humour therapy, humor therapy
Der Wissenschaftsjournalist Cousins ist ein Beispiel für die positiven Auswirkung von Lachen. In seiner Autobiografie „Der Arzt in uns selbst“ (Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient) beschreibt er seine von ihm erfundene Lachtherapie, [...]http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Cousins
However, extensive research on 'laughter therapy' did not begin until after the New England Journal of Medicine published an article by Norman Cousins in 1976. Later, in 1979, this article became the first chapter of his book, 'Anatomy of an Illness.'http://personal-development.com/chuck/laughter.htm
Laughter therapy, also called humor therapy, is the use of humor to promote overall health and wellness. [...]
For years, the use of humor has been used in medicine. Surgeons used humor to distract patients from pain as early as the 13th century. Later, in the 20th century, came the scientific study of the effect of humor on physical wellness. Many credit this to Norman Cousins. After years of prolonged pain from a serious illness, Cousins claims to have cured himself with a self-invented regimen of laughter and vitamins. In his 1979 book Anatomy of an Illness,
Cousins describes how watching comedic movies helped him recover.http://www.cancercenter.com/complementary-alt...