05/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Why Music Makes Us Happy

Why do we listen to our favorite songs when we're feeling down? What is it about music that makes humming along to a tune feel so natural and relaxing? Experts say that certain types of beats, melodies, and rhythms affect the brain in different ways and these can have a significant impact on your mood, stress levels, and even your immune system.

How Music Therapy Works
When you need a break from a stressful situation or just want to try out a new relaxation method, listening to some powerful music can completely change your mood or mindset. Music therapy has been used for thousands of years as a way to restore energy, uplift the mood, and even help with the natural healing process.

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