The Power of Music on Neurological Disabilities

tumblr_mdedy3wPYb1r2kl04o1_500-2Neurological disability or disorder is any the abnormality found in the structural, biochemical, or electrical aspects of the nervous system. There are a lot of disorders of this type and it can overlap with other abnormalities found in the body. Examples of this disorder are Parkinson’s disease, Tourette’s Syndrome, migraine, vertigo, and a host of other more disabling illnesses.

Some of these disorders can be prevented or treated but there is little or no known cure. Therapies, neurorehabilitation, medication, operations, or lifestyle changes can be done to mitigate its effects or make life easier for the patients.

One treatment that helps is the Music Therapy. The Spastic Society of Tamil Nadu in Chennai, India, has proven that music helps their patients, especially the children, ease their stress and calm down. The Society caters to more than 1,500 children who have this disorder and the use music as part of their curriculum. It has been observed that a tone or note had a calming effect to one’s body and mind, this research helped them in improving the emotional, psychological, and physiological wellness of their little patients. This year, the Society will organize a classical musical show entitled ‘Yagnaseni’ for the children. The children will perform during the show, the dance not only improved their mobility and flexibility but it also improved their self-esteem and lifts their mood. The proceeds for this show will go the Society and will help further their research on music and other therapies that might help the children.

Music Therapy does not only help the children but the adults as well. While they might not be able to go to, book tickets, and enjoy a concert, they can still enjoy listening to one at their homes, therapy centers, or anywhere else.

Why is This Possible Through Music?

Music provides rhythm that is responsible for stimulating and organizing a series of movements. Through focusing on the rhythm provided by music there could be an improvement in doing the most basic movements that might have been lost because of the disorder. This also helps in improving cognitive processes through following the tempos and patterns created by music.

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