A Brief Editorial Music Medicine
|Music as Medicine. People
have known for thousands have years that music is a powerful mood
changer, whether to make people happier, more energetic, or calmer,
but the idea of music as healing is a little harder for people to wrap
their minds around. One problem? Define "healing."
Better yet, re-define "healing." Healing is not synonomous with
"curing." Healing refers to the easing of symptoms and a
movement toward wholeness.
can actually create physiological changes in the body, in addition to
energizing to calming it. Medical research (i.e. in hospitals
and clinics, conducted by professionals) has shown everything from an
improvement in immune systems after 1 music therapy session to the
disappearance of tumors after electronic sound therapy! One of
the pioneers in sound therapy,
Dr. Hans Jenny
proved that sound vibrations have the
ability to re-arrange grains of sand on a laboratory slide and do so
exactly the same way when the same pitch is played!
Although these two studies probably represent
the two polar opposites in music medicine and sound healing, I believe
that they are both valid and both important. If you're new to
the field, check it out! My website covers quite a few of the
areas in which music can be healing but there are many other wonderful
The whole point of using
music through headphones during surgery is to
decrease the amount of medications you need before, during, and after
surgery, by keeping the body relaxed and stabilized through the power
of entrainment. Read about these headphones now at
Healing Headphones: New Uses
There are now so many people who are aware of my
"Surgical Serenity Headphones" that they are beginning to send my new
ideas for how the headphones could be used! One idea is to
program them with the music that so greatly benefits patients
diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. I've been doing quite a bit
of research on this phenomenon and the result is that steady music
with a march-like beat to it, assists Parkinson's patients with their
gait and their coordination! In my own personal experience, it
also boosts their mood almost immediately. I'm sure part of that
is just the intense joy of being able to walk normally again!
I've begun programming some of the headphones
then for Parkinson's patients as well as people awaiting surgery!
The price will be the same as the other headphones, but do note the
discount mentioned below!
My long-term goal
is to get the headphones into every hospital but for
now, I will sell them to individual patients for $147.97 or to groups
or organizations at a 20-50% discount. I'm talking to a couple of
big churches right now about buying them for their member care
programs or their Healing Music Libraries. Think about whether
or not this would be right for you or an organization you belong to.
Truth About Mozart's Death!
Yes, I know! In the movie
"Amadeus," Mozart was said to have been poisoned to death by one
Antonio Salieri, a rival contemporary composer of Mozart.
However, this month, a story emerged on CNN about another theory...one
that is much more likely to have happened: Mozart likely died
during a strep throat epidemic that was sweeping through Europe at the
time!.. . (see
Of course it's not nearly as romantic or exciting but it really does
make a lot of sense. Such a shame too as many musicologists
agree that Mozart was the greatest musical genius that ever lived!
Mozart is the only composer who mastered every genre he attempted:
opera, concerto, sonata, chamber music...all are works of sheer
genius! Imagine if there had been penicillin and antibiotics
If you're interested in knowing
more about Mozart and the so-called Mozart Effect and how to implement
it, go immediately to
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For nearly two decades, Dr. Alice Cash has been
helping people use the music that they already love to heal
their lives and increase their wellness quotient! Dr.
Alice Cash is one of the world's only clinical musicologists
and holds a powerful and unique set of credentials. She
has worked with people and diagnoses of all kinds, enabling
them to find healing, acceptance and hope. To hear her
speak, and watch in her in action is to have a day that will
amaze, educate, motivate, and inspire you! To hire Alice
for your association or organization click