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(803) 356-1806
106 East Main Street
Lexington, SC
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Carolina Sports Nutrition
(803) 358-0960
5140 Sunset Boulevard
Lexington, SC
 
Conner Chiropractic
(803) 359-2273
716 Old Cherokee Road
Lexington, SC
 
14 Carrot Whole Foods Inc
(803) 359-2920
5300 Sunset Boulevard
Lexington, SC
 
Edward's Family Chiropractic
(803) 808-8900
515 East Main Street
Lexington, SC
 
W. Claire Wages
(803) 708-9674
Health and Wellness Center 1713 Taylor Street+ Suite C
Columbia, SC
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Bigbie Robert Chiropractor
(803) 356-9315
943 Old Cherokee Road
Lexington, SC
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(803) 957-9016
932 N Lake Dr
Lexington, SC
 
Cohen Chiropractic Clinic
(803) 739-0267
1832 Augusta Highway
Lexington, SC
 
Elante Day Spa
(803) 808-7747
108 Palmetto Park Boulevard
Lexington, SC
 
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Songs in the Key of Health

The ability of music to engage the brain on different levels simultaneously gives it
a unique healing power. As scientists study exactly how we respond to its profound
influence, therapists are learning how to employ music to help people overcome
an array of physical, mental and emotional challenges.

By Allan Richter

October 2008

The bedtime lullaby your mother sang. The rock ballad you danced to at your wedding. The hospital Muzak playing while you awaited the birth of your first child. The hymn sung at your parent’s funeral.

A lifetime of music surrounds us, though we each attach our own perceptions to which of it comforts, motivates, disturbs and uplifts. Teenagers playing air guitar to Van Halen’s “Panama” have an entirely different experience than Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega did when US soldiers blasted the same song through loudspeakers to rout him from his hiding place. Or just consider the dozing man and his enthralled wife at the Philharmonic.

Couple that subjective nature of music with its vast array of styles and instruments on which to play them. Then toss improvised versus structured approaches into the mix. It is little wonder that music therapy is still an evolving discipline and that the neuroscience of music—less than 30 years old but with mounting research on how music affects health—remains largely mysterious.

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Health practitioners say the many colors of music let them apply it to a wide range of afflictions. “It facilitates recovery the way, I don’t want to say medications do, but it’s a complementary treatment. In some cases it can replace other treatments,” says Concetta Tomaino, DA, MT-BC, executive director of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function at Beth Abraham Hospital in New York.

Music therapy is used in stress reduction and wellness maintenance for the general population, and in virtually all elements of early child development, including autism therapy. Music is also used to manage pain, to encourage healing before and after surgery, and among cancer, dementia, stroke and Parkinson’s disease patients.

Alan Turry, MA, MT-BC, NRMT, co-director of the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy at New York University, says his treatment of Maria Logis, a corporate manager who had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, underscores how the many dimensions of music can be harnessed. When Logis was diagnosed, she was numbed by the news. Then, with no background as a singer, she decided she wanted to sing. With Turry on piano, Logis improvised lyrics that put her in touch with her feelings for the first time since her diagnosis. First she sang about the cancer, then about her relationship with her mother and other parts of her life that had not been unearthed in years.

“The music was very powerful for her,” Turry recounts. “She would actually cry as she was singing. She was getting in touch with feelings that were repressed.” The full realiza...

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