The Importance Of Music Therapy

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Register to read the introduction… Rather it is the affect the musical development will have on the person's physical and psychological functioning. You can find music therapists working with a wide variety of people. Some include the mentally ill, the physically handicapped, those who have been abused, the elderly, the terminally ill, and people with learning disabilities. Because traditional therapeutic remedies rely on language, their effectiveness depends on the person's ability to verbally interact with the therapist. The language of music is available to everyone regardless of age, disability, or cultural background. Studies have been made on the effects of chanting mantras on human physiology. It has been discovered that by repeating a single word, measurable changes are produced in energy consumption, respiration rate, heartbeat, pulse, and metabolic rate. Studies have further demonstrated that through meditation and relaxation, it's possible to improve immune function …show more content…
Out of the blue, the brothers had become tired and depressed. Once other medical authorities had ruled out physical causes, the physician began to search for changes in their diet or work conditions but discovered none. After a long discussion with the monks, he learned that before they became sick, the monks used to gather eight or nine times a day and chant for 10 to 20 minutes. But thanks to the reforms of Vatican II, their daily chanting had been reduced by several hours a day. It dawned on the physician that the physiological benefits of their chanting, slowing down their breathing and lowering their blood pressure, were the cause of the monks‘ tiredness. His solution was restoring their habit of chants. The effects were dramatic. Within six months, the monks were back to their old vigorous and healthy

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