Why do humans pay much attention to wood culture from ancient times to today?

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Why do humans pay much attention to wood culture from ancient times to today?

Chinese ancients have always attached importance to the heavens and the earth and the yin and yang. In the traditional five elements of the doctrine, “wood” represents the white East, representing the endless life. Therefore, the ancients believed that trees are the channel for the exchange of heaven and earth, and that people communicate with the “sky” and express their wishes.

Wood health benefits

Visual effect: The wood texture is beautiful, the color is diverse, and it can effectively absorb the ultraviolet rays harmful to the human eye, thus making the person’s vision comfortable and healthy. Tactile effect: When people are in contact with wood, the temperature of the four seasons is similar. When walking on the wooden floor, it is soft and hard, and it is flexible. The wood gives a good touch. Hearing effect: Wood is a natural porous material with good sound absorption and sound insulation. Therefore, the house decorated with wooden materials has a small echo and good sound insulation, giving a comfortable and quiet feeling. Olfactory effect: A variety of woods often emit a special cheerful aroma, known as “pytoncides”. After testing, some of these gases can be sterilized, insecticidal, and some can be refreshing, and some can Calm nerves, resulting in health benefits for human health. Adjustment effect: Since the wood has certain moisture absorption and desorption performance, after the interior is cleaned with dry wood, if the air humidity is too large, the wood absorbs part of the water from the air, and vice versa, the water is released, so that the relative of the room Humidity produces a certain adjustment effect, which creates a more comfortable environment. It has been determined that in dwellings housed in wood, the temperature is lower in summer and warmer in winter.

Wood and human health

Wood gives people a natural and intimate feeling that cannot be replaced by any kind of building material. Foreign countries believe that: timber-framed houses are most suitable for human habitation. When astronauts return to Earth from space, they need to recover their physical fitness in a wooden mansion or sanatorium. Pythoncidere, a substance released by plants, has an antibacterial effect, purifies the air, reduces pollution, makes the breath smooth, and has a strong spirit, and achieves a clearing effect. The negative ion (air vitamin) is higher than the reinforced concrete. Hundreds of times. Fendoline and anion can kill bacteria in the air, curb human diseases, enhance immunity, and restore the body’s recovery, improve memory, lower blood pressure, stabilize the body’s autonomic nerves and make people feel refreshed. Moreover, wood has a unique aroma that provides a variety of health benefits for human health.氡 (radioactive inert gas, colorless and odorless) is very harmful to the human body. Scientists estimate that if you spend one day in a 200-beck/m3 room, it is equivalent to 15 cigarettes per person per day. It is mainly derived from inorganic building materials (such as concrete, brick, tile, sand, granite, marble, etc.) and the underlying soil. Wood is a good shielding material for strontium radiation. Japanese primary and secondary classrooms mostly use solid wood flooring to protect the health of young people. Moreover, according to Japanese scholars, the average life expectancy of wooden residential occupants is 9-11 years higher than that of reinforced concrete residential residents.

Because solid wood has many of the above-mentioned excellent effects, it makes people feel warm, natural, peaceful and comfortable. At present, wooden houses in Europe and the United States have formed a fashion, and have gradually become popular in China.

Wood and old man

Studies have shown that wood can give buildings a feeling of quietness and warmth at home; wood can aid in treatment and rehabilitation, relieve stress and improve mood; indoor wood has a positive impact on the behavior of the elderly. Researchers have confirmed that long-term hospitalization patients need a quiet and relaxed environment; and wood has a positive impact on indoor air quality, solid wood can keep the indoor air humidity to the best level for patients, especially for allergies and asthma patients. Research by the Norwegian Forest Institute has shown that one of the four walls with a window and the other side of the room is the most harmonious ward for the patient. The research results have confirmed that people have positive physiological and psychological reactions to indoor wood, and wood is also recognized as an auxiliary material for health and rehabilitation.