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Dr. Randall Yee
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Humor Therapy (Overview)

Humor therapy programs provide support to those seeking to accomplish or overcome something through the use of humor.


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What is humor therapy?

What is humor therapy?

Laughter can CURE: I met norman cousins in los angeles in 1989. He had revitalized a popular belief in the power of the mind on the body in his book: anatomy of an illness (norton, 1979). He recounts in 1964 he developed a disabling arthritis, left the hospital, checked into a hotel and arranged for showings of laugh provoking films, and read humorous books. His symptoms improved without drugs (except vitamin c). ...Read more

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Dr. Randall Yee
11 doctors shared insights

Humor Therapy (Overview)

Humor therapy programs provide support to those seeking to accomplish or overcome something through the use of humor.


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What does humor therapy mean (is it the same as laughter therapy)?

What does humor therapy mean (is it the same as laughter therapy)?

Attitude: There is no medical effect from "laughter therapy." it's still a good idea, though, because learning to laugh despite the worst of problems gives you the proper attitude: every day that we are alive on this earth is a precious gift, and it is to be enjoyed. Count your blessings. Laugh like you mean it. ...Read more

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What are the five stages of therapy?

What are the five stages of therapy?

5 Stages of loss as: In grief therapy? Denial, anger, bargaining depression, ; acceptance. They don't always come in order ; you may repeat phases as the depth of grieving your loss deepens. ...Read more

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How effective is bio resonance therapy?

How effective is bio resonance therapy?

Not at all: Bioresonance therapy is very effective at relieving you of your hard-earned money, but that's all. It's complete and total pseudoscientific claptrap. Don't fall for it. Knowledge is power. Arm yourself. ...Read more

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What is benefit of pool therapy for pt?

What is benefit of pool therapy for pt?

Decreased pain: Being in a pool reduces the effects of gravitly on the body. This allows patients with moderate to advanced arthitis or limited mobility to complete exercises. ...Read more

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How does bmt compare to other therapies?

How does bmt compare to other therapies?

Bone marrow transpla: I think you're asking about a bone marrow transplant, which is a radical cancer treatment. Essentially it is used to allow the oncologist to use such a high dose of chemotherapy medication that it would completely "wipe-out" all of the growing cells in the body all at once, even the blood producing cells in the bone marrow, and then restore the marrow, essentially rescuing the patient. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a therapy is questionable?

How can you tell if a therapy is questionable?

Sounds Too Good: Like anything else in life, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't. Research is your best weapon. Ask questions. If your doctor is unwilling to, unable to, or avoids answering, get a second opinion. The internet can be both good and bad, so try to stick with approved medical websites. ...Read more

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How is writing therapy beneficial for a person?

How is writing therapy beneficial for a person?

Many ways: Writing helps us organize and collect our thoughts and feelings. Different parts of the brain are engaged when we speak vs. Write, and sometimes the act of committing our internal dialogue to the written word is very helpful. Also, documenting our emotional process from time to time to go back and examine can be a useful way to gauge progress. ...Read more

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Which country first created complementary therapies?

Which country first created complementary therapies?

Universal: All groups of people, even those living in the middle stone age, have had systems of healing and empirical remedies that lack the power and precision of today's hard-core science, but that offered comfort and probably considerable help. In fact, most of the botanicals that we have that work come from these savvy observers. ...Read more