Music & Medicine

Franziska Buttgereit

Affiliation: Theater Freiburg

Keywords: Music, Medicine, Cancer, Health,

Categories: Performing Arts, Music, Medicine

DOI: 10.17160/josha.7.5.711

Languages: English

The use of music in medicine has been attested both among indigenous people and in the ancient civilizations up to Greco-Roman antiquity. In the 18th century, the therapeutic effect of music was increasingly used in the area of ​​mental disorders, from which today's music therapy developed. There is hardly an area in medicine today that does not attempt to achieve health-promoting effects with music.

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