There is scientific research to back up the idea that music has healing properties. A 2013 analysis by Daniel Levitin, a prominent psychologist who studies the neuroscience of music at McGill University in Montreal, and his colleagues highlighted a variety of evidence: for instance, one study showed music’s anti-anxiety properties, another found music was associated with higher levels of immunoglobin A, an antibody linked to immunity.
The brain’s reward center responds to music — a brain structure called the striatum releases the chemical dopamine, associated with pleasure. Food and sex also have this effect. The dopamine rush could even be comparable to methamphetamines, Robert Zatorre, professor of neurology and neurosurgery at Montreal Neurological Institute, told CNN last year.
When I was struggling with my flares, my whole day was filled with negative thoughts/emotions as well as physical pain. If something could help to reduce the negative issues, it will go a long way to heal as your mind and energy could be directed to more fruitful ventures (such as, thinking about critical stuff of your healing journeys, what can you do to heal faster etc).
Imagine listening to nice music for a whole day, it is hard to get angry/pissed off at yourself of your own condition or anyone.
Imagine listening music for a whole week, you will have channeled 1 week of negative energy away. You will probably find yourself sleeping better. You will probably see more positives in your healing. You will probably experience a positive placebo effect.
Just go to youtube. Youtube will “cure” you. =)
Nothing special so far. Minor irritations,dryness and scratching as usual, nothing that impedes my life. Have recently cleared my GMAT for my applications for potential business schools, and am currently working out to regain fitness for soccer (after my little back injury).
There is some truth that when people get better, they want to talk less about this TSW issue. When I edit fellow sufferers interviews for my book, it feels painful and difficult for me to read through their experiences as I can literally re-live those thru mine. I’ve read that humans have a high capacity to store away negative outcomes/situations. I can attest that it is true. Memories of my horrid flares are still there but fading. The good takeaway I get is that I know what is my highest threshold of pain tolerance, and difficult stuff doesn’t faze me anymore.
So ride on. YOLO. Put your mind and energies to the best outcome you can everyday.