Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
They say that music soothes the soul and for us music lovers, it seems that listening to music can also be good for our health. Music has been found to have stress-relieving benefits on the heart. Researchers have recently found that slow or meditative music has a calming, relaxing effect which in turn helps people slow their breathing and heart rate. Blood pressure normally rises during a surgical procedure, but listening to music helps minimise the rise in blood pressure.
Other research has found that music has stress relieving benefits, can enhance athletic performance and improve movement in neurologically impaired patients.
Its becoming quite popular for music to be played on sound systems in operating rooms during surgery. Some doctors believe that it relieves tension; and studies have shown that this practice can also benefit the patients.
Anaesthesiologist, Dr. Frank Gentile, believes that music helps make surgeons work more efficiently. If they're working faster and they're happy, the flow of the operating room is happier.
If I ever had to have surgery, my doctors are more than welcome to listen to music. Id rather have relaxed and happy doctors working on me. Wouldnt you?
Music helps patients relax too. Research has even shown that patients who listened to music before and during ambulatory surgery displayed lower stress levels. Ambulatory surgery is when you are admitted and discharged from the hospital on the same day.
The researchers found that the best results are likely to come from people being able to listen to the music of their choice rather than music thought to be soothing. So, it appears that listening to music not only relaxes the doctors, but also the patients.
Now you know that the Hermit wants you to be healthy, right? Don't I always give you healthy coffee, healthy programs, even health tips on thinking good thoughts? Well...in keeping with that way of thinking I am giving you a little healthy music. Hope you enjoy this piece by Glenn Miller.
Now let's get some fresh coffee, OK?