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2 Outline Introduction Norman Cousins Interview with Bethann Jones Madan Kataria What is Laughter Yoga? Researches about Laughter and the Heart Conclusion

3 Why? Children laughs more

4 Can laughter be healing? Life threatening disease arthritis Massive doses of vitamin C &10 minutes watching comedy show 1979 Norman Cousins

5 “I made the joyous discovery that ten minutes of genuine belly laughter had an anaesthetic effect and would give me at least two hours of pain-free sleep.”

6 Dr. Madan Kataria Mumbai, India in 1995 Founder of Laughter Yoga

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8 Singapore market

9 Laughter Yoga& Prison Laughter Yoga& School

10 Bethann Jones Dr.Billy Strean Edmonton Laughter Yoga Instructors

11 Laughter Yoga Steps Clap Yoga breathing playfulness relaxation

12 Gaga Barnes minutes

13 Outline Introduction Norman Cousins Interview with Bethann Jones Madan Kataria What is Laughter Yoga? Researches about Laughter and the Heart Conclusion

14 Reduce stress Lower blood pressure Elevate mood Boost immune system Improve brain functioning Connect you to others Make you feel good Protect the heart LAUGHTER BENEFITS OF LAUGHTER GHTE R

15 Chertock (a nurse) years old with heart disease after by-pass surgery reduced problems: asthma stiffness of left shoulder and arm

16 Michael Miller, M.D University of Maryland Medical Center November 15, healthy person and 150 non-healthy, heart disease People with heart disease was less laughing ~ 40 % than the others with no problem disease Research about Laughter & the Heart

17 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

18 A score of 53 or more may mean you have additional laugh protection against heart disease

19 Research about Laughter & the Heart Drs. Goel, Miller, Mangano, Park, Plotnick, and Vogel University of Maryland Medical Center in healthy people, avarage age was 33. blood flow slowed 35 % in 14 of 20 after they watched a movie which cause stress blood flow increased 22 % in 19 of 20 volunteers after they watched a movie which cause a laughter

20 Heart attack Coronary Artery Disease Endothelium: the inner lining of blood vessels Laughter maintain the endothelium healthier

21 Heart Benefits for Diabetes 20 Patients with high blood pressure and high Cholesterol levels Laughter GroupControl Group 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

22 Outline Introduction Norman Cousins Interview with Bethann Jones Madan Kataria What is Laughter Yoga? Researches about Laughter and the Heart Conclusion

23 Laugh a day keeps the doctor and the cardiologist and the psychiatrist away

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25 References Chertok, M.( 2009, November 17). Laughter yoga and heart disease. Retrieved February 5, 2010, from laughter-yoga-and-heart-disease 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 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 pubmed


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