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Entries from February 23rd, 2010

The Brain and Music: A Therapeutic Duet

February 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Music and the Brain

Tweet “Zip-a-dee doo dah, Zip-a-dee-ay …” –A. Wrubel, R. Gilbert “Do-wah diddy-diddy dum diddy-do …” –The Moffats “Super-cali-fragilistic-expialidocious …” –The Sherman Brothers “What an odd thing it is to see an entire species–billions of people–playing with, listening to, meaningless tonal patterns, occupied and preoccupied for much of their time by what they call ‘music.”‘ –Oliver […]

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Advances in Surgery and Anesthesia

February 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Music and Surgery

Tweet Yes, there was a time when things were done very differently in surgery.  Some of these tools pictured here were downright barbaric!  But today, things are done very differently.  Today doctors and patients alike know about the benefits of music during surgery.  We are much more aware of the dangers of too much anesthesia […]

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Live Music in Operating Room, found to be beneficial

February 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Music and Surgery

Tweet By Helen Altonn haltonn@starbulletin.com Classical music played on a piano in the operating room for 115 patients having eye surgery at the former St. Francis Medical Center-Liliha had “profound” physical benefits, it was reported today. The music lowered the patients’ blood pressure and heart and respiratory rates before any sedation or pain medication, according […]

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Open Heart Surgery and Soothing Music: the oxytocin connection

February 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Music and Oxytocin, music and the heart

Tweet Are you having open heart surgery?  My mother had a quintuple by-pass over 15 years ago and even then, I told her about the importance of listening to soft, steady, soothing music during the surgery, to calm the body and the mind, and to facilitate healing and a faster recovery.  The doctors did not […]

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Pulsing to the Rhythm of Health

February 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Music Healing

Tweet Pulsing to the Rhythm of Health by Buffy Owens I like this concept of pulsing to the rhythm of health.  We are rhythmical beings living in a world pulsating with life. Our lives pulse with the rhythm of our inner landscapes – from the pounding of our heartbeat and the tempo of our stride, […]

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Music and the Heart: New research!

February 11th, 2010 · No Comments · music and the heart

Tweet   A new research article has been published on WedMD that documents many of the things that so many of us believe to be true anyway:  when people listen to the music that they love, it has distinct and measurable health benefits!  To read this article, go to http://www.webmd.com/heart/news/20081113/joyful-music-helps-the-heart Music that Inspires Joy Improves […]

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One person’s experience with dental anesthesia and music

February 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Music and Dental Surgery

Tweet Let’s face it:  no one likes to go to the dentist!  Our headphones (www.surgicalheadphones.com) are making a big hit in the field of dentistry and here’s a man who decided to use music in his own way with a dental implant procedure.  Enjoy! “I had to get up early–0500h–in order to travel to the […]

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How Does Sound Healing Work?

February 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Music Healing, Music in the Hospital

Tweet Sound Healing has become more popular over the last couple of decades, simply because more and more research has proven that we are greatly affected mentally, emotionally, and physically by sounds or combinations of sounds. Sounds can essentially bring us up or bring us down, from a mental and emotional standpoint, and this works […]

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