"The poets did well to conjoin music and medicine, in Apollo, because the office of medicine is but to tune the curious harp of man's body and reduce it to harmony."
Dr. Martin uses the harp to illustrate how music can be a modality for complementary and integrative medicine. Her background in ancient mythology provides a portal into the underlying principals that make therapeutic harp so viable in today's medical practices: the mind-body-soul paradigm, music and consciousness, dying and transition, and spirituality. Beyond being a researcher and lecturer on the topic, Jeanne works hands on as a practitioner, playing the harp for hospice patients as they make their transition from this life.
Above: The Last Sleep of Arthur in Avalon, Sir Edward Burne-Jones
Left: L'Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune au XV