill the craving of almost everyone.

The therapy of music is very well established and many alternative and holistic healing experts do advise to help in treatment of a wide range of cognitive and emotional ailments. Using music therapy for health problems has been widely adopted by health enthusiasts. Music interaction with the sufferers have helped them getting rid of many problems and provide better life.

Health through music therapy is possible when certain music is listened regularly. The music used in this therapy is special and contain unique wavelength soundtrack. Some of the important benefits of proper autism spectrum are listed here:-

Reduced anxiety
Controlled anger and aggression
Developed communication skills
Quickened decision making capability
Improved blood circulation and endurance
Improved skills to perform task better
Balanced brain chemicals
Controlled signs and symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress
Strengthened willpower and cognition

The National Autistic Society further backs the music therapy to treat autism and other related problems in children and also in adults. The therapist for this act uses percussion or tuned instrument or his own voice for responding creatively to the soundtracks produced by the victim and encourage them for creating own language of music.

For music therapy’s use in autism and other related issues, you may need to find a Board Certified music therapist. In order to have better results, it is preferred that you find someone with a bachelor’s degree or higher from an American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) affiliated or approved program. The graduates undergo a minimum of 1000+ hours of training and pass national examination making them highly skilled professionals.

In India, the music therapy holds its own importance in society and rituals. The Poojas and Yagyas involve playing divine music that ancient people of India believed is the direct way to communicate with gods and goddesses. Soothing music may have positive impact on the human brain and may help in faster recover y from the illnesses and quick discharge from hospitals and health care centers. It is for this reason, many corporate hospitals play very soft soul soothing instrumental music in their wards and waiting lounge.

Author: Dr Maulik Vyas

I am a holistic Doctor with 10 yr of experience in medical/health and wellness industry. Also, I am a professional content writer with 1000s of articles published across the web. I'm available for content writing, natural treatment consultancy, business ideas about healthcare/wellness industry. I am the proprietor of company named Mouls Incorporation.


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