Well, we’ve all heard how laughter … and yes … music is good for the soul, right? But did you know that the combo is good for pain relief, too? It has this effect on us, and for a lack of a better term, it magically reduces the pain and helps us deal with its discomfort more easily. A good laugh can be cleansing, and a good song can be inspiring. Here’s an article that discusses those two facets of natural pain relief in more detail …
Forget The Pain – Laughter and Music
by Robert G Dickens
Research has shown that laughter reduces tension and stress levels. There are also healing benefits to music.
According to the Mayo Clinic relieving stress with laughter is no joke and maybe just what the doctor ordered.
Laughter increases your intake of oxygen, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles. What does that add up to? Increased blood flow. Also, laughter has shown to improve your immune system. Stimulating endorphin’s in the brain that make us feel good. Even relieving pain. It’s not just short term, evidence shows there are also long term benefits.
A good laugh can be found anywhere, even by yourself and at yourself. Of course its better to share the activity with an other. My children are fun and playing with the grandchildren delivers a belly laugh consistently. Do you have a pet? I don’t recall my fish giving me a chuckle but my little Pomeranian dog Dillon gives me a lot of pleasure and playing with him cracks me up everyday. Activity ups the ante on the benefits. Motion increases the blood flow. Any motion can be considered exercise. Laughter, motion, and blood flow, your body loves all three.
Charlie Chaplin said “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” Mark Twain wrote “Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”
Music also has many beneficial and positive effects on a person’s well-being. It has also been shown to get the attention of Alzheimer patients. Studies also show listening to music can reduce chronic pain and depression.
Music can be to be found everywhere. It’s in the trees, the birds, and the breeze. I love the outdoors, fresh air and the sun. By the way, the sun delivers vitamins D,C, K, B, and E, good stuff.
How easy is it to add motion to music? I have never been a great dancer but that’s not a consideration for me. It’s just plain fun. My dancing even has the ability to spread the laughter bug.
No matter what kind of music you enjoy, turn it on. There is always something new to discover when it come to music.
Listen to some music, laugh with a few friends, and see if you don’t feel better. Even if your healthy and happy it won’t hurt.
I’m positive there is someone for you to share a laugh with right now. One thing to remember, laughter is music!
“Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water-bath is to the body.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
Article Source: EzineArticles.com
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Take time to get a good laugh. Heck, it could be reading the daily funnies in the newspaper, watching Conan O’Brien or whatever comedy niche that tickles your fancy. And don’t forget to listen to some inspiring music to get your blood flowing. There’s one song that I never get tired of hearing … Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing“. On the surface, it seems to be talking about the “red light district”, however, when you get into the music, it’s talking about loneliness, the dark world and the hope of experiencing a breakthrough. Chronic pain can be a lonely battle sometimes, but there’s hope with a ton of good info on the web and community support in the off-line world. Don’t Stop Believing … you can achieve pain relief!