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Delhi hospital offers a soothing therapy by tuning into music

Published by The Hindu

The idea of music as a healing influence finds mention in the writings of Aristotle and Plato. In the 20th century, it became part of hospital routine when musicians — both amateur and professional — began playing for the war wounded after the two World Wars, seeking to relieve emotional trauma of the conflicts.

For its adherents, music therapy is an effective part of treatment for a range of ailments from addiction to cancer.This link between sound healing and music therapy was tested live in a unique collaboration between internationally renowned sarod players Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash and C.K. Birla Hospital for Women.

 
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