Music therapy can help reduce stress and enhance cognitive skills.
"I'm confident that music will take its place among medical therapies. To me, there is no doubt that music is a wonderful gift to us and has many roles in our lives. Nothing is as soothing or as freeing to the soul as music." Judy Martin-Urban, co-author with Courtney Larson, I Can't Remember Me. (More information about Judy and Courtney's book can be found in the Brain Injury Books section.)
The American Cancer Society reports, "Music therapy is often used in cancer treatment to help reduce pain, anxiety, and nausea caused by chemotherapy."
Other clinical trials have shown that music therapy benefits a person by reducing heart rate, blood pressure, depression, and anxiety.
In case you're wondering, Music Therapy is a Health Care profession that requires a degree, an internship and passing a national exam administered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists.
While the Mozart effect comes from a scientific study that says classical music increases brain activity better than other types, the American Music Therapy Association says all styles of music can be effective in producing positive results.
While Beth lay in her morphine-induced coma-like state, she could hear and think. She could "replay" music in her thoughts and she attributes some of her more peaceful moments to those musical thoughts.
Today, we each have a small iPod Shuffle that we use when working on this website, when exercising and when we simply want to "get away from it all".
Note: We especially like shopping online at Amazon because we can usually get the best prices there, and we'd never had any problems with delivery. In fact, you very probably bought your copy of our book through Amazon.
Not only does Amazon have numerous mp3 players like the iPod Shuffle, it has one of the largest mp3 music stores on the Internet with song prices about 89 cents and entire albums for around $4 or $5.
This is a link to Amazon for anyone interested in taking a look at their music selections and mp3 players.
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