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Mozart as Medicine: Music Therapy and the Health Benefits of Music

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Mozart as Medicine: Music Therapy and the Health Benefits of Music
David Binanay started playing the violin when he was five. By age twelve, he performed at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City and, soon after, at the White House. In 2006, fresh off graduation from Villanova University, Binanay was positioned perfectly to build his life around music.

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Health Benefits Of Music

Health Benefits Of Music

Music has been shown to play a role in healing our bodies and increasing our health and happiness. Studies show that music relieves pain in patients, and also relieves stress and anxiety by decreasing blood pressure, steadying the heart rate, and easing stress.

Music can boost our immune system functioning by increasing the growth hormones while decreasing stress hormones. Various studies have linked music to happiness and pleasure in a variety of ways.

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Limitations in the Findings About Music

  • There is still ambiguity if listening to or playing the music causes the benefits.
  • It is not known if stimulating or relaxing music is doing the healing.
  • It is not known if the music is the person’s favourite music or of his liking, as opposed to something chosen by the experimenter.
  • There are several other factors like a group playing vs individual playing of music, or a large random trial, which needs to be looked at in the future

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