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Components of Healing Music: Rhythm

Tweet Of all the components of healing music that you might be familiar with,  rhythm is the one that can often hook people into a healing experience the fastest!   Rhythm is simply a pattern of long and short notes, sometimes fast, sometime slow, that creates a repetitive sequence that encourages predictability and a feeling of […]

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Many Uses of Music in Hospitals

Tweet As many of you know, I have worked in a full-service medical – surgical hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. There is not a single area of this hospital (or any hospital) that could not benefit from having music incorporated in some specific well-thought-out way. And I don’t mean just having MUSAK piped in! I believe […]

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How Does Sound Healing Work?

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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Music with Pediatric Anesthesia

Tweet Very interesting study done using music with pediatric surgery patients. School-aged children’s experiences of postoperative music medicine on pain, distress, and anxiety STEFAN NILSSON RN, MSC*†, EVA KOKINSKY MD, PhD*, ULRICA NILSSON RNA, PhD‡, BIRGITTA SIDENVALL RN, PhD† AND KARIN ENSKÄR RN, PhD† *Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, The Queen Silvia […]

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New Research on Music Medicine with Hospitalized Children

Tweet Paediatr Anaesth. 2009 Oct 23. [Epub ahead of print]School-aged children’s experiences of postoperative music medicine on pain, distress, and anxiety. Nilsson S, Kokinsky E, Nilsson U, Sidenvall B, Enskär K. Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, The Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg. Aim: To test whether postoperative music listening […]

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Why does entrainment work during surgery?

Tweet Entrainment is the main reason that music during surgery works! In the process of entrainment, your bodies natural rhythms such as heart-rate and breathing, automatically synchronize with the pulse of music. In an everyday example, when you hear strongly rhythmic music such as high-energy disco music, rock-and-roll, or a Sousa march, you automatically start tapping […]

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Surgical Headphones Now Available for Other Medical Use! UPDATE

Tweet Since writing this post, I have been asked to create pre-programmed headphones for lots of new medical situations including: Chemotherapy Radiation Rehab from broken hip Kidney dialysis Heart valve replacement Labor and delivery Parkinson’s patient Fear of flying in a helicopter across the Aegean And now…………Dentistry!!! The possible uses are limitless and can be used […]

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