Universal nature makes anyone love music. As well as being entertaining, the music can also make a person feel calm. Later, the benefits of music to cure the disease is also believed by some people, one of them about the benefits of playing music that can aid stroke recovery.
There is some certain type of music that is used as a therapy, one of which is classical music. Classical music associated with an increase children’s intelligence. For stroke recovery, the music does play a role in it and even can be used as a post-acute stroke therapy.
Regarding the benefits of playing music that can aid stroke recovery, it turns out that the people of Japan are familiar with music therapy since the 1960s. Stroke patients in Japan get therapy karaoke songs created by their own doctor. It proved to accelerate the healing of patients.
Music therapy can be adjunctive therapy given to patients after medical therapy with a first look at the patient’s progress. After several weeks, the patient is usually able to get in on the early stages of rehabilitation and physiotherapy, and patients require additional therapy, i.e., music therapy.
Music therapy can accelerate the recovery of stroke patients from motor disability (paralysis, impaired balance, cannot talk, visual disturbances), cognitive or memory impairment, and emotional disability.
Recently, a study showed that angklung become best-suited music therapy for post-stroke patients. Angklung is chosen because it is a musical instrument that is simple and easy. Only requires movement of the hand to one scale on the angklung, but it can train more than one neural organ that defects and many organs of the body that are involved when playing the angklung.
One scale only, patients can train the motor nerves (train the hand movement). The eyes also become more active due to see the text songs for the pull out words and figure out the rhythm of the song.
The ears of the patient became active because listening to the sound. In addition to creating a happy, calm, and confident, the patient can also mutually motivate each other when they participated in the music therapy.
Patients who experience an interruption in speaking can improve their ability to sing. Patients can learn to sing the lyrics with the help of musical instruments and rhythmic songs that are not too fast and simple lyric. With this, it is true that playing music can help stroke recovery.