It's not generally considered a medical device, but the guitar does have some healing properties. At least that's how it's used by Rogue Valley musician Donny Roze.
As the founder and executive director of Heart and Hope Music, he and his guitar go where they are needed to bring a little cheer... to adult foster care homes and assisted living facilities and other places where aging people congregate.
And they don't just listen; they sing and play instruments, too. More such sessions will be possible with recent grants from the Oregon Community Foundation and other organizations.
Donny Roze and his guitar visit the studio.
BONUS VIDEO: Donny sings his own composition...