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There are many brain disorders, including Autism and ADHD, linked to a mistiming of brain function and inter-connectivity. Many music educators would be able to articulate stories about autistic students or students with ADHD who have been drawn to and indeed thrived once they are involved in music learning. Now researchers are trying to piece together why this might be so.
Rhythm Enrichment Programs for Alzheimer's Patients
There are three evidence-based benefits of group drumming that apply to treating veterans.
Drumming is a complex composite intervention with the potential to modulate specific neuroendocrine and neuroimmune parameters in a direction opposite to that expected with the classic stress response.
"I once worked with a young person with Parkinson's disease who had trouble initiating movement. I explored different rhythm patterns with him. We then made a cassette of different kinds of African drumming that he seemed to find very stimulating and helped him get moving.
Hypothesis: a cost-effective Mind-Body Wellness Exercise-based HealthRHYTHMS Recreational Music-Making protocol reduces burnout and improves mood states in First Year Associate Degree Nursing Students.
Drumming circles have applications as complementary addiction therapy, particularly for repeated relapse and when other counseling modalities have failed. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12660212
By: Dr. Christiane Northrup, M.D.
Drumming is a great workout for your brain and actually can make you smarter because when you drum you access your entire brain. Research shows that the physical transmission of rhythmic energy to the brain actually synchronizes the left and right hemispheres. So, when the logical left hemisphere and the intuitive right hemisphere of your brain begin to pulsate together, your inner guidance system – or intuition – becomes stronger. Drumming can have positive effects on your health and may help with many conditions from stress, fatigue, and anxiety, to hypertension, asthma, chronic pain, arthritis, mental illness, addiction, and even cancer.
•Bernie S. Siegel, MD, Author of Love, Medicine and Miracles and Prescriptions For Living. “Every group drumming experience I’ve participated in with EcaP (Exceptional Cancer Patients) brings to the surface remarkably deep heartfelt, healing emotions that are difficult to express with words alone."
•Barry Bittman, MD, CEO, Mind-Body Wellness Center "Group drumming from a HealthRHYTHMS perspective is transcendent ... it empowers people to more effectively express themselves, while enabling them to move beyond their perceived limitations and put back into their lives what is missing."
Jeffrey Ritterman, MD, Kaiser Permanente – "Many of our patients are socially isolated and the drumming sessions help them feel connected with each other. In a short period of time they develop a mutually supportive, caring, healing community. I would recommend the HealthRHYTHMS protocol to health care providers working with patients in a variety of settings. One of the key challenges facing health care providers today is to help create a truly health promoting environment. Group drumming sessions using the HealthRHYTHMS protocol can help this process tremendously."
Our brain shrinks with age, leaving you with impaired memory and at risk for dementia. Here's how drumming can help solve the problem.
Group Drumming lowered anxiety and depression.
Counteracts stress, boost energy, and improves brain health.
Can You Meditate While Drumming? Yes, Here's Why.
The evidence-based health benefits of drumming for children and teens.
There are trillions of connections happening in the universe in our head.
Playing a musical instrument engages practically every area of the brain