Healing Music
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Healing Music

| Modified on Aug 04, 2008
Is music the food of love? Does it really soothe the savage beast? Can it charm the heart of a lady or the wickedest old miser? We're not entirely certain on any of those counts, but we do know that music therapy is an increasingly important part of treatment in many long-term medical care facilities, such as eldercare homes and schools for disabled children.

We also have noted the central role music plays in traditions and healing rituals in every culture and society. Last but not least, we have ourselves felt the power of music to soothe bodies and souls, raising us up to joy and soothing us into deep states of relaxation--emotional states that both traditional and modern medicine commend as curative and restorative.

What songs, music, rhythms, or sounds move you into a healing state? Do you make use of music in your healing practices? Send us your songs and stories of how music has been a cure for what ails you in body, mind, and soul.


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Posted by Monica (Round Rock, TX) on 08/04/2008

When my daughter was born, she would cry.. A LOT.. she was very fussy especially after being breast feed. Before we actually found out she was allergic to cow's milk, we found out that Enya's music would put her to sleep in last then five minutes. We would play an Enya CD loud next to her crib, especially Wild Child, and she would be out. I think her music is very soothing and relaxing and I guess so did my daughter. We would spend hours on the phone with the doctor practically every day and trying so many different drops or holding her in a different position every 30 minutes. But one day I just happen to be so fed up and about to loose it myself, I just press play on the CD to block her crying (after 3 hours) and closed my eyes and prayed, and It worked miracles.I couldn't believe it, I called my husband to come and check to make sure she was breathing! After that, we would let her cry for about 5-10 minutes then go lay her down with that CD on, she would be out in no time. And now, we don't know if there is a connecting, she prefers female vocalist and music with a very slow tempo.

That's my story, I don't know if it would help everyone, someone or no one, but I thought I would share it because they sound of a crying baby are not as enjoyable as a soothing calm song.

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Posted by Stella (OH) on 06/17/2008

Animals Bring Us Healing. Our animals bring us comfort, joy and healing. What would the world be like without the beauty and peacefulness of such awesome animals? They add so much to our lives. They are far more loyal, humble and pure then we will ever be. It is humans who are the true beasts! we don't teach them-they teach us, to find enjoyment in the simple, to get our paws dirty for the sake of having fun, to be still and listen, and most of all they remind us of who we are and where we come from- from a place of love and peace.
If we were to take animals out of the world what kind of world would it be! They are our friends, they bring us healing. Here is a song to remind of the wonderful healing animals bring. http://youtube.com/watch?v=1vmma711uEY -- Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Replied by Sandy
(Charleston, SC)

that was such a beautiful quote!

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Posted by Stella (C, OH) on 05/28/2008

His Eye Is On The Sparrow: This is the song that began my journey of emotional healing. I had suffered physical issues for a few years that drug me down emotionally. Well actually I'm not sure what came first the emotional or the physical upset. Anyway I listened to this song over & over and cried every time for about 6 months. Now when I listen to it, I smile. It was this beautiful version that really got my attention. I hope it can help others just the same. http://youtube.com/watch?v=iCGw3SQhOPU

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Posted by Stella (C, OH) on 05/23/2008

Here is the link to the Amazing Grace song -- I hope it brings healing! http://youtube.com/watch?v=5PDSKjKgqKk

EC: Thank you, Stella!

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Posted by Stella (C, Oh) on 05/22/2008

I would like to share another song, maybe help us on our journeys.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=HCXIGJ9y9rk [Nana Mouskouri - I have a dream]

EC: Thanks, Stella! Will you please re-send the YouTube link for Amazing Grace? (Can't remember the name of the artist with the exquisite voice). We'd like to repost that too.