Music Therapy and Medicine, by AMTA

“Music therapy has been shown to be an efficacious and valid treatment option for medical patients with a variety of diagnoses. Music therapy can be used to address patient needs related to respiration, chronic pain, physical rehabilitation, diabetes, headaches, cardiac conditions, surgery, and obstetrics, among others. Research results and clinical experiences attest to the viability of music therapy even in those patients resistant to other treatment approaches. Music is a form of sensory stimulation, which provokes responses due to the familiarity, predictability, and feelings of security associated with it.”

Learn where music therapists work across medical settings, what training is required in order to provide music activities towards targeting clinical objectives, and how the service benefits medical patients and health care staff. READ MORE: http://www.musictherapy.org/assets/1/7/MT_Medicine_2006.pdf.

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