Music That Heals: Medical and Surgical Relief

WCMT’s Bonnie Barczak, Music Therapy Director at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is featured in this article. She states, “I thought there has to be a better way that we could help patients before and after surgery. I devised a protocol to meet with the patient before surgery to help facilitate relaxation. A person responds better to anesthesia and needs less anesthesia when they are relaxed. When they’re not relaxed, the stress hormones work against anesthesia, which means a patient needs more and there are more side effects.” Click here to read the full article.

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