How music is helping doctors in Chennai (VIDEO)

At the recently organised Mandram talks, Dr Sowmya Sanak Kumar Athreya tells her audience how music therapy can heal those afflicted with psychological or physiological conditions.

Dr Sowmya Sanak Kumar Athreya, co-founder of Svarakshema Foundation shared her experiences on how music can be a powerful healer. As a singer and music therapist, Sowmya has been researching how music therapy can heal physical and psychological diseases and uplift the lives of people.

Sharing one of her experiences, Sowmya said, “A 7-year-old kid with a kidney ailment and cerebral palsy was placed under music therapy to control his anger. He would often get admitted to the hospital due to allergies and would throw away all the tubes connected in anger and frustration. After being treated for a year, he resumed allopathic medications for his kidney problems. The doctor with whom they regularly consult called me up, astonished, and narrated how patiently he behaved throughout the treatment.”

Watch the video below to hear Sowmya’s full address:

அழுத்தமான சூழலையும் நம் மன அழுத்ததையும் போக்கவல்லது இசை. டாக்ட்ர். சௌம்யா ஸனக் கர்நாடக இசையின்மூலம் உடல் மற்றும் மனது சம்பந்தப்பட்ட பாதிப்புகளுக்கான தீர்வுகள் பற்றி பல ஆண்டுகளாக ஆராய்ச்சி செய்து வருகிறார். இசையே குணமாய் இந்த கலை மூலம் மாற்றுத் திறானிகளுக்கு சிகிச்சை முறைகள் குறித்து பகிர்ந்து கொண்ட சம்பவங்கள் நெகிழ்சியாக இருந்தது.

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