Have you ever noticed that the same conversation can often come up many times in a day?
That's what happened to me today.......and it was around music's ability to reach people with Alzheimer's. I had a new patient whose mother has that terrible disease, and we talked about music. He said that he was doing that with her - playing music. And yes, she perked up and began singing along. She knew every word.
But what she had for breakfast that morning? Gone.
And then there was a show on the radio today, talking about how music can reach people with Traumatic Brain Injury. On that show, they talked about consciousness.....and how we're pretty bad at figuring out if there's any consciousness in someone with traumatic brain injury. But music is beginning to help us figure it out.....because people who have no other responses left in them will often respond to music. It's as though it was hard wired into our brains.
The brain is a funny place. It's a mysterious place. But it's a place with tremendous ability to heal our body. We just need to tap into it. And sound is one of the ways we can.
If you or someone you know has chronic pain, I'd love it if you'd come join my Facebook group Plan B For Pain. It's a great group of people who are openly sharing the things that work for them and the things that don't. Unlike many FB groups, we allow conversations about pretty much any topic related to pain.
Toni Narins is a licensed acupuncturist, sound healer and author with over 30 years experience in the science and art of heaing. Her approach addresses the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of imbalances