Ehsan Neyzan recently gave a lecture on the role of music in the treatment of diseases and maintaining physical and psychological health in one of his music therapy workshops. In the following, we will read a part of Ehsan’s speeches.
Music therapy is a form of art therapy that uses music to improve and maintain the physical, psychological, and social health of individuals, and includes a wide range of activities, including listening to music, singing, and playing a musical instrument. This type of treatment is performed by a trained specialist and is often used in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, medical centers and sanatoriums.
History of music therapy
This treatment emerged as a profession in the twentieth century after World War I and World War II. After the war, both amateur and professional musicians attended veterans’ hospitals to help veterans with physical and mental injuries. The effect of music on patients’ physical and emotional responses made doctors and nurses want to hire musicians, and thus began training in this type of treatment. Music has been used for centuries as a therapeutic tool and has been shown to affect many areas of the brain, including those involved in emotions, cognition, emotion and movement.
This fact, combined with the fascinating nature of music and the variety of forms of music, makes music very effective in treating a wide range of physical and mental problems, including depression, anxiety and high blood pressure. Early music is defined as “an interpersonal process in which the therapist uses music and all aspects of it to help improve, restore, or maintain the health of patients.” Music is very complex and should not be confused with “music medicine”. Musical medicine is performed by medical professionals or health services, but it is done by trained people. “Music medicine” usually involves passively listening to music pre-recorded by medical personnel.
Many people can use this treatment. The diverse nature of music suggests that it can be used to treat anxiety both physically and mentally. In some cases, the use of music can be effective in cases where other treatments have not worked, because in some cases music therapy can lead to responses that other therapies have no effect on. This process can be effective in cases where people have difficulty expressing their emotions orally. Because music can evoke positive emotions and stimulate reward centers in the brain.