Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit.
You know that music can affect your mood: it can make you feel happy, enchanted, inspired, wistful, excited, empowered, comforted, heroic. But music has an even more astonishing power, one you may have suspected from your own experience, but which you will now learn is well documented.
Quite simply, music is good for you - physically, emotionally and spiritually. Particular sounds, tones and rhythms, especially the music of Mozart, Gregorian chant and some Jazz, New Age, Latin, pop and even rock music, can strengthen the mind and unlock the creative spirit and, miraculously, even heal the body. This remarkable phenomenon is called "The Mozart Effect".
Stimulating, authoritative, and often lyrical, this book offers dramatic accounts of how doctors, shamans, musicians and healthcare professionals use music to deal with everything from anxiety to cancer, high blood pressure, chronic pain, dyslexia and even mental illness. During strenuous exercise, the upbeat music of Diana Ross can lessen fatigue and release endorphins, the body's natural painkillers. The director of a Baltimore hospital's coronary care unit says that half an hour of classical music produces the same effect as ten milligrams of Valium.
Now, whatever your listening taste, Don Campbell explains how to make the Mozart Effect work for you.