Healing with Music

Music therapy is now recognized around the world and can be used for a variety of results including speech disorders, palliative care and motor and emotional skills. Music therapy reaches back to before birth as fetuses listen to their mother’s heartbeat and her preferred music while in the womb. After birth, children prefer listening to music they heard as a fetus. While music therapy is flourishing in western countries such as the U.K and the U.S, it is just becoming recognized in other countries such as India. “It [music] is a great tool of power in managing neurological disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s,” said Dr. Oliver Sacks.
Written by Gudipoodi Srihari, April 5, 2012, The Hindu.com
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