Tree Hugging Proven To Improve Health Issues

(By NaturalNews) Tree hugging, that much maligned hippy generation idea, has now been shown to have validity after all. Contrary to popular belief, touching a tree does make you healthier. In fact you don’t even have to touch the tree to get better, just being within its vicinity has the same effect.

In a recently published book, Blinded By Science, the author Matthew Silverstone, proves that trees improve many health issues such as; mental illnesses, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), concentration levels, reaction times, depression and the ability to alleviate headaches.

Countless studies have shown that children show significant psychological and physiological effects in terms of their health and well being when they interact with plants. They demonstrate that children function better cognitively and emotionally in green environments and have more creative play in green areas.

A large public health report that investigated the association between green spaces and mental health concluded that “access to nature can significantly contribute to our mental capital and wellbeing”.

So what is it about nature that can have these significant effects? Up until now it has been thought to be the open green spaces that cause this effect. However, Matthew Silverstone, shows that it is nothing to do with this by proving that it is the vibrational properties of trees and plants that give us the health benefits and not the open green spaces.

Blinded By Science answers how plants and trees affect us physiologically and it turns out to be very simple. It is all to do with the fact that everything vibrates, and different vibrations affect biological behaviours. It has been proven that if you drink a glass of water that has been treated with a 10Hz vibration your blood coagulation rates will change immediately on ingesting the treated water. It is the same with trees, when touching a tree its different vibrational pattern will affect various biological behaviours within your body.

This vibrational idea is backed up throughout the book by hundreds of scientific studies to provide overwhelming proof that tree hugging after all is not such a crazy idea. Not only is it good for our health but it can also save the Government a lot of money by offering an alternative form of treatment that is free.

One report concluded with the following: “safe, green spaces may be as effective as prescription drugs in treating some forms of mental illnesses”.

Wouldn’t it be nice to hear from now on that doctors treat some forms of illnesses by suggesting a walk in the park rather than taking a packet full of pills.


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  • Finally now they are getting what I have been guiding people to for ages. Thanks for posting this.

    • Gary Singh

      Well done, waking up more people – good article by the way.

  • Nina Angelo

    Love your work! always interesting and informative and I share it with others. Thank you for all your research and time gathering this information. It is much appreciated!

  • Jouni Sakari

    Thank you for this article .

    Trees are older beings than we might guess 🙂 <3

  • Suey

    I like this story. Makes me wanna go hug a tree right now.

  • Collen

    Great article on trees.I love sitting in the forest and listen to the wind. It’s very calming and restful, good for meditation and lowering blood pressure.

  • Mary Miller

    I grew up in a densely green place and then moved to the desert with my parents when I was still a teen. I was miserable. Then I moved back to the north and was happy. Moved back here to the desert a few years ago to care for my elderly mom and again at age 55 I”m miserable! Getting myself back to the north and tall trees as soon as I can! I honestly don’t get the whole desert as a spiritual place thing.

  • Trees radiate tiny particles called terpenes which we pick up when we are nearby and which are beneficial to us. This happens even when the leaves have fallen in winter. Walking near trees and hugging them is good natural medicine.

  • Laurence

    i’ve been hugging trees in my urban neighbourhood for a while now. i get a few stares but I dont care!!! It only looks crazy cos not enough of us do it!!! dont be ashamed to spread the love! ps: im completely sane and have long been aware of the benefits of trees, having many large trees in my garden whom i regularly visit to “charge” and “recharge”.

  • Garrett

    Those gosh darned hippies were right!!!

    Methinks I’m gonna go out and hug a tree.. 🙂

    I can completely agree with what Mary Miller said, how living in the north by trees was healthier for her, and the desert not as much. I spent a good deal of time on the west coast of Canada and felt SUPER healthy, then went back to the prairies where I grew up, and felt miserable. It’s too dry.. doesn’t do well for my body at all 🙁

    The extra moisture from being around trees, and the scents they give off in those moister environments is GOOD for our brains!! Very healthy!

  • Rob

    People used to think I was crazy for spending more time with trees than people. Trees never argued with me, they never judged me and they never expected anything from me. I learned more about unconditional love from trees than from my own parents. Great post. Cheers! Rob

  • Name (required)Mari

    I have been hugging trees since I was 3 years old. I love them so much. so beautiful, so serene.

  • Russell Four Eagles

    We have always known that every thing the Creator made has the exact vibration that he instilled in it and all things are part of the web of life. All things are here to help us survive but we don’t always remember to remember, Aho

  • Devi

    Wonderous mother Code arohA ….Devi

  • Very nice article!

  • Evan Andrews

    “This vibrational idea is backed up throughout the book by hundreds of scientific studies to provide overwhelming proof that tree hugging after all is not such a crazy idea. Not only is it good for our health but it can also save the Government a lot of money by offering an alternative form of treatment that is free.”

    Cool, I’d love to read some of them. If only there was a credible link to follow.

  • Ole

    This completely matches my experience over many years, and the only thing I could add, is that once you start hugging trees every now and then, you should notice how extremely different their personalities are.

  • Tan Kok Tim

    Please if you may, read the forewords on the chapter ‘Yoko agriculture – a collaboration between God, humans and nature” at this link:

  • Nick Kondax

    I live the middle of the Maine woods. Trees are my neighbors as soon as I walk out of my door and on my paths. I love communing with them!

  • I love it! <3 🙂

  • That vibrations in trees affect us physically and emotionally prompts association of ideas in many areas. The emanation of vibrations from chanting in religions devotion enhances spirituality of adherents. It is regular with Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians, the most famous of the latter is the Gregorian Chants. The mother’s soothing lullaby calms the child to sleep peacefully. Few fail to feel the tranquility of a domestic cat’s purring. And the film world has invariably used the sound vibrations of music to infect the audience with the desired emotions of anxiety, fear, outrageous anger in tune with the scene for intensity of feeling or otherwise. It appears a shame that sound/music was used much later for therapy in the medical world. This is long after the man-in-the-street lays down on his couch after a grueling day at work to relax to the soothing sounds of soft music. In nature spending a few days at a waterfall has marked healthy effects. The atmosphere is charged with positive ions through the effects of volumes of water roarring down the fall. The water at the falls becomes similarly charged with positive ions that produce mutli-healthy effects in the body when ingested. Hopefully further research on vibrations could harness good vibrations for widespread and cheap maintainace personal health.

  • Hugging trees didn’t begin with hippies but is something that has been done for ages. In my home country of Poland there are still people from the older generation that hug birch trees for reasons of enhanced wellness, a practice that comes back to its pre-Christian roots (pre 966 AD) to a time when humanity was more deeply connected with the earth…the modern technocratic world has created a society that is inherently disconnected with its environment and as such, practices like hugging trees have been all but lost. I’m glad to see there is scientific basis for things which were learned through experience to be true.

  • Pclvhpn 4 ALL

    I started out hugging trees 🙂 Many years ago. Showing people with developmental disabilities how spectacular it makes you feel 🙂 I now lay on the planet and give it a great big hug and then I turn over and give the Universe a hug 🙂 YOU are the Creator of thoughts 🙂 Make them Beautiful 🙂 It’s your choice 🙂

  • journey

    I loved living in my house on 3 acres of woods. Looking out every window,,,at trees! I didn’t realize until after i moved away, that now I was so stressed, but very calm when I lived in the woods. Just months after moving away, I found that NATURE is highly recommended for people with ADHD because it is so calming. How I loved my old trees!

  • Joseph

    Left Corporate America to live with the trees and LOVIN IT ! Healthier than ever.

  • greta

    every morning I walk with elementary school students in our labyrinth and when we reach the center we sit on the round bench circling a very large oak tree, I have students lean back on the tree with heads touching and we do a heart meditation. It is so grounding and centering to start our day. Thank you for the research to prove what we experience! blessings, Greta (school counselor/labyrinth creator!)

  • Joann Mariu

    I confess..I’ve hugged trees..its been a while since I last hugged one but I’m gonna hug a few tomorrow!!Thanks for the info Wake Up World!!Keep it coming!!!

  • Mike

    Ahh always played around trees as a kid 😀 unfortunetly not around them nearly as much due to moving to the city.

  • Somewhere I read a Native American comment that you should always ask permission from a tree before touching it. As a long-time tree worshipper – and hugger – and I was grateful to receive this.