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Music Therapy Articles: Music and the Quality of Life, and more

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Music and the Quality of Life by Even Ruud

Examines the profound effect music can have on one's quality of life.

Excerpt- "To music therapy, this way of thinking has been known since the ancient writings on music as a therapeutic factor. The author suggests that the profession of music therapy should be more concerned about health in general in society..."

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Sacred Sounds - music therapy - includes bibliography and discography by Malaika Adero, Cori M. Murray

Looks at how music can help us stay healthy.

Excerpt- "If Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and others have one thing in common, it's their use of singing and chanting to bring blessings (including good health) into their lives.  They're definitely onto something. Studies show that music is effective in the treatment of neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's and mental retardation, as well as respiratory conditions."

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Music therapy for reducing surgical anxiety - Clinical Innovations by Michele Brunges, Gail Avigne

Interesting article which examines the use of music therapy to reduce surgical anxiety.

Excerpt- "Past studies have demonstrated that the use of music can be an effective technique in the clinical area because it can distract patients and muffle the many sounds (eg, monitors, alarms) of a normal busy hospital. Researchers have confirmed that music..."

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