Philippians 4.4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! [niv]
In recent years some medical doctors have used “laugh therapy” with their patients. I heard a story about a lady who was healed through laughter. Her doctor prescribed a steady diet of “The Three Stooges.” She was instructed to watch the videos of their old films as much as possible. It worked. She actually laughed her way to health. Although there is not a lot of scientific proof when it comes to laughter as a medicine, researchers are gathering evidence that the way we feel can directly affect chemicals in our bodies, influencing everything from our brain to our heart. Laughter is thought to decrease stress and lower blood pressure. It may even increase blood flow and act as a natural pain killer.
Even though this is a relatively new and unknown frontier in modern medical science, King Solomon wrote about it thousands of years ago in... read more
Laughter truly has a curative effect on many troubled lives. Many who watched soccer this year in South Africa went home feeling lighter and stronger from sharing jokes, laughter and all that went on during the soccer matches. Scriptures even tell us that the joy of the Lord is our strength. Watching a good choir sing or a preacher give out a moving sermon can be very uplifting. King Saul's therapy took place when he listened to beautiful music played by David. This soothe his troubled soul and left him laughing. Laughter can be a source of healing and comfort to many in stressful situations.