According to Suzanne Hanser, Ed.D, chair of the Music Therapy Department at Berklee College of Music and past president of the National Association of Music Therapy, music therapy is the development of a set of strategies to reach desired outcomes. Because there are elements of music that impact our moods, it is a structured approach to meet an individual's needs. Music therapy is often sued to combat stress, pain and fatigue. Patients can be studied for their individual preferences, history, and responses to different types of music. Because being engaged in music changes the way the brain operates, it effects heartbeat, breathing and emotions. In that manner, music can be chosen to create a mood, and be therapeutic for many of the problems which the body encounters.
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309