Laughter therapy

What is Laughter therapy?

Laughter is a physical reaction in humans and some other species of primate, consisting typically of rhythmical, often audible contractions of the diaphragm and other parts of the respiratory system. It is a response to certain external or internal stimuli. Laughter can arise from such activities as being tickled, or from humorous stories or thoughts. Most commonly, it is considered a visual expression of a number of positive emotional states, such as joy, mirth, happiness, relief, etc. On some occasions, however, it may be caused by contrary emotional states such as embarrassment, apology, or confusion such as nervous laughter or courtesy laugh. Age, gender, education, language, and culture are all factors as to whether a person will experience laughter in a given situation.

Laughter is a part of human behavior regulated by the brain, helping humans clarify their intentions in social interaction and providing an emotional context to conversations. Laughter is used as a signal for being part of a group — it signals acceptance and positive interactions with others. Laughter is sometimes seen as contagious, and the laughter of one person can itself provoke laughter from others as a positive feedback. This may account in part for the popularity of laugh tracks in situation comedy television shows.

The study of humor and laughter, and its psychological and physiological effects on the human body, is called gelotology.

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Laughing causes my face to become numb and tingly. When I laugh too much my face, or half of my face because numb and I get a tingly sensation....

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Innocuous most likely, needs evaluation

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Thank you for asking
Lets start from the best case scenario.. You are...

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hello doctor. i am from XXXXXXX and to be more precise am from kottayam. thank u for explaining me the condition as simple as a gingivitis.. that...

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Hello dear mallu-dr.

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Hi again 'ende nattukara',
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Hoping you're now smiling straight....

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I had a blood sugar level of 399 PP. I wa put on medication of Gemer P2 twice a day. My diet contains mostly of Fenugreek leafy veg, at noon and...

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hellow henry, It is life style disease, need,-diet control,excerise &medication, In diet- use 2 chhapti at times, not more than 2 chhapti, take...

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hello doctor. i am from XXXXXXX and to be more precise am from kottayam. thank u for explaining me the condition as simple as a gingivitis .. that...

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Laughing causes my face to become numb and tingly. When I laugh too much my face, or half of my face because numb and I get a tingly sensation....

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I had a blood sugar level of 399 PP. I wa put on medication of Gemer P2 twice a day. My diet contains mostly of Fenugreek leafy veg, at noon and...

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