Studies shows music contributes to fast recovery and even reduce pain of person undergone surgery.
Music has been used as therapy, recent study shows music reduce and soothes pain and is advisable for person to listen after and during operations. It was found out that through listening music, patient who undergo operation relieves anxiety and pain.
Brunel University and Queen Mary University of London conducted study found people listens their favorite music, reduced pain levels. Although patients still need less medication, pain drop two points form one to 10 scale. Benefits may vary on what kind of music patient are listening to.
Study from thousands of surgical patients found out that music lower anxious. They feel more comfortable and satisfied, thus, music reduce and soothes pain they have. It even worked to patients under general anesthetic, however depends on the music choice, timing and duration.
Dr. Catherine Meads from Brunel University in Uxbridge stated, “If you can imagine a way of measuring pain from nought to 10 on a centimetre scale where nought is no pain at all and 10 is the worst pain imaginable, the music we found reduced peoples’ pain by about two on that scale.”, “Currently music is not used routinely during surgery to help patients in their post-operative recovery.”it was quite a surprise” music had worked under general anaesthetic.
Studies claimed that through that playing music after and during operations produced significant benefits most especially when patients able to choose the music they liked. Aside from benefits of music reduce and soothes pain after and during operations, it can also reduce stress and even boost immune system based on other study. Psychologist Daniel Levitin said, “We’ve found compelling evidence that musical interventions can play a health care role in settings ranging from operating rooms to family clinics.”
Many studies have shown that music can relieve stress and pain to humans, researchers found effect of music to many patient and believed that music must be offered to anyone undergoing surgery but insuring that it will not interfere with medical communication and distract surgeons.
Martin Hirsch at the Queen Mary University of London stated, “We have known since the time of Florence Nightingale that listening to music has a positive impact on patients during surgery,”. “However, it’s taken pulling together all the small studies on this subject into one robust meta-analysis to really prove it works.”
Some experts find music as alternative to use of drugs and somehow will make a big improvement to patients undergone operations and for a fast recovery. IMAGE/Christopher Furlong/Getty Images