How Music Therapy Works
Recently an article about music therapy was posted in Boston Magazine.
A seriously ill patient gets used to seeing many things during his or her hospital stay: IVs, medications, doctors in white coats. And, sometimes, guitars, drums, and sheet music. Once an alternative method, music therapy is becoming increasingly integrated into medical care, so much so that it is now used for ailments ranging from cancer and psychiatric illness to babies born prematurely. The therapy builds on traditional counseling practices by incorporating, depending on the patient’s needs and interests, things like instrument playing, singing, and listening to music, helping to unleash creativity, reduce discomfort, and enhance the overall experience of being in the hospital. And it’s not just an untested, new age therapy—the experts say it works. To read more, click here.
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