SEEN FROM ELSEWHERE – Born in Japan, this practice helps patients with multiple sclerosis, the depressed or people cured of Covid suffering from pulmonary complications. Neurologist Giovanna Borriello evaluated the effects.
Tiziana Moriconi (The Republic)
There are places, like forests, that make us feel better – and even seem to have a measurable effect on our physiological parameters. It does take some of the poetry out of the practice, but describing an intuitive concept using data still has its merits, as well as potentially useful spinoffs. Giovanna Borriello, a 44-year-old neurologist – including 20 years caring for patients with multiple sclerosis – is convinced (and she is not the only one). So much so that she has measured, paintings in hand, the effects that a deep and guided contact with nature can have both on former Covid patients complaining of pulmonary sequelae and on people with multiple sclerosis.
“It’s called sylvotherapy, explains Giovanna Borriello, but I would like to point out right away that this is not a branch of medicine, but a type of complementary medicine that comes to us from Japan and
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