Music makes your meds more effective

Results also showed that after listening to unpleasant music, patients experienced greater stress and increased levels of serotonin release. (Photo courtesy of Michigan State University)

There’s nothing like hearing your favorite song to turn your day around. Now there is proof that listening to music can make your meds more effective.

A new study at Michigan State University included observing chemo patients. They agreed to listen to their favorite songs for 30 minutes, every time they felt nauseous over a five-day period. Serotonin is to blame for feeling sick and cancer patients medicate to block those effects.

Assistant Professor Jason Kiernan says, “Music listening interventions are like over-the-counter medications. A doctor can prescribe them, but you can also get them at the drug store yourself.”

– Vikki Locke, C2 Communications, The SWFL 100