MONQ & Forest Bathing
Men and women did not always live in sterile environments, essentially devoid of trees, shrubs and flowering plants. However, today’s city dwellers do exactly that. And, at what cost?
Assuming that evolution is in your vocabulary, it should be easy to understand that physiologically, there may be tremendous costs associated with taking homo sapiens out of the environment into which they evolved over eons.
Homeostasis, that balance between high and low, in and out, hot and cold - the equilibrium that allows all living things to maintain their vitality.
Where Does MONQ Fit Into This concept?
First described in Japan in 1982, and more recently throughout the orient and now western countries, the concept of Forest Bathing or Shinrin-yoku in Japanese, has taken flight.
Dozens of studies have demonstrated improved physiological well-being from brief visits to a heavily wooded area. There are a variety of theories regarding why one’s blood pressure, pulse and respiratory rate should all diminish upon spending as little as 15 minutes just sitting in the woods, but the most frequently utilized explanation is that breathing in the fragrances, the aromatic compounds which are released in the forest, is the causative agent of this improvement in physiology.
And, what are these aromatic compounds? For the most part they are terpenes, a large class of chemicals produced and released by plants all of which are based upon a familiar carbon structure.
These terpenes are the ‘active ingredients’ of MONQ, and when breathing on a MONQ aromatherapy diffuser you are actively breathing in over 100 different terpenes, chemicals which, as above, have been seen to improve health.
So, Breath MONQ Aromatherapy Diffusers
Don’t have time to take a walk in the woods every day? That’s okay! A few breaths on the diffuser, a few times a day, can provide a physiological dose of terpenes, just where and when you need them!