There is no cure for COPD, but some patients at the COPD clinic at the University of Colorado Hospital have found that a certain type of music is good medicine.

The patients play the harmonica together as part of their pulmonary rehab, but also as part of a support group for one another.

“The harmonica playing is so good for our lungs, and not only just playing the harmonica — but the laughing, the support we get from each another,” said Sue Schmied, who suffers from the disease.