Music has proven to have a significant impact on our health, both mental and physical. Elena Mannes outlines in her book, “The Power of Music,” that music stimulates the brain in many ways than other human functions. Listening to music is beneficial for many aspects of the brain, including stress relief, pain reduction, facilitating healing from brain injuries.
Patients with Fibromyalgia
A study conducted in 2014 indicated that music is beneficial to patients with fibromyalgia. When a patient listens to relaxing music of their choice, it enhances functional mobility and reduces pain. According to scientists, listening to music triggers opioids, which are the body’s natural pain relievers.
Patients who have Alzheimer’s disease could benefit from listening to music. Music helps trigger memory and can take the mind back and rekindle memories. Music can awaken patients suffering from memory loss. It triggers emotions, and emotions bring with them memory.
The brains of people who have epilepsy respond differently to music than people without epilepsy. Before having a seizure, people with epilepsy synchronize. However, a study revealed that when epileptic patients listen to music, they synchronize without seizure because music helps them relax.
Music is also helpful to people recovering from stroke and people undergoing speech therapy.