Investigations from the University of Utah say that listening to music while taking a certain type of pain medication can increase its effectiveness.
Researchers took a bunch of mice
Normally, ibuprofen reduces inflammation by around 70%. Add in Mozart, and that number heads to 90%. That translates into reduced pain.
Why Mozart? No particular reason. They just needed something to play to the mice.
Although scientists aren’t sure why this works, they’re happy to find the connection because this could lead to a breakthrough in pain management. Instead of upping the dose of the medicine (which could result in toxicity, ushering in a whole new set of problems), it might be possible boost efficacy just by adding music to the mix.
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