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UTICAJ MUZIKE NA LJUDSKO ZDRAVLJE

It has been scientifically proven that music has a beneficial effect on human health as well as all living beings.

Music improves concentration, reduces chronic pain, reduces depression and anxiety, strengthens immunity, has a positive effect on our mental health and activates centers in the brain related to motor skills, emotions, creativity and memory.

Listening to music, we secrete hormones: serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin. Serotonin is the hormone of happiness that affects sleep and mood, dopamine affects emotions and the feeling of pleasure, lowers blood pressure and slows the heartbeat, and oxycotin is the hormone of love.

Music awakens the most subtle feelings in us, positive vibrations both in adults and in children, exceptional results in autistic and developmentally disabled children. In elderly people, it promotes rehabilitation after a stroke, and it is also effective in dementia.

Healthy people listening to music increase their creativity, reduce their risk of heart disease and improve their circulation.

The roots of the influence of music on our psychophysical health are very old, one can say ancient, in ancient times with a drum and a kind of rhythmic prayer, members of the tribe reached a certain state of consciousness.

The philosopher Pythagoras was the first to use music for healing purposes. In the Middle Ages, it became known that music and dance help with mental illnesses. The Chinese believed that music brought spiritual balance.

Today, there is a branch of medicine called music therapy, which uses sound for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, which may or may not be music, as well as recommending a certain type of music for each disease and condition.

When we listen to relaxation music and with meditation we can reach alpha and theta states of consciousness. The alpha state of consciousness is when we are between the waking state and the sleep state, deep relaxation. Theta state is the state of sleep or deep meditation, theta waves are subconscious waves in charge of intuition and movement.

Massage and music are deeply connected. Massage with Mozart’s music lowers the level of cortisol, the stress hormone, by over 50% and raises the level of serotonin.

We can say as a conclusion that music as a stimulus affects our energy system.

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