The choir singing helps with Parkinson’s disease

Singing eases the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Total hours of instruction along with the chorus is enough to reduce blood pressure and stress index among patients with this incurable disease.

Singing can reduce stress levels and improve the mood of patients with Parkinson’s disease, as shown by a new study. The authors argue that singing songs in groups or classes with the choir provide many benefits in addition to improving pulmonary system and control of swallowing victims of Parkinson’s disease. For example, one hour of choral singing reduces heart rate and lowers blood pressure and positively affects the neurological symptoms that can be associated with the influence of drugs.

Researchers from the University of Iowa claim that therapeutic singing can become more accessible and affordable means of treatment of Parkinson’s disease, considered incurable. Their findings they made during observations of the health of 17 patients with the disease who passed through the classes of therapeutic singing. Researchers evaluated heart rate, blood pressure, and indicators of cortisol, which is considered a stress hormone.

In addition, patients talked about how often they visit anger, anxiety, happiness and sadness. The first evaluation was conducted for an hour to practice singing, and then immediately after them. The results showed that singing helps reduce palpitations, blood pressure and cortisol levels, also improving symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. (READ MORE)