Is laughter a medicine?

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  1. drdspervez profile image62
    drdspervezposted 11 years ago

    Is laughter a medicine?

  2. twobmad profile image60
    twobmadposted 11 years ago

    I do believe laughter is a great medicine. Provided that our laughter doesn't offend or disturb others. Lest the said medicine may turn into poison.

  3. guy1973 profile image56
    guy1973posted 11 years ago

    i will say, yes. there has been time when i was down and upset, and people will make me laugh and after wards i always feel much better, and experience a great sense of relief and it makes me see what am struggling with from a new perspective, a more positive one

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    lovazaposted 11 years ago

    Laughter eases tension physcially and mentally.  It's wonderful to hear a child's laughter and I think we should laugh more often because there is much sorrow, stress and strife in our society.  Yes, laughter is good medicine for the soul.  It can make a serious situation into something unforgettable.  So laugh away!  ha ha!  ha ha!  xD  xD xD

  5. Chouji-Von-Lycan profile image61
    Chouji-Von-Lycanposted 11 years ago

    i believe so, it releases endorphines that reduce stress

  6. 6hotfingers3 profile image60
    6hotfingers3posted 11 years ago

    I choose to believe laughter is medicine for the soul. Laughter allows a person to be in the present for a few moments. It releases all your cares just for an instant. At that very moment the brain releases positive chemicals that radiate throughout the body. For a moment there is no  pain and no concern.That is medicine in my mind.

  7. maverickserp profile image59
    maverickserpposted 11 years ago

    Indeed, I believe as well.

    When you laugh, you're happy. And it triggers something in our brain and produces some chemicals that ease our tense and probably some ailments.

  8. Alhamora profile image52
    Alhamoraposted 11 years ago

    I am not sure if it has any health benefits to the body but for the mind, of course, it is a great medicine.

  9. Mahmo profile image60
    Mahmoposted 11 years ago

    Yes it is a defensive way against the pain when we are scared of many things in our life or when we need to add some doses to our happiness.

  10. antobezzina profile image60
    antobezzinaposted 11 years ago

    I surely think it is.  Much better medicine than the conventional ones at least. 

    Watch this video.  It made me laugh.  It's about Laughing Yoga. … 5428617001

  11. sturner1 profile image60
    sturner1posted 11 years ago

    I believe so. It cures sadness, and loneliness, and generally brightens a persons day. I've heard that laughter helps you live longer. Here are  some interesting links about case studies about it, and how laughing relieves stress. … ive-longer

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    Butch Newsposted 11 years ago

    Scientific studies indicate laughter is good medicine.  Making people feel better is always good medicine... hence dog/pet visits in hospitals which are shown to dramatically help many people.

  13. Claudin_Dayo profile image61
    Claudin_Dayoposted 11 years ago

    this question was actually my midterm exam in English and my answer would be yes. Laughter is actually a 'free' medicine, if we laugh our problems out we may not notice it but we have the same problems but with a lighter feeling and a clearer head smile

  14. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    Laughter is absolutely a medicine and a good one.  Laughing makes you feel good especially if shared with someone--it can be a bonding experience.  And, of course, there is that thing with it producing endorphins!  It is a win-win situation.

  15. Edoka Writes profile image60
    Edoka Writesposted 11 years ago

    Certainly- it changes your mood, it puts pep in your step, and it gives an instant face lift!

  16. sonia05 profile image60
    sonia05posted 11 years ago

    i believe laughter works as a medicine to a great extent. It helps in destressing,unwinding,forgetting the tensions and the pain.


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