Blood Vessel Relaxation Therapy Coos Bay OR

Laughter creates a positive change in the tissue that forms the inner lining of the blood vessels in a manner similar to the benefit received through aerobic activity, but without the aches, pains and muscle tension associated with exercise.

David Edward Oelke
(541) 267-5151
1900 Woodland Dr
Coos Bay, OR
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

Data Provided by:
Terrance Bach
(541) 269-0333
1750 Thompson Rd
Coos Bay, OR
Specialty
Cardiology

Data Provided by:
Sandeep Garg, MD
(503) 692-0405
19260 SW 65th Ave
Tualatin, OR
Business
Pacific Heart Associates PC
Specialties
Cardiology

Data Provided by:
Mark George Wiltrakis, MD
(503) 648-3791
527 SE Baseline St Ste E
Hillsboro, OR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1973

Data Provided by:
Richard Ethan Romm, MD
(541) 484-4332
677 E 12th Ave Ste N400
Eugene, OR
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1970

Data Provided by:
Christopher Martin Muller
(541) 267-5151
1900 Woodland Dr
Coos Bay, OR
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

Data Provided by:
Warren Steven Richardson
(541) 267-5151
1900 Woodland Dr
Coos Bay, OR
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

Data Provided by:
Dale Douglas Hirsch
(503) 963-3030
1111 Ne 99th Ave
Portland, OR
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided by:
Xiaoyan Huang
(503) 963-3030
1111 Ne 99th Ave
Portland, OR
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided by:
Edward F Clarke
(503) 648-7128
324 Se Ninth
Hillsboro, OR
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

Provided by: 

Comparing the effects of funny and stressful movies, researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have shown for the first time that laughter is linked to healthy blood vessel function.

Their study included a group of 20 nonsmoking, healthy volunteers, equally divided between men and women, with an average age of 33. Results showed that brachial artery flow was detrimentally reduced in 14 of the 20 volunteers following a viewing of movie clips that caused mental stress. In contrast, beneficial blood vessel relaxation was increased in 19 of the 20 volunteers after they watched movie segments generating laughter.

Laughter creates a positive change in the tissue that forms the inner lining of the blood vessels in a manner similar to the benefit received through aerobic activity, but without the aches, pains and muscle tension associated with exercise, according to principal investigator Michael Miller, M.D., director of preventive cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center and associate professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Couch potatoes beware: Don’t think you can replace exercise with laughter. For the greatest benefit to your vascular system, Miller and his colleagues still recommend 30 minutes of exercise three times per week, along with 15 minutes of mirth on a daily basis.

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...