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The effect of music on hypertensive patients

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    Music therapy is utilized in psychiatric facilities as well. Music therapy allows persons with mental health needs to explore personal feelings, make positive changes in mood and emotional states, have a sense of control over their lives through successful experiences, practice problem solving and resolve conflicts leading to stronger family and peer relationships.

    Music therapy assisted labor and delivery since pregnancy is regarded as a normal part of women's life cycles.

    1. NERVOUS 2.

    REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

    ORGANS

    ; Alzheimer's

    disease ; Menstruati

    ; Brain injuries on pains

    ; Shingles ; Pain after

    ; Migraine and childbirth

    other headaches

    3. SKIN ; Development

    al disablities

    ; Pain after ; Mental

    operations disorders

    ; Phobias

    4. OSTEOLOGY ; Anxiety

    disorder ; Neck and ; Mood low back pains disorder ; Whiplash ; neuralgia

    ; Carpal tunnel 5. MUSCLES AND syndrome FASCIA ; Travel

    sickness ; Muscle ; Tiredness tension ; Phantom ; Acute and limb pain chronic pain ; Paralysis of

    leg or arm

    persisting after a

    stroke (cerebral

    thrombosis)

     Music therapy benefits children,

    adolescents, adults, and the elderly

    who have the following problems,

    diseases, and/or conditions:

    In work with blind people, music has facilitated the development of better auditory perception. As a means of physical therapy, music has been used to

     strengthen patients' weak mouth and lip muscles.

    Anyone can take advantage of the ability of music and other sounds to

    induce relaxation, with or without professional guidance. Music is not the

    only type of sound that has been found to have therapeutic value. For many

    years, enviroment sounds-the sound of a running stream, a waterfall, or

    bird songs, for instance-have been used by therapists and psychologists as

    a means of treatment. These sounds, it appears, can do much to relieve

    stress and lift depression.

    The effect of music on hypertensive patients

    The aim of this study is to examine if, and to what extent, daily listening to a certain type of music can help hypertensive patients lower their blood pressure (BP). Experiments were conducted at an elderly home. Thirty subjects aged 63-93 years participated in the study and were randomly assigned into either a music group (n=15) or a control group (n=15). There were no significant differences between the two groups in initial BP values, age, gender, or medication status. Subjects in the music group listened to selected music, 25 min every day for 4 weeks. BP was measured twice a week by a registered nurse with a

    sphygmomanometer during the 4-week study period and after the completion of the study. Four subjects dropped from the experiment due to a change of medical conditions or to personal reasons. After 4 weeks, the average decrease for the music group (n=12) in systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP) was 11.8 mmHg (p=0.008) and 4.7 mmHg (p=0.218), respectively, whereas there was no significant changes in SBP or DBP for the control group (n=14). The results suggest that listening to a certain type of music serves to reduce high SBP and therefore music therapy may be an alterative for hypertension treatment.

    Do you enjoy listening to music? Do you know that music is more than a choice of entertainment for humans? Some cultures have used music in enhancing the health and balance of mind and body. Studies showed that music play an important role in the human body, mind and spirit. These modern studies have documented that specific sounds and music are beneficial in healing since cycle and rhythm are essential in the human's breathing and pulses. The synchronicity and rhythm pattern of music affects the way the body works.

    Since 1950s, music therapy using classical music has been recognized and used for multiple disorders, depression, upset stomach, fatigue, cancer, migraines and even stress. It showed that music reduces breathing rate, heart rate, blood pressure, anxiety and stress. The latest findings showed that music helps in mental disorders as well. The amazing influences of music to humans have brought interesting studies in music therapy.

    Certain music like the rock and roll and classical music were experimented on plants. The effects of the certain music have an effect on the growth of plants. The similar effects of the classical music on humans were seen on plants as well. Classical music has influenced faster growth on plants. On the other hand, the rock and roll music

deteriorated the growth of the plants.

    However, it is still essential that the basic needs of plants must still be provided. Many plant enthusiasts must understand that plants can be attacked by predators when plants are distressed. The distress signals from plants can be sensed by these insects inviting them to prey on them. To avoid this kind of situation, it is essential to provide the plants with a healthy environment they need.

    Providing plants with clean air, water and healthy soil is important in plant growth. Health balance is a focus that must not be overlooked whenever the plant's growth is the concern. After putting all the essentials of the plants, putting some music therapy in action can be an addition.

    For music therapy on plants, it has been found that classical music is preferred than loud music. Most plant growers who apply music therapy for their kind of vegetation use the classical music for its soothing effects found in plants. However, some has discovered the use of the Indian original called Shenai. It is the kind of music from

    its origin that is designed to improve the earth's health and energy. You can try it too in your own garden. Just remember, you will never go wrong when you provide the healthy environment of plants first and provide them with the music of either classical or Shenai. Moreover, music with the healthy vegetation environment will surely keep your plants happy, they will never give off the distress signals calling on those predators and you will enjoy reaping your hard work as a result.

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    For her experiment, Mrs. Retallack used two chambers (and fresh plants). She placed radios in each chamber. In one chamber, the radio was tuned to a local rock station, and in the other the radio played a station that featured soothing "middle-of-the-road" music. Only three hours of music was played in each chamber. On the fifth day, she began noticing drastic changes. In the chamber with the

    soothing music, the plants were growing healthily and their stems were starting to bend towards the radio! In the rock chamber, half the plants had small leaves and had grown gangly, while the others were stunted. After two weeks, the plants in the soothing-music chamber were uniform in size, lush and green, and were leaning between 15 and 20 degrees toward the radio. The plants in the rock chamber had grown extremely tall and were drooping, the blooms had faded and the stems were bending away from the radio. On the sixteenth day, all but a few plants in the rock chamber were in the last stages of dying. In the other chamber, the plants were alive, beautiful, and growing abundantly.

Music therapy benefits children,

    adolescents, adults, and the elderly who

    have the following problems, diseases,

    and/or conditions:

    1. NERVOUS 2.

    REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

    ORGANS

    ; Alzheimer

    's disease ; Menstrua

    ; Brain tion pains

    injuries ; Pain

    ; Shingles after

    ; Migraine childbirth

    and other

    3. SKIN headaches

    ; Developm

    ; Pain ental

    after disablities

    operations ; Mental

    disorders

    ; Phobias 4. OSTEOLOGY

    ; Anxiety

    ; Neck and disorder

    low back ; Mood

    pains disorder

    ; Whiplash ; neuralgia

    ; Carpal

    5. MUSCLES tunnel

    AND FASCIA syndrome

    ; Travel

    ; Muscle sickness

    tension ; Tiredness

    ; Acute ; Phantom

    and chronic limb pain

    pain ; Paralysis

    of leg or arm persisting

    after a stroke

    (cerebral

    thrombosis)

    In work with blind people, music has facilitated the development of better auditory perception. As a means of physical therapy, music has been used to strengthen patients' weak mouth and lip

     muscles.

    Application:

    Music therapists are often hired in schools to provide music therapy services listed on the Individualized Education Plan for mainstream special learners. Music learning is used to strengthen nonmusical areas such as communication skills and physical coordination skills which are important for daily life.

    Music therapy is utilized in psychiatric facilities as well. Music therapy allows persons with mental health needs to explore personal feelings, make positive

    changes in mood and emotional states, have a sense of control over their lives through successful experiences, practice problem solving and resolve conflicts leading to stronger family and peer relationships.

    Modern medicine's perspective:

    The future of music therapy is promising because state of the art music therapy research in physical rehabilitation,

    Alzheimer's disease, and

    psychoneuroimmunology is documenting the effectiveness of music therapy in terms that are important in the context of a biological medical model.

     Case Studies:

#1:Ida Goldman (90 year-old testifying at

    senate hearings; August 1, 1991): "Before I had surgery they told me I could never walk again. But when I sat and listened to music, I forgot all about the pain," said Goldman, who walked with

     assistance during the hearing.

#2:Dr. Oliver Sacks ("Awakenings," "The

    Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat") reports that patients with neurological disorders who cannot talk or move are often able to sing, and sometimes even dance, to music. Its advocates say music therapy also can help ease the trauma of grieving, lessen depression and provide an outlet for people who are otherwise

     withdrawn.

     Links & Resources:

    Canadian Association for Music Therapy http://www.bmts.com/~smacnay/camt/camt.html

    Massachusetts Music Therapy Association http://www-public.ftp.com/u/d/dfrost/mmta.html

    INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC RESEARCH Music Research Information Service http://imr.utsa.edu/

    Byung Choi's Music Therapy Homepage http://falcon.cc.ukans.edu/~memt/mt.html

    Dirk Cushenberry's Home Page http://falcon.cc.ukans.edu/~dirkcush/

Daniel Leopold's Home Page

    http://erols.com/leopold

    Rainbow Mental Health Musc Therapy Program

    http://www.kumc.edu/rainbow/mt.htm

    l

    Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Page http://www.nyu.edu/education/music/mtherapy

MMB Music

    http://www.mmbmusic.com/cat_links.h

    tml "MMB music carries music therapy and creative arts publications."

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