Melody of the Life! How Music Helps in Health?

Music can affect the human mind and is capable to change the mood. There is no denial that when we listen to the music, we react accordingly.
Said this, romantic tunes make us feeling lovelier and probably the rock music may make our feet tapping on the floor. The music that we like makes us merry and that we detest makes us uncomfortable.

Different kinds of music have different impact on the human brain. The researchers have found that nature’s music or sound such as ocean, bird’s chirping, and water etc. can help balancing the levels of neurotransmitters and thus calms down the aggression. Regular practice of listening to these sounds, in turn, can leave the brain with better cognition, thinking capacity, quick decision making capability and steadiness.

The scary music may increase the heartbeats and soft tunes can bring them down. Health experts do believe that certain music has soothing effects on the human brain and that is why, many hospitals, rehabilitation centers and healthcare centers play soft music all day. It is for this reason gym and bodybuilding centers play rock and fast soundtrack to energize the people doing physical workouts. It is interesting go know that music health experts state that soothing music while taking food can lessen the secretion of cortisol, the stress hormone. Reduced levels of this biochemical in the bloodstream result in calmness and relaxation.


A special music therapy is recommended to a pregnant woman for better growth of the fetus. This theory, according to Indians, is in practice since time immemorial. In the Mahabharata, it is revealed that as an unborn child in his mother’s womb, Abhimanyu learned the knowledge of entering the deadly and virtually impenetrable Chakravyuha from Arjuna, his father (Wikipedia). The great warrior was listening all while in womb what was being told to his mother.

Expects have come up with ‘curing music’ using latest technology in bioengineering and medical informatics. Taking the cue, the researchers found that music can adjust the brainwave, the bioelectric waves produced by brain. Measuring the wavelengths and frequencies of such brainwave, the music can be developed that can actually address and treat the human brain and mood. Said this, brainwave entrainment therapy can be a breakthrough to cure stubborn and chronic ailments. Anxiety, depression, stress, headaches, fear and phobias can have good results using brainwave entrainment. In addition, there are soundtracks that help in quitting the substance abuse and make person healthier and addiction free.

It is also stated by Yoga and Holistic Gurus that listening to natural sound as music or soundtrack can get better results if such sounds are played while one doing yoga and holistic exercises such as pranayama or meditation. Mild music can have safe self-hypnotizing quality that can help strengthening the mental status. It is for this reason, folk holistic healing practitioners have come up with yoga music, meditation music and other soothing soundtrack that the user just need to plug in to get relaxed, calmed and rejuvenated state of mind, body and soul.

Author: Dr Maulik Vyas

I am a holistic Doctor with 10 yr of experience in medical/health and wellness industry. Also, I am a professional content writer with 1000s of articles published across the web. I'm available for content writing, natural treatment consultancy, business ideas about healthcare/wellness industry. I am the proprietor of company named Mouls Incorporation.

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