It is shown that laughter increases the pain tolerance threshold, increases the heart rate and “massage” the internal organs. While it is generating a powerful relaxation of the parasympathetic nervous system, which decreases the contraction of a series of smooth muscles that are controlled by the system, hereby also reducing the tension and stress.
This “muscle loosening” is responsible for some of the effects that can occur with laughter, as increased salivation, lacrimation and even uncontrolled urination.
While the reduced activity of the sympathetic nervous system relaxes and relaxes the body rigidity, which can even lead to loss of upright posture (laughing wallowing).
Moreover laughter favors processes of digestion and removal, while blood pressure is normalized and dilation of the alveoli is three times higher than in normal breathing, so the amount of air pumped by the lungs can reach triple.
Effects of Laughter on our body
- The mood changes a person. The power of its effect does not stop under the neck. The joy is accompanied by disturbances throughout the body and reaches our true biological, physical being. It strums us as if we are a big guitar.
- Laughter is Defined as a “total organic experience” in which all major systems, such as muscle, nerve, heart, brain and digestive is involved; It occurs in two stages: stimulation of health and deep relaxation.
- So profound is the effect of this reaction in two stages which are sometimes known as internal massage!
- Laughter, like a physical exercise, accelerates the heart rate, blood pressure rises, breathing becomes faster, expand circulation and encourages the entry and exit of oxygen.
- It has shown that hysterics, ie, prolonged laughter, exercise not only relax the upper torso, lungs and heart, but also certain groups of muscles located in the shoulders, arms, abdomen, diaphragm and legs.
- 100 to 200 spasms of laughter a day is equivalent to approximately 10 ‘rowing. Hence then soreness in the abdomen and jaw pain.
- Laughter is essential to restore physical comfort mechanism, biological harmony and internal order.
- One of the main reasons that laughter affects so deeply to relax the whole body is closely related to the effect of laughter on the breath. Laughter often begins with a long exhalation air (over a period of laughter, the exhalations are, most often, a little longer than the inhalation, and the recovery period that follows laughter, often we are forced to inhale and exhale long, slow, deep breaths).
- Many times, the action of this breath “happy”, which is a combination of deep inhalations and complete exhalations, forms the basis for a splendid ventilation, a good rest and an intense release.
- The “sad” breathing tends to be very superficial, sporadic and stressful, causing strain on the heart and anxiety in the mind.
Humor relieves pain
- Humor and laughter helps in healing your ankylosing spondylitis.
- Assuming that negative emotions such as anger, anxiety and personal stress, can propel the heart rate and raising blood pressure to a lethal level, adversely affecting human health, whereas the positive emotions have a positive effect on health, confirming the relationship between sadness with sickness and joy with healing.
- Laughter is a powerful painkiller: 10 ‘laughing amounted to 2 hrs. of painless sleep. This was reflected in the improvement in medical tests.
- The desire to live is one of the most important therapeutic effects of humor. In medicine should be available to him. Eg: a person with an insignificant disease, if said from the beginning that is going to die, no one can be alive. The opposite phenomenon, a patient with an illness that he has little time to live and the person believes otherwise and says he will not die, survives.
- While laughter may not cure the pain, it is clear that true liberation can facilitate it. Best of all may be the fact that medical research has found that a good fit of laughter can trigger the release of two chemical neuropeptides: endorphins and enkephalins, commonly described as pain suppressive agents of the human organism.
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