Music as Medicine

Via American Psychological Association : At its core, music is sound, and sound is rooted in vibration. Led by Lee Bartel, PhD, a music professor at the University of Toronto, several researchers are exploring whether sound vibrations absorbed through the body can help ease the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, fibromyalgia and depression. Known as vibroacoustic therapy,… Read More Music as Medicine

Can Music Help People With Epilepsy?

Via the American Psychological Association : The researchers found significantly higher levels of brainwave activity in participants when they were listening to music. More important, said Charyton, brainwave activity in people with epilepsy tended to synchronize more with the music, especially in the temporal lobe, than in people without epilepsy. For full article click here.

The Health Benefits of Creativity

Via Huffington Post : The impact of art, music, and writing can be seen in your physical body as well. In fact, this study published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine used writing as a treatment for HIV patients found that writing resulted in “improvements of CD4+ lymphocyte counts.” That’s the fancy way of saying: the act of writing actually… Read More The Health Benefits of Creativity

The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health

Via the National Institutes of Health’s Library of Medicine : Chronic diseases are a nationwide burden, with cardiovascular disease being the leading cause of death during the past century and the incidence of diabetes continuing to increase, now affecting more than 20 million Americans. These diseases are associated with psychosocial difficulties such as depression and chronic stress,… Read More The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health

How the Arts Affect Your Health

Via the National Institutes of Health’s ‘News in Health’ : For thousands of years, people have searched for the meaning and beauty of life in music, painting, poetry and other arts. Now scientists are finding that the arts can benefit both your mental and physical health. Current research is following a number of paths. Some… Read More How the Arts Affect Your Health