Last September, a brief article published in the Daily Mail entitled “Natural Painkillers” echoed the interesting results of an American study saying that music, harp music in particular, can reduce pain in patients undergoing treatment. It is not rare that such studies show the impact of music in that matter. The results are such that some hospitals have now a harp therapist among their staff, and programs, such as the International Harp Therapy Program, have been set up in many countries. As an introduction to the subject, we asked the harp therapist Anouk Platenkamp to tell us what a day playing the harp in hospital is like.
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