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Tokyo's Novel Drug Treatment

Posted: Jul. 2nd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Japan Philarhmonic Symphony
via tokyotimes.com

In a classic case of "take two CD's and call me in the morning," the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra is suggesting musical pharmaceuticals as the medical remedy to Tokyo's social ailments. Distributing SD cards loaded with beautiful music meant to calm the mind instead of packages of pills, whether or not the miracle cure works, patients will be treated to the lovely sound of one of the world's most talented symphonies.

Japan Philharmonic Orchestra suggests a different therapy for treating conditions such as headaches, anxiety, sleep disorders and even constipation: instead of using pharmaceutical drugs, patients might as well try the so-called “musical drugs”.

Worried about the dropping number of spectators coming at classical concert halls, the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra has branched into ‘musical pharmaceuticals’, releasing their own line of prescribed overtures and symphonies.

Based on research claiming that classical music influences the brain and relaxes both the mind and the body, micro SD cards were loaded with approved symphonies and were sent to each patient for consumption on their preferred technology, the international press reports.

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