26 Jan Can Music Improve Our Health and Quality of Life?
ABSTRACT: World and local issues (war, impact of climate change, systemic racism and health problems have created onging anxiety. This article examines how musi cand music therapy can shift negative thinking towards realease, relaxation and rehabilitation. Research on the impact of music interventions on quality of life show significant improvements in mental health and smaller imporvements in phyical health. The article summarizes intervention techniques from music therapy and specifically focuses on the benefits of listening to music, learning or playing and instrument or singing (with the last one having the added benefit of imporving lung function).
AUTHOR SUMMARY: Lorrie Kubicek