Laughter





Oh yes, laughter has been shown to be of great benefit. Many of you may have heard of "Anatomy of An Illness", by Norman Cousins. In this book he describes his "triumph over a severe illness". He watched funny videos and television during his recovery. Find out more from reading his book about his experiences.

In the article on Allergies, you will also find a link to the American Association for Therapeutic Humor.


RX Laughter

A Link

Insight Books

Norman Cousin books, a link

How Laughter Helped with Allergies

JAMA research letter February 2001

Life Support System

a site for humor

Happy People Get Fewer Colds

Carnegie Mellon Study, 7/03

Don't Ever Give Up

LINK to great cartoon

Laughter Aids Healthy Blood Vessel Function

Mayo Clinic Report, 3/05

Humor Increases Hope

Thanks to Ascribe and arcamax.com

Heartbeat and emotions

www.isis.org.uk, 8/07

Laughter  Yoga and Blood Pressure (observational study)

Am Society of Hypertension meeting, May 2008


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