Tree hugging has now been shown to have scientific 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
There is so much that modern science does not know, or does not accept, when it comes to natural healing and healing energy. But then, how can you patent and profit from something like tree hugging?
Modern science denied any benefits from accupuncture other than the placebo effect until study after study proved them wrong. Some still cling to that view and they continue to deny chakras and other healing energy that is outside their mainstram science.
Likewise, aromatherapy has long been written off as quakery, Then it was found to be quite scientifically valid. See:
"Taking Time to Smell Roses Really CAN Ease Stress"
A favorite target of mainstream medicine dating back over a century has been homeopathy. Science could not understand it and it also has represented a very big threat to the profits of mainstream drugs and treatments. Then a nobel prize winning scientist discovered the basis for homeopathy:
Besides the profit motive behind denial of anything which cannot be patented and profited from, mankind continues to fall into the same centuries-old trap of believing that the science of today has all the answers. That was true when science believed that the world was flat, it was true when science believed that the sun and rest of the universe revolved around the earth, and it is true today.
Just as has happened time and again, a hundred years or two from now science will look back upon today's lack of knowledge with disdain. And probably once again believe that it has all the answers.http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=210963