September, 2009

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      Let me asl YOU a question?

I have the most wonderful subscribers in the world!  I feel as though all of you are dear friends and I want to be giving you what YOU want to know.  Many of you have been subscribers since this ezine started in 2001 and have bought my CD's, my e-courses, my downloads, and consultations.  Many of you have bought my surgery headphones!

Of all the things I have researched and learned about in this exciting field of music medicine, the music for surgery is the most exciting for me because I have been able to get a patent and create something that did not exist previously.  Still, I know that not everyone is anticipating surgery anytime soon and so I don't want to bore you with info each month on the surgery headphones.

So, I'm wondering if I should sub-divide my list into niches of the topics that YOU are most interested in?  My favorite topics to write about are music with:

  • Babies and Preemies
  • Alzheimer's and other dementias
  • Parkinson's
  • Mozart Effect
  • Addictions and Recovery
  • Baby boomers
  • Learning to do online marketing with your specialty!

Would you be so kind as to let me know what area of Music Medicine you are most interested in?  I'll tally the results and then send out invitations to the different lists.  Each list will include a free bonus offer!!

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    Healing Headphones:  Sales taking off
There are now people using the Surgical Serenity headphones in about 10 different states.  I'm really excited about this because I believe with all my heart that people all over the world will eventually use and benefit from the headphones and it can't happen soon enough for me!  If money is an issue for you, let me know that you'd like the "friends and family discount" and you'll get the headphones for $99.97.  As I said last month, so many different uses for the headphones are coming to light and people are using them for simple relaxation at home, meditation, insomnia, calming children who are anxious or sick at home or in the hospital.  The headphones can be programmed for just about any purpose.  Here's a recent testimonial that just came in yesterday:


"Thanks Alice. The surgical headphones were great and the nurses were very receptive to the idea. I found the music to be very helpful during surgical prep and throughout the surgery. It was fine with the doctors too. I am now home and the surgery... went well. The surgical headphones were a big hit and I will definitely recommend them to my friends and family."  Kathy Baucom, Louisville, KY


And there are lots more testimonials just like this from the people who are using them with Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's patients and to calm children in hospitals, schools, and home!  Eventually I hope to market them to hospitals and surgical centers so that patients will automatically be issued a headset upon admission, but you don't have to wait for that.  Go now to www.surgicalheadphones.comTo learn more about music in surgery, go to

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   Can Mozart help the unborn child?

Yes, There has been so much written about the Mozart Effect and all the ways that music can heal different illnesses, help students perform better on tests involving spatial intelligence and make learning disabilities seem to disappear!

According to Dr. Alfred Tomatis (with whom I studied for a few weeks in 1991!):

"According to Tomatis, the ear's primary function is to help grow the brain of the unborn child. In spite of all of the other sounds surrounding him (mother's heartbeat, circulation, digestion), the fetus can recognize the maternal voice as early as 4 1/2 months before birth. It is as essential to his growth as food is. The umbilical cord feeds the body while the sound waves nourish the brain. After birth, the ear charges the neo-cortex and therefore ignites the entire nervous system.

Our nervous system can be "charged" or "discharged" by the sounds around us. High frequencies (such as those found frequently in Mozart's violin concertos) energise the brain. The lower ones drain all energy away. To use sound in a positive manner, Dr. Tomatis prescribes sonic therapy instead of medication. In doing so, his goal is to rebuild the inner ear's muscles so that the ear can once again differentiate all the frequencies of surrounding sounds. This retraining of the ear is done through "the electronic ear," Tomatis' own invention. in which modified headphones transmit sound through the bones as well as through air. Tapes of Mozart's music (specially-filtered to amplify the higher frequencies) are used, as well as recordings of the mother's voice (when available) and some Gregorian chants.

Tomatis also discovered that the human voice can reproduce only the frequencies perceived by the ear. He demonstrated that one ear is always dominant in the listening process, and that the analysis of sounds is easier to achieve when the right ear listens first. This finding was of particular interest to singers and musicians. In his autobiography The Conscious Ear, Tomatis recalls how Maria Callas came to him, unable to pursue her singing career because she had become unable to hear properly with her right ear. Tomatis retrained her inner ear and she was able to return the concert circuit with great success. "  (see )

If you're interested in knowing more about Mozart and the so-called Mozart Effect and how to implement it, go to

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     About Alice Cash

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

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