American Scientist reported the research on Forest Medicine conducted in Japan.

Last Updated: june 29, 2011

Recently, the American Scientist (July-August 2011 Volume 99, Number4)reported the research on Forest Medicine conducted in Japan.

A Walk in the Woods
Evidence builds that time spent in the natural world benefits human health

The following three papers were introduced and cited in the article:

  1. Li Q, Otsuka T, Kobayashi M, Wakayama Y, Inagaki H, Katsumata M,Hirata Y, Li Y, Hirata K, Shimizu T, Suzuki H, Kawada T, Kagawa T. Acute effects of walking in forest environments on cardiovascular and metabolic parameters. <> Eur J Appl Physiol. 2011 Mar 23. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Lee J, Park BJ, Tsunetsugu Y, Ohira T, Kagawa T, Miyazaki Y. Effect of forest bathing on physiological and psychological responses in young Japanese male subjects. <> Public Health. 2011 Feb;125(2):93-100.
  3. Tsunetsugu Y, Park BJ, Miyazaki Y. Trends in research related to "Shinrin-yoku" (taking in the forest atmosphere or forest bathing) in Japan.<> Environ Health Prev Med. 2010 Jan;15(1):27-37.

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