Laughter may not be the best medicine for headaches, but it actually has a lot of health benefits to offer. For one, it can help keep our muscles relaxed. This may particularly deliver relief for individuals who suffer from tension headaches. It can also trigger the release of endorphins in the bloodstream. Endorphins are our body’s natural painkillers, therefore, more of it means less pain for us. Moreover, laughter is a vehicle that can drive us away from anxiety and stress.
Though formal laughter therapy exists today, the good thing about laughter as a relief for pain is that you can do it at any time of the day as long as you’ve encountered something funny enough to make you laugh. If you wish to attend a formal laughter therapy session, therapists are always available for consultation.
Don’t underestimate the power of laughter. Why not see for yourself how much it can work wonders on you?
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