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Laughter is good medicine

Laughter is the best medicine
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We all need laughter in our life and people with chronic illness know this well. Apparently there is science to back up the old adage that Laughter is the best medicine. Laughing causes a contraction of muscles which increases our oxygen and blood flow which stimulates our organs and releases endorphins which make you feel more relaxed.

Laughter activates the body's natural relaxation response. It's like internal jogging, providing a good massage to all internal organs while toning abdominal muscles. Dr Sethi, head of cardiothoracic surgery at Tucson Medical Center.
I just know that a laugh or a simple smile can make me feel better and give me what I need to continue on coping. Here are some of the "funnies" that relate to Fibromyalgia shared at #FunnyFibro over the weeks on twitter. I hope they make you smile.

Fibro Funny

Fibro Funny

Laughter is the best medicine



Laughter is the best medicine

Laughter is the best medicine



6 comments:

  1. Thanks for these Lee, they did make me smile. We need this on a daily basis!

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  2. I agree and you are most welcome P.A. - Laughter really does help me.

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  3. The increase in the use of alternative medicine, like laughter therapy for pain distraction, is not only a sign that people are expanding their horizons and not only trusting traditional methods of medicine

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    1. Hi James and thanks for sharing your thoughts on pain and distraction here. I think it is a very valid point and agree that with chronic pain of any kind we cannot just rely on medication.

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  4. I agree with you that every little helps and it counts no matter what you do. Sometimes we forget how fragile we actually are. https://biolife4d.com

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    1. Hi Calvin, thanks for joining in and commenting here. I hope these made you smile.

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