laughter therapy


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Related to laughter therapy: Laughter is the best medicine, humor therapy
Alternative medicine See Laughter club, Laughter yoga
Physiology Laughter evokes endorphin release, decreases blood pressure, increases oxygenation of blood and IgA production
Psychiatry The use of humour to cope with major life trauma—stress, personal loss, and disappointment

laughter therapy

Healing humor Psychotherapy The use of humor to cope with major life trauma–stress, personal loss, and disappointment Physiology Laughter evokes endorphin release, ↓ BP, ↑ oxygenation of blood, IgA production
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Maybe those offended by Gervais' gigs could get some laughter therapy to learn how to have fun.
As well as a wide range of exhibitors, there will be a number of workshops where visitors can try out a range of activities, including laughter therapy, tribal dancing, meditation, Henna art and Pilates.
Therapies include macrobiotic counselling, Tai Chi, acupuncture, oriental diagnosis, laughter therapy, Chinese medicine and Shiatsu.
Laughter therapy encourages gloomy patients to mimic a chuckle in the throat, then the lungs and stomach until they literally force out a belly laugh.
Laughter therapy has been proven to alleviate the symptoms of some physical ailments, she said.
It's not a book just for the sci-fi buff, but a book for anyone who just wants to kill a few hours with laughter therapy.
His laughter therapy centers around forced laughter, deep breathing and specific, yoga-based stretches.
You can practise laughter therapy at home to improve your overall sense of well-being.
Over 500 academicians belong to the International Society for Humor Studies, and doctors, psychiatrists, and mental health professionals increasingly prescribe laughter therapy to help people cope with physical, mental, and spiritual issues.
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