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Healing gardens

June 19, 2014
By Stephanie Bethke-DeJaeghere - Master gardener , Marshall Independent

Throughout history, gardens have been used to aid in the healing process?- from the Japanese Zen Garden to the Monastic Cloister garden. However, with the advances in medical technology in the 20th century, the use of gardens as healing elements began to diminish. Fortunately with the recent interest in complementary and alternative therapies, which emphasizes healing the whole person - mind, body, and spirit - rather than simply alleviating symptoms, the interest in garden as healer has been revived.



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