Sounds of Healing

Sounds of Healing

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"My belief is that we can all find the rhythms and harmonics of our celestial music, and that our efforts will enable us to live extraordinary lives filled with peace, passion, health, and a sense of unity with the universe."

We are all familiar with the tremendous power of sound to energize our bodies and soothe our spirits, whether we experience it in the form of rousing music or in the hushed noise of waves on a beach at night. A pioneer in the revolutionary new field of sound medicine, Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, a leading oncologist and director of integrative medicine at the Strang-Cornell Cancer Prevention Center, has been using sound as complementary therapy in the form of chanting, music, and quartz crystal bowls to treat patients since 1991 with remarkable results. In Sounds of Healing, he shares his philosophy and sound-based techniques for self-healing, which can be used by anyone, whether faced with a life-threatening disease or simply seeking relief from the stresses of daily life.

Sound, voice, and music are potent tools for restoring the inner balance of the body and awakening the spirit. Dr. Gaynor explores the science behind how and why sound and vibration affect us on a physiological level and outlines the sound traditions and practices that promote relaxation and body-mind healing. Rooted in the musical principles of entrainment, resonance, toning, and harmonics, his methods help us achieve overall wellness, greater energy, and the realization of our highest spiritual potential.

His easy-to-follow exercises include:

Life Songs--Discover your personal, mantra-like song that resonates with your own particular essence and use it as a means to healing and self-discovery
Essence Sound Meditation--Use your voice or another instrument to help you rise above everyday worries, relieve stress, and begin the healing process
Energetic Re-creation--Give voice to your emotional conflicts and create new blends of sound to help you resolve them

Dr. Gaynor also describes his unique vision for a holistic approach to medicine that treats the whole person and creates the conditions for a higher quality of life. An extraordinary blend of science, music, and spirituality, Sounds of Healing is an enlightening, inspiring guide to fostering inner harmony and tuning in to the music of our own souls.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • United States
  • English
  • 0767902661
  • 9780767902663

About Mitchell L Gaynor

Mitchell L. Gaynor, M.D., is Director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine at the Strang-Cornell Cancer Prevention Center, affiliated with New York Hospital. The author of Healing Essence and Dr. Gaynor's Cancer Prevention Program, he has been featured in numerous publications including Newsweek, USA Today, Fitness, Healthy Living, and Common Boundary. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

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"Dr. Mitchell Gaynor is one of the physicians who is crafting the medicine of the future. Rooted in science, he is a bridge to the new millennium as well as to the great healing traditions of the past."
--Larry Dossey M.D., author of Healing Words

Advance praise for Sounds of Healing:

"It's always nice to see ancient truths and wisdom adapted to modern times and stories. This book is about healing your life through rhythm and harmony. Read it and learn to orchestrate your life. I started out tone deaf, but now I sing on key."
--Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Prescriptions for Healing and Love, Medicine, and Miracles

"Few things can match the power of music and sound to evoke our deepest emotions. Imagine accessing this power in the doctor's office, during treatments like chemotherapy! This is exactly what Dr. Mitchell Gaynor is doing and the wonderful results are documented in Sounds of Healing, a book which could revolutionize medicine and healing."
--Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom

"Mitchell Gaynor is a fully evolved human being and physician who has the powerful credentials and courage needed to reveal his investigations on the therapeutic role of sound in healing, and to light the path on which many will follow."
--Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University

"In these dismal days of health care, a new breed of Healer-Doctors are mercifully emerging. They have bold intellects, unconventional spirits, brave hearts, and a compassionate, multi-layered understanding of what a human being really is. Mitchell Gaynor is a glorious example of this new breed, and in Sounds of Healing, he provides a brilliant, comprehensive look at the healing power of sound. These engaging, inspiring pages offer practical, user-friendly suggestions of what healing modalities to try and how best to use them."
--Belleruth Naparstek, founder of The Guided Imagery Resource Center

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