The therapeutic value of laughter in medicine.
CoCoInfo Tags: Laughter Therapy, Research, Catharsis, Laughter, Quality of Life, Wit and Humor as Topic, Humans
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Alternative therapies in health and medicine, Volume 16, Issue 6, p.56-64 (2010)
Keywords:Catharsis, Humans, Laughter, Laughter Therapy, Quality of Life, Research, Wit and Humor as Topic
The aim of this review is to identify, critically evaluate, and summarize the laughter literature across a number of fields related to medicine and health care to assess to what extent laughter health-related benefits are currently supported by empirical evidence.