It is rightly said, “Medicine heals the body, Music heals the soul”. Music, in any form, heals. From the thumping heartbeats that a fetus experiences in the womb to the foot-tapping big band number, rhythmic patterns and music envelopes our lives. It has the immense power to organize our brain. Human beings have a tendency to self-destruct themselves when things don’t go right, be it emotionally or physically. You might have been informed about a terminal illness, and you sink into the depths of negativity, penetrate into the layers so deep that there’s no coming back.
That exactly, is the point of entry of the power of music. A practicing music healer, well comprehends and knows which kind of music to incorporate in the healing process that would uplift your whole experience of looking into life. Your body starts accepting those notes in a rhythmic pattern and starts healing. The inclusions of beats, melody and rhythm to recover the capability of hearing, motion, language and emotion, points out to the fact that music can heal the brain. If we travel back in time, in the Hindu mythology, the power of the syllable “Om” or “Aum” has always been emphasized upon. It has been told as the sound of the universe and has immense healing powers by generating an aura of positivity all around. Aligned to that very fact, music has done wonders in the healing process. The melody, pitch, timing and the music beat can alter a patient’s state of mind by calming his body doe and entering into a spiritual recess, leading to a favorable influence on the blood pressure, thereby reducing stress hormones, Adrenalin and cortisol. Music therapy is often implemented to help elderly people with dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. It has also been helpful for helping stroke victims to recover sooner than the usual time. Studies show that people who listened to their favorite music while recovering from a stroke were able to regain their ability to communicate and recognize words quicker than people who did nothing. It has found a strong influence in the treatment diaries of psychiatrists who treat people suffering from depression.
The synchronization of the heartbeat with the classic music which ranges from 60-140 beats per minute, does all the trick by inducing relaxation and causing tranquility in the body. It takes you to a safe and secure place in your mind, just like the feeling a fetus experiences in the womb. Music therapy improves your physical, emotional, social, personal, persuasive and synchronous state. It uplifts your whole self by releasing stress out of your body. It is one of the very few activities that uses the entirety of the human brain, thus warding off any distractions. Booming multi-national companies have relaxations rooms with soft music played around to relax the employees, calm their state of mind, so that they can work better. From hospitals to private practitioners, from a chiropractor’s wellness center to a MNC’s relaxation room, from healing a broken heart to reviving a dull mind state, music therapy is everywhere. Music evokes memories, connects history and brings us closer. The effects of music therapy are instant and tangible, since rhythm and harmony are the energetic foundation of life, nature, our universe. So sit back and relax, sip on a hot cup of coffee, and play some music you love. You might just do the best thing for your health.