Can Art Be Medicine?
Art, music, and poetry have been part of every culture for centuries. Even hundreds of years ago, when people had to spend almost all of their time finding food and just surviving, they took the time to create art; clearly it had immense value. Now, researchers are looking at the positive effects that art has on our health. A heart transplant survivor, a soldier with PTSD, and families of ill children have all felt that art has helped their healing processes. This short film brilliantly explores the medicinal effects of creative expression.