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From the NY Times:  https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/08/well/music-therapy-treatment-stress.html?campaign_id=34&emc=edit_sc_20210413&instance_id=29168&nl=science-times&regi_id=137764409&segment_id=55460&te=1&user_id=e7ce617addfc9551bcae3b7539221c8d

 

Music therapy is increasingly used to help patients cope with stress and promote healing.  From the article:

 

The healing power of music — lauded by philosophers from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Pete Seeger — is now being validated by medical research. It is used in targeted treatments for asthma, autism, depression and more, including brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and stroke.

 

A review of 400 research papers conducted by Daniel J. Levitin at McGill University in 2013 concluded that “listening to music was more effective than prescription drugs in reducing anxiety prior to surgery."

 

Music has also been used successfully to support recovery after surgery. A study published in The Lancet in 2015 reported that music reduced postoperative pain and anxiety and lessened the need for anti-anxiety drugs. Curiously, they also found that music was effective even when patients were under general anesthesia.

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If only it could heal teeth..;)

(I luckily have quite few problems with mine)

What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well.
It helps men to rise above themselves.
 
  ―  Albert Camus, The Plague.

 

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