A recent story published in the LA Times reports on the apparent growing use of music by hospitals and mainstream physicians to heal. According to the article,” The theory is partly based on work by “Dr Arl L. Goldberger of Harvard Medical School showing that varied rhythms created by health hearts are similar to note patterns in classical music.”
According to the article, music is finding it’s way into the treatment of heart patients because of the effect of musical rhythms on the beat of the body. It appears that the Harp my be the most in tune with heart rhythms. The idea is generating interest and research. Of course, there is a good deal if skepticism in MD land, but this should not be surprising. Nor should it be surprising that music has a profound impact on the body and it’s workings. Music is something we all “feel” from very early in life. Certainly the impact of music on the healing power of the body is worth investigating.
Wouldn’t we all rather dance our way to health?