We believe that listening to classical music can relax the body and mind, cultivate sentiment. A new study in Brazil recently found that classical music can make antihypertensive drugs more effective and act as an adjunct to treatment.
The scientists studied 37 adult patients with chronic hypertension who had been treated for half a year or a year for hypotension. After taking conventional antihypertensive drugs, participants listened to classical music at the same volume for 60 minutes via headphones. At the same time, the researchers measured their heart rates 20 minutes, 40 minutes, and 60 minutes after medication. The participants repeated the tests 48 hours after the first round. Finally, the participants conducted the third round of the test without listening to music.
The results showed that the heart rate of the patients who took antihypertensive drugs significantly improved after listening to classical music. After 15 minutes, the drug began to take effect and reached the peak at 60 minutes. This shows that classical music can optimize the therapeutic effect of antihypertensive drugs.
Professor Victor Englacia Valenti of the University of Sao Paulo said: “there have been studies that classical music can lower heart rate and relieve stress when people are stressed. We believed that music therapy had a positive effect on patients with hypertension, so we did this study on changes in heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure after listening to classical music. In the tests, we observed that classical music enhanced the activity of the parasympathetic system and reduced sympathetic activity, which accelerated heart rate, vasoconstricted blood vessels and raised blood pressure. “