The Healing Power of Music

A rapidly expanding body of research attests that that music therapy is more than a nice perk. It can improve medical outcomes and quality of life in a myriad of ways. Here’s a sampling:

Improves invasive procedures. In controlled clinical trials of people having colonoscopies, cardiac angiography, and knee surgery, those who listened to music before their procedure had reduced anxiety and a reduced need for sedatives. Those who listened to music in the operating room reported less discomfort during their procedure. Hearing music in the recovery room lowered the use of opioid painkillers.

 

Sources:
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/08/well/music-therapy-treatment-stress.html
https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/healing-through-music-201511058556

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