More and more healthcare practitioners are turning to music for healing. Dr. Oz talks to Dr. John Ortiz, one of the country's foremost authorities on "psycho-musicology," about using music to improve your health. Backed up by songs from Bette Midler, Bruce Springsteen, Barbara Streisand and John Denver, Dr. Oz and Dr. Ortiz create a musical map for better health and well-being.
Dr. Oz and Dr. Ortiz talk about the affect different types of music have on mood-recovery and energy. A musician himself, Dr. Ortiz says he uses music and sound with traditional clinical strategies when working with patients. He stresses that he, unlike some other doctors who use music as therapy, is a strong proponent of using the patient's preferred genre of music. Whether it be classical, jazz, country, rap, or pop, Dr. Ortiz says the music, together with an eclectic assortment of traditional strategies—cognitive, emotional, behavioral—can drastically improve a patient's health.
Printed from Oprah.com on Saturday, December 7, 2013