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Four Potential Healing Effects of Music

posted 14 Oct 2010, 14:43 by Mpelembe   [ updated 14 Oct 2010, 14:44 ]

Music, which has probably existed since the dawn of time, is
widely referred to as the universal language. Not only does
it connect people of different cultures and language, it is
also a power force that can influence our well being. Many
researchers have come out with the findings that by
listening to music, one can get some sort of physical as
well as psychological healing. Music can be used in a wide
range of healing activities, ranging from something basic
like calming you to a much more drastic effect like lowering
blood pressure.  Sound healing was a concept that developed
from the idea of employing the positive impact that music
had on healing the mind and body. Music can heal and here
are some examples.

Music causes changes in brainwave activity.

Studies have revealed that notable shifts can occur in the
brain wave activity of listeners exposed to various forms of
music. One's brainwaves can respond to the sound of strong
musical beats. One's concentration is directly proportional
to the faster and sharper beats of the music.   On the
contrary, slow-paced music can be soothing and induce
thinking. Music can play an important role in soothing a
patient and inducing a relaxing atmosphere in clinics and
hospitals. In fact, it has been shown that individuals
diagnosed with depression need fewer medications and respond
better to psychotherapy when music is integrated in the
course of the treatment. Music therapy has been effective
with children suffering from many conditions including ADD
and autism.

Another thing music can do is change your heart rate and
breathing speed.

The principles that govern how music affects certain brain
wave activity are the same as they are for other physical
responses such as pulse or respiration rate. Music helps you
relax, the appropriate tempo can actually slow your heart
rate. Music's effects are vital in offsetting any symptoms
that might come from stress or nervousness, and these same
effects can create a better mood as well as remove

To release oneself from a traumatic experience, sounds can
be recreated.

A harrowing experience such as a car accident can leave an
indelible impression on the mind as the brain is affected by
every element of the experience. Recovery can be negatively
effected by stored energetic trauma. Sound healing
therapists can help patients recover from the incident
faster by recreating the sounds that happened during the
accident to provide the patient a form of release from the

Sometimes you can dissolve blocks with certain sound

Imagine a glass that gets shattered by the voice of an opera
singer. In a situation in which the voice of the singer is
quite consistent with that of the glass, this happens. This
is the same principle behind such ultrasound devices as
those that detect things like kidney stones. Surgery can be
avoided by using ultrasound waves to break the stones in the
kidney. These sound waves are capable of crushing the kidney
stones into extremely tiny pieces, which can easily be
expelled by the body.

Music has many benefits and uses, even in the medical world.
If you know what you're doing and how to do it, you can
integrate music in ways that can benefit patients and people
in general who suffer from a wide assortment of ailments and

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