Maintaining Humor in Challenging Situations
Dr. McCoy Moretz and the team at F.A.C.E. of Beverly Hills wish you and your loved ones the best during these trying times as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives. It is our goal to continue connecting with our clients during these times as we deal with the pressures of social distancing, self-quarantining and other dramatic life changes. However, in addition to following guidelines established by the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent the spread of the virus, it is also important to maintain good humor and a positive disposition during these trying times.
We’ve all heard before that laughter is the best medicine. That’s not to say that any amount of laughter will preclude the need for a necessary prescription or doctor visit, but how much does humor impact our mental wellbeing? Equally important is understanding the role that laughter, humor and positivity play in the healing processing. This is why we wanted to share this latest article on the connection of humor and laughter to a healthy immune system.
Humor’s Role in Immune Function
Relatively new research in an ongoing study on the role of humor and laughter in health indicates that both may play a role in supporting a strong immune system. Research regarding humor and healing is still considered tentative, with more studies needed before broader claims can be made on the effect of humor and laughter in health outcomes. Regardless, initial studies are still promising and support the belief that at least some degree of positivity is relevant in maintaining physical, mental and spiritual wellness. This is true whether it be from laughing with friends and family, or just being a generally positive person.
While this is one of the better examples of studies done with proper controls on the impact of humor and laughter on the healing process, there have been many other studies performed that came to similar conclusions. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER) even offers these stress management tips to promote positive thinking for a number of benefits, from lower rates of depression to an increased life span.
Remember to take time out of every day to express gratitude for the gift that is being alive. Take care of yourself and others, but also don’t take yourself too seriously. Find time daily to have a good laugh and share one with a friend or family member. Let us know how we can help so we can get through this crisis together.
Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information
Why Choose McCoy Moretz, MD?
F.A.C.E. of Beverly Hills appreciates your trust as a renowned Beverly Hills Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Practice during these unique and challenging times.
F.A.C.E. of Beverly Hills, the Office of McCoy Moretz MD, is “Completely Open” to seeing patients for all Surgical Procedures and In-Office Procedures.
Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of our families, our community, and our way of life. During this time, we wanted to update you on how we’re handling these times. First and foremost, our hearts go out to anyone who’s been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly. Our thoughts especially go out to those who were affected, to whom we extend our heartfelt wishes for a full and quick recovery.
Our doors are open once again to resume elective procedures, both in-office and all surgical procedures to all New and Existing Patients.
Recognizing that there are still plenty of COVID-19 cases out there, we need to be safe. F.A.C.E. of Beverly Hills will be following a strict set of guidelines (as per CDC and CMS) to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees, staff and physician.
I am sure you will have many questions. As always, we’ll be here to answer them. Feel free to contact Valerie Munoz (310-385-9019).
To comply with CMS Guidance for performing outpatient surgeries and preventing the spread of COVID-19, we are providing the following general standards and precautions.
For All Existing Patients: please call our office at 310-385-9019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. You may also email Dr. Moretz directly at email@example.com if you prefer.
New Patients: We are booking in-person appointments with Dr. Moretz by phone and email. Please call or text our Patient Coordinator Valerie at 310-385-9019 or you may reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org for email correspondence.
Consultation Scheduling: Our office is again offering patients IN-PERSON CONSULTATIONS with Dr. McCoy Moretz. Virtual Consultation is also available by request through the following; Skype, WhatsApp, WeChat or FaceTime.
Please follow our Instagram @doctormacmoretz for the latest updates on our practice.
Welcome back to our office!
– Office of Dr. Mac Moretz