"Treehugger" (tree huggers) is a term that is used as an insult against environmentalists, but which they have happily adopted. It is a conspicuous way that shows that a person cares about trees. But scientists say hugging trees is worth much more than that.
Blinded by Science, a book published by Matthew Silverstone, shows that trees can actually impart positive health impacts such as depression, concentration levels, stress, and some forms of mental illness. She also found that spending time near trees and hugging them relieves headaches.
Studies in children have shown a significant psychological and physiological improvement in their health when they are involved with plants and trees. Some research showed that children perform better in green environments and are more creative in natural green environments.
A study by researcher Marc Berman, ensures that nature is really effective in alleviating the symptoms of depression, and even promoting attention and memory at work.
"Safe green spaces can be as effective as prescription drugs in treating some mental illnesses." Scientists from Stanford University explained.
Silverstone demonstrates how the vibrational properties of trees and plants are actually what gives us the net positive health impacts. A glass of water treated with a 10 Hz vibration has been shown to cause your blood clotting to change almost immediately. It is the same with trees, as they have different vibrational patterns than you. Watch the video below (in English)