Scientists: Music therapy induces relaxation, can be used for stress intervention

(Natural News) Researchers from Sahmyook University in South Korea studied the effects of music therapy on stress by monitoring study participants’ cardiovascular and autonomic nervous systems, among others. The study was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Stress results from a person’s abilities being tested or a person being placed under duress. It occurs when...
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewDespite the increase in the number of novel antiseizure medications over the past 20  years, approximately one-third of patients will not have adequate seizure control on medications. For these patients, additional options need to be considered, including dietary, device, and surgical treatments. In addition, many complementary therapies can be considered as adjunctive treatment, w ith the intent of improving quality of life for persons with epilepsy and potentially allowing for improvement in seizure control.Recent FindingsThis review outlines established and developing treatments for drug-re...
Source: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite the increase in the number of novel antiseizure medications over the past 20 years, approximately one-third of patients will not have adequate seizure control on medications. For these patients, additional options need to be considered, including dietary, device, and surgical treatments. In addition, many complementary therapies can be considered as adjunctive treatment, with the intent of improving quality of life for persons with epilepsy and potentially allowing for improvement in seizure control. RECENT FINDINGS: This review outlines established and developing trea...
Source: Epilepsy Curr - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: CAM is a commonly used rehabilitative intervention and more than 50% receiving treatment with CAM believed that it has supported their recovery process. PMID: 32390528 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The International Journal of Social Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Int J Soc Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This systematic review confirms music as a stimulus acting to the cardiac ANS that increases parasympathetic activity and HRV. The effects are, however, associated with a high risk of bias. Therefore, further studies are necessary to compare the impact of individualized music therapy to passive listening and preferred soundtracks. PMID: 32379689 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: We investigated the role and the efficacy of MT for patients receiving RT and the future challenges in the clinical management of oncology patients before and during radiotherapy. PMID: 32379663 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the positive effect of various CAM interventions in reducing cancer-related pain, necessary precautions should be adopted to use them alongside other treatments to control cancer pain in the clinical setting. PMID: 32147038 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: Harp therapy brought benefits by significantly reducing fear and stress and HR and BP. It would be useful to perform a multicenter RCT to confirm these results. PMID: 32088668 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research
This study aimed to determine the effect of music therapy on pain, anxiety, and patient comfort during colonoscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a randomized, controlled, intervention study, which included 112 patients that underwent colonoscopy. The patients were randomized into the intervention group (n = 56) that was given 30-minute music therapy during the colonoscopy and the control group (n = 56) without any intervention other than routine nursing care. The data were collected using an information and observation form, the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety In...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
(Natural News) It’s a stress-ridden world. So stressful, that around 75 percent of American adults report experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in a study by the American Psychological Association. To help deal with this pervasive issue, researchers from South Korea’s Sahmyook University suggest using music for reducing stress. The study, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, showed that...
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This study sought to determine critical care nurses' perspectives of music therapy, aromatherapy, and guided imagery (GI) including perceptions of legitimacy, self-reported knowledge, interest in gaining knowledge, beliefs of harm/benefits, professional use, personal use, recommendations for use in critical care practice, and requests for these therapies by critical care patients or families. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional design with repeated measures was conducted with critical care nurses (N = 53) practicing in 3 intensive care units at a Midwestern academic-affiliated medical center. The nurses' current per...
Source: Dimensions in Critical Care Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Dimens Crit Care Nurs Source Type: research
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