Author: Jessica Blaisus

Reaching For a New Approach: The Music Therapy Applications of Sansulas and Kalimbas

Source: Therapy Times   Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. The music therapy field is continually adapting new music, interventions, and instruments to provide therapeutic…

Whistle While You Recuperate

Publication: HealthDay News at Forbes.com Author / Writer: Karen Pallarito   Medical care often involves instruments that poke and prod. So it may come as a huge relief to patients when the instrument involved in their therapy—perhaps something from the string or percussion family—doesn’t make them wince….

The Power of Music

Publication: Inside Scripps   “Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!” –J.K. Rowling Margaret Speyer is an oncology patient at Scripps La Jolla and has been in the hospital for almost three weeks. On this day, she is recovering from recent chemotherapy treatment and…

Campus Spotlight: Music Therapy

Publication: Around La Jolla Author / Writer: Barbara Reuer, PhD, NMT–F, MT–BC   As many people know, music has been used in medicine for thousands of years. Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music could heal both the body and the soul. And, Native Americans have used singing…