Posted by Aston Avery

Bespoke music track helps tolerate pain

Bob Marley once said, “one good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” For Pain Awareness Month a new track, All of Us, has been scientifically created to reduce levels of pain intensity and unpleasantness.

The power of music in managing pain is underappreciated. Only 15% of people would think to listen to music when suffering acute pain, despite 71% agreeing that music has a positive effect on their wellbeing.

Classical, Pop and Rock music are the top genres people think could help make feelings of acute pain more tolerable.

o explore if music really can help manage pain, the Tune Out Pain study supported by Nurofen created a unique music track which was successfully tested with 286 acute pain sufferers.

Aston spoke to musician and composer Anatole and Dr Claire Howlin, psychology researcher from University College Dublin.

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