2012-09-30 20:01:47 - Over the past decade, a dramatic shift has taken place in the understanding of how music affects brain functions. Biomedicine has implemented the language of song as a key element in providing therapy that heals through the power of music.
Los Angeles – 10-1-2012 (JoeDolanPR): Where public awareness has been lacking in professional medicine’s use of music in post operative therapy, Dr. Joe Vitale, star in the hit film “The Secret”, has taken steps to better educate people on music’s power to repair and heal after surgery has taken place. Through the study of how rhythm and melody inspires positive energy in the body and mind, Vitale has recorded a series of CDs to influence positive change by simply listening to music. The latest album released in his catalog is titled “The Healing Song.”
The Dana Foundation has stated, “The brain areas involved in music are active in processing language, auditory perception, attention, memory, executive control, and motor control. Music efficiently
accesses and activates these systems and can drive complex patterns of interaction among them.”
While capturing the healing influence of rhythm in song, Dr. Vitale recorded with legendary drummer Joe Vitale (same name), an artist who has recorded timeless rock classics with artists including Joe Walsh and Crosby, Stills and Nash. The songs recorded by these artists have proven to be long lasting and repeated hits due to their ability to stay with the listener long after they’ve been played. Their rhythms are natural to daily events in life. Walking, breathing and heartbeat all function similarly to these rhythms. Easy to comprehend and absorb, the songs actually become part of what a listener does regularly. As a result, the music on “The Healing Song” follows the same practice. The inspirational songs carry with the listener, repeating their healing benefit; long after the music has stopped playing.
Beyond the ability to heal physically, music has long been known to lift the spirit and reduce emotional stress. The lyrics throughout “The Healing Song” offer a kind understanding of dealing with the turmoil life can throw at a person. Often, just hearing that one is not alone in the struggle to overcome strife can ease tension and help direct the brain to clearer thinking on emotional matters. Music helps the brain to function and to find a strong resolution to any situation.
The Dana Foundation adds, “What no longer requires confirmation is the premise that music in therapy works, in principle and in practice. It is a fact: Music shows promise for helping to heal the brain.”
To experience the benefit of “The Healing Song” and to purchase a copy of the CD, visit www.thehealingsong.com. A complete free track is available for download on the site and samples of each song stream directly on your computer or handheld device. To learn more about Dr. Joe Vitale, the world’s first self-help singer and songwriter, visit www.mrfire.com. For more information on Healing Music, please email email@example.com
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