Want to know about an easy and cost-effective way that could help you with your PMS symptoms? Music
When emotional or physical symptoms interfere with your daily it is categorized as PMS. Don’t let it! Try using the practice of music to aid in relief.
feel the beat
The mind and body are connected so when hearing or playing music, the brain shows signs of positive emotions. When music is playing we have a tendency to move, dance, sing or exercise. This promotes the release of endorphins and serotonin which is the bodies natural mood boosting chemicals.
It is in the science
The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) did a study with women and the affects of music therapy while they are on their period experiencing PMS. The study shows that “music can be considered as one of the effective tool regarding alleviating unfavorable symptoms in PMS”. AMTA describes music therapy as an approach toward “maintaining, sustaining and enhancing physical and mental health status of individuals”.
Music therapy has been founded to be effective in treating levels of pain, fear, blood pressure, anxiety, depression and mood.
What does this have to do with PMS?
If you are part of the 40% of women who experience PMS, you know that you can have both physical and psychological symptoms. Music can help with boosting your mood, pain perception relating to cramps or headaches.
The effectiveness of music is determined by how the nervous system is affected when we play music that is appealing to us. When we have a strong connection to a song we will have more positive results.
There are plenty of songs out there that you can connect with, from the beat to the lyrics let music resonate with your soul.
Check out our playlist on our site from singer/songwriter Sarah Klein who composes her own music to uplift her mood and ease her PMS.