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Music Therapy - Therapeutic Uses Of Music - Music For Pain Relief

Music therapy is now an established health service similar to occupational therapy and physical therapy. Music therapists use music to facilitate changes that are non-musical in nature. The use of music for those with arthritis provides opportunity for pain relief, anxiety and stress reduction and positive changes in both mood and emotional state.
  1. A - Z: Natural Treatments
  2. A - Z: Pain Relief
  3. Anxiety
  4. Meditation / Relaxation
  5. Occupational Therapy
  6. Physical Therapy
  7. Stress Management

Music Therapy Eases Arthritis Pain
Music therapy eased the perception of chronic pain in a study of 60 patients who had osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or disc problems.

Listening to Music Can Reduce Chronic Pain and Depression
Study shows that listening to music daily reduces chronic pain, makes people feel more in control of their pain, reduces depression, and makes people feel less disabled by their condition.

The Healing Sound of Music by Kate Mucci
Much of the western medical establishment refuses to acknowledge the incredible benefits of music. It is employed regularly in only about 15% of American hospitals, and is not covered by insurance. Despite the overwhelming amount of anecdotal evidence that music heals, the medical establishment will argue that there is no "proof" of the efficacy of music.

Music For Relaxation / Stress Relief
Tips on how to use various forms of music to relieve stress in different ways. Music can be a powerful tool in relieving stress, and can be used in several ways.

The American Music Therapy Association
The mission of the American Music Therapy Association is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world.

Profile: Music Therapy
Music therapy is the use of music to induce relaxation, promote healing, enhance mental functioning, and create an overall sense of well-being. Individuals doing music therapy typically listen to or create music under the guidance of a specially trained and certified music therapist, from WholeHealthMD.

Music Can Ease Arthritis Pain
Listening to music could help substantially ease the pain of osteoarthritis, say researchers, from BBC News.

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