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Natural Medicine

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During my drive to work earlier this week, I heard this inspiring story on public radio about an increasing trend for Forest Bathing, a practice that started in Japan back in the early 1990s.

It’s what we do almost every day at our place. Each time we walk Delilah along the perimeter trail through our woods we are breathing healthy phytoncides emitted by the plants and trees. This reduces stress levels and boosts our immune systems.

Wandering along the trail among the trees while listening to all the bird-calls and the sounds of rustling leaves is inspiring enough on its own, but add in some of nature’s medicinal forest air filling your lungs and you enjoy quite the bonus!

Forest bathing is a perfect complement for the workshops Cyndie leads with the horses and labyrinth. It has always been part of the experience here, but we never described it with as much clarity as the variety of published articles on the subject are now offering.

I believe that giving the experience some specific definition of what is happening serves to enhance the results. Thank you MPR!

In my mind, nature has always seemed the best when it comes to medicine.

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Written by johnwhays

July 19, 2017 at 6:00 am

4 Responses

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  1. A beautiful articulation of grounding! 🌱☀️ yes yes

    kelly a bailey

    August 14, 2017 at 6:39 am

  2. Definitely time to go walk in the woods as I say. The puppies even seen to calm down afterward our afternoon walks.

    Jim Parker (@drjparker)

    July 19, 2017 at 7:40 am

    • It’s a great prescription to fill! Breathe the forest air… Aaaaah.

      johnwhays

      July 19, 2017 at 7:48 am


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