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Enhancing Gynecological Procedures with Neurological Music: A Path to Improved Patient Comfort and Healthcare Efficiency

In today's dynamic realm of women's healthcare, technological advancements are reshaping our approach to procedures, particularly within reproductive health clinics. This article delves into the synergy between healthcare, technology, and the therapeutic influence of neurological music, and its potential to transform the experiences of patients undergoing gynecological procedures, particularly those related to intrauterine device (IUD) placements or fertility treatments.

The Impact of Sound Therapy on Pain Perception and Uterine Muscle Tension

Women often endure heightened pain perception during gynecological procedures, leading to increased anxiety and discomfort. However, recent research suggests that integrating neurological music into these settings can notably alleviate these symptoms.

Neurological music, meticulously crafted to target specific brain regions linked to relaxation and pain modulation, has demonstrated efficacy in reducing perceived pain levels and muscle tension. When women listen to soothing music through headphones during procedures, it not only serves as a distraction but also induces a state of relaxation, easing tension in uterine muscles.

A study published in The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology revealed compelling results. Women who listened to music during surgery experienced lower systolic blood pressure and heart rate compared to those who did not. Furthermore, they reported reduced anxiety and pain levels during and after the procedure, highlighting the profound impact of neurological music on patient comfort.

Facilitating Procedures for Gynecologists and Enhancing Patient Comfort

Beyond benefiting patients, integrating neurological music into gynecological procedures enhances the overall experience for healthcare providers. When patients are more relaxed and cooperative, gynecologists can perform procedures with greater ease and efficiency.

Anxiety represents a significant challenge in ambulatory hysteroscopy, with a notable percentage of women experiencing preoperative anxiety (more than 65% of 533 women). However, managing anxiety not only improves patient comfort but also reduces the need for analgesia, optimizing time, costs, and safety during procedures. Notably, studies emphasize that anxiety is more prevalent among women and that they are more responsive to music as an analgesic and anxiolytic solution.

According to a survey, over 80% of patients in a study report discomfort, pain and anxiety during procedures (Wijma B, Gulleberg M, Kjessler B). By incorporating sound therapy into their practices, clinics can mitigate these challenges, fostering a more conducive environment for both patients and healthcare providers.

Moreover, beyond gynecological procedures, research published in "Frontiers in Human Neuroscience" underscores the therapeutic role of music in pain management for female patients with fibromyalgia syndrome, suggesting its broader applicability in healthcare settings.

Moonai: Revolutionizing Reproductive Healthcare

One pioneering solution leading the charge is Moonai, a platform delivering tailored neurological music experiences to healthcare settings. Integrated into reproductive health clinics in Barcelona, Moonai prioritizes patient comfort and well-being.

Driven by user demand and positive feedback, Moonai has become an indispensable tool in optimizing gynecological procedures. By providing access to calming and immersive music experiences, Moonai empowers patients to actively manage their comfort and anxiety during medical procedures.

As we continue to prioritize patient-centered care in reproductive health, technology-driven solutions like Moonai offer immense promise in improving outcomes and experiences for women globally.

Contact us at contact@moonai.app to have more information or book a meeting.

References:

Angioli R, De Cicco Nardone C, Plotti F, Cafà EV, Dugo N, Damiani P, Ricciardi R, Linciano F, Terranova C. Use of music to reduce anxiety during office hysteroscopy: prospective randomized trial. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2014 May-Jun;21(3):454-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2013.07.020. Epub 2013 Aug 17. PMID: 23962572.

Sorrentino F, Petito A, Angioni S, D'Antonio F, Severo M, Solazzo MC, Tinelli R, Nappi L. Impact of anxiety levels on the perception of pain in patients undergoing office hysteroscopy. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2021 Apr;303(4):999-1007. doi: 10.1007/s00404-020-05885-9. Epub 2020 Nov 19. PMID: 33211175; PMCID: PMC7985115.

Cicinelli E, Rossi AC, Marinaccio M, Matteo M, Saliani N, Tinelli R. Predictive factors for pain experienced at office fluid minihysteroscopy. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2007 Jul-Aug;14(4):485-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2007.03.008. PMID: 17630168.

Wijma B, Gulleberg M, Kjessler B. Attitudes towards pelvic examinations in a random sample of Swedish women. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 1998; 77: 422–8.

Gambadauro P, Navaratnarajah R, Carli V. Anxiety at outpatient hysteroscopy. Gynecol Surg. 2015;12(3):189-196. doi: 10.1007/s10397-015-0895-3. Epub 2015 May 13. PMID: 26283891; PMCID: PMC4532701.

Ghaffaripour S, Mahmoudi H, Sahmeddini MA, Alipour A, Chohedri A. Music can effectively reduce pain perception in women rather than men. Pak J Med Sci. 2013 Jan;29(1):128-31. doi: 10.12669/pjms.291.2947. PMID: 24353523; PMCID: PMC3809207.

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February 22, 2024

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