Friday, June 30, 2006

Music and the MS Monster

Can music soothe the savage beast? Even when the beast is MS? The June 2006 Journal of Advanced Nursing says music can enhance the effects of pain medications. The study involved a small group of volunteers, some of whom listened to music. Results showed that the music groups experienced less pain and depression than the control group.

Music Therapy may also alleviate anxiety, cognitive problems, and walking difficulties. The type of music did not change the benefits, so turn on the radio and enjoy the music!

For more information, visit the American Music Therapy Association.

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