Our ears, in conjunction with the brain, are highly significant to perpetuate a normal lifestyle, and music is said to be the universal language. It is also thought to be one of the oldest forms of communication that can alter the body’s vibrations and mood.

The ringing of bells, striking on drums, humming and chanting is a form of music and can put a damper on depression.

Religious music such as hymns, classical music, and that related to compassion, alter one’s present realm; changing mood and being so therapeutic – transporting one to another realm.

Past uplifting times with acquaintances, special celebrations that come to mind, or the joy of meeting others in foreign countries have magical qualities and emotions arise as dopamine floods the body, not unlike the reactions of drugs and alcohol.

Why would one imagine that a crowded, noisy concert is a temptation to thousands? The experts tell us that the senses are overwhelmed as the music is all-embracing, transporting one to another world!

Unfortunately, very loud music can damage delicate nerve endings and hair cells in the brain and can impede the quality of sleep.

Some symptoms such as intolerance, sensitivity to sound, irritability, and headaches should not be ignored. Earworm musical arrangements that stick in the mind can be debilitating to those suffering from OCD.

One should appreciate and utilize the magic of music, so available and diverse which can alter a state of mind to advantage.