Now we’re discovering what the ancients have known for millennia – music also has the power to heal.
Native Americans have used music and chanting as way to treat and protect against disease.
In an article published by The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in 2009,
Dr. Assad Meymandi writes:
Since ancient times, music has been recognized for its therapeutic value. Greek physicians used flutes, lyres, and zithers to heal their patients. They used vibration to aid in digestion, treat mental disturbance, and induce sleep. Aristotle (373–323 BCE), in his famous book De Anima, wrote that flute music could arouse strong emotions and purify the soul. Ancient Egyptians describe musical incantations for healing the sick.”
And so it goes in Biblical times with Zephaniah 3:17 – “He will rejoice over you with joyful songs!”
And more and more, music is being used in hospitals to soothe postoperative pain, lower blood pressure, and boost immunity.
The reason for this is because music can balance hormones, boost the release of endorphins, giving you a greater sense of peace … which could lead to faster recovery and give you more profound healing.