Forest therapy

Natural remedy: Climate

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Forest therapy is a targeted, indication-related healing application under therapeutic guidance for patients with specific clinical pictures in the health-promoting environment of the forest. In addition to the targeted influence on specific functional disorders according to the medical indication, forest therapy aims to promote health through the non-specific physiological effects of the forest climate on the immune or endocrine system as well as a targeted reduction of stress symptoms through mindfulness-based mental or physical exercises.

The treatment spectrum in the forest is broad. For this reason, forest therapy has also been specialised - so therapists from the «white» and «green» professions offer their experience and expertise in the field of prevention and rehabilitation.

The forest as a «green pharmacy» appeals to all human senses:

  • Green landscape - improves mood and reduces fatigue.
  • Reduced light intensity lowers activity levels - stress symptoms and cortisol levels decrease
  • Peace and quiet in the forest - conveys a sense of security
  • random forest sounds - improve cognition
  • Natural forest sounds - support relaxation
  • Essential oils - support relaxation
  • typical forest smells - often act as positive emotional anchors
  • typical forest surfaces and structures - appeal to the sense of touch
  • Forest floor trains the equilibrium system and the unconscious perception of one's own body (6th sense)
  • Fruits of the forest
The forest has been shown to have a beneficial effect on:
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Psychosomatic diseases
  • Orthopaedic diseases
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Oncological diseases
  • Neurological diseases