Many cancer survivors claim to have greatly benefited from laughter as a complementary option to the other established therapeutic strategy they chose to pursue.

celebrateHere are possible reasons why:

4 months of laughter helped me greatly recover. Before I couldn’t move my fingers or walk. Now I can walk, and dance, and hug. My advice to people who suffer from cancer is don’t give up. There is hope for the future.Nasuko Yamaguchi, breast cancer survivor

Cancer patients find it very easy to laugh with therapeutic approaches to laughter such as Laughter Wellness and Laughter Yoga because:

  • It provides a laughter delivery system that does not require medical clowns, joke books, funny videos or a sense of humor. No outer stimuli are necessary. Laughter is used as an elective form of exercise: You choose to laugh, simply because you can. The motivation is to simulate laughter to stimulate and unlock its many health benefits.
  • It provides a non-intellectual path to laughter. While humor is wonderful and powerful, because it requires intellectual stimuli it’s a hard path to follow when one is in emotional turmoil and becomes depressed. Methods such as Laughter Wellness on the other hand can easily be done regardless of mood.