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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Music Medicine



Music has been used as therapy for seizures, high blood pressure, ADD, mental illness, depression, stress and insomnia. Since many of these symptoms are common in adult children of alcoholics, I was excited to find a source of relaxing music that anyone can access for free (see below).

Musicologist Julius Portnoy found that music can change metabolic rates, increase or decrease blood pressure, effect energy levels and digestion positively or negatively, depending on the type of music.

Calming music was found to have a very calming effect on the body and cause the increase of endorphins. Thirty minutes of such music was equal to the effect of a dose of valium.

Right now, Amazon is offering a free download of music that you can chill to. These mellow native flutes are mixed with guitars, drums and nature sounds. The sound is soothing, relaxing and is the perfect antidote for a stressful day.

Click here to sample and download this music for FREE: Native Flutes For Relaxation

There is no obligation to download this music. It is compatible with all MP3 players. May only be available for a limited time.

Check out the Orange County ACA website at: Orange County Adult Children

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