As well as enhancing the mood and allowing for easier emotional expression, music can also reduce pain and anxiety.
The Health Advantages of Music
Promotes healthy heart
Listening to music promotes easier blood flow. It can also slow down the heartbeat, lower blood pressure, lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and raise blood levels of the feel-good chemicals serotonin and endorphin.
Dopamine production inside the body lessened the anxiety symptoms as dopamine levels increase. The part of the brain responsible for mood and emotions, the amygdala, directly processes music providing good effect to human’s body.
Research has shown that listening to music can lower stress through the activation of biological stress reducers.
Reduce the symptoms of depression
Similar to exercising, music can lift your spirits when you’re feeling sad.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease have no known cures, although music therapy has been demonstrated to improve some of their symptoms. A patient who is upset may feel their mood being lifted, and their communication may become more open.
Music therapy can help with pain management by lowering stress levels and giving pain signals a powerful competing stimulus when they enter the brain.