Health Benefits of Music

You know the music? Like music? Like the first song of my childhood, I like music, you like music, all the world like music. In today's world, music has been growing very rapidly. Music is not only used for entertainment, but also used for various other purposes. Music has been widely used as therapy to cope with various symptoms of depression and anxiety. Apparently, there are many other health benefits of music. The amount of this benefit is still unexplored by researchers.

Dr. Petr Janata, a neuroscientist at the University of California, as reported by, Monday (1/30/2012) states, "There's something about music and engaging in musical activities that seem very stimulating for the brain and body. Singing songs favorite with family and friends, playing in a band or dancing to music can also strengthen ties with other people. "
Here are some health benefits of music.

Improve the ability of the brain

There are several studies that show how music can enhance brain function. In one study, a clinical psychologist Charles Emery of Ohio State University studied the effects of music on people who listen to them for regular exercise.

Emery and his team tested 33 men and women who were in the final weeks of cardiac rehabilitation programs. Each participant was tested for the ability to mentally after exercising without music and exercising with music.

The result, on average, participants received scores more than doubled when listening to music after a workout without listening to music than after exercise. The selected music is Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons".

Previous studies by other scientists suggests that music helps patients with lung disease to mental abilities may work better.

Emery thought the same benefits can be gained by listening to all kinds of music, not just classical music. He theorized that the "Four Seasons" can stimulate mental performance because of its complexity forcing the brain to regulate nerve transmission.

"But other types of music may work better for some people. I do not think there is anything special on the music of Vivaldi or classical music that would trigger an increase in brain function," Emery said.

Improve intelligence

Several other studies have illustrated that listening to music is a business that is more complex than it seems. The human brain to sort out the tone, timing, and sequencing of sound to understand the music.

Believed that the frontal lobes of the brain is stimulated and activated when listening to music. Because the area is part of the brain associated with higher mental functions such as abstract thinking or planning.

Frances Rauscher, a psychologist at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh and her colleagues found that listening to Mozart's music can enhance people in the field of mathematical reasoning and spatial abilities.

In fact, mice that run mazes faster and more accurately after hearing Mozart. According to Rauscher, Mozart piano sonata seems to stimulate the activity of three genes involved in nerve cell signals in the brain.

Listening to music is one way of listening to music passively to obtain benefits for the brain. But a more stimulating brain activity and even increase IQ is playing or writing music.

Children six years old who were given music lessons when compared to drama lessons or no extra instruction received 2-3 points in his IQ scores.

Rauscher also found that after getting music lessons for two years, pre-school children scored better on spatial reasoning tests than those following the computer lessons. But the benefits may not be the same for adults.

Reducing pain

Some studies have found that listening to music can reduce pain. Other studies have shown that music can be beneficial for patients with heart disease by reducing blood pressure, heart rate and anxiety.

Music therapy has also been shown to lift the spirits of patients with depression. Create your own music, either playing musical instruments or singing, can have therapeutic effects as well.

When listening to or involved in the music that makes happy, relaxed, contemplative, the body will have the effect of deep relaxation such as sleep, warm baths, and lower overall stress levels.


Recognize Triggers Pain

The pain can not be seen, but when we feel it, it's hard to think of something other than pain. Actually, pain is a signal that our body needs attention.

"Most doctors only prescribe drugs to mask pain. The best solution is actually eradicate the problem," says Jacob Teitelbaum, author of Real Cause, Real Cure.

If you experience chronic pain that had lasted about six months or acute pain caused by injury or excessive movement, should avoid the use of continuous pain relief. Consider the following six triggers pain.

1. The anger

Save your anger could actually lead to feelings of pain in his back. In studies, people who choose to bury his anger at having more pressure on the muscles along the spine.

2. Incorrect posture

The use of computers that are too long without a balanced posture can cause pain. Although sitting quietly is not an exertion of physical activity, attitude turns static for a long time would disrupt the flow of blood and lymph nodes so that the muscles become tense and stiff.

4. The smart phone

Thanks to the smart phones, we are now more easily connect with friends and looking for the latest information. However, smart phones, it is also a culprit of pain. This is especially if you are used to "hold" by phone pinned between shoulder and ear so that both hands free to perform other work.

In the long run, these habits will cause tension on the neck, shoulders and even wrists. Ceramic by using the earphones if you intend to talk in a rather long time.

5. Thinking bad

Catasthorphing, or to believe the situation is worse than the reality of stress not only add flavor but also disrupt a person's ability to cope with everyday life. Various studies have linked catastrophizing with increased perception of pain.

"Emotion and pain are processed in the same brain area. So if we are stressed or anxious, naturally we will also feel the physical pain," said Andrew Bertagnolli, head board member of the American Chronic Pain Association.

6. Lack of sleep

Our body produces growth hormone when we're sleeping. This hormone is necessary for tissue repair cells damaged at the same time overcome the pain. Because it's people who suffer from insomnia triples risk of chronic pain.

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