PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 by Misa Hopkins in THE ROOT OF ALL HEALING

“Music is another art form that has been studied in relationship to reducing pain. According to a paper in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, researchers carried out a controlled clinical trial with 60 people, dividing them into two music groups and a control group. They found that people who listened to music for an hour every day for a week reported improved physical and psychological symptoms compared to the control group. They determined that: “Listening to music can reduce chronic pain by up to 21per cent and depression by up to 25 per cent…It can also make people feel more in control of their pain and less disabled by their condition.”

Listening to enchanting, uplifting music for a while can energize and soothe your body, mind and spirit, giving your respite from pain, and it can even help you heal. In his book, The Mozart Effect, Don Campbell discusses various clinically proven physiological effects music can have in the healing process, including increasing endorphins (the natural opiates of the body), stimulating the immune system, regulating stress-hormone levels, affecting body temperature, strengthening memory and even enhancing endurance. Music, like many forms of creativity, is good for more than entertainment, it promotes healing.”

Misa Hopkins in “The Root of All Healing”

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