Therapy through song: Choir helps Hungarian lung patients breathe more easily - 3 months ago, 17 Nov 20:01
A Hungarian doctor has prescribed her lung disease patients a new form of physical and spiritual therapy – singing in public as part of a choir.
The “Breathing for the Soul” choir, which was formed this spring, gave its second performance on Thursday in the ball room of a Budapest Hotel.
Its members, many seriously ill with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and drawn from hospitals across Hungary, say the singing has improved the quality of their lives.
“I’ve never thought in my life that I would ever sing,” Maria Aranyi, 74, who has been suffering from serious asthma for a decade.
“After the grey days, there is a place where I feel good … after singing I noticed that I could also breathe more easily.”
Many lung disease patients become inhibited in their daily lives and get increasingly isolated. Singing in a choir has brought them new friends.
Doctor Katalin Vardi came up with the ...
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