PCOS and pain often go together. This may because of the commonly higher levels of inflammation, the emotional and psychological overlay of this syndrome, the additional weight resting on joints, or due to many other and varied reasons.
PCOS And Pain Must Be Addressed!
Dealing with pain is very important. Pain lessens our quality of life, but it also puts our body into stress mode and this can significantly adversely effect our hormones.
What can you do?
Get lost in music!
Musical Approaches to Pain
There is always a need for alternatives for those who suffer from pain, especially chronic pain or severe pain that can be absolutely debilitating. Medication, surgery, massage, and meditation are the typical solutions for suffering individuals. However music is an often overlooked option, one that can be effective and improve one’s quality of life – all through the gift of song!
In the end, researchers recommended using music in combination with pain relief medication in order to produce the best results for patients, improving their recovery.
In a recent study in the Journal of Pain, Dr. David H. Bradshaw, PhD at the University of Utah, conducted a study on the effects of music to reduce the immediate sensation of pain. 143 subjects listened to music while receiving a shock to the fingertip. Participants were asked to focus intently on the music, seeking any unique changes in the melody, in order to remove themselves from the pain. They found that music was most effective when it held a subject’s attention. This may be a potent key! Relax, emerse yourself in music, let yourself get swept away in the pain reducing gentle arms of melody!
Other researchers who have worked with music therapy suggest that music actually has the power to interrupt pathways of pain in the body in a manner similar to acupuncture. It could very well be an issue of mind over matter as music provides a patient with a way to remove one’s self from the presence of pain in the body.
How Music Therapy Can Assist in Pain Management
How Often Can Music Be Used to Manage Pain?
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