Silvotherapy: which trees to embrace to immediately feel a little better

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Hugging a tree can make us feel better. Official science is increasingly interested in the beneficial influence of nature on our health. In particular, in recent times he has deepened how important it is to find contact with nature to recharge with energy and reduce stress.





Hugging a tree it can make us feel better. Official science is increasingly interested in the beneficial influence of nature on our health. In particular, in recent times he has deepened how important it is to find the contact with nature to recharge your batteries and reduce stress.

In this, the trees seem to have a fundamental role. Eastern philosophies and traditions, with particular reference to Taoism and traditional Chinese medicine, have long known that trees are a real panacea for our health.

Trees are not alone the guardians of the planet, they are also real energy antennas, living organisms that sink their roots in the ground and that can have a very long life and we can get close to them to recharge.

We already told you about how beneficial it is hug the trees according to the principles of silvotherapy. Hugging a tree to feel better is in fact the basic advice of this practice. In particular, silvotherapy was recognized as a scientific method only in 1927, when it had been used for centuries as a natural therapy for well-being.

Silvotherapy is based on the ancient idea of health recovery through trees. Some past texts refer precisely to this practice with particular reference to Books of the Tao Intikolati Mantak Chia e Maneewan Chia.

According to the Books of the Tao, the largest trees are also the ones that contain the most energy. It is interesting to learn and distinguish the properties of different trees in order to choose better which tree to embrace based on the benefits you would like to obtain.


1) The pin they are among the trees with the greatest healing capacity. They radiate energy and strengthen the nervous system. They feed the soul. In China they are considered immortal trees.


2) The cypresses and cedars they reduce the sensation of heat and nourish the yin energy.

3) The willows they help relieve excess body moisture, reduce high blood pressure, and strengthen the urinary tract and bladder.

4) Theelm calms the mind and strengthens the stomach.

5) Theacacia helps balance body temperature

6) The maples they help relieve pain.

7) The fico cleanses the heart and helps remove moisture from the body.

8) to cinnamon (or cinnamon) eliminates the cold from the heart and abdomen.

9) Thefir aids in the healing of fractures and the reduction of swelling.

10) The hawthorn promotes digestion and strengthens the intestine.

When we hug a tree, we try to get inside a new connection with nature. Let us approach calmly and feel all the energy of him. Before hugging a tree, we can sit at her feet with our back resting along the trunk, close our eyes and take long, deep breaths. Thus we will begin to relax and to get in tune with the environment in which we find ourselves.

Then we can stand up and observe the tree we have chosen from both a distance and up close. So let's get close to the tree and place a hand on its bark. It is with the contact that we begin to feel better the energy that that tree can give us.



Hugging a tree it is a truly unique experience. It can't be miraculous but it costs nothing. However, only the idea of ​​experiencing a beautiful and new sensation will help us feel better right away.

Marta Albè

Photo Source: Jack Canada Poster

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