Raga based music therapy amongst prediabetic: An analysis by HAM- A clinical anxiety scale

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Akshataa Atul Deshkar*, Manjinder Kaur, R L Kamble

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Introduction: The phenomenal change is seen in the arena of music therapy; as it is evident that music therapy which was observation and experience based in the past; now became evidence based. In India it is popularly known as Raga Chikitsa. The present study was intended to determine efficacy of music therapy using raga-based Bollywood songs amongst prediabetic. Materials and Methods: The Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAM-A) was used to quantify the severity of anxiety symptomatology. Thirty prediabetic were included in the study were subjected to music therapy session for 20 minutes using raga-based Bollywood songs from Hansdhwani, Yaman, Darbari etc. The blood pressure, blood sugar and HAM A clinical Anxiety Scale score was noted down before and after the session. Result and Analysis: The post therapy fall in the blood sugar (t =6.14, P < 0 xss=removed xss=removed> 0.05) was insignificant. There was decrease in the CAS score post therapy when analyzed by t test the difference was significant (t= 3.83, P < 0> Discussion: Musical stimuli activate specific pathways in several brain areas associated with emotional behaviors, The biochemical mediators, such as endorphins, endocannabinoids, dopamine, and nitric oxide are modulator of stress response, Music therapy restore the balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system and combat stress. Conclusion: It can be concluded that raga-based Bollywood songs are stressbuster for prediabetic. We recommend use of music therapy as adjunct modality for the management amongst prediabetic with no or mild symptoms of anxiety.  

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Raga chikitsa, Music therapy, Prediabetic, Stress, HAM A scale.
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