If laughter is the best medicine then music can be the best therapy.

Music can be beneficial to anyone, most specially to sick children. It can be used as therapy for people who have physical, emotional, social or cognitive deficits.

And for those who are healthy it can be used to relax, reduce stress, improve mood, or to accompany exercise.

The very good thing about music is it has no potential harm or toxic effects.

On Thursday, June 19 Calpol in partnership with Ospital ng Muntinlupa conducted a Music therapy activity at the Pediatrics ward. This activity has been seen around familiar hospitals dubbed as ‘Himig Ginhawa Mission’.

Their choice of music effectively helps the children reduces anxiety and pain.

Proven to give a positive effect on reducing patient’s pain, music therapy is used with individuals of all ages with variety of physical conditions.

While doctors recommend slow and simple songs to children, it is also used to improve learning, build self esteem, reduce stress, support physical exercise, and facilitates a host of other health related activities.

Dr. Eric Dacanay and a group of dedicated volunteers creatively helps a lot of children address their social, emotional or physical difficulties.

They have been working with children and adults of all ages of different social backgrounds in different variety of settings.

GlaxoSmithKline Philippines spearheads this program supported by doctors from different hospitals and plans to visit a target of twenty-two hospitals around Luzon.

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