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Music Therapy for Fibromyalgia

How to help fibromyalgia pain through music therapy

Music therapy is an effective mode of treatment for fibromyalgia and has been in our world since 1789, at least that is the earliest known reference. We’re sure music has helped people throughout all of time. In fact, music therapy isn’t just effective for fibromyalgia, it can be utilized for many ailments in order to improve patients’ quality of life by helping to reduce stress, alleviate pain, and improve overall well-being.

It is carried out by a music therapist who assesses the patient’s needs in order to create an individualized treatment plan that can involve singing, listening, composing, and moving to music.The music therapist works closely with the patient to understand their own unique needs and picks music based on those needs. Although working with a therapist is recommended, there is also the so-called prescriptive music that consists of 50 to 60 beats per minute. This recorded version of music therapy also has been found to help lower blood pressure and reduce pain.