Why you need to use healing music during surgery

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Are you preparing for surgery?  If so, you are among thousands and thousands of people around the world who are going in for surgery.  Especially as we babyboomers age, the need to replace joints and change heart valves, have facelifts and tummy tucks skyrockets.

No one really wants to have surgery, but did you know that music, the right kind of music, can make a powerful difference?  Research studies from around the world have proven conclusively, that when patients listen to slow, steady and calming music, especially through headphones, the require sigmificantly less anxiety medication before the surgery, less anesthesia during the procedure (whether general or regional anesthesia) and less pain medication afterwards.  This is IMPORTANT!

The less medication a person can use, and still be pain-free, the faster they will recover and the less chance of anesthesia-related side-effects they will encounter.  Think about talking with your surgeon or physician about using music during your surgery.  I have created a one-hour playlist of the ideal music for surgery.  As a clinical musicologist, I have been working in this area for over twenty years and have seen it make a huge difference over and over.  Please feel free to contact me with questions or for more information!  Hope your surgery goes well.

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