We do not study laughter while studying medicine and yet it is part of our life of pleasure. We are even beginning to see specialists appear in hospitals. We laugh, probably since the dawn of time, but we still do not really know why. Because we are happy, you say. Certainly, but we know little about the mechanism.
Laughing is good.
Nobody discusses the benefits of laughter.
Psychiatrists will tell you that during this time, we forget the rest. It is also a real massage of the muscles which releases the tensions. A few minutes of laughter would be the equivalent of an hour of relaxation.
But that’s not all, improvement of breathing, oxygenation of the blood, better digestion.
In short, when we see the positive effects, we wonder why we do not laugh more often.
The laughter doctor
Laughter has long been a part of the therapies used in the hospital.
For more than 25 years, the professional Laughter Clowns have been giving hospitalized children the power to play and laugh to better cope with the disease. Intervening in 46 pediatric departments in 15 hospitals, these 100 funny characters offer nearly 80,000 personalized shows each year to children, their families and caregivers.
The smile as effective as the facelift
The smile relaxes only the muscles of the face which is already not so bad since it delays several years the appearance of wrinkles.
Yet despite all these qualities, we laugh less and less. Six minutes a day on average today against more than twenty in 1939. It is true that meanwhile, there was the war, a period or sense of humor had no place.
Yet popular language is well aware of this free means of well-being. So, we can laugh heartily, be bent laughing while relaxing our diaphragm, rolling on the floor when the legs give way to pleasure or laugh out loud in a real. Not just with smileys or emojis.
Laughter has more forms than the drug but we are not fooled if we know little about the birth mechanism of this happiness help, its positive effects are not there by chance. Practice, at least the knowledge of the human body, shows it to us. Here, for example, it has just been scientifically proven that crying relieves by shedding through the tears a lot of stress substances that we have in our body.