The Arts & Health Know No Boundaries:
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November is Arts and Health Month! The Hippocratic Post is a recent find of mine; it is a medical blog from the United Kingdom that offers interesting and thought-provoking brief essays on health and wellness. In today’s post we learn from an artist/scientist/doctor working in a London hospital that the arts have great healing power for the sickest among us.
“For the past 14 years I’ve combined science with art to engage people of all ages with the beauty and wonder behind medical research, and the hope it brings. Out of all my public engagement work the most striking and captivating reaction comes from working with adults in oncology wards in University College London Hospital. The most prevalent comment is ‘happy’ as seen from beaming smiles. I have puzzled for years why I see adults go from being low in energy and mood, to looking so alive and alert. A possible explanation was presented unexpectedly one day back in 2012.…”
The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Healing Power of the Arts!