World Music Therapy Day 2023 History, Significance, Music therapy in the treatment of disease, Quotes and Status

Our lives nowadays are full of busyness. Running starts in the morning. That rush does not stop even at night. There are many problems in living like this. Not sleeping well. All in all, our lives are going on with tension in mind all day long. In this case, due to this anxiety, depression, anxiety, irrational fear, and hysteria is causing various mental problems.

So, we have to be careful. If we increase the pressure of the head like this, it will not work. Instead, we need to get rid of this problem. Experts say that music therapy can show the way to this release. Therefore, World Music Therapy Day is celebrated on March 1st every year to explain the need for music therapy and to keep people informed about music therapy. Music therapy can remove many problems from your body and mind.

Music therapy is a treatment method that uses music to improve the physical and mental health of the patient. Music therapy involves a series of different vibrations. This series is made up of words. Changes come only after the body receives these vibrations. But music therapy is not only about listening to music, but also includes singing, playing musical instruments, writing songs, etc. A specialist doctor applies some of these to the patient at will.

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History of World Music Therapy Day

World Music Therapy Day was launched by the World Federation of Music Therapy in 2016. The World Federation of Music Therapy highlighted the importance of music therapy to people and sought the help of fully qualified music therapists. The journey of the World Federation of Music Therapy started in 1985 with 10 members from all over the world. 

All 10 of them came from different countries, some were from Argentina, Italy, and France, and some were from the United States, Australia, Germany, Brazil, and Poland. Music therapy has been around since long before the World Federation of Music Therapy started. Egyptian priest doctors used music to heal ailments and that was as far back as 5000 BC.  Various philosophers reviewed and debated the benefits of music including Plato and Aristotle. The importance of music therapy in the treatment of mental disorders is also noteworthy.

In 400 BC, Hippocrates played music to treat his mental patients. Just as music is a part of the culture, it also plays a huge role in medicine. The son of the ancient Greek god Apollo pointed out that music and song can cure mental illness. Even Native American medicine men used song and dance to cure mental illnesses.  They used musical instruments and dance to heal patients, especially the mentally ill.

Over time, music therapy treatments began to gain popularity. Musicians traveled from hospital to the hospital treating patients suffering from mental and physical trauma. Music therapy gained recognition as a field of therapeutic medicine in the early 20th century. Many treatments are currently done through music therapy.  The discovery of music therapy is one of the breakthroughs in medical science.

Significance of World Music Therapy Day

The melodious note of music has been mentioned in the past for its use in various treatments and therapies. Even in recent days, music therapy is widely used to ensure the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of a person.

It has been commonly practiced in India, America, Africa, and Europe and has become one of the ideal and most preferred treatments in the modern world to fight various ailments like mentally challenged, physically challenged, Alzheimer’s dementia, terminally ill, autism, etc. When we listen to music, a “feel good hormone” called “dopamine” is released which helps to keep our mind good and light.

Music therapy releases and regulates neurotrophic which helps to reduce our stress. Doctors use tramadol injection, a kind of synthetic opioid medicine, to reduce pain.  But when we listen to music, a type of natural opioid called “Endorphin” is released from the hypothalamus in our brain. But many are not aware of this music therapy treatment.

Many people don’t even think that music can heal. Therefore, World Music Therapy Day is celebrated every year to highlight the importance of music therapy to those who are not aware of music therapy and those who have no idea about music therapy. World Music Therapy Day is observed with special significance as the use of music in various medical fields is noted today.

How to celebrate World Music Therapy Day?

Most of the ailments of the body are directly or indirectly related to mental stress. Physical problems like high blood sugar, high blood pressure, anxiety, etc. are caused due to mental stress. Music therapy is an ideal way to reduce stress. Music is an integral and important part of the history of human culture.

Music has been used for everything from cremation to modern medicine. So, music is said to be the powerful substance of the human soul. Music has long been used in medicine in many countries around the world.  One of them is Japan and Cambodia.

There are several private clinics in Japan that do not use any chemical drugs, and one of the treatments is music. According to the research scientists, there are some diseases of the human body that cause the death of people. Those diseases can also be cured by music therapy.

 The best way to celebrate World Music Therapy Day is to listen to music. It is not always necessary to seek help from music therapy. Instead, listen to music occasionally to find peace of mind. Listen to your favorite music. You will see, many problems are going away. You are starting to feel better. So no worries. From now on, just by listening to the music, knock the worries out of your mind. And today on World Music Therapy Day you can discuss music therapy with your family and friends to raise awareness.

Also, on World Music Therapy Day, seminars are organized in various hospitals to make people aware of the importance of music therapy. Share posts about music therapy and the contribution of music therapy to the medical field on your social media accounts. By doing this, many people can be simultaneously made aware and informed about music therapy.

Many people in our society are still not aware of music therapy. We can make people aware of our therapy only by conveying the message to people. It is important to have an understanding of the contribution of music therapy to the field of medicine. So today on World Music Therapy Day try to let everyone know about music therapy.

Music therapy in the treatment of disease

Music has a powerful effect on the mind. Different styles of music can have a significant impact on a person’s mood very quickly. Emotions ranging from happiness to excitement, sadness, tranquility, and thoughtfulness are largely regulated by music. And with the help of this music, the treatment to improve the physical and mental condition of the patient is known as music therapy.

Music therapists use a person’s response and connection to music to encourage positive changes in mood and overall mindset.  Music therapy can include listening to music or making music with all kinds of instruments. Music therapy involves a series of different vibrations. Changes come only after the body receives these vibrations.

It helps improve confidence, communication skills, independence, self-awareness, concentration and attention skills. Music therapy is mostly applied to patients with psychological problems. Let’s know some benefits of music therapy on World Music Therapy Day-

In controlling blood pressure and treating heart diseases

 According to the Cardiovascular Society of Great Britain, listening to a particular piece of music for ten seconds can significantly lower blood pressure and reduce heart rate. Several classical compositions match the language of the human body. These compositions are used to regulate the heart. According to a study by Oxford University, music plays a helpful role in controlling blood pressure as well as reducing hypertension.

 To prevent stress and depression

 When it comes to the human brain, one of the medicines is music. According to research from the famous McGill University in Canada, music can bring about positive changes in the human brain and also produces the necessary chemistry for change. A hormone called dopamine plays a helpful role in the growth of the human body, because of this hormone, happiness is transmitted in people.

The internationally recognized NAM Foundation has published a list of diseases that can be cured by music.  Among them, music plays an important role in reducing stress and dealing with emotional problems.  Human growth hormone has also been found to increase in those who practice music regularly.

Music in the treatment of Alzheimer’s

 Music has shown good results in the treatment of Alzheimer’s patients. There are some common tendencies among sufferers of this disease, as a result of which the affected person is not very good at interacting with other normal people. According to a study by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, music is very effective in improving people’s moods, reducing anger, and creating a positive outlook.

 In the development of education

 Music is also used to focus on inattentive students. Researcher James S. Catterrell said in this regard, many students cannot concentrate on their studies due to money or various reasons. Research on some such students has shown that positive changes can be made through music. It can also be seen that students who study music are more intelligent than other students.

Brain development of young students

 According to a study by the University of Liverpool, music acts on the human brain faster than any drug.  If someone plays a musical instrument for half an hour, the blood circulation in the left side of the brain increases. And as a result, the performance of the human brain increases many times. The human brain and spinal cord are involved in music. The sound of music has a positive effect on the spinal cord through the brain.

 Aids in sleeping

 Many people have sleep problems. Many people do not get uninterrupted sleep even after taking sleeping pills. For them, the Cardiovascular Department of China recommends music therapy. Slow music at bedtime helps to relax the brain and people can sleep comfortably without any disturbance.  Japan has long used music therapy to treat insomnia.

World Music Therapy Day

Illness and medicine have become our daily companions. Medicines are a kind of food on the daily food list. But medication has side effects that many of us are not aware of or even aware of, and may not be manageable. What is there to do? Maybe there is. With this in mind, medical scientists have been searching since ancient times to discover various effective ways to get rid of diseases.

The new addition to this research is music therapy or music therapy! Which has no side effects. The essence of music therapy is to heal body diseases by awakening dull nerves through sound waves. Music has been playing an excellent role in reducing stress, increasing spiritual thinking, and solving many other problems.

Let’s see some quotes on World Music Therapy Day through which we can understand the quality of music.  Eminent people have given all these quotes mentioning the quality of music-

  • “Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.” ― Kahlil Gibran
  • “Music is everybody’s business. It’s only the publishers who think people own it.” ― John Lennon
  • “To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?” ― Michael Jackson
  • “Music can change the world because it can change people.” ― Bono

World Music Therapy Day Status

Recent studies have shown that many complex problems in medical science can be solved through music. Such as headache, fever, or sleep disturbance. Or complex life-threatening illnesses like cancer or chronic diseases like asthma. Music therapy is equally beneficial for any age group. Not only for curing diseases, but this therapy can also help reduce physical and mental stress, stay neat, improve memory, relieve pain, increase physical capacity, etc. Not a normal thing, we hear some very soft music when we go to different super shops or shopping malls.

Music playlists are made in such a way that we go about our business in a relaxed manner without even noticing it. Music plays a very helpful role in relieving our fatigue. Basically, music therapy is like medicine, which is now being used for medical purposes. But it will not be enough if there is only music, the appropriate melody or rhythm should be used for the appropriate disease.

Let’s share some important status on World Music Therapy Day today to make everyone aware of it. Some statuses are highlighted for your convenience-

  • Happy World Music Therapy Day everyone. Where there is music there is joy and there is the cure for the disease. Let us listen to music for healing
  • May the power of music cure all our ills. Let’s honor the contribution of music to medicine today on World Music Therapy Day.
  • World Music Therapy Day Let’s make our hearts happy and strong through music.  Wishing everyone a very Happy World Music Therapy Day.

FAQ about World Music Therapy Day

What is the date of World Music Therapy Day?

1 March.

Who was the first music therapist?

Willem van de Wall & E. Thayer Gaston. Source-Wikipedia

Let us take the help of music in the field of medicine. And heal themselves through companions. Happy World Music Therapy Day everyone. Hope you benefited from our article.  Before that, keep an eye on our website for more information about the days. Thank you so much for being with us.