Monday, September 8, 2008

The Healing Power of Music

It's long been known that listening to music can ease stress, but scientists are discovering that it has a powerful effect on pain, immunity, and even recovery from heart attacks.
... Evidence is growing that music can have a beneficial effect for patients. Researchers have been looking for effects in conditions as varied as stroke, autism, heart problems, mental health, depression, pain, fractured limbs, Alzheimer's and lung disease. Piped music has been used to ease anxiety before operations, and harp music to reduce pain after surgery, with some research suggesting it can be as effective as the sedative Valium. Read more

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