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Music – A Part of Ancient Medicine
May 28, 2014

Historically, music and healing have always gone hand in hand. The Chinese character for medicine includes the character for music. In ancient Greece, music was used to ease stress, promote sleep, and soothe pain. Native Americans and Africans used singing and chanting as part of their healing rituals.

In Western medicine, the connection was gradually broken when the art of medicine gave way to the science of medicine. It’s slowly being restored as music therapists demonstrate the value of music for treating people with everything from Alzheimer’s disease to chronic pain and substance abuse problems.

Researchers have turned their attention to the effects of music on the cardiovascular system. Most have looked at more holistic effects. Although a few researches have focused on specific variables, such as changes in blood pressure, heart rate, or blood flow through arteries. We are looking forward to the results.