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Margie Ford
(225) 272-4447
142 McGehee Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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The Sanctuary
(225) 278-9187
5557 Government Street
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Wellness & Health Consultations, Massage Therapy, Life Coaching
Gender
Female
Education
Trinity School of Natural Health Doctorate of Naturopathy, Certified Natural Health Practitioners
Professional Memberships
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, La. Health Freedom Coalition, Certified Spiritual Healer, Ordained Minister

Aroma for Life
(225) 615-7773
611 Spring Cove Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
Gender
Male

Loretta Nichenko
(318) 226-5190
1545 Line Ave.+ Ste. 203
Shreveport, LA
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Carolyne Yakaboski
(318) 387-3000
405 Stella St.+ Ste. C
West Monroe , LA
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Dr. Conrad Adams
(225) 924-0604
4664 Jamestown Ave, Suite 140-C
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Blood Chemistry Analysis, Energy Healing, Guided Imagery, Healing Touch, Hypnotherapy, Integrative Medicine, Medical Intuitive, Meditation, Metaphysics, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Past Life Regression, Psychotherapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Spiritual Counseling, Therapeutic Touch, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Alpha Motivation Institute

Professional Touch Massage Therapy
(225) 281-7511
Two locations and mobile services available
Baton Rouge, Zachary, LA
Specialty
Therapeautic/Clinical Massage
Education
Licensed and Registered in MS and LA

Michael Blancaneaux
(504) 568-4000
630 Hancock Street
Gretna, LA
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Natasha Cvitanovich
(504) 885-8355
3333 Kingman St.+ Ste. 102
Metairie, LA
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Andrea Murina
(504) 392-7225
298 Dale Avenue
Gretna, LA
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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LOL: It's Good For You

Ever since the writer Norman Cousins’ groundbreaking Anatomy of
an Illness
shed light on laughter’s medicinal qualities nearly 30 years ago,
the sick—and people who don’t want to be—have been mining the benefits
of mirth in greater numbers. Now researchers are drilling deeper to
understand the healing power of humor and laughter, both artificial and real.

By Allan Richter

March 2008

In late January, in a small triangular meeting room of a Philadelphia hospital, a dozen cancer patients and some of their family and caregivers suspended reality for 45 minutes. Urged on by a therapist who assumed the role of tour guide, the group escaped on a much-needed vacation to Hawaii without stepping foot out of the room. They laughed all the way there.

Mimicking an airliner carrying them off, they extended their arms and flew in circles around the room; imaginary welcome drinks awaited their landing. They scampered on sun-baked sand and fished along the Hawaiian shoreline. They fluttered around a tropical garden like butterflies and hummingbirds. At the suggestion of therapist Gerri Delmont to “key down,” they ended the trip, gathering handfuls of sand and gazing calmly into the ocean.

Each exercise began with artificial laughter—a series of prompted “hee hee, ha ha, ho ho” chants. Those gave way to the genuine giggles, cheer and glee that were the real aim of the therapy. A half-hour after the session ended, patient Mary Domina still wore a broad smile that pushed up her round red cheeks. “I feel bright, jubilant, alive,” she said. “It was just like a shot of oxygen. When I get in a bad mood, I’m going to think ‘hee hee, ha ha, ho ho.’”

Standing near Domina in the Philadelphia branch of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Scot St. Pierre said the laughter therapy was like a religious cleansing of the soul. “It almost feels like you’ve been to church,” said St. Pierre, whose mother Madona, a patient, likened the therapy’s effects to the tranquility she feels from watching the sea.

With chuckles that sometimes lead to bliss, the sick and ailing—as well as those who don’t want to be—have been tapping the healing power of laughter with increasing fervor since the writer Norman Cousins famously recognized laughter as a source of vitality in his groundbreaking 1979 book Anatomy of an Illness (W.W. Norton & Company). In that work, Cousins chronicled his recovery from ankylosing spondylitis, a deterioration of the connective tissue in the spine that struck him in 1964, with the help of loads of vitamin C and pain-reducing laughter sessions that let him sleep peacefully and that he repeated each time his discomfort would return.

Today, laughter is known to have a wide array of healthcare applications. And it has become more apparent why so many comedians who have had troubled and sometimes tragic upbringings, from Charlie Chaplin to Rodney Dangerfield and Carol Burnett, were so drawn to their line of work.

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