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Patient or Surgeon: Who Needs the Music?

January 8th, 2016 · No Comments · Music and Anxiety, Music and Surgery, Music Healing, Music in the Hospital

Tweet Who really needs the music in surgery:  patient or surgeon?  There is so much in the news today about music in the OR, and sometimes the focus is on the surgeon and staff, and sometime the news is about music for the patient.  Our music is entirely for the patient.  As a clinical musicologist, […]

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Healing Music comes in many forms

September 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Healing Music, Music Healing, Music in the Hospital, Music Medicine, Surgery with Music

Tweet Have you experienced the healing power of music?  Since the beginning of time, humans have been powerfully drawn to rhythm, to harmony and to melody.  The original “music” consisted of the sounds of nature:  waves lapping the shore, the wind through the pines and palms, the babbling brook and the gentle rain. Today, every […]

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Can music be a painkiller??

June 25th, 2015 · No Comments · Music Healing, Music in the Hospital

Tweet Nearly every day, someone contacts me who is about to go to the hospital for a procedure of some kind. Most of these people are preparing to have surgery and have questions about how they can use music for the procedure.  Patients wonder, can music be a painkiller?  Pain is one of the many […]

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Preemies and the Power of Music

May 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Lullabies, Music Healing, Music in the Hospital, Music with Newborns and Preemies

Tweet Who doesn’t love a tiny, newborn baby?  The innocense, the sweetness, the delicious smell and sounds?  But if your baby was born prematurely, and survived, chances are that there will be weeks and months and continued struggle, just to survive.   Sometimes, parents know that there is a good chance that their baby or […]

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Music Therapy or Music Medicine: Revisited

March 1st, 2015 · No Comments · Genres of healing music, Music in the Hospital, Music Medicine, Rhythmic Entrainment

Tweet Music therapy and music medicine are not the same, although many people use them interchangeably.   The medical/wellness/nursing community almost always are believers in the power of music to help people feel better, get motivated, calm their anxiety and more.  However, in modern times, the field of music therapy has become organized, codified, created […]

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Healing Music Delivery: What’s Best?

October 1st, 2013 · No Comments · Music and Dental Surgery, Music and Eye Surgery, Music and Pain, Music Healing, Music in the Hospital

Tweet What is the best method for healing music delivery?  People want to know if live music, recorded music through headphones or speakers is best?  And the fact is, all of the above are viable and effective choices if you want to use the music you love for healing purposes.  As a general rule, live […]

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Music with Preemies: Research is in!

November 30th, 2012 · No Comments · Music in the Hospital, Music in the News!, Music with Newborns and Preemies, Music with Pregnancy and Childbirth

Tweet Music with Preemies:  research is in!  I have known since before my children were born, that music is powerful with infants and children.  What I didn’t know in those early days was that babies can hear up to 5 months before they are born.  Research has documented that the fetal ear can begin functioning […]

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Some Patients with Coma can awaken to Music

June 23rd, 2012 · No Comments · Music and Coma, Music and Emotion, Music Healing, Music in the Hospital

Tweet After suffering a brain hemorrhage, 7-year-old Charlotte Neve slipped into a coma. The British girl was unconscious for several days and doctors feared she wouldn’t recover. Her mother, Leila Neve, was at her bedside when Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” started playing on the radio. Leila and Charlotte often sang the song together and […]

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