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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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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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Why is music powerful medicine?

March 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Music and the Mind-Body, Music Healing, Music Medicine

Tweet Today, we have a guest post by an author who is a Canadian health expert, and especially in the field of music therapy.   Please feel free to contact me or him if you have more questions. Music as medicine For centuries people have used music to soothe others; this is why mothers sing to […]

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Music as Medicine: Ted Talk

December 3rd, 2013 · No Comments · Music and the Mind-Body, Music Medicine

Tweet By now, you have heard me say hundreds of times that music as medicine, is good, powerful, healing and non-addictive.  The awareness that music is a type, a form, of medicine is ancient.  The Greeks and Romans knew about the power of music; the Bible talks about the power of music over and over.  […]

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What’s the difference between music therapy and music medicine/music healing?

June 1st, 2013 · No Comments · Music and Emotion, Music and Relaxation, music and spirituality, Music Healing, Music Medicine, The Mozart Effect...why Mozart?

Tweet This is a question that I get a lot.  Many people, maybe most, assume that these descriptions are all interchangeable and there is definitely a lot of overlap.  Music therapists will tell you that in order for music therapy to be administered, there must be a trained music therapist present to help the patient […]

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Glaucoma awareness: Can music make a difference?

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments · Glaucoma and Music, Music and Eye Surgery, Music Healing

Tweet January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, so I thought I would relate a great story from a woman who came to me with glaucoma and some serious anxiety.  This dear lady has a family history of both glaucoma and macular degeneration.  She sought me out because she had already had three ophthalmic procedures to treat these […]

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What are Therapeutic Characteristics of Music?

January 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Music and the Mind-Body, Music Healing, Music in the Hospital, Music Medicine, Music Research

Tweet We all know that music makes us feel better!  It has therapeutic characteristics that affect our body-mind-spirit in a way that nothing else can do!  You actually don’t even have to hear the music around you; you can hear it in your head and have the same effect!!  You can whistle it or hum […]

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Another story of music’s power with Alzheimer’s patients

June 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Music in the News!, Music Medicine, Music Research, Music with Alzheimer's patients

Tweet by Steve Toll and Linda Bareham What better “medicine” than a “treatment” that has only positive side effects and “therapy” that is actually enjoyable? That is the “miracle of music” when applied with intention. Music is shown to have the ability to help organize the brain; especially vital to those who are afflicted with […]

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