An study at UCLA is experimenting with how laughter might help kids with cancer and other painful diseases to manage pain better, recover from it faster, and generally have stronger immune systems.
The study is ongoing at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center, through a nonprofit project called Rx Laughter. Its pilot study on kids presented results in 2007, and it’s now extending to veterans and military families.
Having recently written a post on the RSM principle that humor can lighten and heal, it’s neat to look at the research that’s going on out there that backs up what Ilana’s been saying for years. My hope is that bit by bit, folks in the scientific community will begin to study the principles of the body-mind connection systematically, and open up greater acceptance of the kind of work that we do.
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