Here’s an interesting study about laughter releasing endorphins and increasing people’s pain tolerance.
I wish they studied what affect the laughter-induced endorphin release had on the immune system rather than on the pain threshold. Low-dose naltrexone is used to boost the immune system by tricking the body to produce more endorphins. It has been shown to be effective in reducing inflammation in Crohn’s patients.
I’ve always thought that laughter was like a massage for the intestines and interestingly, the article ends by saying that massage releases endorphins. This could be an interesting approach to IBDs, to use laughter, massage and LDN to increase production of endorphins to reduce inflammation in the intestines.