Improve Mood And Reduce Pain, Try Horticultural Therapy

- Jun 22, 2018-

Improve mood and reduce pain, try horticultural therapy!

At present, more and more health care institutions, from hospitals to geriatric care homes to psychiatric hospitals, favor horticultural therapy and use horticultural activities as a means of treating patients.


Horticultural Therapy: Use horticultural activities to treat disorders.

Human beings are part of nature and lose contact with nature. Tensions and anxiety and depression will occur. Establishing connections with nature will allow people to rethink the meaning of life in order to fear nature and fear life.

Horticultural therapy can really slow down the heart rate, improve mood, relieve pain, and greatly help patients recover.

Horticultural therapy has grown by leaps and bounds, a few years after the end of the US-Vietnam War. American veterans who were traumatized on the battlefield were completely unable to reintegrate into normal society because of distorted personality and values.


During the treatment of these veterans, American doctors used a variety of therapies, including music therapy, psychotherapy and so on. When these treatments failed to function effectively, doctors introduced horticultural therapy to the recovery of the wounded and vocational training, with unexpected results.

Professionals have found that people suffering from depression undergo some simple horticultural activities and discharge sweat to promote the balance of dopamine and serotonin and improve depression symptoms.

Through long-term observation and research, medical scientists believe that horticultural work is indeed a physical and mental health activity that can regulate people's emotions and give people spiritual sustenance and comfort. They pointed out that people often approach the green in their gardening work and can relieve nervous tension and achieve therapeutic effects.


Some doctors let mood swing patients stroll through the garden to stabilize their emotions. This is the simplest form of horticultural therapy. Later, it was introduced to the rehabilitation of the wounded and vocational training. It enriched the horticultural therapy with new connotations and allowed the patient to recover in horticultural operations.