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The Healing Power of Music

Music is power in lyrical form.  It has been known to lead men into battle, sell products and lull babies to sleep.  Present at all of our major milestones — from high school graduations to weddings and funerals — music is the soundtrack of our lives.

Best of all, however, notes Dr. Smith, are the wealth of studies singing the praises of music’s positive effect on health and well-being.

In 550 B.C., Greek mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras developed theories involving the use of music in healing (Integr Physiol Behav Sci 2000;35:199-207).  Centuries later, researchers continue to build on those concepts.

Dr. Smith supports music as part of the chiropractic lifestyle:  a way of life that focuses on preventing illness and disease by maximizing optimal wellness.

The following are just a few ideas to incorporate music into your life.

  • Hold a family sing-a-long once a week.
  • Learn to play a musical instrument.
  • Take advantage of community concerts.
  • Attend local high school and college musicals.
  • Preform volunteer concerts at retirement communities.
  • If you have a piano, call your local university’s music department and ask if any students need additional practice time (on-campus music rooms are often over-booked).

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