Music as Medicine

I am no physician or any other scientist, so the very details of numbers, figures, percentages, minutes and hormone names don’t excite me too much, but it’s terrific to know that Science is catching up. As a singer and dancer, what else can I do but listen to music, sing and dance? And when I do any of these, I forget about how my legs are… Now I will do more of them, thank you for this encouraging and reaffirming article. And I wonder how some of my music will effect your health 🙂 Photo: Fililibi duo concert at Simply u Kravaty Prague, 2014 October. My left leg was still pretty…

Andrea GerakAndrea Gerák (also spelled as Gerak) is a Hungarian artist, mostly known as a singer. She is also photographing, dancing, writing, and forever learning through her journey in the world, living out of a suitcase. Her attention turned to healthy living after a cancer surgery in 2008. Proud mom of a big boy.

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Breast Cancer Authority

Music As Medicine For Breast Cancr RecoveryBy: Dr. Michael Greger, Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States.

We’ve been playing music since back during the Paleolithic times, 40,000 years ago, with music as therapy documented at least since biblical times. The first such experiment was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1914. Phonograph in Operating Room “as a means of calming and distracting patients from the horror of the situation” as they lie awake during surgery.

Now that we have anesthesia, music is used to calm nerves before surgery. Normally we use valium-type drugs like midazolam, sold as Versed, but it can have a variety of side effects including sometimes making people even more agitated, so this study was performed to see if relaxing music has a greater anxiety reducing effect than a standard dose of the drug.  So, they whipped out some Kenny…

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