It is always said that laughter is the strongest medicine as it draws people together in such a ways that it trigger physical and emotional changes in the body. Laughter helps in strengtning immune system, boosts mood, diminishes pain, and it also protects you from the damaging effects of stress. Nothing other than a good laughter works faster or more accurately to bring your mind and body back into balance. Humour lightens your burdens, inspires, connects people to each other on the same time it keeps you grounded, focused, and alert as it helps to release anger soon and sooner you release faster you forgive.
With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health. Above all, this medicine is priceless, fun and very easy to use.
Children, laugh hundreds of times a day, but an adult’s life is more serious and laughter is more infrequent. So, by seeking out more opportunities for humour and laughter, we can improve our emotional health, strengthen your relationships and find greater happiness.
Here are some of the ways in which laughter therapy can help us:
- Laughter may strengthen the immune system by activating cells that attack viruses.
- Laughing lowers blood pressure for some by inducing relaxation which further induces the release of stress hormones.
- Laughter is also known as “internal jogging” as we inhale oxygen which stimulates heart and blood circulation.
- Laughter can trigger the release of endorphins which give you a sense of well being. These endorphins are also natural painkillers.
- Laughing reduces stress and anxiety and it naturally relaxes the person. It helps to slow down the heart rate and also decreases the blood pressure
- Laughter increases our creativity as it encourages a new perspective to look at various things around us.
- Laughing with others is the best way to improve our mood through social connection and an increased feeling of belongingness. Laughing with friends lowers the risk for depression.