Headache is medically known as cephalagia, sometimes spells as cephalgia. It is a condition of pain in the head. It ranks amongst the most common local pain complaints. Headaches have a wide variety of causes ranging from strain to eyes, sinusitis and tension. There may be other life threatening situations also leads to headache. The most common type of headache is a tension headache. Some times it occurs recurrently even without any reason or real tension. These headaches disturb the routine of an individual. Individuals that experience headache are dehydrated or suffering from caffeine withdrawal symptoms. Treatments of uncomplicated headache are usually symptomatic and with painkillers they vanish!
Some specific forms of headache like migraine will demand better suitable treatment. Here in this angle music plays an innovative role in helping the individual to overcome the severity and intensity of the migraine. Regular exposure to classical music reduces the duration also. Migraine pain is one symptom of several disorders of the serotonergic control system-dual hormone neurotransmitter- with numerous types of receptors. Music has an influence on the Neurotransmitters; it does the necessary job for anyone who is exposed to music as therapy for reducing the severity and intensity of the headache.
The ragas selected in this album are played in such a way to enhance the serotonergic function qualitatively and helps to diminish the severity of headaches.
The research has been carried out by Dr.T.Mythily, Ph.D. a Research scholar, a Cognitive neuro Psychologist, and Music Therapist. A Doctoral Degree Holder in Psychology with Classical music and its therapeutic values for the improvement in the behavior.
At present she is the Director of the Music Therapy Department,Apollo Hospital Greams Road,Chennai 600 006,India