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Music is practiced throughout all human cultures around the globe. It has been used to influence physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being to improve quality of life. Music therapy is the use of music to treat a condition, reduce symptoms, or prevent the onset of a disease or injury. Music therapy can include performing, improvising, or listening to music to improve health. Music therapy involves establishing a relationship between a music therapist and a patient.

Music therapy is most commonly used to alleviate pain and anxiety. People also use music therapy for autism, stroke recovery, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support many of these uses.

Natural Medicines rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.

Music therapy can work by distracting people from unpleasant feelings and stimuli, which helps to reduce anxiety and pain. It can also work as a form of communication in place of spoken therapy in some people with certain psychological illnesses.

Music therapy is LIKELY SAFE when used appropriately and when music therapy does not take the place of proven treatments. Music therapy has been used without any reports of side effects.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if music therapy is safe when pregnant or breast-feeding. However, there's no reason to suspect safety concerns when used appropriately.

Infants and children: Music therapy is POSSIBLY SAFE in infants and children. High levels of noise or music might stunt the growth of newborn infants. Infants should also not be overstimulated with music. Music interventions in infants should usually not last any longer than 30 minutes.

There are no known interactions with medications. Before taking this product, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

There are no known interactions with foods.

The appropriate or safe use of music therapy depends on several factors such as the condition being treated or the person administering the treatment. Be sure to seek and follow relevant directions from your physician or other healthcare professional before using this treatment.

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