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Archive for May 2017

Music as Medicine

While music has long been recognized as an effective form of therapy to provide an outlet for emotions, the notion of using song, sound frequencies and rhythm to treat physical ailments is a relatively new domain, says psychologist Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, who studies the neuroscience of music at McGill University in Montreal. In a…

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You Can Help Our Veterans

In 2014, the Alchemy Sky Foundation (ASF) was created to bring the healing power of music to aging veterans who live fin Atlanta. Music therapy helps these seniors cope with stress, anxiety, and depression, and improves their cognitive, speech, physical, and social skills. Through the exclusive generosity of our donors and supporters, the ASF has…

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How Music Therapy Promotes Health

Research has shown that music has a profound effect on your body and psyche. In fact, there’s a growing field of health care known as music therapy, which uses music to heal. Those who practice music therapy are finding a benefit in using music to help cancer patients, children with ADD, and others, and even…

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Music Helps Patients Recall Memories and Emotions

A recent study shows that dementia and Alzheimer’s patients can recall memories and emotions, and have enhanced mental performance after singing classic hits and show tunes from movies and musicals – a breakthrough in understanding how music affects those with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Here are five reasons why researchers believe that music boosts brain activity: Music evokes…

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Why Music Therapy is Effective

Research has shown that music has a profound effect on your body and psyche. In fact, there’s a growing field of health care known as music therapy, which uses music to heal. Those who practice music therapy are finding a benefit in using music to help cancer patients, children with ADD, and others, and even…

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