Music make us feel good, the most simple proof is that after listening music most of us, either start tapping our feet or nodding our head. Music is commonly seen as a way to entertainment but today medical practitioners have found that it can help in reducing pain, or early recovery and even behavior change.
A group of Austrian researchers have invented a way to decrease pain. This way is healing through music. The researchers took 65 slip disk patients and observed the role of music while giving physiotherapy. Half of patent were made to listen music while rest were given some other diversions while they were given physiotherapy. It was found that those who were listening to music felt less pain.
Moreover Music whether classical, rock or heavy metal, it changes your mood. Some researchers took a study wherein they choose 47 students, half of them were music students and rest were from other academic field. They were told to write about their music listening habit for two weeks. Like which music they heard, how long they heard, what were they doing while listening to music, how was their mood before listening the music, what changes occur afterwards. After two weeks they analyzed their diaries. Students who were in god mood before listening music felt that their mood become more good afterwards. Those who were angry or were in bad mood they felt better. They also found that music help in reducing anxiety, anger, lonliness, but doesn’t have any effect of fear and jealousy.
In another study carried out in a mental asylum it was found that music help in normalizing behavior of mental patients. A group of 30 patients were studied. Half of them were given the facility to listen to music while they were having food for two weeks. The comparison showed that those who listened to music showed improvement not only in food intake but also the manner in which they take their food.
Third week onwards the same group were given facility to listen to music while thay were given treatment or any medication. The result showed less objection. The asylum then fixed a music station for all the patients and this helped in fast recovery.