09 Nov '11, 7pm

Fight High Blood Pressure With Music

Fight High Blood Pressure With Music

Don’t you feel better when you hear your favorite song? With 85 percent of primary care visits attributed in part to stress, it’s pretty exciting that stress symptoms such as high blood pressure, pain and more can be improved with music. A recent study from Japan found that listening to your favorite tunes or enjoying humor can lower your blood pressure about as much as cutting down on salt in your diet or losing 10 pounds of weight. Japanese researcher Eri Eguchi followed people ages 40 to 74 that participated in twice-monthly hour-long sessions designed to provide either a person’s favorite type of music , humorous story telling (they were also encouraged to listen to music often at home), or no therapy at all. By the end of three months, the individuals listening to music or humor lowered their average systolic blood pressure (the top number) by 5-6 points. Those people...

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