The Magical Power of Music and How It Reduces Psychological Pain

The Magical Power of Music

 The Magical Power of Music

Since childhood, whenever any hardship hits and causes me to be overwhelmed with utter and complete confusion, and when depression overtakes me, I rely on music to uplift my mood, and subsequently all of the previous problems fade away like magic. This personal phenomenon of mine intensified my curiosity to know the secret of this magical cure. Thus, JustPost conducted a research and found out the incredible and unbelievable benefits of music.

Why do we need to listen to music?

Music can be utilized as a practical treatment psychologically and emotionally without subsequent damage. Studies have proven that music reduces mental and emotional problems and may also reduce physical pain.

It is an effective therapy for pain. For example, it is used to remove chronic headaches. The National Institute of health carried out a study on 36 people and found out that music can help migraine and chronic headache sufferers to reduce the intensity, frequency, and duration of the headaches in a period between 3-6 months. Overall, music does have a positive effect on pain management. It also reduces the sensation and distress of both chronic pain, postoperative pain, and it is a way to reduce blood pressure. The American Society of Hypertension in New Orleans conducted and research and found out that:

listening to just 30 minutes of classical, Celtic or raga music every day may significantly reduce high blood pressure

More Benefits of Music:

1. It may be used a medicine for the head.

2. It may speed up post-stroke recovery.

3. It may boost immunity.

The benefits of music are not merely confined to the physical aspects; There are also benefit for the psychological and the emotional aspects. To clarify, music is a good way to boost up your mood, and it is a source of motivation and inspiration; for instance, the impact of music on the nerves is like the impact of exercise on muscles. According to Dr. Frank Lipman, the founder and director of Eleven-Eleven Wellness Center in New York City and a pioneer in integrative and functional medicine:

 it is recommended to invest in music during break times from the stress of work as a way to calm down your body and brain with soothing rhythms to slow down your heart rate and to help you breathe easier.

Other Benefits for Music:

1- Music Lowers Stress

Listening to music you enjoy decreases levels of the stress hormone cortisolin your body, which counteracts the effects of chronic stress.

2- Music Helps You Sleep Better

A study showed that students who listened to relaxing classical music for 45 minutes before turning in slept significantly better than students who listened to an audiobook or did nothing different from their normal routine.

3- Music Makes You Happier 

When listening to music you like, your brain releases dopamine, a “feel-good” neurotransmitter.

To sum up, using music as a therapy can relive the pain without future danger on health. The good thing about music is that its benefits are not only limited to the emotional or psychological aspects, but it may also affect us physically. I would like to end this article by penning down one of Bob Marley’s most memorable quotes: 

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

Here is a list of famous quotes about music :

Without music, life would be a mistake 
Friedrich Nietzsche

Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies. 

Edward Bulwer

Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't.
Johnny Depp

JustPost advises you all to listen more often to music

What about you? What do you do to uplift your mood when any hardships hit you? 
Sources: The National Institutes of HealthNational Center for Health StatisticsHealth LineLifeHacks
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