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About Neelam Misra, M.D.

Hello, my name is Neelam Misra. I am a physician, board certified in both physical medicine & rehabilitation and pain management. I have published research regarding music and it’s effects on the perception of pain and anxiety as well as research articles related to nerve injury and low back pain. I completed training in medical acupuncture. The traditional Chinese medicine model for patient care is highly individualized and comprehensive. That there is a connection between our preferred colors and flavors and our health is fascinating to me. I am interested in integrative medicine and nutrition and medicine. I can’t help but to explore the effects and interactions of the various influences in our lives and their impact on our health.

Health is not limited to objectively measurable data. Our health is affected by what we eat, the scent of a memory, the color of the sky, the arch of doorway, a shimmer of light, the pitch of a note, a melody… in essence almost everything which shapes our lives affects our health. I would like to disseminate information on topics that will affect the choices we make and the quality of the lives we live.

On a more personal note, I recently became a mother and have realized a new depth and dimension of my capacity to love. I find that everyday moments and seemingly mundane tasks are profoundly enlightening and poetic. The experience has also given me tremendous respect for the capability of my body.

I love to make things: quilts, hats, toys, scarves, mobiles…making things with my hands is so, so satisfying. It is almost a compulsion, I could not absorb the science of medicine without actively engaging my right-brain. It seems to create a finer balance.

I hope to create an active library of information available on-line to everyone regarding such diverse topics. The postings are usually research based. Although, there are also postings which are anecdotal and descriptive. However, this is not a medical consultation site. The information here is not intended to substitute sound health care. If you have any specific questions regarding your condition, I advise you to follow up with your health-care provider.


  Elizabeth Szpitalak wrote @ April 9th, 2007 at 11:07 pm

Hi Neelam

This is a very good website and you have interesting topics. I really loved the music one as I feel we have such sterile environments in our health systems.


  Nisba Husain wrote @ April 12th, 2007 at 2:15 pm

Hi Neelam,

I have found your website to be valuable and inspirational in improving the quality of life for myself and for my clients. I have shared En Vivant with colleagues and friends who have also admired and praised your creativity and focus on healthy living. Wonderful work! Bravo!


  anup sabharwal wrote @ August 19th, 2007 at 5:54 pm


I agree with you just as I did in medical school. We need more research of this nature.


  Rajesh Dahiya wrote @ October 25th, 2008 at 7:46 am

Hi Neelam
Was going through and saw some interesting products and ideas. First I thought you are a design researcher :)
We (my design studio) was fascinated to see your stuff. We found your thoughts similar to what we aspire to do in our new venture– BOX (

Rajesh Dahiya

  Mary Grafilo wrote @ March 11th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Hi! My name is Mary Grafilo! I’m a eighth grader at Hyde Middle School in Cupertino, CA. I was wondering if you could answer a few questions for a research project that I’m doing.

1. What is your name and your title?

2. How can music therapy affect peoples’ life?

3. Are people with disabilities the only ones that can benefit from this?

4. What do you need to do to become a musical therapist?

5. If, for example, someone had a stroke, would certain types of therapy be used for that person? Is it different for someone in a nursing home?

6. How do you choose what to do for an individual in a session, since there is no “typical session”?

7. Could someone with a disability become a musical therapist?

8. Is there a certain musical instrument that helps more than others?

9. Can any type of music undo the therapy given?

Thank you so much! I hope I’m not wasting your time. Thanks again!


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