Laughter is medicine for the soul , and it's free to all.

Patients, doctors and health-care professionals are all finding that laughter may indeed be the best medicine.

Hospitals around the world are incorporating formal and informal laughter therapy programs into their therapeutic regimens.

Laughter increases circulation and improves the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to tissues throughout your body.

Laughter is a natural healer.

So Why Don't We Laugh More?

Recently, the Humor Foundation reported that a Brazilian health center is treating patients who suffer from depression, stress and other illnesses with “laughter therapy." Patients are encouraged to “laugh out loud together." This same report claims that laughter therapy cuts health care costs, burns calories, helps arteries, and boosts blood flow.

Over the years, many physical benefits to laughter have been reported by doctors and health care professionals. Here are just a few:

  • Decrease in stress hormone levels
  • Strengthening of the immune system
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Pain reduction
  • Lowering of blood pressure
  • Cardiovascular conditioning
  • Natural anti-depressant

If you suspect you might be suffering from laughter deprivation,

look for ways to laugh more!