Music and healing

 

To cast off worry there is nothing better than music.
Original Tao,4th century BCE

When griping grief the heart doth wound,
and doleful dumps the mind oppresses,
then music, with her silver sound,
with speedy help doth lend redress.
William Shakespeare,1564-1616,Romeo and Juliet

The actuality of music consists in rejoicing...When they are rejoiced in, they will grow. Growing, how can they be stopped? As they cannot be stopped, then unconsciously they feet begin to dance and the hands begin to move.
Mengzi(Mencius), 3rd/4th centuries BCE