How Music Can Help The Terminally Ill

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June 3, 2012

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How Music Can Help The Terminally Ill

At the root of all power and motion, there is music and rhythm, the play of patterned frequencies against the matrix of time, Before we make music, music makes us.

– George Leonard –

How Music Can Help The Terminally Ill

“Alternative medicine is increasingly accepted as part of palliative care and some studies show music is one method to ease pain and stress at the end of life. One of these methods includes live harp music, played at the bedside by a certified music practitioner. Carol Joy Loeb, a former opera singer, is a certified music practitioner and registered nurse. When she arrives at a patient’s bedside, she’s prepared to alleviate misery.”I use the music to bring a calmness to them,” Loeb says. “It helps with pain and agitation. And in the case of those who are actively dying, it helps them to go peacefully.”” { read more }

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Try noticing the subtler effects that different kinds of music have on your state of mind and sense of well-being.

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