Abstract Music is a very astounding aspect of life. There are many engaging studies into how music can help people heal from various physical and emotional pains and how music can be a way of life for people who are either deaf or for people that have Alchemist’s disease, which is what I will be talking about throughout this essay. Music therapy, which was mentioned throughout a website article from the American Cancer Society, is a big part of this essay because it describes the importance of music.
Alongside with the website, I pulled references from the a Journal article on he effects of music therapy for patients with Alchemist’s disease, from excerpts including Moving to Higher Ground by Wanton Marshals and When Music Heals Body and Soul by Oliver Sacks, Nick Hoorays High Fidelity, and lastly from the documentary The Music Instinct. The Magic of Music Both humans and some non-humans are moved by the undeniable effects of music and sound.
There are many aspects of music and the power of music which visionary researchers, musicians, and ordinary people are curious about; especially engaging are studies into how music can be a way of life for people who are either oaf or for people that have Alchemist’s disease and how music can help people heal from various physical and emotional pains. The Way of Life Music can mean different things for different people depending on their aspects on their life. Some people go as far as calling music a way of life. Multiple arrays of reasoning’s are behind people that call it their way of life.
Their reasons can reach from being in a hurtful situation to being deaf from birth. People might think that persons that are deaf from birth can’t hear the music that rewards so many of our ears, but believe it or not, they can. According to Elena Manes, the director of the documentary, The Music Instinct, a woman by the name of Evelyn Glenn who is deaf, uses the vibrations of sound to create her music because it is how she hears. “The physical fact of vibration is a very crucial part of her life because it is the essence of her art. ” (2009). Music is some people’s way of life; take Evelyn Glenn as proof of that.
Music, a Vessel of Tranquility Furthermore, different aspects of life can mean different things, including the fact that you could be forgetting the very reason why you liked music in the first place. For Alchemist’s disease patients since they tend to forget things, music can be their way of life. According to a study, for example, that was produced in 2010 they tested how music could help patients and they got results saying that music therapy has positive effects on reducing agitation, which is one of the most intrusive behaviors in …
This study suggests that if nursing homes or other caring centers use music therapy as a daily program for people with AD, it may reduce intrusive behaviors in patients and decrease the levels of stress and burnout in caregivers. (Care, Beriberi, & Barista, Para. 7). Music for Alchemist’s disease patients seems like a vessel of tranquility. The reason being is because everyone’s brain syncs up with music and if Alchemist’s patients are listening to a slow paced By dimpliest patients are taken care of by family and friends and it depends on them which can affect their lives personally.
Since an Alchemist’s patient relies on their caregiver, if the patient gets agitated and lashes out at the caregiver it can end very badly to the point that they lose a caregiver. So, by using music therapy it could completely diminish that possibility. The Perfect Mindset Additionally, music is very important. According to Dry. Oliver Sacks, a neuroscience and best-selling author, mentions in his excerpt of When Music Heals Body and Soul that on multiple accounts, including a personal experience, that people tend to react positively when introduced to music.
It is a mind setter that works to help become a way of life for people who have ailments that prohibit them from daily functions. (2002). Music provides people with a way to encounter multiple emotions and in doing so, provides people with different mind sets. Mind sets are probably the biggest part of the healing process for persons with ailments. Being in he right mind set can lead people to heal faster or to Just feel like they are on top of the world.
In order for people to feel like they are on top of the world, they need to have the perfect mindset and the way to achieve it is by making them believe that they can diminish their pain and regain their strength. Music makes people happy, so provide them with their own music and let them regain that perfect mindset. The Other Side Coupled with music being a way of life, it’s not only a vessel of tranquility, but it can also be a vessel of relief. Music therapy is when a music therapist uses music to improve their client’s health or relieve their pain in doing so.
As a result of music therapy, music becomes a vessel of relief for many patients with different ailments. An example of relief that music therapy can provide such relief, is mentioned on an informative website titled, Music Therapy, where they say that “Music therapy is often used in cancer treatment to help reduce pain, anxiety, and nausea caused by chemotherapy’ (2008, Para. 3). Music, in many ways, is truly mysterious in the way it works. Sometimes, it’s Just noise or something people listen to for enjoyment, but there is a whole other side to music. The other side being that it can help heal the pain that people endure.
It’s Possibly Madness Another factor, which tends to be commonsense, that goes along with music therapy is the thought of what kind of music to use to help soothe the patient. Knowing what the patient prefers can be a huge factor in music therapy because then the patient would be more willing to listen to it, remember it, and allow themselves to relax. In the book, High Fidelity, Rob Fleming?the main character? asks the reader “Did I listen to music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to music? ” (2005, p. 24-25). People really do not know which one is the cause and which one is the effect.
Not only can music make people have feelings, but also it can be the reverse effect of feelings or pain for that matter. If music can be tied to a person’s emotions, then why can’t it be tied to a person’s pain? A patient that is listening to their favorite songs, in contrast, to a patient that is being forced to listen to music that doesn’t appeal to their taste is more likely to feel better because it enlightens them and puts them in a better position or mood. Enjoyment of Life Along with music being able to put people in a better mood and it also being able enjoy their life.
Life is very important as so are the people that are in the lives of others. No matter what, people should always enjoy themselves and others around them, which is capable through music. Music is a non-biased subject where people that have many differences can come together and create something magnificently beautiful (Moving, 2009, Para. 14). The creation of music is the source of all the enlightenment of moods and reducing pain of patients, which is why music and people who get along are so important. As Bob Marled used to say, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.