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Music in Health and Diseases

Amit Agrawal

All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Dr. Agrawal is an experienced researcher in the field of neurosurgery with more than 750 medical articles published both nationally and internationally.


Roshan Sutar

All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhopal

Dr. Sutar is a clinical researcher in the field of psychiatry, head of the psychosomatic clinic at AIIMS (Bhopal) with keen interests in music, yoga, and consciousness.

Anvesh Jallapally

University of Antwerp

Dr. Jallapally is a researcher with a doctorate in neuroscience and a life-time member of the Indian Pharmacological Society.


Neural Network Neuroanatomy Emotions Mood Sound Energy Vibrations Stress Hormone Music Therapy Memory Attention Neuronal Plasticity Healing

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In the book De Anima, Aristotle (323–373 BCE) wrote his observations that flute music could arouse strong emotions and had the potential to purify the soul. Since the beginning of the 19th century researchers started to systematically explore the role of music as a healing tool. Music with rhythm and harmony is an essential component of natural as well as human life. The beating heart, inhale and exhale during breathing, sleeping, walking, eating are a few examples of natural rhythmic cycles. Music stimulates various parts of the brain and music therapy tends to influence blood pressure, heart beat, respiration, mood and feelings. With growing evidence music therapy is widely gaining popularity in health care settings as it seems to facilitate restoration of physiological parameters and improve psychological issues. Recent advances are continuously helping to understand the underlying mechanisms how music influences neuroplasticity and thus music therapy exerts positive effects to improve outcomes. The present work is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the element of music with its facilitation properties to restore and promote health as well as current status of music as a healing and research tool.

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Amit Agrawal

All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Dr. Amit Agrawal completed his neurosurgery training from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India, in 2003. Dr. Agrawal is a self-motivated, enthusiastic, and results-oriented professional with more than 16 years of rich experience in research and development, as well as teaching and mentoring in the field of neurosurgery. He is proficient in managing and leading teams for running successful process operations and has experience in developing procedures and service standards of excellence. He has attended and participated in many international- and national-level symposiums and conferences, and delivered lectures on vivid topics. He has published more than 750 articles in the medical field covering various topics in several national and international journals. His expertise is in identifying training needs, designing training modules, and executing the same while working with limited resources. He has excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with proven abilities in teaching and training for various academic and professional courses. Presently, he is working at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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