Ancient Music Therapy Revived in Turkish Hospital
Drs. Erol Can and Bingur Sonmezs are working together to practice Makam therapy, an ancient form of Turkish music therapy. Specific music, or Makams, are played at specific times during the day for a specialized purpose. Dr. Sonmez said, “There is a different makam for every illness, every health problem. There are makamlar that agitate, and there are makamlar that relax.” Both doctors do not believe this therapy takes the place of traditional medicine, but do see its benefits in relieving stress, depression and anxiety in their patients.