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Andrew Tom
(307) 682-0330
201 West Lakeway Road
Gillette, WY
 
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(307) 682-7066
1206 Wagonhammer Lane
Gillette, WY
 
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(307) 687-0051
606 East 3rd Street
Gillette, WY
 
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(307) 686-4919
221 South Gillette Avenue
Gillette, WY
 
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(307) 682-2462
802 East 3rd Street
Gillette, WY
 
Biological Energetics Inc
(307) 685-4378
201 West Lakeway Road Suite 211
Gillette, WY
 
Busters Massage
(307) 682-8282
505 South Brooks Avenue
Gillette, WY
 
Chiropractic Wellness Center
(307) 682-4000
404 South Douglas Highway
Gillette, WY
 
A B C Pediatrics
(307) 686-4900
1300 West 4th Street
Gillette, WY
 
Black Hills Acupuncture
(307) 686-2998
1217 Wagonhammer Lane
Gillette, WY
 

Drumming Up Wellness

On a recent morning at Beth Abraham Hospital in the Bronx, New York, 18 adult day care
patients drifted into a lounge and settled by their percussion instrument of choice.
For the next hour, prompted by a music therapist setting a beat to a keyboard synthesizer,
the group created a symphony of rhythm with an assortment of hand and floor drums
that included bongos, maracas, tambourines, shakers, whistles and bells, some
attached to their wrists because they have been stricken by stroke or dementia.

By Allan Richter

October 2008

Corinthia Bolden, 64, stiff on her right side from a stroke, tapped and palmed an African floor drum just to the left of her wheelchair. In sync with the others and her own cadence, Bolden rocked to and fro, bobbed her head and raised her left shoulder on back beats. “The touching seems to be important to her,” therapist Ariel Weissberger, MTBC, said later. “Touching the drum in different ways helps her ground herself, and at the same time she gets into a very kinesthetic movement.”

Call it a Berlitz lesson with rhythm instead of words. With gaps in their ages spanning decades, these patients—some who speak only Spanish, some unable to speak at all because of their illness—held a conversation with drums. And with science backing the idea that rhythm helps heal, more Western health care facilities are embracing drum circles as therapy sessions. It’s a natural step, proponents say, because we are attuned to rhythms that precede even our own in utero heartbeats.

An Ancient Tune

Sound and rhythm have been a part of the universe for eons. The Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge, England found ripples spaced 30,000 light-years apart that emanated from an enormous black hole at the center of the Perseus Cluster of galaxies more than 250 million light-years from Earth. With those details, the scientists calculated the frequency of the sound waves and the pitch—a B flat 57 octaves below middle C on a piano—that have been resonating from the black hole for 2.5 billion years.

“We are multi-dimensional rhythm machines and we’re embedded in a universe of rhythm,” Mickey Hart, the Grateful Dead drummer and musicologist, tells Energy Times.

Hart has testified before the US Senate on the benefits of drumming, particularly for the aged. Drum circles, he asserts, lift feelings of loneliness and alienation, boost self-esteem, focus the mind, reduce stress, and provide empowerment and exercise. And all participants share equal billing because a drum circle, as Hart puts it, has neither head nor tail.

“Here is one place you can be exactly who you want to be and you’re a success as long as you’re in a group,” Hart says. “All you have to do is listen to the person next to you and go with the rhythm.

There’s a very spiritual content; you’re bordering on the secular and the sacred here. Then there’s the transformative power of rhythm, where it elevates your consciousness and it takes you into like a group ...

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