Pain relief without panadol or morphine

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How much better I feel after watching a funny movie or spending some time with friends and having a good laugh.  Even watching my pet’s antics gives me a giggle and brings me joy. (I have guinea pigs – some may even get a laugh out of that.)  Somehow this lifts my spirits and takes my mind off my problems.

Norman Cousins found this out first hand.  He had a very painful, life threatening condition called ankylosing spondylitis.  Doctors held little hope for him, so he checked himself out of hospital and into a hotel.  He watched Marx brothers films and TV sitcoms, and found that 10 minutes of belly laughter gave him 2 hours of pain free sleep.

If I ever go to the dentist again, instead of getting out the Panadol, I think I will break out my funniest DVD’s!

Benefits of a Merry Heart #1
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Benefits of a Merry Heart #3

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