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Want to be Happy & Healthy - Try Music

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Music therapy for promoting wellness has received increased attention over the last few years due to the rise in the practice of integrative medicine. Two types of music activities are used in music therapy for wellness...passive and active.

Passive music includes listening to music (any type that you like personally), vibroacoustic therapy, and meditation to music. It helps to increase the activity of helper T-cells and production of interleukin-I, both important indicators of immune system recovery. It stimulates activation of the cerebral cortex

Active music making includes playing a musical instrument, singing, group drumming, and vocal toning. Active music making is in some ways seen as superior to passive music listening. Like passive music listening, active music making can powerfully influence people's thoughts and feelings. But it also expands mental abilities, provides physical and all-encompassing relief from daily stressors, and leads to positive self-esteem and good self-care.

Vocal toning involves using your voice to relieve stress in the body, resulting in emotional and physical well-being. Most people have a tone or small range of tones that are easy for them to sound. Typically a vowel sound, this tone is most effective when sounded in an enclosed space so that it can surround the "toner." Toning has been shown to relieve cold and flu symptoms, reduce swelling from burns and scratches, and even improving circulation.

Probably the most accessible active music making activity is drumming. It increases in the activity of cellular immune components responsible for seeking out and destroying cancer cells and viruses.

With the plethora of talented musicians in the NoHo Arts District..this is all music to my ears!!!
Source: www.musictherapy.cc


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Jack Witt

I'm a local Health and Fitness Coach and Active Travel Specialist. I've been kickin' around NoHo for years getting involved in our community and charity projects, helping people with their wellness goals, and organizing and leading active excursions throughout LA and the world. I love this community and really enjoy blogging about all the things we do together and tips to keep us fit!

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