To summarize, we suggest that music has the ability to alter fear and stress responses by re-setting homeostatic set-points precisely because music elements synergize with physiologic function and can therefore alter homeostatic set-points to derive positive results. As a medical intervention, music therapy impacts upon stress and fear responses in a manner resulting in stress and pain management, language and cognition, memory, attention, functional motorplanning (praxis), auditory tracking, figure-ground awareness, depth perception, sound location, auditory/visual integration, auditory and motor coordination, proprioception, vestibular and tactile stimulation, and many other areas of human function.