Music that soothes pain?

ImageMy husband just read in Rolling Stone that Simon and Garfunkel music can ease chronic pain. Ever doubtful, I googled it and found many, many news stories about this study. Here is the LINK.  Specifically, Bridge Over Troubled Water is the #1 song that people claim helps them deal with pain. There were four other songs listed. You may recognize these songs, too. I’m wracking my brain trying to think if I ever found relief from joint pain with any songs. I find Jim Brickman songs soothing but not distracting enough from any pain. So it seems to me like everything else, there are probably people this works for and those who it doesn’t. How about you?

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2 thoughts on “Music that soothes pain?

  1. Marianna

    Interesting study. Thanks for the link. When you do the things you love, including to music that moves you, it changes your chemical composition. However, it is important to understand it and appreciate it. Awareness > note how you feel when listening to a piece of music.

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