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That’s Music To My Ears

That’s Music To My Ears

I have been suffering from psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis for years now. I have always been proactive in every way trying to find out what works and what doesn’t work for me and my pain.

I remember years ago a friend coming to visit me because I just wasn’t having a great day. I really just wanted to be left alone, but she just wouldn’t listen to me on this day. She said I’m just going to sit quietly and listen to some quiet music. This was not the day that I wanted to hear any noise. I just wanted to rest.

Finding a rhythm…

She started playing some classical music. Oh God really!!! I was in so much pain that I didn’t even argue with her about it. As I listen to the music, I notice that I wasn’t focusing on the pain that much. The volume was very low, but I could feel a calming effect going through my mind. I felt at ease and my joints felt like they had loosened up. There was something happening here. I couldn’t understand it.

When my friend got ready to leave, I asked her if she could let me borrow some of her music. Of course she was in shock. I just wanted to know if this was a fluke or was there something to this?

When I had another episode that kept me in bed. I put on the classical music. I was able to confirm that music helped my pain and my stress level went down and I became very calm. I found this to be very fascinating.

And let it calm you

I have listened to different kinds of music my whole life, more of the upbeat loud kind. I never wanted music on when I was flaring because to me it made me feel worse. I couldn’t stand to listen to it. I haven’t done any research on this, but I came to the conclusion that loud upbeat music that I like so much was making my heart beat faster which was affecting how the body was dealing with pain. I think the more relaxed the music is; the more it makes the heart relax.

I would have never thought that classical music would ever be in my house. However, I can’t imagine what I’d do without it right now. It does give me temporary relief on a bad day. I know people are going to think that I’m crazy, but it has worked for me.

I even find myself listening to this music while in the car. Of course, this is not an overall fix, but it has become some sort of healing for me.

It’s so profound to me the power of music. It has been known to heal. I ran across this story about a lady that was very ill. She ended up being given over to hospice. Her mother brought a CD of her favorite artist to her room. I know this is unbelievable but after listening to this music, she recovered and was released from hospice.

I say all this to simply say; we know there is no cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. We never know when one day we might hear a song and just might be healed. I have come to the conclusion. Don’t underestimate the power of music; it could lessen your pain.

I’m thankful to my friend for sharing her music and I’m rejoicing because it’s given me hope that every vibration, beat, and tone is going to a part of the brain that calms pain in my body. No, I’m not pain-free, but I can feel a little relief. This is definitely music to my ears.

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