You must have heard the magical effects of music- its calming effects on the body and how it simply transports us to a different world. However, this recent case will make you believe way more in the magic of music — this story about Kolkata's 21-year-old Sangita Das who woke up from a coma after 25 days because of Raga Darbari Kanada. Young doctors from SSKM Hospital recently used music therapy to help the patient come out of the coma, according to TOI. Sangita was discharged from the hospital on Thursday after she came out of the coma. Having Trouble Sleeping? Music Helps Put You Off to Sleep.
TOI reports have it that she had slipped into a coma due to hemorrhagic dengue and was then taken to Naihati Hospital on 30th of Oct. Her father who works as an Ambulance Driver at Naihati Hospital then took her to SSKM on 3rd of November after her health continued to deteriorate.
Sangita was suffering from a complicated case of dengue necrotic hemorrhagic meningoencephalitis that usually affects kids. “We were trying hard to bring this patient out of coma, when Sandeep suggested that we use music therapy,” said Rajat Choudhury, associate professor of anesthesiology and ITU in-charge.
Sandeep Kumar Kar is a cardiovascular anaesthetist and a violinist who has earlier also conducted a research on using music to treat cardiac patients. He suggested that they should use Raga Darbari Kanada in the given case. Doctors used the therapy to stimulate the sensory organs and on the 12th day, they noticed signs of improvements as per reports by TOI.