Laughter... the Best Medicine!

Summer 2003 CSANews Issue 47  |  Posted date : Apr 20, 2007.Back to list

Laughter... the Best Medicine!
How many times have you heard the phrase, "laughter is the best medicine"? Humour therapists are researching the use of laughter to deal with specific problems. Some benefits of a good laugh:

  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Stimulates heart rate
  • Increases the quantity and quality of "natural killer" cells (NK cells)
  • Boosts endorphin levels
  • Sustains hope
  • Fosters a positive attitude
  • Relieves stress
  • Provides an opportunity for release of emotions