The Power of the Creative Arts

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A recent analysis of past studies highlights the health benefits of music, dance, and art therapy.

On the whole, people with cancer who were assigned to creative arts treatments reported less depression, anxiety, and pain and a better quality of life during the programs than those who were put on a wait list or continued receiving usual care. For example, in one 2010 study, listening to half an hour of familiar music cut reported pain levels at least in half for 42 percent of hospitalized patients, while just eight percent of those in a comparison group saw relief.

Jeff Hairston‘s insight:

I’ve experienced significant healing via artistic creativity.

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