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Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Kevin Paczesny Emily Stoll Beulah Fields Allison Garwood Kelly Benge. Music Therapy: History. Began in U.S. in the 18 th century Profession developed around WWI Used in Vet. Hospitals to relieve traumatic war injuries

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Complementary and alternative medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Kevin Paczesny

Emily Stoll

Beulah Fields

Allison Garwood

Kelly Benge


Music therapy history

Music Therapy: History

  • Began in U.S. in the 18th century

  • Profession developed around WWI

    • Used in Vet. Hospitals to relieve traumatic war injuries

  • 1950- NAMT (National Association for Music Therapy

    • Worked with veterans, mentally retarded, hearing/visually impaired, psychiatric patient

  • 1998- NAMT joined another professional organization to form AMTA (American Music Therapy Association


Music therapy what to expect

Music Therapy: What to Expect

  • No set format. Different for each person

  • Asked to assess goals or concerns

    • Also includes familiarity with music questions

    • Diagnosis of mental or physical troubles

    • If there is no trouble talking about problems or any serious mental health issues then music therapy might not be the treatment for you

  • Asked to perform an activity dealing with music

    • Activities are to help a patient talk about feelings

    • Stimulates the brain

    • Access dormant parts of the brain

  • Next session could be different


Music therapy positives

Music Therapy: Positives

  • Can reduce high blood pressure and stress

  • Helps patients with depression, Alzheimer’s, learning disorders, and other intellectual impairments

  • Can increase IQ

  • Relaxing

  • Boost immune system

  • Enhance motor skills

  • Create an open atmosphere so the patient is more willing to talk

  • Can be used with other treatments


Music therapy negatives

Music Therapy: Negatives

  • Only one negative outcome

  • If there is a negative reference or image associated with a sound or song used in treatment, the brain can react negatively

  • Negative reaction can continue to develop and alter the brain

    • Results in sickness


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