Did you know wood could lower your blood pressure?
Well, maybe not directly but sitting around a crackling campfire may indeed lower your blood pressure!
Our enjoyment of gazing at fire is in our DNA, as the act of gathering around a fire dates back to prehistoric times. As humans we, socialized around camp fires, a place where we fell safe and warm.
When we sit around a fire, we are in a multi-sensory state utilizing auditory, heat, olfactory, visual, and smoke/food taste.
The studies showed that people who stared at and or listened to a fire for at least 15 minutes, had both their diastolic and systolic level drop 1.9 and 1.3 points respectfully.
Dr. Lynn believes it the comforting vibe and fire’s light spectrum, that puts one in a trancelike state.