Healing With Music

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What is Therapeutic Music?

therapeutic music IS AN ESTABLISHED HEALTH PROFESSION IN WHICH MUSIC IS USED WITHIN A THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP TO ADDRESS EMOTIONAL, COGNITIVE, AND SOCIAL NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS.

Music has been used as a functional tool for many millennia, for rituals and rites, for celebrations, for creation and for healing. The strong effect of music has been recognized by many philosophers, priests and even governments. Thousands of years ago, philosophers like Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates understood the tremendous influence music had on its listeners.

Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace, and making the soul of him who is rightly educated graceful, or of him who is ill-educated ungraceful.
— SOCRATES

Therapeutic music can be used in a general way, since most music can be seen as being therapeutic in one way or another, but in the official sense of the term therapeutic music refers to a certain type of music to be played at the bedside of an ailing patient to heal and alleviate suffering.