The Healing Benefits of Laughter

sharont6 | Emotional Healing | 07 27th, 2010  |  2 Comments »

The Healing Benefits of Laughter

Proverbs 17:22
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Laughter can help you heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Norman Cousins felt that laughter was the equivalent of “inner jogging.” It literally massages your internal organs. It can clear mucus from your lungs and lower blood pressure. It is an overall body tonic. Some research indicates that laughter can build your immune system, making you more immune to colds and the flu.

An ancient Oriental healing technique actually uses laughter to boost healing energy. The Taoists believe that negative emotions block a person’s life force (chi), or life energy, causing illness. These negative emotions include fear, anger, worry, and grief. According to Chinese Tao masters, a sincere smile (inner or real smile), is the best and quickest thing you can do to boost healing energy. A true smile produces positive energy that is send to the internal organs and other parts of the body.

The Healing Benefits of Laughter

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