Is music the hidden element in healing of mind and body?
There have been amazing stories of people healing from terminal illness using music therapy as part of their recovery. And that doesn’t surprise me at all.
As science progresses, and we find out more about what the world is made of, the importance of vibrations and waves becomes more apparent. In physics there is a lot of evidence showing that what we see as solid matter is really a combination of tiny vibrating elements. This is what’s called wave theory and is driving a lot of discoveries together with quantum mechanics.
And in the psychology, it’s been widely established that our brains rely on brain waves and vibrations. These vibrations are what make us relaxed or anxious, angry or loving, happy or sad.
So it’s no surprise that music, which is basically just vibrations, have a tremendous effect on us as human beings. Music can help us focus, or unwind. It can make us feel sad or happy and joyful.
I think there should be a lot more research on how music affects us, both in the short term and in the long term.