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The Healing Power of Music

The Healing Power of Music

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The Healing Power of Music

Music Heals

  • Music therapy is increasingly used to help patients cope with stress and promote healing.
  • Andrew Rossetti, a licensed music therapist in New York, uses guitar music and visualization exercises to help calm patients undergoing medical treatments.
  • The healing power of music - lauded by philosophers from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Pete Seeger - is now being validated by medical research.

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Music Therapy

  • Dr. Rossetti has seen increases in acute anxiety since the onset of the pandemic, making musical interventions even more impactful
  • Mount Sinai has expanded its music therapy program to include work with the medical staff, many of whom are suffering from post-traumatic stress from months of dealing with Covid.

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Music To Quell Fear And Pain

  • A growing body of research suggests that music played in a therapeutic setting has measurable medical benefits. 
  • It can also help people deal with longstanding phobias
  • Music has also been used successfully to support recovery after surgery.
  • Some hospitals have introduced pre-recorded programs that patients can listen to with headphones.

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Overcoming Trauma

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