Laughter might be thought of as an audible expression or appearance of excitement, an inward feeling of joy and happiness. It may ensue from Ticking , Jokes and other stimuli completely unrelated to psychological state, such as nitrous oxide
“Laughter is a mechanism everyone has; laughter is part of universal human vocabulary. There are thousands of languages, hundreds of thousands of dialects, but everyone speaks laughter in pretty much the same way.”
Babies have the ability to laugh before they ever speak.
Children who are born blind and deaf still retain the ability to laugh
Research indicates that laughter is linked with the activation of the part of the Brain that produces Endorphins
Scientists have shown that parts of the Limbic System are involved in laughter. This system is involved in emotions and helps us with functions necessary for humans’ survival.
A link between laughter and healthy function of blood vessels was first reported in 2005 by researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center with the fact that laughter causes the dilatation of the inner lining of blood vessels, the endothelium and increases blood flow.Drs. Michael Miller (University of Maryland) and William Fry (Stanford), theorize that beta-endorphin like compounds released by the hypothalamus activate receptors on the endothelial surface to release Nitric Oxide thereby resulting in dilation of vessels.
Other cardioprotective properties of nitric oxide include reduction of inflammation and decreased platelet aggregation.
Laughter has proven beneficial effects on various other aspects of biochemistry. It has been shown to lead to reductions in stress hormones such as Cortisol and Epinephrine
When laughing the brain also releases Endorphins that can relieve some physical pain.
Laughter also boosts the number of antibody-producing cells and enhances the effectiveness of T-cells, leading to a stronger immune system.
It has also been determined that eyes moisten during laughter as a reflex from the tear glands.
Laughter yoga (Hasyayoga) is a practice involving prolonged voluntary Laughter Laughter yoga is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. Laughter yoga is done in groups, with eye contact, jokes and playfulness between participants. Forced laughter soon turns into real and contagious laughter.
In the mid-1990s, laughter yoga was practiced in the early mornings in open parks, primarily by groups of older people. Laughter yoga was made popular as an exercise routine developed by Indian physician From Mumbai Dr Madan Kataria
We as Human are the only ones who has Ability to Laugh
Be Happy and Healthy with a Daily dose of
Laughter Laughter is Contagious So Spread it
That is why it is the Best Medicine.
Dr. Pargat Singh Bhurji
MD,FRCP ( C ) Consultant Pediatrician Surrery BC