Laughter is Good Medicine

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Laughter is Good Medicine and who knows better than Dr. Shelby-Lane, a doctor by day and comedienne by night. None of her patients know this little secret.

Michigan’s Dr. Cynthia Shelby-Lane, MD, Prescribes Laughter the Best Anti-Aging Therapy Medicine

Laughter increases your respiratory rate. You breathe faster. Your lungs expand. Your blood pressure goes up, and then it falls. It’s the same as exercising.

PR Log (Press Release) – Mar 31, 2010 – Detroit, MI – An emergency physician in Detroit, Dr. Shelby-Lane says laughter is the best medicine. “When you have a good, belly-jolting laugh, you’re using every large muscle in your body,” flexed the female “Patch Adams.”

Research has shown that laughter even has the ability to heal and make you healthy. There’s nothing more pleasurable than a good, hearty laugh. “The best part about laughing is that it makes you feel better,” she said.

“It’s like the same process when you’re jogging. Your heart rate goes up. You increase the blood flow to the brain which increases oxygen,” Dr. Shelby-Lane tells her audiences. “Laughter increases your respiratory rate. You breathe faster. Your lungs expand. Your blood pressure goes up, and then it falls. It’s the same as exercising.”

An upbeat physician who believes in healing and using humor to heal, Dr. Shelby-Lane is a firm believer that laughter is the best medicine because it is a gift.

“Stress kills. God gave us an outlet from stress through laughter. You can pray, but today you’re going to have to laugh. It doesn’t require any special equipment and the health benefits are there,” adds Shelby-Lane, also a comedian, who studied at Chicago’s Second City comedy school.

As the radio-TV host of “Second Opinion” in Detroit, the doctor-jock says, “That when your life and the job gets too stressful, you’ve got to laugh.”

“It helps us to survive. It helps people cope. When you laugh, it focuses everything outward. It’s like a shot of morphine. It releases endorphins, a natural substance released in your body like pain killers. It’s happy juice in the body. It gives this euphoric type of feeling that makes you high,” she says.

“Life is full of humor. The whole world is a stage. You have to find the setup. Get ready for the punch line.”

Dr. Cynthia Shelby-Lane, MD
Emergency Physician and Anti-Aging Expert
Elan Wellness LLC
43138 Dequindre
Sterling Hgts., MI 49314
Phone: 800-584-4926
Fax: 313-861-6642
www.DrShelbyLane.com

Research has shown that laughter even has the ability to heal and make you healthy. There’s nothing more pleasurable than a good, hearty laugh. “The best part about laughing is that it makes you feel better,” she said.

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  1. Mary Jane says:

    Cynthia, what wonderful work you’re doing bringing laughter and healing into peoples lives. My focus in the last few years is in stress and emotion management. I know the benefits of laughter in healing first hand. Luckily with a funny husband who helped me laugh while going through the breast cancer scenario. I decided to keep him! Heartfelt greetings, Mary Jane