Laughter and health- Dr Srikant Sharma
Laughter and health Dr Srikant Sharma Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain. Charlie Chaplin In India, World Laughter Day was first observed was on January 10, 1998, in Mumbai. It was created in 1998 by Dr Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement. It was marked for world peace and to build up a sense of brotherhood and friendship through laughter.
Laughter may be defined as the manifestation of the combination of bodily phenomena (such as the rapid deep inspiration, the forcible jerky expiration, the utterance of inarticulate sounds, the facial distortion, the shaking of the sides) that forms the instinctive expression of joyous; and that can be produced by certain physical sensations, such as tickling.
There are primarily two types of laughter- Duchenne laughter (relaxed, unforced laughter that is emotional stimulus-driven, involving involuntary contraction of the orbicularis oculi muscles) and non-Duchenne laughter (context-driven and emotionless, with no orbicularis oculi involvement).
Dr Srikant is an MD in medicine with 27 years post MD experience. Currently working as a senior specialist in Internal Medicine in Moolchand Medcity. By 2020, he has had more than 150 National & International level publications and several chapters in internationally recognized books such as “Advances & Innovations in heart failure, Diagnostic, Prognostic, and Therapeutic implications” and “Advances in Clinical Cardiovascular Imaging, Echocardiography & Interventions (ACCI-EI)” etc. I have been a speaker & chairman in many national level webinars as well. He has also trained and mentored many post graduates students and guided them with their research papers. Frequently appeared on Indian News television channels and All India radio stations along with featured articles in Indian newspapers.