A growing body of research supports the use of music therapy as an effective mind-body therapy in infants and children. Music has been shown in controlled studies to reduce pain response and anxiety in a variety of pediatric settings including neonatal intensive care units, procedure rooms, emergency department waiting rooms, and in the peri-operative setting. Music therapy can be used alone, or in conjunction with relaxation therapies such as progressive muscle relaxation or visualization.

A great resource is the American Music Therapy Association: http://www.musictherapy.org

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