Cochrane corner: Can music interventions benefit cancer patients?

Ancient Greek society and other cultures believed that music could heal the body and mind. There are now thousands of music therapy professionals, many working in hospitals and cancer centres. Music therapists use the physical, emotional, social, aesthetic and spiritual aspects of music to try to provide healing and increase quality of life. Elements of music such as rhythm, melody and harmony can influence physiological and emotional responses in humans. Studies have shown that music can arouse memory and association, stimulate imagery, evoke emotions, facilitate social interaction, and promote relaxation and distraction [1].

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Amrita Wellness Medicine Clinic

Alina Porojan has been working as a natural medicine practitioner for the past twelve years, constantly educating herself and deepening her knowledge and clinical experience. Alina believes that health and healing is inherent to each of us, and sees her role as re-connecting us to our already existing potential for optimal health and wellness.