Fancy Medicine Aside – This Helps You Heal Faster
Medicine has come a long way over the centuries. We can now literally look inside the body to see what’s going on and if there are issues that need corrected. But it’s not all fancy gadgets and pharmaceutical drugs that are going to help. You can heal from your injuries faster if you take one extra step.
Yep, we all know that laughter is the best medicine, but how does it actually work? What does it do? Will it help pop your bones back into place? Let’s take a look at how a chiropractor in Billings describes it.
Benefits of Laughter in the Healing Process
A good hearty chuckle does more than just lighten the mood. It can, in fact, speed the healing process throughout the body. Here’s how it does that.
Stimulates Organs – Have you ever laughed so hard you had to work to catch your breath? You’re left panting, gasping for air. It’s like a little mini-workout. No, it’s not a replacement for going to the gym, but it is a great way to get the blood flowing. Better blood flow means your organs are getting a lot more oxygen – that leads to better functioning and faster healing.
Reduces Tension – Because that blood is moving, the muscles have what they need as well as the organs. Tension drops, muscles relax, and ultimately you can have less pain after this happens.
Improves Immune System – The body and mind are connected. Your thoughts and beliefs will have an effect on you physically. When you think negatively, your body reacts negatively. When you think positively, your body reacts positively. Therefore, when you are enjoying something that makes you laugh, you are generally enjoying something that is positive. The result is a positive reaction in your immune system.
Relieves Pain – Laughter produces dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins. These chemicals are essential for daily life, but they also have an added bonus: they reduce pain. Just like Oxycontin (a pharmaceutical opioid) oxytocin helps alleviate pain in the body. Wanna get high? Have a good laugh!
Reduces Stress – Those same chemicals do more than just relieve pain too. They reduce the amount of stress that you’re feeling. Let the laughter wash away the stress, and a fringe benefit is that you’ll heal faster. There are tons of studies that show stress slows the healing process.
Come for an Adjustment by a Billings Chiropractor
If you have joints that are out of place, or your leg has been lopped off in a battle with the Black Knight, you won’t be able to laugh yourself to better health.
You need to seek a professional first, and then have the healing process hastened with good laughs.
So come visit your local chiropractor. Let’s get your joints aligned so you can be on the right track to better health. Give us a call at 406-545-2128, or fill out the appointment request form on our site.
We may even crack a joke or two while we crack your back.