humor therapy

humor therapy

The promotion of good health through an appreciation of fun, playfulness, and conviviality.
Synonym: laughter therapy; therapeutic humor.
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Before using the humor therapy, Cousins said that he was under heavy medication.
'Studies show that humor therapy helps patients relax, primarily aiding them in dealing [with] and accepting pain,' the bill states.
The inpatients completed a brief individual interview to gather their perspectives on common CAM services, including acupuncture, aromatherapy, art therapy, guided imagery, healthy food, humor therapy, massage therapy, music therapy, pet therapy, Reiki, and stress management.
Even thought dark humor therapy is something that many of the cancer survivors have found helpful, it is not for everyone.
The humor therapy, game show, and inspirational talk went so well that not only was he invited back for a second event, but a third one, as well.
Uncle Sargam Show and Live with Legend, a memorable and hilarious evening with master of humor therapy, a famous poet Anwar Masood were the most popular segments.
Besides medication, psychotherapeutic interventions, such as humor therapy, could improve the health of the individual (Walter et al.
Humor therapy: Relieving chronic pain and enhancing happiness for older adults.
Karger AG, Basel, is that laughter is now being proven to alleviate some of the lasting effects of heart attacks such as less medication and fewer repeat attacks with humor therapy of just thirty minutes per day.
"It's humor therapy for people," said Steve Kelly, who, along with fellow cartoonist Jeff Parker, created "Dustin" in 2010 and has seen it expand to some 300 newspapers since then.
Hurd helped to raise close to $400,000, offers complementary health care services, including massage therapy, meditation, acupuncture, yoga, humor therapy and other alternative therapies.