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Music therapy is the use
of music to gain physical and emotional healing and wellness. A trained and
certified music therapist, dance/movement therapist, or creative
arts/expressive therapist can provide music therapy. Therapy sessions can
involve listening to music, music-making, or both.
beginning to reveal how music works to heal the body and mind.
You can use music
therapy to help your mental and physical health. It helps people express
themselves, find new memories, and calm the body and mind through its rhythm,
order, and predictability. Music therapy is sometimes combined with movement
therapies, such as dance.
Music therapy is considered
Always tell your doctor if you are using an alternative
therapy or if you are thinking about combining an alternative therapy with your
conventional medical treatment. It may not be safe to forgo your conventional
medical treatment and rely only on an alternative therapy.
Other Works Consulted
Freeman L (2009). Physiologic pathways of mind-body communication. In L Freeman, ed., Mosby’s Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Research-Based Approach, 3rd ed., pp. 1–29. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.
Rodgers D and Micozzi MS (2011). Mind body modalities. In M Micozzi,
ed., Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 4th ed., pp. 106–129. St. Louis: Elsevier
June 29, 2011
Adam Husney, MD, MD - Family Medicine & Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD - Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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