Laughter the best medicine

ByIzay Ayesha



June 28, 2022

Laughter the best medicine

The medical science is taking long strides making life easier and bearable for human beings. Despite living within an era renowned for highly developed remedies for most of the health scourges visited by human beings so very often yet there are wide gaps between living a healthy live and the one that is full of fun. In this context, more and more medical studies are Laughter the best medicine as an alternative treatment and this is precisely the reason why there is so much emphasis on laughter-based therapy, yoga and meditation. Most interestingly, unlike many treatments, laughter is free and available to everyone and is the easiest therapy to have access to. There are plenty of advantages of keep on laughing and they are so endearing and close to heart. All these advantages also are proven through medical analysis adding flavour to them.

Laughing reduces stress
Laughing decreases the production of cortisol, the hormone responsible for stress, providing an immediate feeling of well-being. Likewise, a good chuckle instantly relieves tension and relaxes muscles. Try laughing for a few minutes, and one feels shoulders relax right away!

Laughter strengthens the immune system
Laughter promotes the body’s production of important immune system components, like white blood cells and antibodies. In the long run, this helps prevent many health problems, such as cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

Laughing improves mood
It’s not just a saying—laughter truly is contagious! The act of laughing triggers the release of endorphins also known as happiness hormones, essentially dissolving any negative emotions. Indeed, feeling angry or sad is simply impossible when we laugh. In addition the effects of laughter last much longer than the laughter itself.

Laughter reduces blood pressure
Laughter not only promotes good blood circulation, but it also dilates blood vessels and reduces blood pressure within minutes, making it a great prescription for high blood pressure.

Laughing boosts self-confidence
Laughing lends itself to optimism and helps us put life’s challenges into perspective. It can also improve social skills, as laughing in public is a way of communicating with and sharing the feelings of those around you. Likewise, laughter is an excellent way to improve self-esteem and endear oneself to others and feel good.

Laughing improves respiration
Laughter subjects human body to a sort of respiratory yoga. Indeed, each laugh comprises a short inhalation followed by a pause, then a slower, jerky exhalation, greatly increasing the amount of air released.

Laughter improves digestion
It is noted and observed that diaphragm contractions provoked by laughter cause the internal organs to vibrate, stimulating the production of digestive juices in the stomach and intestines, which in turn facilitates digestion. This is a little but regular help that costs nothing. TW


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