About Our Music
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BrainBalance Music is designed and customized to Dr. Robert J. Melillo's specifications, based on
extensive research and knowledge that certain types and frequencies of sound are
specifically processed by the two hemispheres of the brain differently. By using specific
music and sounds BrainBalance Music may help to stimulate one hemisphere more than the
other and possibly create more balance in the brain.
The majority of symptoms in
children and adults including attention deficits, learning disabilities, autism, obsessive
compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety, chronic pain and many more are all directly a
result of an imbalance of electrical activity in the brain. There are many environmental
factors that can produce an imbalance of electrical activity and function of the two sides
of the brain documented as either an increase of activity on one side or a decreased
activity on the other. Research has shown that the side of the brain that is most
problematic is most often the side that is understimulated. The use of BrainBalance
Music as as source of stimulation to the brain may be a very powerful tool to achieve a
balance of brain activity.
Adverse activity is the right hemisphere,
which is thought to be the one in ADD, OCD, anxiety disorder, and autism is specifically
stimulated by low frequency tones, negative, or downbeat music, and music that creates
images such as environmental sounds without words. Decreased activity in the left
hemisphere which is seen in dyslexia, learning disabilities, poor memory and depression
too name a few, is stimulated by high frequency tones, positive or upbeat music, words and
repetitive mathematical, rhythmic sounds. We have created BrainBalance Music
utilizing these facts as well as other research into how sound effects the
hemispheres. BrainBalance Music is designed specifically to create a balance of
activity between the hemispheres.
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DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
You should listen to the music three to five times a day for at least ten-minute sessions.
Either a walkman should be used with one earpiece taken out or removed. In this instance,
you will listen to the music in the ear opposite the side of the brain hemisphere that we
wish to stimulate i.e. music in the left ear for the right brain etc. If a walkman is not
used, an earplug can be used in the ear that is on the same side of the brain as we wish
to stimulate. For example, to stimulate the right hemisphere, place the earplug in the
right ear. With the earplug in place, music can be played in the background. In this
instance, the music should be kept on for at least 15 minutes. If you cannot tolerate
either a walkman or an earplug, simply play the music in the background at the same volume
level for 15 minute intervals. Since Brain Balance Music is specifically designed to
stimulate either the right or left brain, it will still have a
specific stimulating effect without the isolation of one ear from listening.
Dr. Robert J. Melillo, an internationally known
chiropractic neurologist, has been in private practice for 17 years. For most of that
time, he has been a postgraduate professor of neurology and rehabilitation. Dr. Melillo
has devoted the later half of his career to the study of learning disabilities and
behavioral disorders in both children and adults. He has searched to find the cause of
childhood disorders like ADD , ADHD, Dyslexia, Obsessive compulsive disorder,Tourettes
syndrome,and autism to name a few . He also has researched depression and anxiety
disorders in both children and adults.
Credits include: - Former
chairman of the American Board of Chiropractic Neurology. - Post graduate course
coordinator and developer of Northwestern Chiropractic Colleges Rehabilitation diplomat
program. - Currently a board member of the Ascent School (for Autistic children)
Research findings: What Dr. Melillo's
research has found is that most childhood and adult cognitive and behavioral problems are
a result of an electrical imbalance in the brain. This imbalance can be produced by a lack
of stimulation or a skeletal or muscular imbalance of the body. These imbalances result in
the brain focusing on using the more active side and ignoring the under-stimulated
hemisphere. Therefore information is processed consciously and subconsciously by only one
hemisphere instead of two, and the result is abnormal behavior and/or emotions or other
physical symptoms of illness.
Dr Melillo has devised a unique approach to improving
these symptoms known as The Unlimited Potential Program utilizing specific forms of
physical activity coupled with sensory stimulation (such as specifics types of music,
light, smells, etc.), cognitive therapy and nutrition. This is all done with specific
attention to balancing an individual's brain activity between the right and left
Dr. Melillo has completed his first textbook which is a
compilation of his research and clinical results. He has also been working on a book for
parents to explain his findings and treatment. He has done seminars all over the United
States and in Europe. Dr. Melillo also maintains an extremely active practice in a state
of the art Health Care Facility on Long Island.
Erhard is a
freelance composer, performer, independent CD producer, and piano teacher. Her
education includes a 4 year degree program at Berklee College of Music in Boston and 2
years at Hartt College of Music in Connecticut.
Here's a message from Lisa to you:
Dear Website visitors and listeners,
It is a sincere pleasure for me to to bring to you our
BrainBalance Music CDs.
Many long and dedicated hours were spent in the
working and reworking of each of the 4 CD's. This has certainly been a labor
of love for me, and I send out my best thoughts and inspiration to each and every one who
listens. My sincerest wish and aim in this music is to bring you the kind of healing and a
greater sense of well being that was genuinely intended for you in the creation and
performance of each piece.
With best wishes,