Music as Medicine. Sorry this is late.

I am going to start on a personal level. I was in hospital  for over a month four years ago and it was awful! I was frightened and even though all my boys, my  husband  and lots friends visited  me I was lonely. At that time  I had a page on LastFM  and all the messages of encouragement  and kind  inquiries after my health , helped me so much.

It was music that helped me  I could  not sit up and had to lie flat so reading  and watching TV  was difficult .  Lots  of music  and books on my ipod  . I truly believe that without the music I could not of got to where I am today . So to start here is one track that got me through, weeks in hospital  months and months of physio  and on going walking and gym. Thank you Imogen Heap you are a hero!

 

Imogen Heap

Next  is a silly  but truthful song  from the Film Mary Poppins, Spoon full of  sugar.  Music is always  a sugar  does and it always helps the medicine  taste better.

Julie Andrews from the film Mary Poppins.

Music as Medicine. Music in hospital , I would of been helped by this therapy.

Now Gregory Isaacs  with  the fabulous Night Nurse  such a relaxed  and in it’s own way happy song it just has to heal!

Gregory Isaacs

 

Healing music  to sooth the soul.

 


Robert Gupta: Between music and medicine. A talk well worth listening to.


Nawang Khechog – Music as Medicine


Sound Medicine – Solfeggio Healing Meditation Music; Celestia

 

My Dad always  told  me music  soothes  the fever brow. My dad’s word is good enough  for  me

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  2. bearspawprint
    Feb 27, 2014 @ 18:43:13

    I liked Imogen and Gregory. 🙂 Dr IGupta’s TED talk, and violin were wonderful, too. I’m so glad you were able to get out of that bed and can now wear pretty boots and strut. And I hope DANCE. Thank you for this insightful blog.

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  3. Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister
    Feb 27, 2014 @ 19:42:01

    Music is a powerful healer!!

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  4. andy1076
    Feb 27, 2014 @ 20:32:31

    I can’t play any of it on my work wifi but definitely checking it out when I get home 🙂

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  5. Johnny Ojanpera
    Feb 27, 2014 @ 21:01:18

    This was good medicine for me, Willow. I’ll take it to the hospital tonight for L. I posted today, some about music, but without any music. It was what I was able to do under the circumstances. Thank you. 🙂

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    • willowdot21
      Feb 27, 2014 @ 21:15:40

      Hi Johnny I am running so far behind on comments apologies I am catching up.I was busy yesterday I did not get to post!! Anyway I am so glad it helped you . I have put an extra Imogen track here especially for L. It full of hope and joy and is beautiful to watch and listen to. I wish you all the very best! hugs xxxxxxxxxx

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  7. brett rossi
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 05:57:21

    Can I have your permission to tweet this on my twitter?

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    • willowdot21
      Mar 01, 2014 @ 08:19:56

      Hi not sure of the relevance of this one for reblogging but you can have my permission to reblog the Teenage car crash. Could you link back so I can see it. Please be mindful of the fact that I wrote the poem and I own it. All the best willow

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  8. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 00:27:56

    I believe music does have a healing effect. My youngest daughter taught herself piano and often came home from school and began playing immediately. She would be tense and stressed out but after playing for an hour she would be cheerful and relaxed. She also plays violin, cello and Irish whistles. Her cello gives me chills but the piano brings tears.

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    • willowdot21
      Mar 02, 2014 @ 07:18:07

      Hi Jackie this is a wonderful answer. It is so good to hear how music has helped your daughter. What an amazing talent she has. You say she taught herself piano that in itself is brilliant. Do you mind me asking is or was she bullied at school, you say she would come home stressed. I only as because I was and I am so impressed that she found her own therapy. Keep well and happy and thank you for reading. xx

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      • Jackie Saulmon Ramirez
        Mar 02, 2014 @ 16:34:51

        My daughter was given an electronic piano (about 24 inches wide) as a small child and she began to blossom immediately. She did so well that my husband got her a larger one that still was not a full piano. One Saturday we were passing a music store going out of business and she wanted to stop and “just look.” She sat down and played this piano like a pro; people stopped to watch her. She has never had a piano lesson. I HAD to get her that piano even though my husband would flip because we did not have a lot of money.

        She is just very musical; we watched “Waking Ned Devine” and she asked for two Irish whistles. She played alright but then she put them in her nostrils, one in each, and played.

        She asked for a violin and I gave her a year’s worth of lessons and then she joined a philharmonic and got better. She decided to learn to read music and excelled.

        Her passion was art so she went to Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). While she was there Yo Yo Ma came with his Silk Road Ensemble and she was chosen to be liaison to Ma and the group to RISD for a year. That is where she began to love cello. She did not get a cello until she graduated from RISD and went to another school for her PhD.

        You asked about stress, school and bullies… Kelsey was well-liked by everyone; she had what many thought was the perfect life: friends, academic success, a great boyfriend with medical aspirations, etc. The problem with mood and depression came in cycles, it turned out it has to do with her period. She also has PCOS which affects the mood and cycles.

        Music most definitely is her self-therapy. In school there was always pressures for reports, projects, tests, grades – and to do well. The do-well pressure cam from within her, not me or her dad. Kids have it harder now more than ever and that pressure shows in some as bad behavior, some as eating disorders, cutting, etc.

        The thrill for me was to listen to her from another room as I worked from home or prepared dinner. I’d hear her come in, drop her books and begin to play. Moonlight Sonata, Rhapsody in Blue, etc. until she stopped and came in for her afternoon snack. The music transformed her every day.

        Thinking about her several days ago I wrote and posted a short story about her second year in college as an exchange student in Italy. She was starving for her piano so I’ve included a link to that story here:

        The Kindness And Trust Of Others
        http://jackiesaulmonramirez.com/2014/02/01/the-kindness-and-trust-of-others/

      • willowdot21
        Mar 02, 2014 @ 18:13:06

        This is a beautiful story ( I know it is the truth) I am happy to hear how blessed your daughter is. I am sorry to hear of her mood swings ….. No one has everything and she does have the wonderful blessing of music. I read your other post thank you for redirecting me there. Be well and blessed! xx

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  10. 47whitebuffalo
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 20:21:25

    Hi willow–I’m catching up too.
    We’ve got some common ground here. That’s good from my perspective.
    Glad you were able to relate so directly to Heap for her music help with healing.
    Great post with wonderful responses. 🙂

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  11. bearspawprint
    Mar 06, 2014 @ 04:37:10

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