Scientific Evidence

Our clinical studies have medically proven to drop psychotropic drug use by up to 53% and can reduce pain by 52% with no side effects.
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Our findings have been published in more than 150 peer-reviewed journals.

Since 1999, MUSIC CARE© has been a leader in research & development on the psychological and -physiological effects of music as a clinical therapy. We have had the privilege of working with some of the most reputed research partners in the world.

Music Care enabled a  62% reduction in the dose of sedation during coronary angioplasty

MUSIC CARE© treatment can enable a 62% reduction in midazolam sedation during coronary angiography under local anesthesia. Cardiologists appreciate this technique and recommend its use to facilitate their interventions in outpatient practice. Using MUSIC CARE© can therefore reduce hospitalization costs by shortening patient stays.
G Boccara, A Mazeraud, D Cassagnol, et al. MUSIC CARE reduced the sedative dose during coronary angioplasty: A control-case comparison clinical study. IASP 2018.
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Reducing pain & anxiety in cancer patients by up to 74%

MUSIC CARE© has proved to be a significant asset for oncology patients as its effects are sustained for 30 minutes after the treatment.
C Jourt-Pineau, S Guétin, L Védrine, et al. Effects of music therapy on pain and anxiety in treating cancer patients: Dou. Éva.-Dia-Trai. 2013; 14; 200—207
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Scientific Publications

It has been shown that there is a direct link between patient-directed music interventions, patient wellness and the treatment of pain. The following are the principal clinical studies conducted using MUSIC CARE©.
Pub
Science
Effectiveness of a music intervention on pruritus: an open randomized prospective study.
Dermatology
The effects of music intervention in the management of chronic pain: a single-blind, randomized, controlled trial
Pain Center
A musical intervention for respiratory comfort during noninvasive ventilation in the ICU : a controlled, randomized trial
ICU
Effect of music therapy among hospitalized patients with chronic low back pain: a controlled, randomized trial
Rehabilitation
Effects of music therapy in intensive care unit without sedation in weaning patients versus non-ventilated patients: a controlled, randomized trial
ICU
Interest of music therapy sessions vs physiotherapy sessions in pain patients treated in functional rehabilitation and rheumatology: a controlled, randomized trial
Rheumatology
Effects of standardized musical intervention on refusal of care and aggression during toileting in people with institutionalized neurocognitive disorders: a controlled, randomized trial
Geriatrics
A patient-controlled, smartphone-based music intervention to reduce pain—A multi-center observational study of patients with chronic pain
Pain Center
Effects of music therapy on the chronic pain experienced by patients undergoing spa therapy: a multicentre study (n = 1151)
Rheumatology
Effects of musicotherapy on chronic rheumatoid back pain: Preliminary study of 40 patients
Rheumatology
Effects of music therapy on pain and anxiety in treating cancer patients: a feasibility study
Oncologie
Smartphone-based Music listening to reduce pain and anxiety before coronarography: A focus on sex differences: a feasibility study
Cardiology
Assessment of the use of music therapy with nursing home residents: a feasibility study
Geriatrics
A smartphone-based music intervention to reduce pain and anxiety in women before or during labor: a feasibility study
Obstetrics
Effects of music therapy on chronic pain of fibromyalgic patients in thermal station: a feasibility study
Rheumatology
Pain management and music therapy: a feasibility study
Pain Center
Personalized receptive music therapy in a protocol of painful gestures in obstetrics: amniocentesis: a feasibility pilot study
Obstetrics
Assessment and standardisation of a new music therapy technique in the management of pain: The “U-based” system: a literature review
Neurology
Evaluation of the Standardized MUSIC CARE© App in the Treatment of Pain:The U-Shape Composing Technique: a literature review
Neurology
Effect of a musical intervention on tolerance and efficacy of non-invasive ventilation in the ICU: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
ICU
Effects of music therapy in intensive care unit without sedation in weaning patients versus non-ventilated patients: a controlled, randomized trial
ICU
Effect of Music on the Sedative Use During Coronary Angioplasty: a controlled study
Cardiology
A musical intervention for respiratory comfort during noninvasive ventilation in the ICU : a controlled, randomized trial
ICU
Effect of music therapy on anxiety and depression in patients with Alzheimer's type dementia: randomised: a controlled study
Neurology
Interest of music therapy sessions vs physiotherapy sessions by radar in pain patients treated in functional rehabilitation and rheumatology: a controlled, randomized trial
Rheumatology
Impact of music on anxiety among patients undergoing eye surgery under topical anaesthesia: a controlled, randomized trial
Ophthalmology
Effect of a musical intervention on tolerance and efficacy of non-invasive ventilation in the ICU: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
ICU
A patient-controlled, smartphone-based music intervention to reduce pain—A multi-center observational study of patients with chronic pain
Pain Center
Effects of musicotherapy on chronic rheumatoid back pain: Preliminary study of 40 patients
Rheumatology
Effects of music therapy on chronic pain of fibromyalgic patients in thermal station: a feasibility study
Rheumatology
Effects of music therapy on the chronic pain experienced by patients undergoing spa therapy: A multicentre study (n = 1151)
Rheumatology
The effect of music therapy on mood and anxiety-depression: an observational study in institutionalised patients with traumatic brain injury.
Rehabilitation
Usefulness of music therapy among patients hospitalized in convalescent and rehabilitation units for the elderly: a feasibility study
Rehabilitation
Smartphone-based Music listening to reduce pain and anxiety before coronarography: A focus on sex differences: a feasibility study
Pain center
Effects of music therapy on pain and anxiety in treating cancer patients: a feasibility study
Oncologie
Evaluation of music therapy on stress and burnout in caregivers: a feasibility study
Occupational
Personalized receptive music therapy in a protocol of painful gestures in obstetrics: amniocentesis: a feasibility pilot study
Obstetrics
Assessment and standardisation of a new music therapy technique in the management of pain: The “U-based” system: a literature review
Neurology
The effects of music intervention in the management of chronic pain: a single-blind, randomized, controlled trial
Pain Center
Impact of music on anxiety among patients undergoing eye surgery under topical anaesthesia: a controlled, randomized trial
Ophthalmology
Effect of music on the sedative use during coronary angioplasty: a controlled study
Cardiology
Effect of music therapy on anxiety and depression in patients with Alzheimer's type dementia: randomised, controlled study
Neurology
Effects of standardized musical intervention on refusal of care and aggression during toileting in people with institutionalized neurocognitive disorders: a controlled, randomized trial
Geriatrics
An overview of the use of music therapy in the context of Alzheimer's disease: a report of a French expert group
Neurology
Combining ICT-based assesment and nonpharmacologic stimulation approaches for the management of frail or cognitively impaired elderly individuals at home: a feasibility study
Neurology
Assessment of the use of music therapy with nursing home residents: a feasibility study
Geriatrics
Usefulness of music therapy among patients hospitalized in convalescent and rehabilitation units for the elderly: a feasibility study
Rehabilitation
Relax: sensory and virtual immersion to reduce the anxiety of patients consulting for the firsdt time in nice memory center: a feasibility study
Neurology
Impact of music therapy on anxiety and depression for patients with Alzheimer's disease and on the burden felt by the main caregiver: a feasibility study
Neurology

Scientific Council

MUSIC CARE© works with doctors and researchers from around the world to continously advance our research.
Pr. Joël Belmin
Pr. Joël Belmin
Joël Belmin is Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Hôpital Charles Foix (Paris IV Sorbonne). His achievements have been recognized by numerous scientific publications, notably in the field of non-medicinal interventions. He has obtained funding from several different sources in the context of his clinical research, and his team has received numerous awards and research grants.
Dr. Florence Bonté
Dr. Florence Bonté
After qualifying as a doctor at Université Paris VI, Florence Bonté specialized in geriatric medicine and psychiatry. Her research focuses on non-medicinal therapies, notably based on art and music. She often presents her work at national and international conferences concerning the role of art and music therapy in managing patients with Alzheimer’s and related diseases.
Dr. Luc Brun
Dr. Luc Brun
After training in anesthesiology and intensive care, Dr. Luc Brun became closely involved in developing non-medicinal treatments for therapeutic use. He currently leads the Pain Evaluation and Treatment Unit at Gaston-Bourret Hospital in Nouméa (New Caledonia). He has been using Music Care for fifteen years as a therapy for his patients. He is also the author of numerous publications that are considered as references by other clinicians.
Dr. Kevin Charras
Dr. Kevin Charras
Kevin holds a PhD in psychology and has been studying Alzheimer’s disease for more than fifteen years. He has forged a reputation as an expert in psychosocial and environmental interventions and their evaluation, and has written several articles on the subject in national and international scientific journals. He is a regular speaker at conferences on these themes.
Patricia Cimerman
Patricia Cimerman
Patricia works as a nurse and clinical research assistant at Hôpital Trousseau in Paris. Since 2002, she has also been attached to the National Center for Pain Control Resources (CNRD) where she is responsible for providing support to care teams in all specialties so that they can improve the daily management of pain. She recommends a combination of medicinal and non-medicinal care for all age groups; children, adults and the elderly.
Dr. Patrick Ginies
Dr. Patrick Ginies
Dr. Patrick Giniès heads the Psychosomatic Pain and Functional Disease Department at Montpellier University Hospital. He initiated the first controlled, randomized studies to evaluate music in the treatment of pain. He uses the Music Care method daily to treat patients with chronic pain. Dr. Giniès is Honorary President of the French College of Pain Physicians and manages the French Society for the Study and Treatment of Pain (SFETD) in the Occitanie Region.
Dr. Gilles Guerrier
Dr. Gilles Guerrier
Gilles Guerrier is an anesthesiologist in the Anesthesia and Intensive Care Department at Hôpital Cochin in Paris. He has participated in the compilation of numerous articles that are considered to be references among clinicians and has been applying the Music Care method for around ten years.
Edourard de Hennezel
Edourard de Hennezel
Edouard de Hennezel initially trained as a lawyer and now specializes in institutional communication. Interested in the challenges posed by ageing, disability and end of life care, he has launched several initiatives designed to raise the awareness of public and private sector decision-makers to these issues. In 2016, he set up the Enterprise & Salaried Caregivers Award to encourage employers to take on workers who are caregivers to sick, disabled or dependent relatives.
Pr. Samir Jaber
Pr. Samir Jaber
Professor Samil Jeber coordinates the Anesthesia and Intensive Care Department at Montpellier University Hospital and teaches at the Montpellier Faculty of Medicine. He is also a member of the Scientific Board of the French Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, and is on the boards of several specialized journals. He has conducted clinical research and published on subjects such as anesthesia and sedation.
Pr. Serge Marchand
Pr. Serge Marchand
Serge Marchand has been Vice-President, Scientific Affairs at Génome Québec since January 2019, having previously been Scientific Director of the Quebec Health Research Fund (FRQS) (2017-2019). Holding a PhD in neurological sciences, he was Scientific Director of the Research Center at Sherbrooke University Hospital from 2008 to 2013. He has written several articles, books and book chapters on the neurophysiology of pain, with particular focus on the neurophysiological mechanisms responsible for the development and persistence of chronic pain.
Dr. Emmanuelle Vuillaume Cerdan
Dr. Emmanuelle Vuillaume Cerdan
Dr. Emmanuelle Vuillaume Cerdan is a physician at the Centre Hospital Sud in St. Pierre, Reunion Island, where she works in the Center for Pain Evaluation and Treatment. She specializes in treating pain using non-medicinal methods such as acupuncture or music therapy, has published her findings in numerous scientific and medical journals.
Pr. Mathieu Roy
Pr. Mathieu Roy
Professor of Psychology at McGill University in Montreal, his research focuses on the cerebral representation of pain. He is also seeking to understand the neurophysiological mechanisms that underpin several non-pharmacological analgesic interventions such as physical exercise, distraction, rewards and music. He has demonstrated that music-related analgesia is dependent on the emotions induced by music, which can even exert an impact on the spinal processes transmitting the nociceptive influx. His results appear regularly in top-ranking scientific journals.
Pr. Isabelle Peretz
Pr. Isabelle Peretz
This Quebec-based research scientist specializes in the “musical brain” and the neuro-cognition of music, an area of neurological study which she founded. She was the first to propose the idea that the brain contains a specialized cortical network that can perceive and enjoy music. In 2005, she co-founded the international laboratory for research on the brain, music and sound, the BRAMS (BRAin, Music and Sound). The journal Science considered that her work has “fundamentally changed our understanding of how the brain analyzes and processes music.
Pr. Patrice Queneau
Pr. Patrice Queneau
Professor Patrice Queneau is a French physician who is Honorary Dean of the Saint-Etienne Faculty of Medicine and has been a member of the French Academy of Medicine since 2003. He chairs the association of those who were previously junior doctors at Lyon Civil Hospitals. He has written numerous books and articles on medication incidents and how to prevent them, the management of patients in pain, medical humanism and the practical training of physicians.
Pr. Pierre Rainville
Pr. Pierre Rainville
Pierre Ranville is Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at Montreal University and directs the Laboratory for the Neuro-Psycho-Physiology of Pain (LaNeP3) at the Centre de Recherche de l’Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM). Between 2014 and 2018, he was a government research scientist employed by the Quebec Health Research Fund. He also works for the Quebec Research Fund and publishes regularly in prestigious journals such as Science on the treatment of pain. His work focuses in particular on the brain mechanisms that govern the transmission and interpretation of pain signals.
Pr. Jacques Touchon
Pr. Jacques Touchon
A professor of neurology who specializes in Alzheimer’s disease, Jacques Touchon has published numerous books (on the neurophysiology of memories and Alzheimer’s disease, etc.) and collaborated in many specialized reviews on the subject. He was previously Director of the Behavioral and Degenerative Neurology Unit at Montpellier University Hospital. Professor Jacques Touchon has been using the Music Care method with his patients for more than fifteen years. With Stéphane Guétin, he set up a University Diploma on Art Therapy and Music Therapy at the Montpellier Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Marion Trousselard
Dr. Marion Trousselard
Currently Deputy Director of the Neurosciences and Cognitive Sciences Department at the French Armed Forces Biomedical Research Institute (IRBA), Marion Trousselard’s work focuses on the psychophysiology of Self, the peri- and post-trauma (neuro)-inflammatory response and recovery/repair mechanisms (sleep, vagal system, resilience). Her work is carried out in a context of the need to maintain and enrich civilian and military collaboration in order to ensure coordinated and integrated biomedical research on the scientific and societal challenges posed by stress and post-traumatic stress disorders.
Pr. Fred Schwartz
Pr. Fred Schwartz
Professor Fred Schwartz worked as an anesthesiologist for some forty years at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, USA. He is the author of several works on listening to music in neonatal intensive care units and the influence of sound and music on brain development. He has also written on how music can lower stress levels.
Dr. Marguerite d'Ussel
Dr. Marguerite d'Ussel
Dr. d’Ussel trained as an emergency physician but now specializes in pain treatment and has been Chair of the Pain Control Committee (CLUD) at the Paris-Saint-Joseph Group of Hospitals since 2012. She has also been running the chronic pain clinic at Saint-Joseph since it was set up in 2014.

Certified & Award Winning.

MUSIC CARE is the first application to treat pain through music that has received numerous awards and is certified by medical institutions.
  • Victories of Medicine Nominated in the "Neurology" category

    Victories of Medicine Nominated in the "Neurology" category

  • Trophy of  "Hospital of Tomorrow" New Health - Paris HealthCare

    Trophy of "Hospital of Tomorrow" New Health - Paris HealthCare

  • Innovation Trophy  "Coup de Coeur" Award (FHP)

    Innovation Trophy "Coup de Coeur" Award (FHP)

  • SilverEco 2019 Trophy in category  "New Technologies"

    SilverEco 2019 Trophy in category "New Technologies"

  • Recognition and mention in "Magazine de la santé 2015"

    Recognition and mention in "Magazine de la santé 2015"

  • I2C Award in category "Care Innovation" for pain management

    I2C Award in category "Care Innovation" for pain management

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