Dendrotherapy – Healing Trees & Their Beneficial Properties

Dendrotherapy Birch Healing Trees

Dendrotherapy is nothing new. Beneficial properties of trees for have been appreciated for centuries. It is a branch of folk medicine – a method of healing by the help of healing trees. Some trees emit energy which is very subtle and has a soothing effect on the human body. It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.

The energy of healing trees also has a soothing effect on the nervous system and allows you to relax.

The best varieties are oak, pine, and birch but rowan, cedar, apple, plum, and locust are almost as equally valuable. At the same time, there are trees that have a negative impact on your body.

Healers also recommend climbing the trees, in order to exchange your strength with the tree’s and take in as much strength of the tree as possible. Many people build their houses in the woods and children instinctively climb trees.

What is the best time for dendrotherapy?

According to research, healing trees have the best impact on the human body in the morning and in the afternoon, ideally, until 5 p.m.

Sessions should last no more than 20 minutes and evening sessions are not recommended.

Summer dendrotherapy sessions help in the treatment of physical ailments while winter sessions have a soothing effect on the psyche.

How to communicate with healing trees?

It is simple!

  • First, face the donor tree at distance of 40-60 cm.
  • Then close your eyes and relax.
  • Visualize a wave of warm energy going from your toes up to your head and
  • Concentrate on the feeling of receiving the energy from the tree.

It is important for you to be free of any tension.

Proper breathing will help the energy you receive to be equally distributed throughout the body.

Breathing exercises include four phases which should last an equal amount of time or 4-8 minutes each:

  • Inhaling
  • Keeping the air in the lungs
  • Exhaling and
  • The time between two breaths when the lungs are empty.

The best is to spend some time in isolation in nature or beside “your” tree, the tree which knows you and the tree you’ve known from childhood.

Once, it was a tradition to plant a tree when a baby was born, for example, linden, fir, or birch for a girl and an oak tree for a boy. It is especially interesting to observe both the tree and the baby developing and growing.

What if you don’t have a park nearby?Thin Slices Of Wood

Specialists suggest that you can also use thin slices cut from different types of wood. Even though all of us have our own tree, oak, pine, and birch fit into almost every “profile”.

Academician Boris Dodonov successfully created a universal corrector of human bioenergy field. It is a 20-30 cm wide, simple slice of a particular tree, approximately 10 cm thick with a hole in the center and seven oblique radial incisions around it.

Of course, it is better to use a living tree than its part, but this has always been a way of treating headache, tonsillitis, toothache, and gastritis in Russia. So, for emergency cases, you can use a part of the tree but keep in mind that it is better to be a piece from the upper part of the tree. All you have to do is to hold the piece of wood lightly pressed against the painful area.

The most important is that this method isn’t harmful by any means.

Healing Trees Birch Tree

Types of healing trees


Oak also has excellent properties and is one of the best generators of positive energy. It has a good impact on the brain functions, works as an anti-stress agent, and improves circulation. Because of its strong energy, it is indicated for the people suffering from long-term weakness. It also drives away fear, kidney stones, eases blood problems, reduces injury healing time and fevers. Oak furniture in your home radiates positive energy.


Birch is one of the most famous healing trees because it has a number of medicinal and healing properties.  It is a great ionizer and extremely rich in biologically active substances.

This tree gives energy and it is believed that it can take over a human disease. Its energy is especially beneficial for depression. Actually, birch protects mothers and their young; brings new beginnings, helps fight colds and flu, reduces problems with fluid retention, high cholesterol levels, skin allergies and eczema. It is enough to visit a birch grove once a week and to hug one of the biggest trees there for around 15 minutes.


It’s a tree that gives you the energy to take action and strengthens the willpower. It relieves depression, sense of isolation, calms anxiety, nightmares, gastric problems, cuts, and wounds.

Apple Tree

Brings fertility in every way, has a good impact on immunity, helps reduce the negative effects of stress and restores optimism, self-love, and health.

It also relieves a toothache, nausea, fluid retention, digestive disorders, and problems with kidneys, liver, and spleen.


Beech improves concentration and stress resistance, brings unconscious wisdom, it has a beneficial effect on blood circulation. It is helpful for healing wounds, ulcers, sores, and stomach.


This tree is especially positive for newborn infants and people struggling with a cough and a runny nose.

Drives away all harm and heals throat, chest, and lung infections. It recovers your inner balance, eliminates mental tension and has a beneficial effect on the immune system.


Rowan gives the positive energy to people dealing with addictions, it has a motivating effect and increases will-power.


Chestnut drives away all kinds of fear and tension, eliminates insomnia and relieves pain from rheumatoid arthritis. It also strengthens the body against allergies. However, in the case of allergies, chestnut, as well as other trees, should be sought in pieces of wood in order to avoid contact with allergens.

Trees that give negative energy:

  • Alder,
  • Aspen,
  • Cherry
  • Fir,
  • Juniper,
  • Spruce,
  • Willow

When you feel distressed, tense or sad, press your palms and back (along the spinal column) tightly against such a tree. Do it in the same manner children do when they hide behind a tree and play hide and seek! It is an excellent method for alleviating irritability and tension.

If you are dealing with problems related to internal organs, just hug a tree as if it is a dear friend. But keep in mind that it’s not recommended to spend more than 20 minutes in such a hug.

Trees provide some kind of protection in their growing areas. A warning sign is when trees surrounding a house are in poor condition. In this case, the owner of the house must know that something isn’t right. Therefore it is important to understand the messages from nature and to learn how to interact.

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