Posted on Aug 12, 2020, 10 p.m.
Article courtesy of : Nicholas DiNubile MD, who is devoted to keeping you healthy in body, mind, and spirit.
“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~Berthold Auerbach
The sound of music has filled the world since primitive times. In modern times, the invention of MP3’s, MP4's, iPods, Apple music and other streaming music services have given new life to the industry, but there may be deeper reasons why the beat goes on. Music can positively impact both your life and your health.
Consider the following effects of music:
- Individuals undergoing surgery or dental procedures are calmed and the surgeon is even more focused.
- Childbirth becomes less uncomfortable and hypertension, depression, and anxiety as well as other medical conditions are improved.
- Post-surgery rehabilitation programs and exercise routines for individuals with chronic lung diseases are both enhanced.
- Mozart and other forms of classical music are believed to improve brain function and IQ in infants.
No one is exactly sure how music creates magic with the human body, but there are many medical conferences devoted to this very topic. With new technology like PET Scans, which have the ability to actually monitor brain function, we may be closer to unlocking the secrets of music’s undeniable power.
In the late 1600’s Congreave wrote “music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, to soften rocks, or to bend a knotted oak.” Let it work for you.
Put music into your life at least once a day. Turn off talk radio during the hectic drive time or the nightly news, or break your sounds of silence and choose any music from Amadeus to Zeppelin. Classical, rock and rap — it all works. Be soothed.
About the author:
Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Nicholas DiNubile, is Vice President of the A4M, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, best selling author, keynote speaker, and one of our esteemed medical editors who is dedicated to keeping you healthy in body, mind and spirit. Dr. DiNubile was appointed Special Advisor to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (1st Bush Administration with Arnold Schwarzenegger as Chairman). He has advised two United States Presidents on matters of health and health policy, and has cared for numerous celebrities and high level athletes.