Transcending racial, cultural, and ideological boundaries, music is a universal language that brings together human beings from all different origins, backgrounds, and ethnicities.
Used in many cultures and traditions as a vehicle for inner reflection and contemplation, music invigorates the spirit and strengthens higher love. In addition, in recent years musicologists and scientists have explored numerous therapeutic and psychological benefits of music.
Here’s how listening to music can help you:
Music can boost the immune function. Scientists explain that listening to music can create a positive and profound emotional experience, which leads to secretion of immune-boosting hormones. This helps contribute to a reduction in the factors responsible for illness.
If you listen to your iPod every day or break out the guitar every evening, then you’ll be taking an active step toward decreasing the stress response in your body. Listening to music or singing can also decrease levels of stress-related hormone cortisol. Higher levels of cortisol can lead to a decreased immune response.
Music has positive effects on pain management. Music can help reduce both the sensation and distress of both chronic pain and postoperative pain. Studies show that listening to music can reduce chronic pain from a range of painful conditions, including osteoarthritis, disc problems and rheumatoid arthritis, by up to 21% .Music therapy is increasingly used in hospitals to reduce the need for medication during childbirth, to decrease postoperative pain and complement the use of anesthesia during surgery.
Listening to upbeat music can be a great way to find some extra energy. Music can effectively eliminate exercise-induced fatigue and fatigue symptoms caused by monotonous work.
Heals the Blues
Music’s ability to “heal the soul” is the stuff of legend in every culture. Many people find that music lifts their spirits. Modern research confirms music’s psychotherapeutic benefits. Bright, cheerful music is the most obvious prescription for the blues.
Humans are hard wired to benefit from music. Don’t think twice about turning up the radio, catching a show by your favorite artist, or singing your heart out in the car!