An increasing body of evidence shows that music therapy can help improve symptoms associated with a wide variety of common health problems. For example;
One of the fastest growing areas of research relates to pain management. In one study, patients who listened to recorded music for five to ten minutes before a medical procedure and during the procedure, had lower heart rates and were better able to tolerate the pain than non-listeners. (Maybe that's why Warm 106.9 is the station of choice at dentist and doctor's offices in western Washington.)
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It's commonly treated with diet, exercise and meds, but music therapy is another option. A 2009 study reported that patients over age 50 with mild hypertension lowered their BP by 16 points systolic and nine points diastolic after a 12-week program of music therapy and BP medications. Those who used the meds alone, reduced systolic pressure by four points and diastolic by three.
A 2010 study in the journal Heart found that listening to relaxing music reduced feelings of anxiety in patients about to undergo heart surgery even more than an anti-anxiety medication. Music therapy was found to help reduce patients' heart rates and their levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
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