Laughter therapy

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Dr. Byong-Hyon Han
BGS Group, Seoul, Korea
Email: bhhan590@gmail.com

Manuscript Topics
Health determines people’s life and their quality of life. The substantial increase in life expectancy is one of the great human achievements of the past century. However, the rise in life expectancy has led to a huge increase in the diseases associated with later life – noncommunicable, often chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and dementias. The risk factors for these diseases are predominately connected to people’s lifestyles earlier in life; smoking, poor diet, insufficient physical activity, alcohol overuse, and etc.

On the other hand, humans are made up of mind and body. Thus it is true that a smile earns a youth, a wrath gets an age. In this sense, individuals are eager to take the responsibility to fight off these diseases by utilization of “something new and different” rather than drug, since drug itself is not enough for man enable to live 100 years old with health.

According to Dr. Byong-Hyon Han (2016), “Therapy of Social Medicine” can be defined as every event or activity including health behavior and illness behavior for health management and improvement or methodology derived from the theory of social medicine. One example of social medicine therapy is the rapid spread of laughter therapy around the world. In fact, laughter is translated into “gelos” in Greek, and it originates from the word “hele”, which means “health.” As a result, laughter is held in high esteem today as more indicators are revealed that show laughter is useful to promoting health.

Such being the case, we invite scientists and researchers to contribute full text research articles, contemporary reviews or viewpoints regarding important advancements in laughter therapy.
Topics include (but are not limited to)
• new theoretical constructions between laughter and health
• therapeutic relationship between gene and laughter
• comparison studies among countries, ages, gender, and/or races on laughter therapy
• clinical practices
• meta-analysis

Paper submission
All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed before their acceptance for publication.
The deadline for manuscript submission is 31st December 2019.

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