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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Healing Power of Music

by Javies Phaltual


 Believe me or not, music was there since the world began. Biblically speaking, God made heaven and earth and filled it with various kinds of plants and animals and seeing them, He was well satisfied. In fact, He was satisfied not only for what he saw but also for what he heard. The soft gentle breeze swaying the branches and leaves in melancholy, the streams, the chirping birds and animals producing a melody of praise was soothing in His ears, thus music was there from the beginning.

Today, music is the oldest form of expression known to have influencing power on the physical, mental, spiritual and moral side of man. Healing power of music is so true that various musicologists and psychologists have even acknowledged it as a powerful instrument of achieving all-round development when used properly with the right kind.

Listening music also increases concentration and attention. It is also beneficial and widely used for relaxation reducing mental tension. After a long and tiresome day at work, music can be very relaxing and soothing. It feels like each and every part of your body suddenly bounce and your stress dancing away along with the rhythm of the music. Honestly speaking, music has always been my sleep mate and I can't sleep a single night without listening music.

The power of music has also been observed on animals. It is believed that animals and plants have positive response when played music. Research shows that when exposed to music, cows produce more milk, and horses discipline themselves better than other horses. Plants grow well and yield well when exposed to music.

The healing power of music in the form of music therapy is widely encouraged these days by many doctors around the world. Patients when played music reduces stress and anxiety during hospital care. Research also proves that patients suffering from cancer, high blood pressure, labor pain and even Alzheimer's disease recover well and the wounds heal faster when given music therapy.

Children with autism, who are generally difficult to deal with ordinary therapies can also improve well when given music therapy and how unusual sensitivity.

Music can make a person soft and calm while on the contrary it can also make a person wild. It is often said music speaks more than words as one can express his feeling and thoughts deeper with music.

Based upon this article, we can say that music lovers are the most fortunate people in the world as life without music is very dull.

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