Seeing Might Be Believing!

I’ve been blogging for years about the benefits of listening to classical music, and I’m happy to experiment on myself, but it’s sometimes hard to tell when something is working. However, being able to see a dramatic change in other Read More …

Tempo Affects Perception of Pain

From a study by Kenntner-Mabiala, Ramona, Gorges, Susanne, Alpers, Georg W, Lehmann, Andreas C, and Pauli, Paul: The present study investigated affective and physiological responses to changes of tempo and mode in classical music and their effects on heat pain Read More …

Classical Music May Make You Better Able to Sit Still!

From a study by Ishii C, Hagihara S, and Minamisawa R: To assess the role of music on pain management, we examined effects of music to relieve a pain associated with a compulsory posture. Classical musics, which are recognized to Read More …

Music Affects Pain Perception

From a study by Kenntner-Mabiala R, Gorges S, Alpers GW, Lehmann AC, and Pauli P: The present study investigated affective and physiological responses to changes of tempo and mode in classical music and their effects on heat pain perception. Thirty-eight Read More …

Hate Colonoscopies? Music May Make It Better

From a study by Uedo N, Ishikawa H, Morimoto K, Ishihara R, Narahara H, Akedo I, Ioka T, Kaji I, and Fukuda S: BACKGROUND/AIMS: Premedication for endoscopy promotes patient cooperation and makes subsequent examinations more acceptable. Music therapy is widely Read More …

Classical Music Goes Straight to the Heart

From a study by Chan, MF: OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to assess the effect of music on the physiologic and psychologic parameters in patients undergoing application of a C-clamp after percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). DESIGN: A repeated-measures randomized controlled Read More …

Is your New Year’s Resolution Better Health? Try Classical Music!

From an article by Adrian North and David Hargreaves: Arguably the largest single body of literature concerns the impact of music on chronic pain, pain experienced during and after treatment, and pain experienced specifically by cancer patients and those undergoing Read More …

Music Effective in Decreasing Heel Lance Stress

From a study by Butt ML, and Kisilevsky BS: The physiological and behavioural effects of music during recovery from heel lance were examined in 14 preterm infants at 29 to 36 weeks post-conceptual age (PCA). Infants were tested on 2 Read More …