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Doctors, health-care professionals and patients are all finding that laughter may indeed be the best medicine. Laughter is infectious. Hospitals around the country are incorporating formal and informal laughter therapy programs into their therapeutic regimens. In countries such as India, laughing clubs – in which participants gather in the early morning for the sole purpose of laughing – are becoming as popular as Rotary Clubs here in the United States. Humor is a universal language. It’s a contagious emotion and a natural diversion. It brings other people in and breaks down barriers. Best of all, it’s free and has no known negative side effects.
What Makes Laughter Healthy?
Laughter dissolves tension, stress, anxiety, irritation, anger, grief and depression. Like crying, laughter lowers inhibit ions, allowing the release of pent-up emotions. After a hearty bout of laughter , you will experience a sense of well-being. Simply put, he who laughs, lasts. After all, if you can laugh at it, you can live with it. Remember, a person without a sense of humor is like a car without shock absorbers. Medical research has found that laughter boosts the immune system. The study of how behavior and the brain affect the immune system is called psychoneuroimmunology. Though in its infancy, this science is rapidly gaining much attention as mankind strives to understand the mind-body relationship.
Laughter reduces pain by releasing endorphins that are more potent than equivalent amounts of morphine. Laughter adds spice to life; it is to life what salt is to a hard-boiled egg. Develop your sense of humor and you will find you are more productive, a better communicator, and a superior team player. Everyone loves someone who can make them laugh. The more you share your sense of humor, the more friends you will have. Laughter is also equivalent to a small amount of exercise. It massages all the organs of the body, according to Dr. James Walsh