Potential health benefits of simulated laughter: a narrative review of the literature and recommendations for future research.

@article{MoraRipoll2011PotentialHB,
  title={Potential health benefits of simulated laughter: a narrative review of the literature and recommendations for future research.},
  author={Ramon Mora-Ripoll},
  journal={Complementary therapies in medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={
          170-7
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Scientific research has shown that laughter may have both preventive and therapeutic values. Health-related benefits of laughter are mainly reported from spontaneous laughter interventional studies. While the human mind can make a distinction between simulated and spontaneous laughter, the human body cannot. Either way health-related outcomes are deemed to be produced. Simulated laughter is thus a relatively under-researched treatment modality with potential health benefits. The… CONTINUE READING
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