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Benefits Of Laughter: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet

2019-03-12T20:31:08-09:00Benefits Of Laughter|

What does laughter do? Here two infographic that describe both what science currently knows about the benefits of laughing, as well as my personal explanation of how it works: For the most part, when you go and get medical treatment, a clinician is not necessarily going to tell you to take two aspirins [...]

Laughter, Exercise and Dialysis

2018-12-14T15:23:16-09:00Benefits Of Laughter, Laughter News|

Here is the video of a laughter presentation Prof. Paul Bennett and myself gave last year at a national Dialysis conference in Washington DC. Exercise and Dialysis: What Can Busy Nephrology Nurses Do? This session reviews barriers to exercise in the kidney disease patient population and provides strategies for nurses to encourage and incorporate intradialytic [...]

350+ Scientific Research Papers on Laughter

2018-10-02T20:20:03-09:00Benefits Of Laughter|

The following list was compiled by Don L. F. Nilsen, English Department, Arizona State University Tempe, AZ (possibly using http://www.BioMedSearch.com). You will find more (and more recent) research articles on laughter categorized by area(s) of benefits in the LOU laughter research center. Adelswärd, Viveka, and Britt-Marie Öberg. "The Function of Laughter and Joking in Negotiating [...]

Why Laughter Wellness is an Effective Recovery Activity for Emotional Labour

2018-11-16T08:15:38-09:00Benefits Of Laughter|

If your job involves emotional labour, you may find that you regularly need to suppress your real emotions and express emotions that you don’t really feel, in order to convey the ‘correct’ emotions for your role. This article reviews when this is OK and when it's not, and how Laughter Wellness interventions can help.

Japanese Study Says Laughter Therapy Efficient Low-Cost Medical Treatment

2018-11-16T07:50:17-09:00Benefits Of Laughter, Laughter News|

A Japanese research study showed that laughter therapy is an efficient low-cost medical treatment that cuts health costs. Geneticist Kazuo Murakami considers that laughter is a stimulant, which can trigger energy inside a person's DNA potentially helping cure disease. "Laughing therapy has no side-effect, meaning it is an epoch-making treatment for clinical medicine," he said. "If [...]

Why deep breathing matters, activates vagus nerve

2018-11-14T18:10:39-09:00Benefits Of Laughter|

Deep breathing is essential to our survival and to our good health. We can live 4-6 weeks without food, 4-6 days without water, but will die without oxygen for more than 4-6 minutes. All forms of breathing are not born equal There are three types of breathing: Clavicular breathing — A breath that comes [...]

Lewy Body Dementia Treatment: Why And How Laughter Can Help

2018-12-12T21:50:50-09:00Benefits Of Laughter|

There is nothing funny about mental or cognitive impairment diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, or variations of the above such as Lewy Body Dementia. There is no known cure to-date, treatments are expensive, and the associated symptoms change your daily life forever. Laughter is not a cure but it has much to offer on multiple [...]

Parkinson Disease Treatment: How Laughter Helps (Part 2)

2018-12-12T21:31:07-09:00Benefits Of Laughter|

[Part 1] This article continues the discussion of why laughter is a great form of complementary therapy that deserves to be included in your Parkinson’s disease treatment plan. It was written after the implementation phase of a Laughter Yoga class for people living with Parkinson’s and their carers. The laughter session was arranged for a [...]