Music’s Role in Healing


Ever heard of a healing remedy for all ages with no possible side effects? While it may sound too good to be true, Music Therapy is very real!

Music therapy is the safest and one of the the cheapest ways to alleviate many ailments. Pleasant music has a beneficial effect on the whole body, especially the nervous and circulatory system. Music can also have a positive impact on respiratory organs and the digestive system.

How it works!

A calming melody can cause an increase in the number of lymphocytes in the blood, which makes it easier for your body to fight diseases. With the help of music, one can get rid of anything from insomnia to a bad mood, while also improving memory and attention, and even developing all sorts of creative abilities.

A lot of information has been studied confirming the influence of music on the human body:

There is historic evidence that shows when a soldier was wounded in battle, they healed faster while listening to shamanic music.

Japanese scientists have investigated the influence of music on lactation of young mothers. The results of their experiments show that young mothers who listen to classical music every day for two weeks increase the amount of milk they produce by 20%.

Canadian scientists have proved musically-inclined children have a higher aptitude for spatial thinking and mathematical abilities.

In France, music therapist A. Tomatis, who was nicknamed “Doctor Mozart”, heals with Mozart’s music. The works of the Austrian have shown to be among the most effective in musical healing.

Vocal vibromassage, which consists of singing out individual vowel sounds for the purpose of improving certain body systems, is a form of Taoist medicine that has been used for centuries.

Singing stimulates the work of the heart, brain, and nervous system. Music also has the ability to help stammering, heal coughing, and relieve bronchial asthma, fatigue, and overwork. While singing, a person receives an effective means of relieving internal tension, stress and self-expression.

What is the secret of music therapy?

Experts explain it this way: the human body is a vibrating system, and the sounds of music are synchronized and ordered waves. Music tunes every cell of our body in a certain way, which results in many processes in the body being either accelerated or inhibited.

All the organs of our body have their own rhythm and tone of sound. Therefore, the concept of “right” and “healthy” music is formed from fairly realistic concepts: the rhythm (frequency) and loudness of the music.

What kind of music is good for your health?

  1. The slower the music’s rhythm, the better.

It does not matter what music you listen to: opera, classical or modern rave. Psychologist Konrad King has proven that if the speed of a musical composition exceeds 60 beats per minute, it could increase your heart rate and blood pressure.

Moreover, a specialist from Israel, Warren Brodsky, observed students who traveled the streets of a virtual city while listening to music of different frequencies. He found that students who listened to music with higher frequencies tended to drive with less caution, and as a result, were involved in more accidents.

Music with a rhythm of 60 beats per minute slows beta waves in the brain, causing the brain to stop experiencing stress. That’s why listening to music with such a rhythm allows you to get rid of nervousness and anxiety, improve your ability to work and mindfulness, normalize your general condition and return a sense of peace.

  1. The lower the volume of music, the better.

Canadian scientists have proven that loud music might slow you down. Researchers asked volunteers to perform various tasks while listening to music. In the experiments they changed the volume from 53 dB, a typical noise level in an office, to 95 dB. As a result, researchers noticed that it takes 20% more time to perform physical and mental exercises while listening to louder music.

  1. It is important that you like the music you listen to.

Different music causes different emotions in different people. Therefore, the impact of the same composition on a variety of people will have diverse results. When you enjoy your music, the brain ceases to spend energy on negative emotions, which positively affects your health.

Overall, music can have a very positive impact on one’s health health and mood. Keep the music slow and keep it down. Remember, listening to music you like can drastically improve the way you work and live.

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