MUSIC, HEALTH AND THERAPY
the oldest form of expression that is known to influence the physical, mental, spiritual
and moral side of man. Various musicologists and psychologists have acknowledged that
music is a powerful means of achieving all-round development. It has been scientifically
proven that music, the right kind and when used properly, has an effect on the physiology
of human beings in the following ways:
Listening to music itself is a wonderful experience which helps increase one's concentration and attention span, facilitates relaxation, encourages better posture and reduces mental tension.
It is believed that animals and plants respond positively to music. Cows, it is said, give more milk when they are listening to music and that horses and camels move in a more disciplined manner. Plants are also supposed to give better yields, both qualitatively and quantitatively.
Music therapy is being encouraged these days because it is one of the safest methods of treatment, which not only cures, but also gives satisfaction.
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