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Art therapy is a practice that allows patients to express inner thoughts and feelings without speaking. Art therapy uses different forms of art, including drawing, painting, clay, and sculpture. Art therapy is thought to lift one's mood, boost self-awareness, and improve self-esteem.

Art therapy is used for anxiety, depression, a decline in memory and thinking skills, and other conditions, but there is no good evidence to support the use of art therapy for any purpose.

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Art therapy is sometimes used along with other treatments in children and adults. It is thought to provide benefit by using self-expression, which helps to improve mood and healing.

Art therapy is usually done with a trained art therapist or other health professional. It involves drawing, painting, and constructing to help with communication of difficult issues, as well as to calm emotions and reduce stress. Some people believe that by calming the body and emotions, there might be positive benefits for the immune, nervous, and cardiovascular systems.

It isn't known if art therapy is safe. However, there's no reason to suspect safety issues when used correctly.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if art therapy is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. But there's no reason to expect safety concerns when used correctly.

There are no known interactions with medications. Before taking this product, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

There are no known interactions with foods.

The appropriate or safe use of art therapy depends on several factors such as the condition being treated or the person administering the treatment. Be sure to seek and follow relevant directions from your physician or other healthcare professional before using this treatment.

Anthroposophic Art Therapy, Art Stimulation, Chinese Calligraphy Therapy, Clay Art Therapy, Creative Arts Intervention, Creative Arts Therapy, Creative Expression, Mindfulness Based Art Therapy, Phenomenological Art Therapy, Psychodynamic Group Art Therapy, Visual Art Therapy.

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