Music & Health
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain - Bob Marley
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When I gave birth to my first-born, I listened to CDs of classical music in the hospital. I figured that music would help calm me and distract me from the pain.
You might use music to distract yourself from painful or stressful situations, too. Or perhaps you’ve listened to music while studying or working out, hoping to up your performance. Though you may sense that music helps you feel better somehow, only recently has science begun to figure out why that is.
Neuroscientists have discovered that listening to music heightens positive emotion through the reward centers of our brain, stimulating hits of dopamine that can make us feel good…
Recent research shows that listening to music improves our mental well-being and boosts our physical health in surprising and astonishing ways. If we take a music lesson or two, that musical training can help raise our IQs and even keep us sharp in old age. Here are 15 amazing scientifically-proven benefits of being hooked on music...
Research suggests that music not only helps us cope with pain — it can also benefit our physical and mental health in numerous other ways.
New studies are suggesting that music can be more powerful than medication.
The mission of Chase the Music is to have original music composed and performed for children battling critical illnesses.
MUSIC & MEMORY℠ is a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life.
Music and Medicine is a new interdisciplinary journal that will be an integrative forum for clinical practice and research related to music interventions and applications of clinical music strategies in medicine. Each peer reviewed issue will offer original articles, case studies, editorial commentaries, and interviews from clinical medicine, the neurosciences, behavioral sciences, nursing, and social work that translate music, music psychology, music cognition, music neurology, and music therapy into scientifically valid clinical applications. Music and Medicine’s goal is to bring together information that is currently scattered across many disciplines throughout many publications.
We are a group of music enthusiasts and music lovers who have come together to help raise awareness of the healing powers of music. The Music Heals Charitable Foundation supports a wide range of music therapy services to communities in BC and across Canada. We fund increased access to music therapy for patients in children’s hospitals, senior’s centres, palliative care, AIDS & HIV programs, at-risk youth, rehabilitation, and bereavement support.
Feel free to explore this site for information on music therapy, developing a therapy practice, and my journey as a working woman in academia who moonlights as a full-time mommy.
For readers inside and outside the profession of music therapy, Music Therapy Perspectives seeks to promote the development of music therapy clinical practice through the dissemination of scholarly work.
A Podcast About All Things Music Therapy.
Worried about your health? Think you may have a medical problem related to playing a musical instrument? Or want to avoid known repetative injuries? There are some excellent resources on the internet that provide all the information you could possibly need!!
Musicians without Borders uses the power of music to bridge divides, connect communities, and heal the wounds of war. We work closely with local musicians and organizations to build sustainable projects in response to local needs.
Conversations about music therapy.
The Musician's Health Corner is a website and blog dedicated to sharing knowledge on health-related topics for performing artists/musicians. It doesn't matter if you are just getting started playing Mary Had a Little Lamb, or if you are touring world-wide playing in sold-out stadiums. This information is FOR EVERYONE.
AMTA's purpose is the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings.
Artists in Healthcare believe that music and the arts are essential for a healthy life. Artists in Healthcare brings live music and arts to patients receiving treatment in oncology, palliative care, rehabilitation and dialysis. On units throughout hospitals in Manitoba our unique programs provide important benefits for patients, families, and staff as an oasis from stress and anxiety often found in these environments.
The mission of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy is to promote excellence in music therapy practice, education, research and development; to increase access to high quality music therapy services; to further the awareness of music therapy in Canada and to serve as an organizational agency for its members.
We fund music therapy in Canada. Music moves us. We have all felt the power of music – all kinds of music – on some level. For those living with physical, developmental, or emotional challenges, music moves us in even more profound ways.
Through the scientific exploration of music and the brain, The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) seeks to establish new knowledge and to develop more effective music therapy treatments to awaken, stimulate and heal through the extraordinary power of music.
The International Association for Music & Medicine was founded to promote an integrative perspective to applied music in health care. Pursuing an ambitious vision which has resulted in the dissemination of high level research through the IAMM journal Music and Medicine, gathering a worldwide membership base, and hosting international conferences every two years, IAMM offers immense capacity for directing attention towards the integration of a wide range of research initiatives and contemporary practices in the uses of music in the healthcare arena.
A forum for authoritative articles of current music therapy research and theory, Journal of Music Therapy, seeks to advance research, theory, and practice in music therapy through the dissemination of scholarly work.
The Snohomish County Music Project is a non-profit organization that uses the power of music to inspire people to do good things for their communities and for themselves...
Its aim is to promote music therapy throughout the world. Music therapy is the professional use of music and its elements as an intervention in medical, educational, and everyday environments with individuals, groups, families, or communities who seek to optimize their quality of life and improve their physical, social, communicative, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health and wellbeing.
DanceSafe is a 501(c)(3) public health organization promoting health and safety within the nightlife and electronic music community. Founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998 by Emanuel Sferios, DanceSafe quickly grew into a national organization with chapters in cities across North America.
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