Seven Minutes Without Laugh Makes One Weak

by: Junji Takano

When I was a small boy, there was a group of "LET'S LAUGH AND BE HEALTHY COMMUNITY". They were senior people, gathering in our neighborhood and looked healthy, although we're suffering from shortage of food supply after the WWII.

I know they did not live long because their sufferings were more than anything due to lack of rest because of poverty in those days. But one thing I can say is that they did not suffer from dreadful diseases while lying on the bed.

Today, groups of several universities, medical professionals, and scientists are studying the effects of LAUGH, especially a big LAUGH. Everybody knows that laughing is healthier than crying or getting angry.

Diabetic patients get well faster when they laugh often. Also, cancer patients will have more chance of recovery. How about senility? Once you get on your later life, poor memory will be an issue, but laughing can keep your brain's function young. Some old men's memories are as young as 30 - 40 years and we will notice that those people are always laughing. There is scientific evidence that laughter may also be able to aid in the curing of diseases. The notion that laughing has healing powers is not a new concept.

About a month ago, a group of scientists measured and tested the blood of senior people before they were invited in a comedy show in Osaka. After the old men enjoyed laughing from viewing the show, their bloods were again tested.

Scientists found and proved that laughing drastically changes the blood chemistry. Even a simple cholesterol contents in the blood was reduced and smoothed. You can then conclude that your blood can become young and healthy in a short period of time by laughing. A newer study has found that a good laugh doesn't just make you feel good; it just might make your blood vessels work better.

The studies showed that emotions may be closely linked to blood vessel function. And they came to their conclusion after monitoring volunteers as they watched funny shows. Laughter appears to cause the tissue that forms the inner lining of blood vessels, the endothelium, to dilate or expand, in order to increase blood flow. Emotionally when you felt sad that produced mental stress, on the other hand, caused vasoconstriction - tightening of the blood vessels, which reduces blood flow.

Scientists say that laughter may work your cardiovascular system very well, while mental stress will slow down blood flow.

Given the results of our study, it is conceivable that laughing may be important to maintain a healthy endothelium, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. At the very least, laughter offsets the impact of mental stress, which is harmful to the endothelium.

The beneficial changes that laughter brought were similar to the benefit seen with aerobic activity. I myself try to keep my family laugh every now and then. For that reason, we never get sick. Even a slight scar can be healed faster than ever.

Try to listen on a fancy music, watch comedy program on your TV, and socialize on funny things. Also, avoid yourself being lonely and sad, then, happy family is yours without maladies.

Probably, laughing might not make you live longer. But how nice is it, when the time comes that it makes you die happily and peacefully without suffering from any sickness?

About the Author:

Junji Takano is a Japanese health researcher involved in investigating the cause of many dreadful diseases. In 1968, he invented PYRO-ENERGEN, the first and only electrostatic therapy machine that effectively eradicates viral diseases, cancer, and diseases of unknown cause.
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