According to Edgar Cayce’ prediction “sound is the medicine for the 21st century”. His prediction is proven correct; one of the amazing findings of the 21st century is classical music.
There are increasing numbers of experts that testify the surprising benefits of classical music:
1. February 2005 (Journal of Advance nursing):
Found that older adults with sleep problems who listened for about 45 minutes to soft music at bedtime reported 35% improvement in their sleep.
Classical music is proven therapeutic to a lot of illness such as old age related conditions (like alzheimer), Brain injury, acute pain including mothers in labor, and physical disabilities. That is why in US classical music is played in psychiatric hospitals and rehabilitation centers.
One hospital study found that heart patients received the same anxiety benefits from listening to 30 minutes classical music as they did from taking drug valium.
2. 2004 (London, England)
British Transport police play classical music to underground stations in some of the areas most dangerous neighborhoods. After 6 months of playing the music,
Robberies were cut by 33% , Staff assaults decreased by 25%, vandalism went down to 37%
3. 2001 (West Palm beach, Florida)
“It’s not practical to have a cop sitting there all day long”
“So what do we you do?”
“How do you change the scope of the neighborhood ”
Cops installed a CD player and speakers on an abandoned building in a crime- ridden neighborhood. After playing the music for 24 hours a day for about 3 months, Shootings, theft, loiterers and drug deal decreased.
4. Some supermarkets and stores in the US piped in music in their place. According to them classical music tend to put shoppers at ease, relax and look at the items for sale.
5. In the office classical music is used to reduce mood disturbance and job burnout.
If just playing classical music can resolve issues in our country why not use them. First world countries are already using Classical music to help resolve their country’s issues why not use the same formula to help our country?