music therapy

Pronunciation: (MYOO-sik THAYR-uh-pee)

A type of therapy that uses music to help improve a person’s overall health and well-being. It may include creating, singing, moving, listening, and/or relaxing to music. Music therapy may be used to help relieve stress, pain, anxiety, and depression caused by a disease, such as cancer, and its treatment. Music therapy is a type of complementary medicine.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2009-07-02 Date last modified: 2015-11-09