Music evokes four kinds of effects on people. Of these four, the physiological response offers the greatest medical therapeutic value because of a phenomenon called entrainment. Entrainment refers to the body's ability to synchronize its rhythms with the rhythms of vibrating bodies around it. It has been noted that this may relieve anxiety, high blood pressure, arrhythmias and panic attacks. Music therapy can be accomplished by offering patients a collection of tapes or by referring them to trained music therapists.
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