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Music to help with healing and surgery

There has been much research over the years that suggests a very strong link exists between listening to appropriate music and the body’s act of healing, particularly after surgery. In fact, music during surgery is being shown to reduce the stress that patients feel when going ‘under the knife’, however the best music to have would what you would choose yourself, rather than the music taste of the surgeon and their team.

Why not ask your surgeon if it is possible to bring in your own CD or even an iPod. At the very least, having music to listen to after surgery would be a great way to relax and allow the body to start it’s healing journey.

According to a study on the effects of music on Parkinson’s Patients at the Cleveland Clinic music actually helps to slow down what are called neuronal firings deep within the brain allowing the body to relax and calm down.

However, do be aware of hospital policy which may prevent you from taking anything expensive in, just in case it is stolen. 101 Handy Hints for a Happy Hysterectomy talks about many other things can help to soothe and relax you while you are recovering.

Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Transformational counsellor, coach and women's health advocate. Professionally I'm an information scientist who specialises in change management, culture change and adoption of digital technologies in large enterprises and organisations. I am a writer and author of nine books to date, and I've edited a further seven; phew what a lot for a Thursday afternoon :-)

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