How does sound impact your brain? And how can we use music to gain wholeness in ways pharmaceutical medicine is limited?
In this fusion between music and science, pianist turned pharmacology and toxicology scientist, Christina Borchers, guides us through the powerful intersection of the two fields. The body is naturally capable of self-regulation and healing. Music therapy activates our own pathways to begin working. Drawing upon breakthrough studies in music therapy along with the history of music’s relationship with our society, Borchers exposes:
¥ How sound is the most dominant of the senses
¥ That there are two forms of music: the music of playing and the music of listening
¥ Why we get excited by songs from our childhood
¥ How to form intimate connections within the community
¥ What music therapy can teach us about ourselves
There is no question that music is an emotional companion in all stages of our lives. Whether you are already a performer or just a lover of music, Borchers’ The Art of Medicine in a Musical World will help you find your unique relationship with sound.
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Christina Borchers is a Medical Student at Boonshoft School of Medicine and a Research Associate in their Pharmacology & Toxicology Department. She hopes to combine her thorough knowledge of pharmaceutical medicines and Music Therapy techniques to better treat patients.
Christina graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Music, along with minors in Chemistry and Physics. She later was awarded her M.S. in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. Christina has the unique experience of being both a musician and a scientist. From the age of four, she cultivated a passion for piano. She has competed in annual Guild and Federation competitions, culminating with Unanimous Superior ratings in the highest level of competition from the American Music Association. She later became a violist in the NYU Community Orchestra for three years. They held concerts open to the Manhattan community and performed at HBO events, such as the Game of Thrones premiere. She is also known for her original compositions, two of which were performed in concerts in NYC, along with a movie soundtrack which won in the Tisch 48 Film Festival.
Christina has been monumental in the healthcare field, testifying at the Ohio State Congressional House on behalf of House Bill 60, which requires certain nutritional guidelines for foods being sold at schools, and later for Ohio Senate Bill 210. She has published abstracts, papers, and healthcare articles in scientific journals. Her interests were bridged when interning and taking courses in Music Therapy at the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Clinic and NYU.