Surgery with Music is becoming available around the world!

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Surgery with Music is available in hospitals around the world

Surgery with music has been available in certain hospitals for many years. But it was always the exception, not the rule.  In the late 20th century, and the early 21st centure, hospitals and medical schools began to take seriously all of the anecdotal reports that were being published in holistic medicine books and journals.

As the research came out, we had more and more empiracal evidence that surgery music can make significant differences in the amount of anxiety the patient experiences, the level of pain that the patients perceives, and the amount of nausea and vomiting the patient experiences, in the post-op period.  These three things combine to reduce the overall time for the procedure to be performed and finally discharged from the hospital or surgery center.

By 2009 there was actually a product on the market to deliver the “scientifically-chosen, best music for surgery,” delivered through cordless headphones, which is the preferred choice for patients having surgery.  The surgeon’s preferred music usually comes through a speaker in the operating room.

Now, patients have a choice of two kinds of headphones and a hospital can purchase a “Cloud Kit” that consists of  10-preprogrammed headphones, sitting on a USB hub, with a pop-up dispenser for disposable earpiece covers!  The Cloud Kit is in many large hospitals around the world, as well as dental clinics.

If YOU, the patient, are having a dental surgery, root canal, extraction, or a medical procedure such as colonoscopy, cataract surgery or joint replacement, please consider getting yourself some of these amazing headphones!!  Patients love them and usually end up requiring less medication, which leads to a faster and safer recovery!  Just go to www.SurgicalSerenitySolutions.com/patient-products to purchase either headphone or the music download.

 

 

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New Study Finds music through headphones helps children and adolescents during surgery

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An interesting new study appeared today about benefits of intraoperative music with children and adolescents.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28685824.  The study was published online, prior to coming out in the medical journal, Acta Anesthesia Scandinavia.  According to the study, “Hospitalization, surgery and anaesthesia may lead to new-onset maladaptive behaviour, emotional distress and trauma. This pilot study aims to investigate the influence of intraoperatively applied music on post-operative behaviour in children and adolescents.”

Apparently, many children ages 6-16 sometimes display new, maladaptive behaviors after undergoing surgery.  The intent of the study was to determine whether listening to music through headphones could make a difference in the appearance of these behaviors and emotions.

Obviously, no one wants to have surgery, but for children and adolescents, it’s even scarier because they have little or nothing to say about the procedure.  Parents and doctors are totally in charge!  But we know that children and adolescents love music and music can take them away; transport them to a familiar “safe place” when established feelings and memories reside and where the fear of a strange environment and unknown people just disappear!

Music is an almost magical process and especially when it’s delivered through lightweight, cordless, pre-loaded headphones!  After I had created the Surgical Serenity headphones for adults, I realized that children and adolescents could also really benefit and I started searching for the perfect music that would be familiar, comforting, and available.  I decided to record my own, specially-chosen playlist of lullabies.  These lullabies have been putting children to sleep for hundreds of years and bring back warm, safe, and comforting memories of parents, grandparents, and other caregivers arms and laps!

If your child or teen is preparing for surgery, or even dental work or immunizations, you can put these headphones on them the day of the procedure and they will play continusouly for 8 hours.  There’s just something about putting on headphones that makes the world disappear and a warm blanket of sound descends on your child.  For more information, go HERE.

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Total Knee Replacement…with Music!!

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Total knee replacements are being done around the world all day every day.  With the Baby Boomer population finally entering their retirement years, the surgeries to repair aging bodies are happening in every country on the planet.  Of course, no one really WANTS to have surgery, but joints that are worn out cause a lot of pain and create a major impairment to a happy and comfortable retirement.  Just as we finally have the time to start enjoying every single day, travel, vacation, and play with the grandchildren, our bodies start falling apart!  It’s not fair, is it?

But there are lots of ways to make this procedure more tolerable, safer, and improve surgical outcomes, all in a perfectly natural way!  The method that you can now utilize and benefit from now is the use of scientifically chosen and sequenced classical piano music that calms, soothes, and stabilizes vital signs through a process called rhythmic entrainment.  This process was discovered hundreds of years ago, but thanks to modern technology, this music has been pre-loaded into lightweight, cordless headphones and they are being used in hospitals and dental clinics around the world!

What do the patients say, you ask?  Well, the reviews are glowing!  “It made all the difference in the world”  is one that I hear over and over.  “I will never have surgery again without this marvelous headphones!” is another that I’ve heard numerous times!  Another patient said “I drifted off to sleep this time, not frightened and worried that I might not wake up, but listening to this beautiful music.  Then there was a period where I heard nothing, then suddenly I was waking up again and listening to that beautiful music and I knew the surgery was over!”

Are YOU having knee replacement or hip replacement surgery?  Or any painful or anxiety-producing surgery at all?  If so, you might consider getting the Surgical Serenity Headphones, already loaded with our beautiful, chosen for surgery music!!  Just go to www.SurgicalSerenitySolutions.com. 

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