Music therapy is slowly recognized to address the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of cancer patients.
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Immunity is positively affected by drum circles, which have been part of healing ceremonies since ancient times.
Why Should Parents Consider Music Therapy for Their Pediatric Oncology Patient?
Young children make up a significant part of the pediatric cancer population. According to the National Cancer Institute, about 12,400 children and adolescents under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer each year. Forty-nine percent of reported cases occur in children nine years of age or younger.
Music therapy is the clinical use of music interventions to accomplish healing and well-being and the establishment of a therapeutic relationship. Kanitz, Camus, and Seifert (2013) report on a controlled study of music therapy for stem-cells transplant recipients. The researchers found lessened sleep disturbances in the music therapy group.