Modern Western science has begun to study the relationship between music and health. Music therapy is now taken seriously in different clinical areas. Studies show that classical music has a very positive impact on human health.
According to the American Cancer Society, music therapy is often used in cancer treatment to reduce pain caused by chemotherapy, and to effectively relieve depression and anxiety.
Research confirms music therapy demonstrates a significant therapeutic effect on developmental delay, autism, Down’s syndrome, children with disabilities, and suffering from chronic insomnia, stress, nerve damage, or brain degeneration, and other symptoms in adults.
Studies have found the unique pattern in classical music not only helps children develop cognitive abilities, but also helps them learn math, science, and language as they grow older.
Because children are more active, Wu Weimen, former chairman of the Hong Kong Music Therapy Association, suggests music activities using game playing to strengthen their awareness of music, knowledge of classical music, and elements of different music types. He added that due to the structure and regularity of classical music, it can help children develop a capacity for self-control, help them become law abiding, and to accept others.
Research: Felice B.