Every human is gifted with laughter, we all know that a smile or laugh can alter a serious situation. Even medical professionals have declared laughter a great medicine. Healthy, non-ridiculing and connecting laughter provides physiological, psychological and spiritual benefits you probably never realized or imagined. Every one of us should know to laugh about everything in life that isn't really funny.
Benefits of laughter therapy:
It works great for people suffering from a deadly disease like cancer.
Laughter therapy helps in the production of endorphins, which are the body's natural painkillers.
Laughter therapy boosts the immune system.
Laughter therapy enhances your positive emotions, thus acting as a tool to help fight against the disease.
Laughter also fights against the infections of upper respiratory tract.
Laughter is one type of aerobics. It provides a workout to your diaphragm and increases your body's ability of oxygen usage.
Laughter greatly provides better cardiac conditioning, particularly for those who are unable to do physical activity.
Belly laugh greatly helps in muscle relaxation. When you are laughing, the muscles inside your belly that don't participate in the laugh get relaxed. Once after you finish laughing, the muscles that participated in the laughter begin to relax.
Japanese researchers have said laughter may be an adjunct medicine for patients with diabetes.
Women get great benefit than men in controlling high blood pressure through laughter.
Laughing for 15 minutes a day burns somewhere between 10 and 40 calories a day. Thus helps you to lose weight too.
Laughter therapy, how does it work?
Root cause of most of the diseases and illness is stress and anxiety. The act of laughing stimulates hormones called catecholamines, which in turn release the happy juice -- endorphins. With endorphins surging through our bloodstream, we're more suitable to feel happy and relaxed. With each laugh, we're relieving stress, reducing anxiety and increasing our stores of personal energy. All of these psychological and physiological results are wonderful tools in coping with illness. Every time you don't need reason to laugh. You will be amazed to know that the laughter doesn't even need to be genuine to do you good, manufactured laughter works too.
Humor is a universal language. It's a contagious emotion and a natural diversion. And the best part is that it is free and has no known side reactions. So start laughing and see the world with a different vision. You don't need any therapist, just free yourself and laugh from inside and you will feel much more healthy and beautiful.
(Sources: laughtertherapy.com, altmedicinezone.com, health.howstuffworks.com)