I don’t think anyone really knows exactly why laughter and humour have such a positive pain-relieving effect. And there isn’t yet any solid research evidence to prove that by laughing you can reduce the amount of pain in your life. But the amount of reliable anecdotal evidence is convincing.

One of the best-known patients to defeat pain with the therapeutic benefits of laughter was the American magazine editor Norman Cousins. Mr Cousins described his personal experiences in his book ‘The Anatomy of an Illness’, and a film starring Ed Asner as Norman Cousins was later made, based on…


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Source: Dr Vernon Coleman - MB ChB DSc Read the original article here: https://vernoncoleman.org/