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Entries from December 31st, 2008

6 Easy Steps for Incoporating Healing Music into your Life

December 31st, 2008 · No Comments · Music Healing

Tweet 6 Easy Steps for Incorporating Healing Music into Your Life Step 1 Keep a collection of a variety genres of music and classify each selection according to the mood, memory and emotion they draw out from you. If you are feeling blue, upbeat rock and roll may help. If you’re feeling a bit sorry […]

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The Musical Brain

December 29th, 2008 · No Comments · Music and the Brain

Tweet by Dr. Arthur HarveyFrom recent brain research on learning styles, it has been esti­mated that 80-90% of what is experienced and learned is non­verbal, with what sometimes is described as a “right-brain” mode of processing. We know that for most children and many adults, music is a “right-brain” dominant activity. Based upon that, music […]

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Music Healing Goes Mainstream

December 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Ancient beliefs about music, Music and Emotion, Music Healing

Tweet Music Healing Goes Mainstream! Beth Israel Medical Center in New York uses music therapy to sooth their premature babies and trauma patients. The hospital finds that music eases patients’ pain, lowers blood pressure, reduces anxiety and depression and allows patients to get well, faster and is less expensive than medication. Beth Israel is not […]

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A Beautiful Song about Breast Cancer Survival

December 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Music and Cancer

Tweet A Beautiful Song about Breast Cancer from Sarah McLachlan A beautiful song to help you…

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Could Music Be a Path to the Fountain of Youth?

December 26th, 2008 · No Comments · Music Healing

Tweet Could Music Be a Path to the Fountain of Youth? We live in a culture that really values youth and youthful faces, bodies, and interests. Every year, people spend thousands of dollars on surgeries, products, physical trainers, and special foods and diets so that they can look younger and cheat old age and even […]

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How about some Mozart for Christmas?

December 24th, 2008 · No Comments · The Mozart Effect...why Mozart?

Tweet Mozart for Christmas Hmmmm…do you think Mozart would approve? Actually, I think he would be quite amused! Mozart had a wonderful sense of humor and was very playful, as is this wonderful video!

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The most common fears about surgery and anesthesia

December 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Music and Surgery, Music Healing, Music Medicine, out-patient surgery with music

Tweet Fears about Surgery and Anesthesia Anxiety before elective surgery is common. Therefore, many studies have examined interventions to reduce preoperative anxiety, including pharmacologic anxiolysis, information, distraction, and relaxation procedures. This study compared different methods to measure preoperative anxiety. The aims of the study were threefold. First, to examine the validity and utility of the […]

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Music and Hip Replacements?

December 22nd, 2008 · No Comments · joint replacement surgery, Music and Surgery, Surgery with Music

Tweet Music and Hip Replacements This morning I was working with a new client of mine who is having total hip replacement surgery. She’s 75 years old and has had a couple of unfortunate surgical experiences lately in large hospitals. This time she’s decided to go with a small local hospital and to try some […]

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