What Healthcare professionals say...

“Half an hour of music produced the same effect as ten milligrams of valium.”
-Dr. Raymond Bahr, St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore

“The power of music to integrate and cure…is quite fundamental. (It is the)
profoundest nonchemical medication.”
-Dr. Oliver Sacks, Neurologist

“Music…is a service modality that can help to facilitate communication between
the family and the patient who is actively dying, while also providing
a comforting presence.”
-American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

“Music has been recognized through research as a safe, inexpensive and effective
non-pharmaceutical way to relieve anxiety.”
-Dr. Brian Seeney, National Naval Medical Center, Maryland

“It is possible to decrease sedative requirements during surgery under spinal
anesthesia by allowing patients to listen to music to reduce their anxiety.”
-Dr. Caroline Lepage, Mainoneuve-Rosemont Hospital, Montreal

“Music is such a powerful tool for alleviating many of the symptoms that the
seriously ill and dying experience.”
-Dorothy L. Pitner, President and CEO, Palliative Care Ctr. and Hospice of North Shore

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