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Healing Gardens for Health Recovery Patients and for Healthier Community Every Day

Updated on May 27, 2013

Benefits of Healing Gardens

Appropriately designed gardens associated with certain hospitals in America have been found to have health benefits and faster recovery for certain patients such as some heart surgery patients.

This topic in the context of hospital gardens is titled "Nature That Nurtures" written by Deborah Franklin based in San Francisco in Scientific American magazine, March, 2012 issue, page 24.

Yes, gardens are therapeutic and psychological benefits to gardners have been known for many years as gardening specially as one gets older is an hobby that is pursued by many.

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From Cultural Inheritance of "Paradise" in West to Plantation Gardens in South USA

Gardens are part of human heritage centuries old. For example, The word "Paradise" is perceived as a "garden", and comes from the ancient Persian word, "Pardise". Centuries ago, Persian kings, particularly those coming from desert environment loved gardens for their palaces.

There are deep psychological benfits that are associated with human evolution going back 4 million years of transition from pre-human existence to home sapien specie of existence as a hunter gathing band existence by a lake or river that surely influenced the human genetic grammer as well as our social grammer wiring that makes a healing garden environment healing for health recovery.

That legacy continued to many a home built by kings to plantation owners of the Southern USA.

Healing Gardens as Human Cultural Heritage

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Gardens are part of human heritage centuries old. For example, The word "Paradise" is perceived as a "garden", and comes from the ancient Persian word, "Pardise". Centuries ago, Persian kings, particularly those coming from desert environment loved gardens for their palaces.

There are deep psychological benfits that are associated with human evolution going back 4 million years of transition from pre-human existence to home sapien specie of existence as a hunter gathing band existence by a lake or river that surely influenced the human genetic grammer as well as our social grammer wiring that makes a healing garden environment healing for health recovery.

That legacy continued to many a home built by kings to plantation owners few generations ago in Southern USA.

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"People of The Lake" -- A Recent Scientific Discovery About Human Origins in Africa

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Example of "People of the Lake", a scientific story of first humans known as of today, by two generations of Leaky Family's painstacking scientific research and fossil hunting in East Africa.

This knowledge of human inheritance is relavant to why healing gardens are helpful and necessary for health recovery and healthier community.

This story of first humans gives us a picture of how the startling development of humans took place in the last minute of human existence of millions of years pre-human primate existence.

Existing primates of today, with whom common genetic inheritance has been determined to be more than 90 per cent plus similar to other existing primate species today. This is is a recent bio science of genetic inheritance .

These discoveries about genes also linked humans to primate inheritance that gives scientists insights to the healing benefits of a gardens as existed in the environment of pre-human primate existence for about 4 million years prior to existence of human specie. .

What have we learned about the value of garden as a healing force for medical patients ?

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But this topic is about gardens that have been found to be an added healing force for those who are patients recoverying from heart surgeries, and other maladies typically treated in an hospital or a health facility.

What have we learned about the value of garden as a healing force for medical patients.

What elements of a garden are most value added for such recovering patients ? How can we make access to such healing gardens more available for patients and for the rest of us as part of healthier community ?

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Healing Gardens for Children not same as for Adults

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These are some questions comes to mind in exploring this intriguing finding about the benefits of a hospital garden reported by journalist, Deborah Franklin.

What elements need to be present for a garden associated with a children’s hospital ?

“The toddler is shown exploring the meandering paths, sun-draped lawn and the gnarling roots of a shade tree” according to the Debra Franklin’s Scientific American Magazine “Nature That Nurtures” article. The toddler in this case is a heart transplant patient.

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But patients recovering from gall bladder surgery or heart surgery are likely to be recovering longer in a off-hospital facility or at home with family as first choice of such patients as the most affordable option today.

So, a healing garden for such patients, if proven to be value added may be more an accessabiltiy issue on a community level rather than a “hospital garden issue” as such.

What characteristics need to be presence for a healing garden for such recovering surgery patients or cancer patients whose recovery is done at home or at a surgery recovery health center ?

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Debra Franklin's "Nature That Nurtures" Article

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Deborah Franklin makes some valuable observations but this topic of the health benefits of a healing garden for surgery patients may be too new yet for most communities in America for clear focus.

Franklin Commentary

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Here is what Franklin adds “Fortunately as the evidence implicating hospitals as major engines of stress builds, the stack of data suggesting that gardens and planted alcoves can encourage healing has grown too.

Just three to five minutes spent looking at views dominated by trees, flowers or water can begin to reduce anger, anxiety and pain and to induce relaxation., according to various studies of healthy people that measured physiological changes in blod pressure, muscle tension, or heart and brain electrical activity.

Franklin Prescription Keys for Healing Gardens

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Deborah Franklin Prescription for Healing Gardens. She asks the valuable question: “What Makes Gardens Healing ?” (Page 25, “Nature That Nurtures”, Scientifique American, March, 2012 issue, available at Fairfax Public Library, Fairfax, VA).

Franklin Answers:

01. Keep it Green

02. Keep it Real

03. Keep it Interesting

04. Engage Multiple Senses

05. Mind the Walkways

06. Water with Care

07. Make Entry Easy

What Key Elements for Healing Gardens, both public, private, and by member subscription ?

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YouTube--Green Living Philosophy and Practice - East Meet West Inspired By Nature

A Message From Brian The Folk Singer--Traveling On The Way

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