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  • 10 minutes watching comedy show
  • Laughter Yoga Instructors
  • Mental Health Benefits Adds joy and zest to life Eases anxiety and fear Relieves stress Improves mood
  • Laughter Survey
  • Total score
  • Heart attack

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  • 1. Laughter Yoga and Heart by Hatice Oncel
  • 2. Why? Children laughs ~300 times Adults laugh~ 20 times
  • 3. Can laughter be healing?
    • L ife threatening disease arthritis
    • Massive doses of vitamin C &10 minutes watching comedy show
    1979 Norman Cousin s
  • 4. Dr. Madan Kataria Mumbai, India in 1995
  • 5.  
  • 6. Bethan Jones Dr.B illy S trean Laughter Yoga Instructors
  • 7.  
  • 8.  
  • 9. Gaga Barnes -2006 20 minutes
  • 10. Social Benefits Strengthens relationships Attracts others to us Enhances teamwork Mental Health Benefits Adds joy and zest to life Eases anxiety and fear Relieves stress Improves mood Physical Health Benefits Boosts immunity Lowers stress hormones Decreases pain Relaxes your muscles Prevents heart disease Benefits of Laughter
  • 11. Michael Miller, M.D University of Maryland Medical Center
    • Research about Laughter & Heart
    • November 15, 2000
    • 150 healthy person and 150 non-healthy, heart disease
    • People with of heart heart disease was less laughing ~ 40 %
    • than the others with no problem disease
    • endorphins which is chemical releasing when we laugh
  • 12.
    • If you were eating in a restaurant with some friends and the waiter accidentally spilled a drink on you, would you
    • (a) not find it particularly amusing
    • (b) be amused but not show it outwardly
    • (c) smile
    • (d) laugh
    • (e) laugh heartily
    Laughter Survey
  • 13. A score of 53 or more may mean you have additional laugh protection against heart disease Number of people Total score
  • 14. Univers i ty of Maryland Medical Center in 2005.
    • Drs. Goel, Miller, Mangano, Park, Plotnick, and Vogel
    • 20 healthy people , avarage age was 33.
    • blood flow slowed 35 % went down in 14 of 20 after they watched a movie which cause stress .
    • blood flow increased 22 % went up in 19 of 20 volunteers after they watched a movie which cause a laughter.
  • 15. Heart attack Coronary Artery Disease Endothelium : the inner lining of blood vessels L aughter maintain the endothelium healthier
  • 16. Jun Sugawara and Takashi Tarumi Findings
    • L aughter effects last 24 hours
    • D epressing caused blood vessels contrasted about 18 percent and harmed the vessels
  • 17. Heart Benefits for Diabetes
    • Laughter group had increase “good” cholesterol levels than Control group
    • a lower risk of cardiovascular disease for diabetes patients
    Lee Berk, DrPH, MPH Stanley Tan, MD, PhD 20 Patients with high blood pressure and high Cholesterol levels Laughter Group Control Group
  • 18. L augh a day keeps the d octor and the cardiologist and the psychiatrist away
  • 19. Thank You
  • 20. References
    • Chertok, M.( 2009, November 17). Laughter yoga and heart disease. Retrieved February 5, 2010, from
    • Cousin, N. (1789 ). Anatomy of an illness as perceived by the patient : Reflection on healing and regeneration . New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company,Inc
    • Crawford, B.,Levitt, E.B.,& Newman, G. F.( 2009, March 9) Laughter is good for your heart . Retrieved February 5, 2010, from .htm
    • Krupa, D.(2009, April 17). Mirthful laughter, coupled with standard diabetic treatment, raises good cholesterol and may lower heart attack risk . Retrieved February 9, 2010, from
    • Miller, M., Mangano, C., Park, Y.,Goel, R., Plotnick, G. D, and Vogel R. A. (2006, February). Impact of cinematic viewing on endothelial function . Retrieved February 5, 2009, from