The Physiological Benefits of Therapeutic Music
Research has proven that music has a profound effect on our body and how it heals. In recent years, therapeutic music has become popular for treating a wide range of ailments, from everything from depression and anxiety all the way to diseases as serious as cancer.
The following are some of the powerful effects that therapeutic music can have on patients:
Brain waves – Music with particularly strong rhythms and beats are highly stimulative to brain activity. Faster beats bring better concentration and more alert thinking while slower, more melodic tempos can induce a calm, even meditative state. The real benefit though – is that continued use of therapeutic music can help people’s brains transition at a faster rate – leaving you alert when you need to be and seamlessly able to unplug when it’s time to do so.
Breathing & Heart Rate – When your brain changes, so does the rest of your body. Thanks to your nervous system, you body’s behavior – particularly your breathing and heart rate – changes significantly according to the sounds it hears. As such – this is a primary motivator behind the thinking that therapeutic music is such a strong weapon against stress and anxiety. Not only does it promote relaxation – but health as well!
State of mind – It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but studies have found that the more music you listen to – the less likely you are to be depressed or experience prolonged bouts of anxiety. Because music helps you control your stress response, it can help keep other, more positive forces in your mind (such as creativity and optimism) operating at significantly higher levels.
Misc. Benefits – Therapeutic Music is also particularly effective at helping to lower blood pressure, boost immunity and relax muscle tension. With so many physical effects, it’s no surprise that people are viewing music as an important tool towards improving their health!
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