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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Integrative Oncology: Coming Soon via Your Headphones

Healing with music is far from a new idea.  Every civilization in history has used music to heal and cure. However, now we actually have science that explains and proves this.
Music changes the speed at which your brain waves vibrate, which in turn produces different neurochemicals. Your brain’s flexibility helps you create long-term change and even target those changes to specific tasks and goals. If you can trick your brain into producing more of that blood chemistry to bring you up or down, you can actually train it to respond to stressful situations better.  For example, to rewire your brain to relax, you can play nature sounds that calm you, which can be helpful in situations like driving in heavy traffic.

You can also play songs that energize you; songs you exercise to or play before you go out for the night that really pump you up. 
Music can help you to relax, energize or help you sleep; you can use the power of sound to fine tune brainwaves so the body re-balances itself.  

For the greatest benefit, pay attention of the music actively with headphones rather than having it play in the background.  Live concerts intensify music’s effects the most.  It’s not just the visual effect of seeing the emotions of the musicians, but also the vibrations.  Consider how you “feel” the music in your belly when the music is so intense with vibrations.  Headphones will help you to recreate this activity.
Oncologists are now recommending sound as medicine; or should I say prescribing it to enhance medicine. To boost the efficacy of treatment we need to improve sleep and reduce stress.  Cancer treatment can also zap our energy.  Regardless of the path taken for our cancer, music can heal.

A pioneer in the field of sound healing, Dr Mitch Gaynor has developed Crystal Sonic Therapy™. Take a look at this post: Healing Cancer: One Note at a Time 
Also read: Sound Stimulation During Sleep Can Enhance Memory
For more integrative therapies and recommendations, please visit my website .


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Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer coach, radio talk show host, speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs. She mentors women who are coping with issues of well-being associated with breast cancer and its aftermath; she is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and wellbeing. Elyn has been featured on CNN Money, Talk About Health and more, and is a columnist for Natural Healing-Natural Wellness. She has contributed to Breast Cancer Answers as well as written for the Pink Paper, Breast Cancer Wellness, Integrative Oncology Essentials, and other publications and newsletters. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys.

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1 comment:

  1. Healing with music is not even close to a brand new idea. Every civilization ever has utilized music to heal and cure. However, now we really have science that describes and proves this.


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