Pain management together with humor was found to be more effective than pain management alone (Tse et al., 2010). “Regardless of their physical condition, patients need to allow themselves to be happy, to let humor play a greater role in their lives, and to enjoy life” (Tse et al., 2010). As a result, I plan to incorporate some humor therapy with IC patients that are in chronic pain.
Tse, M. M., Lo, A. P., Cheng, T. L., Chan, E. K., Chan, A. H., & Chung, H. S. (2010). Humor therapy: relieving chronic pain and enhancing happiness for older adults. J Aging Res, 2010, 343574. doi:10.4061/2010/343574