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Laugh the Pain Away!

This month a study was published in Proceedings B that showed laughter’s ability to reduce pain. Sounds fantastic, right?! In multiple experiments, people were given painful stimuli, such as skin contact with very cold temperatures, difficult exercises and tightening blood pressure cuffs. Their pain tolerance was measured, both before and after participants watched video clips [...]

The Future of Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain

Last month TIME published a four part feature entitled Chronic Pain. I found the most interesting part to be Part one, Healing the Hurt. Finding new ways to treat pain. by Alice Park. She points out that 76 million people living in th U.S. are living with chronic pain. See, we aren’t alone! Hehe. Park [...]

Endorphins are a Good Thing!

Remember that the next time you are in pain, it may help you out! Endorphins decrease the feelings of pain, boost immune response and lead to feelings of euphoria. Sounds perfect, right? Although most of us know endorphins are released when we feel pain and stress, they are also released when we laugh, experience an [...]