Set Your Location to See Relevant Information

Setting your location helps us to show you nearby providers and locations based on your healthcare needs.

Published on January 20, 2021

Laughter Therapy Program

woman laughing

There is a growing body of research supporting the therapeutic value and health benefits of laughter. Some of these benefits are:

  • Stimulation of organs, such as heart, lungs and muscles through your intake of oxygen.
  • Increased production of endorphins, which are hormones that make you feel good.
  • Stress reduction: Like exercise, laughter increases your heart rate and blood pressure and stimulates circulation. This results in relaxation of ones muscles and relief from many of the symptoms of stress.
  • Strengthening of the immune system through the reduction of harmful stress hormones and promotion of stress reducing neuropeptides.
  • Relief from pain through muscle relaxation and the production of natural painkillers.
  • Promotion of social connection and reduced feelings of depression and anxiety.

Dr. Ted Brown of EvergreenHealth's Multiple Sclerosis Center talks about the value of laughter therapy for all of us:

Laughter Therapy

Well Together Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with healthy recipe ideas, fitness activities and wellness screenings.

Subscribe Today!

Your Well Together Related Stories