Music therapy relieves pain, improves quality of life of patients with terminal illness

(Natural News) Music is a universal language that everyone — regardless of culture or race — can understand. Musicians claim that it allows them to communicate with people in ways that the human language does not. And while music is often associated with mood-lifting benefits, it also possesses healing properties that extends to the physical body. This is...
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to synthesize the evidence on the effects of psychosocial interventions on pain in advanced cancer patients.Recent FindingsThe included studies investigated the effects of relaxation techniques, cognitive-behavioral therapy, music therapy, mindfulness- and acceptance-based interventions, and supportive-expressive group therapy. Overall, we found a small, but significant effect on pain intensity (d = − 0.29, CI = − 0.54 to − 0.05). Effect sizes were highly heterogeneous between studies. ...
Source: Current Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract This review aimed to identify the potential role of integrative medicine in interventional oncology. The music therapy; stress management techniques; guided imagery, including virtual reality; clinical hypnosis; and digital sedation may all be efficient on anxiety and pain during procedures performed in interventional oncology. Beyond pharmacological sedation, the implementation of integrative medicine to interventional oncology may, therefore, improve the support and care of cancer patients, which may further create a virtuous alliance. PMID: 31963617 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
This study was a prospective single-blinded, paral-lel-group randomized clinical trial with balanced ran-domization [1:1]. A total of 150 patients who underwent first-session SWL were included in the study. The patients were randomly divided in to five groups (30 participants in each group) as follows: headphones were not put on and no music was played in Group 1 (control group); headphones were put on but no music was played in Group 2; Turkish art music was listened to with headphones in Group 3; Western classical music was listened to with headphones in Group 4; thetype of music the patient liked was listened to with he...
Source: Urology Journal - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Urol J Source Type: research
Music therapy (MT) in the inpatient setting has demonstrated positive outcomes worldwide. There was no protocol to utilize MT at this organization. The purpose of this project was to incorporate and evaluate MT as an adjunct intervention to address pain and anxiety in adult surgical step-down patients. Evidence-based practice change using the 8A's method integrated individualized MT provided by a board-certified music therapist to hospitalized patients over a 3-month period. Training was provided to 35 nurses and unit-assigned social worker on the utilization of MT for patients exhibiting pain or anxiety symptoms. The clin...
Source: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly - Category: Nursing Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conditions:   Infertility;   Anesthesia;   Oxidative Stress;   Pain, Postoperative Intervention:   Other: music Sponsor:   Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University Recruiting
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Strong evidence for the use of music therapy exists in neuro-rehabilitation, yet it is not part of standard health professional training or care. Neurological inpatients have suffered devastating life-changing injuries or illnesses. Many experience depression, pain or anxiety. Music provides a means of nonverbal expression and connection with caregivers, and can be a powerful motivator in therapies. We aimed to integrate music therapy into inpatient neurological teams by March 2019 to improve patient experience and outcomes.
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Late breaking research poster Source Type: research
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Ahead of Print.
Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conditions:   C.Surgical Procedure;   Stress;   Pain, Procedural;   Anxiety Intervention:   Behavioral: Facilitated Music Listening Sponsors:   Oslo University Hospital;   Norwegian Academy of Music Completed
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