what we hear

Healing at the Speed of Sound by Don Campbell and Alex Doman is “a powerful and comprehensive [book] that supports what we have long suspected: that sound and music have incredibly powerful effects upon human physiology.” [David Permutter, M.D., F.A.C.N., A.B.I.H.M., author of Power Up Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Enlightenment]

From the book:

Music serves to evoke the prayer, the praise, and the pulse of the known and unknown.  The voice is the tool for invocation, whether it be emotionally provocative or almost silent and contemplative.  The rhythmic imprint of your soul and spirit may not be defined by a clinical study, but it is important for your own testament of inner peace.

. . . The spiritual benefits of music at times of crisis are no doubt clear to anyone who has had access to it.  Scientists have begun to back up this intuitive sense with objective observation.  Lisa M. Gallagher, a music therapist at the Cleveland Clinic’s Harry R. Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine, demonstrated in a recent study of two hundred patients receiving care for cancer, AIDS, aneurysms, and other conditions that listening to live piano music of the patient’s choice for twenty-five minutes per day “helps” improve mood while decreasing pain, anxiety, depression, and even shortness of breath.”

. . . The emotional high experienced by music makers–as evidenced by increased production of immunoglobulin and pain-killing endorphins–is of crucial importance to those with autoimmune disease, allergies (anaphylaxis), eczema, arthritis (including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis), AIDS or cancer.  . . . “Doctors are finally learning what primitive healers have known for centuries. [Dr. Mitchell L. Gaylor]

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