Music Boosts Immune System

Written by on April 9, 2020

 

Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. – William Congreve

Our website landing page says, “We believe one can find inspiration in the stories that have evolved out of fantasy, sci-fi, history, and myth. To share that belief, we built a radio station that pulls from our favorite films, stories, musicians, and artists who have adventured into, and sometimes out of, the mythical and historical worlds that inspire all of us.”

According to Medical Daily there was a large scale review of over 400 scientific papers on the neurochemistry of music by a group led by Prof. Daniel J. Levitin of McGill University’s Psychology Department.  According to Prof. Levitin, “We’ve found compelling evidence that musical interventions can play a health care role in settings ranging from operating rooms to family clinics, but even more importantly, we were able to document the neurochemical mechanisms by which music has an effect in four domains: management of mood, stress, immunity, and as an aid to social bonding.”

The conclusion is that several scientific studies have shown that the use of music in conjunction with effective techniques for emotional self-management can be a practical, inexpensive and non-invasive method to enhance immunity. Such interventions may yield significant health benefits both in healthy individuals and in a variety of clinical conditions in which there is immunosuppression and autonomic imbalance.  researchers found that listening to and playing music increase the body’s production of the antibody immunoglobulin A and natural killer cells — the cells that attack invading viruses and boost the immune system’s effectiveness. Music also reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Heroes and Mortals was created as a way to cope with the daily barrage of news, politics, being trapped in a house with a 2 year old during a pandemic, and to inspire.  You listen for free.  Music is curated specifically for those of us who love sci-fi, fantasy, and myth.  We didn’t actually know until now it’s science that inspiring music can boost your health, but no wonder we feel so good!

So take a listen, boost your health, get inspired!

 


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