MS symptoms: The Gift of Music for MS Patients

Music is a powerful gift. Music therapy for MS patients can improve movement, coordination, verbal communications, and memory. The power of music is used for stress management and reduces depression and anxiety. The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) states music therapy is a “…health service similar to occupational therapy and physical therapy…” The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has an excellent overview of the benefits of music therapy as an alternative/complementary treatment for MS. I highly recommend visiting their website at Another great overview can be found at the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF) website

To find a music therapist visit the AMTA at

About the Author

Melissa Cook
Melissa Cook is the author of As a retired high school teacher and school district administrator, she chooses to share her MS story in hopes of benefiting others.