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Shinrin-yoku Or 'Forest Bathing' Studied By Scientists
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10 Jun 2018 06:15 PM EST

In a report by Mother Nature Network, Yoshifumi Miyazaki, deputy director of the Center for Environment, Health and Field Services at Chiba University in Japan, is among a growing number of scientists who have begun studying the science behind the physiological and psychological effects of nature on human health and well-being. Their studies have focused on the effects of forests but also have included the effects of urban parks and gardens and even indoor plants. In his book "Shinrin yoku: The Japanese Art of Forest Bathing" , Miyazaki explains the techniques of forest bathing, how it reduces stress and stress-related diseases and boosts the immune system and the science behind these results.

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