DISCOVER WHY LAUGHTER REALLY IS THE BEST MEDICINE
Olà, Dr Joy here!
In our never-ending quest for better health and well-being, it’s easy to forget one of the most underestimated yet extraordinary remedies that’s right at our fingertips: laughter. Much more than a simple burst of joy, the laugh has the power to heal, strengthen and transform our lives. In this article, we’re going to delve into some illuminating research into the amazing benefits of laughter.
How does laughter work ?
Laughing is the result of a biological process involving the nervous and muscular systems. It triggers the secretion of several biochemical substances in the body. When we laugh, our respiratory muscles and larynx are activated, and our face contracts, causing our mouth to open. Sometimes other more or less controlled movements accompany laughter. The first signs of laughter in humans appear at around the fourth or fifth month old.
The benefits of laughter :
Laughter boosts the immune system :
Laughing stimulates the production of antibodies, strengthening our immune system and increasing resistance to infection. Studies have shown that laugh regularly can increase the levels of immunoglobulins and other beneficial substances in our bodies, promoting better protection against disease.
Laughter reduces stress :
The laught is a powerful antidote to stress. When we laugh, our bodies release endorphins, the feel-good hormones that make us feel relaxed and relieved. Besides it also reduces levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, which has a positive impact on our overall health.
Laughter improves cardiovascular health :
It also has beneficial effects on our cardiovascular system. It dilates the blood vessels, improves circulation and reduces blood pressure. Studies have shown that regular laugh can reduce the risk of heart disease and promote better cardiovascular health.
Laughter relieves pain :
Giggle has a natural analgesic effect. When we laugh, our bodies release endorphins that act as natural painkillers, reducing the perception of pain. The laugh can therefore be beneficial for people suffering from chronic pain, in addition to appropriate medical treatment.
Laughter promotes good mental health :
Laughing also has a positive impact on our mental health . It reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression, improves our mood and strengthens our emotional resilience. Moroever it also creates a social bond, encourages the sharing of positive emotions and strengthens interpersonal relationships.
Laughter is much more than just for enjoyment. It is a precious tool for our physical, emotional and mental health. By incorporating more of it into our daily lives, we can benefit from a strengthened immune system, improved mental well-being and greater resistance to stress. So laugh as much as you can, watch comedies, share moments of joy with your loved ones and discover the little-known benefits of it. After all, laughter really is the best medicine around.
This information is not a substitute for medical advice. You must seek the advice of your doctor or another qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health condition.