Saturday, December 02, 2006

Listen Up: Music Can Ease Pain and Depression

An article on the Healtholgy site had this to say:

People can help relieve chronic pain, depression and feelings of disability by listening to music, according to a recent clinical trial.
Nursing researchers from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Case Western Reserve University in Ohio studied 60 volunteers suffering long-term pain from conditions such as arthritis or spinal disc disorders. A third of the subjects were assigned to a control (nontreatment) group. The other 40 were split between two treatment groups: listening to their own favorite recorded music or to music relaxation tapes an hour a day for a week.

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