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    Default Laughter is the best medicine? Medical clowns help women get pregnant

    Really? This is a real thing?

    Medical clowns may boost IVF treatment success; Laughing may lower stress, raise implantation rate

    BY LINDSAY GOLDWERT
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    Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 11:38 AM

    Women who have tried everything to get pregnant may have one more option: A medical clown. Seriously.

    A study of 229 Israeli women undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to treat infertility received 15-minute visit from a trained "medical clown" immediately after the embryos were implanted. The success rate ballooned to 36%, compared with 20% for women who weren't given the silly treatment.

    The goal of the study was to see if reduced stress, caused by laughter, could increase the chance of that the injected embryo will successfully make its way into the womb.

    Afraid of clowns? Other treatments, including acupuncture have lead to positive results for women undergoing IVF.

    You can't become a medical clown just from attending your local clown college. The University of Haifa in Israel is the only school in the world that actually awards a degree in hospital jokery.

    These professional funnymen, who have taken courses in nursing, have made strides in Israeli children's wards by helping young patient communicate their pain and distract them from their suffering.
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    well, some women already treat their hoo-hoo like a clown car, so I guess this is the next logical step...

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    This actually doesn't surprise me that much. I've read about quite a few cases of people with serious, some life threatening, illnesses who have literally "laughed their way back to health".

    There is no doubt that the chemicals released in our brains when we are happy are far more powerful than we can so far account for, as perhaps are those released when we are under stress or unhappy.

    I had, or rather, to an extent, still have a stomach ulcer and I read a lot about psychological approaches to healing and I am no mystic type, but your attitude and outlook affects everything.

    Pain reduction was a big plus as i studied and applied a few simple techniques.

    Maybe the body just functions better when we allow ourselves a good laugh.

    It's also great when someone asks you why you are watching "Stripes" for the twentieth time. "Shut up. I'm taking my medicine".
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    Oh, yeah, now I remember...Robert Schimmel wrote a book on "surviving cancer on $5 a day" or something like that


    and there was a another book some time ago..some one got a diagnosis and went out and stocked up on videos and sat there and watched one after the other so as not to be sad...and they got well


    I suppose even if you don't get well, it beats sitting around in misery

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