For thousands of years, people have searched for the meaning and beauty of life in music, painting, poetry and other arts. Now scientists are finding that the arts can benefit both your mental and physical health.
Can music be the secret to a good night’s sleep? The research says ‘yes’: slow, soothing rhythms can rock us into a relaxed state that invites sleep – a far better approach to taking a potentially addictive sleeping pill.
Parkinson’s disease is a long-term degenerative neurological disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. Music can provide therapeutic benefit to enhance movement and mood in people living with Parkinson’s disease.
Sinusitis can seriously affect overall enjoyment of life, and in some cases even the ability to function well on a day-to-day basis. A healthy, natural approach to its treatment includes physiotherapy and lifestyle considerations.
The healing power of music has resonated through the human soul and body from the time of the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle to the present day era of cognitive science. Use the beauty of truly great music to unlock a world of emotional experience.
The word osteoporosis (from the Greek for ‘bone’ and ‘pore’) tells us that the affected bones have holes in their structure. Osteoporosis has been called the ‘silent disease’, progressing without any outward sign, sometimes for decades, until a fracture occurs. Today, regular bone mineral density (BMD) tests have broken this silence – the disease is now in the open, a challenge to be overcome with specific nutrition, supplements, medicine and exercise.
While Nature placed a mother’s breast near her heart, meaning that her milk is the food of love for the baby, breastfeeding can initially be painful. Music encourages relaxation and milk flow, and relieves anxiety, fear and tension.
Concerned parents are all too familiar with the sight of their children slouching off to school under the burden of an overweight school bag. Dr Frances le Roux offers advice on how to avoid resulting long-term posture problems.