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Latest Music therapy Stories

2011-08-22 07:10:00

Weaving together soaring, angelic vocals and the celestial sound of crystal singing bowls, Ashana's original sound is the forefront of an entirely new genre of healing music. "The Infinite Heart" just released. Tour starts in Kansas City, Sept. 9, 2011. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2011 Weaving together soaring, angelic vocals and the celestial sound of crystal singing bowls, Ashana's original sound is the forefront of an entirely new genre of healing music. She has received...

2011-08-10 18:28:27

Cancer patients may benefit from sessions with trained music therapists or from listening to music. A new Cochrane systematic review shows using music can reduce anxiety in cancer patients, and may also have positive effects on mood, pain and quality of life. Music and music therapy are used in a wide range of clinical settings. Treatments range from patients listening to pre-recorded music, to music therapists engaging patients in music experiences to improve psychological and physical...

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2011-07-02 05:55:00

Scientists have cracked the secret to what makes Tibetan "singing bowls" so mysterious. The water-filled bowls are rubbed with a leather-wrapped mallet to exhibit a haunting sound, creating strange waves. A Tibetan bowl is generally made from a bronze alloy containing copper, tin, zinc, iron, silver, gold and nickel. The Faraday waves arise when a fluid like water vibrates, constrained by a closed boundary like the edge of the bowl. As the frequency of the rubbing reaches at which the bowl...

2011-03-20 00:01:43

Dr. Dianne Daly, a key character in the new feature film "The Music Never Stopped" is based on music therapy pioneer Dr. Concetta Tomaino. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 19, 2011 "The Music Never Stopped," a new feature film based on the case study "The Last Hippie" by Dr. Oliver Sacks, M.D. ("Awakenings"), chronicles the journey of a father and son adjusting to a lifetime of missed opportunities and how music therapy helps restore the young man's memory, as well as his relationship with...

2010-12-08 14:15:18

Patients who need assistance to breathe through mechanical ventilation may benefit from listening to music, a new review published in The Cochrane Library shows. The researchers found that music listening may relax patients, potentially resulting in fewer complications. Mechanical ventilation often causes major distress and anxiety in patients. The sensation of breathlessness, frequent suctioning, inability to talk, uncertainty regarding surroundings or condition, discomfort, isolation from...

2010-11-29 00:00:00

MADISON, Conn., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grove School, a co-educational, therapeutic boarding and day school for adolescents in grades 7-12, is pleased to announce the expansion of its art therapy program and to welcome Elizabeth Ferguson, an art therapist, to its clinical department. "At Grove School, we are committed to providing students with clinical services that help them overcome their individual social, emotional and learning challenges," said Richard Chorney, President...

2010-07-06 13:11:00

Music therapy provided by trained music therapists may help to improve movement in stroke patients, according to a new Cochrane Systematic Review. A few small trials also suggest a wider role for music in recovery from brain injury. More than 20 million people suffer strokes each year. Many patients acquire brain injuries that affect their movement and language abilities, which results in significant loss of quality of life. Music therapists are trained in techniques that stimulate brain...

2010-01-27 16:26:00

30 Groups Emphasize The Urgency Of Repealing Medicare Part B Therapy Caps Exceptions Process For Thousands of Americans WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of organizations representing consumers, health professionals and providers recently sent a letter to Congressional Leadership, calling for the immediate reinstatement of the exceptions process for Medicare Part B outpatient therapy services. Without such efforts, thousands of Medicare beneficiaries will exceed...

2010-01-06 11:53:11

Music therapy can assist in the speech acquisition process in toddlers who have undergone cochlear implantation, as revealed in a new study by Dr. Dikla Kerem of the University of Haifa. The study was carried out in Israel as a doctoral thesis for Aalborg University in Denmark (supervised by Prof. Tony Wigram) and presented at a "Brain, Therapy and Crafts" conference at the University of Haifa. Some infants who are born with impaired hearing and who cannot benefit from hearing aids are likely...

2009-08-10 17:08:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Congress to act to prevent unqualified personnel from providing physical therapy services following the release of a federal report on physician "incident to" services (services that are billed by physicians but are performed by nonphysicians) billed in 2007 under the Medicare program. The report, released by the...