Music May Decrease Physical Pain, Anxiety

Therapies involving playing instruments, listening to music, or singing have proven to have a beneficial effect on pain levels, blood pressure and mood. Joke Bradt, lead researcher and an associate professor of creative arts therapies at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said, “I strongly believe that the beauty of music can bring renewed hope for patients and their loved ones and can energize them.” Music therapy has also provided relief from anxiety for individuals suffering from cancer. More here

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