There has been much research which is indicating that laughter is indeed the best medicine. More health-care professionals are finding that laughter helps to lower blood pressure, boost the immune system, and reduce stress hormones while triggering the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. The bottom line is that laughter helps to produce a wonderful sense of well-being.

Laughter is contagious and has no known side effects, unless you count laughing until you cry. It’s that good belly laugh that exercises the diaphragm, relaxes muscles, and reduces stress while giving the heart a good workout as well while contracting the abs.

Humor Therapy is showing up in hospitals around the country as being therapeutic. Studies even show that laughing actually raises levels of infection-fighting T-cells, disease-fighting proteins called Gamma-interferon and B-cells, which produce disease-destroying antibodies and also helps people to heal. The physical and emotional releases from laughing produce a cleansed feeling.

Laughter and humor give a light hearted perspective to life’s challenges and brings the focus away from negative emotions such as guilt, anger, fear and stress.

Laughing Clubs are becoming popular in countries such as India as well as the United States. Participants gather for the sole purpose of laughing. Humor is a universal language which connects us to each other. As a natural diversion, it helps to break down barriers and bring people together. Perhaps by lightening the mood, it helps to improve the quality of social interaction. As more and more people bring laughter into their lives, others around will most likely laugh more and everyone will realize the benefits. Yoga laughing is receiving attention as a means of healing mind, body and spirit.

Pre-school aged children don’t have to be told to laugh. They laugh naturally and a lot more often than adults do. In fact, a study has shown that children laugh about 400 times a day as compared to adults who laugh 17 times a day.

How can you find more humor in your life?
TV and Movies offer an assortment of comedies, while getting together with friends at a comedy club is a great way to bring more laughter into your life.
Change your attitude and instead of complaining about life’s frustrations, bring humor into the situation. Approach life with more joy and you’ll feel less stressed about negative events.

Did you know that just thinking about laughing can be just as beneficial?

So, take advantage of what life has to offer by bringing humor into your life. What could be better? It’s free and has no known side reactions.

Did you get a good laugh today?

Author's Bio: 

Sue became involved with Healing Touch in 1998 and received her certification as a Healing Touch practitioner in 2002. She is also a Certified Integrated Energy Therapy Practitioner, a Reiki Practitioner, and a Quantum Touch Practitioner. She uses energy-based therapies for trauma release work with success for people suffering with PTSD or for anyone who has had a traumatic experience in their lives.

She has been a guest speaker for numerous organizations, as well as presenting at state conferences. Sue has written articles on energy work for alternative and complementary newsletters and online publications.

She has developed material and has been a trainer for education classes for child care, stress management seminars and subtle body energy workshops. She has been able to integrate energy based therapies into local hospital’s operating and recovery rooms as well as providing these therapies to newborn babies at a local hospital.

As a volunteer at health fairs and cancer survivor retreats offering energy based therapies, Sue has gained experience in dealing with a variety of health challenges.

Sue teaches Care for Self and Subtle Body Energy classes at a local career College and has helped conduct workshops with local hospitals and hospice for caregivers. She is in private practice in Louisiana. She is available for distant healing sessions.

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