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Beautiful Medicine Through Music

28th Oct 2014

A musician turned doctor is helping patients alleviate pain through music. Andrew Isleib is a fourth-year medical student at Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine and leads a monthly drum session for patients who experience chronic pain. An article on nj.com shares that music triggers the pleasure center of our brain, which helps lessen our experience of pain. Melody Gardot, a prominent jazz musician, helped spur the institution’s support of music therapy after a car accident left her with severe brain injury. After a couple of years, she was agitated that nothing was helping her, but once music was incorporated she made huge progress. Read more here: Rock 'n' pain control: Rowan med school uses music to ease pain, recover