Long-term stroke survivors believe they do better with horse, music therapy
(Reuters Health) - A small Swedish study of stroke patients finds that activities such as horseback riding and rhythm-and-music therapy can help them feel like they're recovering faster, even if their stroke occurred years earlier.
Publication date: Available online 17 March 2018 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion Author(s): LIN Fa-cai By adopting the psychosomatic therapy, the author treated 1 case of post-stroke depression through applying traditional acupuncture, acupoint injection combined with TCM five-element music therapy. After treatment, the neurological functions of the patient obviously recovered, Hamilton Depression (HAMD) Scale (17 items) score reduced, the levels of tumor necrosis factor and hypersensitive C-reactive protein both declined, and all the indicators were improved significantly, indicating that the curative e...
If you regularly turn to music intuitively to relieve stress, you certainly aren’t alone. You can definitely tap into the power of music to bring healing to yourself. Read along to discover the hidden psychological benefits of music that will make you feel better in times of stress. If you are not a music lover, the treasure trove of hidden benefits below just might convert you to begin singing a new tune as your go-to stress reliever. Music can help relieve stress. In one 2013 study, participants took part in one of three conditions before being exposed to a stressor, and subsequently took a psychosocial stress t...
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2018 Source:Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Author(s): Marie Orantin, Alain Yelnik, Marylène Jousse, Maryse Guillemette, Anna Bernard, Leila Tlili, Victorine Quintaine
Conditions: Stroke; Hand Injuries Interventions: Other: STANDARD REHAB; Device: SONICHAND Sponsor: Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri SpA Recruiting
The purpose of this case study is to retrospectively investigate the use of neurologic music therapy (NMT) for gait training in addition to standard practice of care in the inpatient rehabilitation setting following stroke.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the number one cause of long-term disability. Seventy-five percent of annual stroke victims are older than 65. Post-stroke depression (PSD) is a common consequence of stroke, with the estimated prevalence ranging from 25% to 79%. Although several studies have investigated the impact of pharmacological interventions on PSD, there is a significant gap in knowledge regarding the efficacy of nonpharmacological measures for treatment of PSD. The purpose of the current integrative literature review was to synthesize the state of knowledge on selected nonpharmacological treatments fo...
Conclusions—Multimodal interventions can improve long-term perception of recovery, as well as balance, gait, grip strength, and working memory in a mixed population of individuals in late phase after stroke.Clinical Trial Registration—URL: http//www.ClinicalTrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT01372059.