Laughter Really Might be the Best Medicine for Aches and Pains

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Laughter Really Might be the Best Medicine for Aches and Pains
Wed, 10-16-2013 - 11:24am

According to iVillage Health the latest research from Switzerland states that a few good guffaws can make the body withstand pain for longer periods of tim. "According to research presented last week at The European Pain Federation Congress in Italy, laughter had such a profound effect with patients suffering from chronic pain that medical experts from Zurich University believe “humor interventions” should be incorporated into pain therapy. The Swiss professors asked study participants to place their hands in ice water -- and those who were chuckling at funny movies kept their hands submerged longer than those who weren’t laughing it up. In fact, the level of pain tolerance continued as long as 20 minutes after the last chuckle occurred. " read more 

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