Did you know that listening to music can actually help reduce pain and speed up the healing process? Several studies have been done over the years proving that music can be very beneficial to our body's immune system. Pain isn't only a physical sensation, but a mental and emotional one as well. Physical pain is only felt after nerves in our body send a message to our brain that something isn't right. If we can control how our brain reacts to these signals, it is possible to minimize some of the physical pain we feel. Listening to music is one possible way to do this.
One of the effects that scientists believe music can have on controlling pain is that it causes a distraction. Music that suits your tastes is far more effective at reducing pain than music that you don't particularly enjoy. And what's more, if the music has certain tones and lyrics that express contentment, no matter what genre it is, it can reduce pain.
The key to effectively using music in pain control or healing therapy is to choose the right kind of music. The right kind of music is anything that elicits an emotional reaction from you. Every person is different in their music choices. Some people prefer fast and powerful music. Others prefer classical or easy listening. The musical key in which a song is written can also be a draw for some people, as well as the dissonance between notes. Oddly enough, something as simple as the interval between a set of notes can capture some people's attention.
Music can be a very powerful tool. When you come across a song that seems to speak to you and make you feel calm, make sure you always have easy access to this song. The next time you are in pain, whether physical or emotional, listen to your song or songs and focus on hearing the notes, words, and movement of the music. Your body will begin to de-stress, which will make the healing process faster as well as reduce the pain you might be feeling in the moment.
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