As well as we know, handwoven can improve the quality of life, improve adaptability, and the output of the product also gives participants a sense of accomplishment. Therefore, handwoven has a great influence, is a good relaxing activity, also is a very useful treatment. In 1991 year, Kleinman and Stalcup pointed out that handwoven is a therapeutic method that requires scientific research and is an activity that is beneficial to the health of the whole nation and art. So how does it work as a treatment?
Relieve stress. Handwoven can reduce the pain and stress of the body and calm the mind.
Improve cognitive ability. Through further research, it is speculated that handwoven activities may improve the quality of life of the elderly and reduce the incidence of senile diseases.
Improve happiness. Participating in handwoven activities can promote the enthusiasm of the elderly to participate in social activities and solve the problem of social isolation of the elderly. They develop themselves and challenge life, continue to learn and develop, and remain open to innovative possibilities through the arts.
Improve brain structure. Handwoven can promote the recovery of hand and foot function in patients with hand surgery by improving the working model of the brain. This idea was proposed by Stewart and Cohen in 1997. Handwoven can reshape the brain, Studies also have concluded that environmental changes (such as handwoven ) can affect the structure of the brain.
Helps in the recovery of some mental illnesses. Studies have shown that handwoven is beneficial to mental disease patients to exercise and improve their thinking, reduce ideological pressure and cooperate with clinical treatment; it is also beneficial to improve the decline and negative symptoms of mental illness, thereby reducing the number of psychotropic drugs; it can make hospitalization become colorful and not feel monotonous, dull and closed. To reflect the self-life valuable.
In addition to being a treatment, handwoven can also promote immune function and its own mechanism of action.
The mechanism of action of depression. The immune function of patients with depression is relatively lower than that of normal people. Some handwoven activities designed according to the needs of patients can help stimulate the production of endorphins and improve physical and mental activities, thereby improving the immune ability of patients and making them feel happy.
The mechanism of action of schizophrenia. Handweaving can regulate autoimmunity to a certain extent, so it has a good therapeutic effect on schizophrenia. The elderly have a weakened immune function due to less activity. Handweaving training can improve the activity mode and environment of the elderly, thereby improving immune function and autonomous mobility.
Therefore, many research results proved that hand weaving has a rehabilitation function for many diseases such as senile diseases, mental diseases, and the recovery of hand and foot function. Through the treatment of hand-knitting, the working model of the brain is improved, improving mood, stimulating endorphins, resulting in a sense of well-being, which in turn activates the immune system and acts on the above diseases.I believe that in the near future, hand-knitting will play an important role in the field of home rehabilitation!
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