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Editors: Qing Li (Society of Forest Medicine in Japan, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan)
Book Description:
Imagine a new medical science that could let you know how to be more active, more relaxed and healthier with reduced stress and reduced risk of lifestyle-related disease and cancer by visiting forests. This new medical science is called forest medicine. Forest medicine encompasses the effects of forest environments on human health and is a new interdisciplinary science, belonging to the categories of alternative medicine, environmental medicine and preventive medicine. This book presents up-to-date findings in forest medicine to show the beneficial effects of forest environments on human health. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents:
Preface
(Qing Li)

List of contributors

Section 1. Introduction

1. What is Forest Medicine?
(Qing Li)pp.1-10

Section 2. Evaluations of the forest environment

2. Physical factors in the forest environment
(Takahide Kagawa and Norimasa Takayama)pp.11-24

3. Phytoncides in the forest atmosphere in Japan
(Tatsuro Ohira and Naoyuki Matsui)pp.25-34

4. Psychological evaluations of forest environment and the physical variables
(Bum-Jin Park, Katsunori Furuya, Tamami Kasetani, et al.) pp.35-54

Section 3. Effects of the forest environment on human health

5. Effect of the forest environment on physiological relaxation-the results of field tests at 35 sites throughout Japan
(Bum-Jin Park, Yuko Tsunetsugu, Juyoung Lee, et al.)pp.55-66

6. Effect of the forest environment on immune function
(Qing Li and Tomoyuki Kawada)pp.67-86

7. Effect of the forest environment on the endocrine system
(Qing Li, Maiko Kobayashi and Tomoyuki Kawada)pp.87-102

8. Effect of the forest environment on sleep and physical activity
(Tomoyuki Kawada, Qing Li, Ari Nakadai, et al.)pp.103-108

9. Effect of the forest environment on blood glucose
(Yoshinori Ohtsuka) pp.109-114

10. Effect of the forest environment on cardiovascular and metabolic parameters
(Qing Li, Toshiaki Otsuka, Maiko Kobayashi, et al.) pp.115-134

11. Effect of the forest environment on psychological response evaluated by the POMS test
(Qing Li, Maiko Kobayashi, Yoko Wakayama, et al.)pp.135-144

12. Effect of the forest environment on the human psycho-neuro-endocrino-immune network
(Qing Li)pp.145-156

Section 4. Effects of factors in the forest environment on human health

13. Effect of phytoncides from trees on immune function
(Qing Li, Maiko Kobayashi, Yoko Wakayama, et al.)pp.157-168

14. Physiological effects of visual, olfactory, auditory, and tactile factors in the forest environment
(Yuko Tsunetsugu, Bum-Jin Park, Yoshifumi Miyazaki)pp.169-184

Section 5. Green areas and human health: epidemiological studies

15. Green spaces and population health
(Richard Mitchell)pp.185-198

16. The beneficial effects of green exercise on human health
(Jo Barton and Jules Pretty) pp.199-218

17. Effect of forest coverage on standardized mortality rates of cancer in Japan
(Qing Li, Maiko Kobayashi and Tomoyuki Kawada)pp.219-230

Section 6. Research into forests and human health- recent trends worldwide pp.231-232

18. An introduction to the Forest Therapy Society of Japan, Forest Therapy ® and Forest Therapist ®
(Michiko Imai)pp.233-242

19. Forests and human health - recent trends in Japan
(Juyoung Lee, Bum-Jin Park, Yuko Tsunetsugu, Yoshifumi Miyazaki)pp.243-258

20. Forests and human health - recent trends in Korea
(Won Sop Shin)pp.259-266

21. Forests and human health - recent trends in China
(Minghao Meng, Yiwu Yu, Qunhui Xue)pp.267-276

22. Research into forests and human health- current status and trends in Europe
(Christos Gallis, Marcus Sangster, Gunnar Tellnes, Giovanni Sanesi, Liz O’Brien, Bjarne Holmbom and Kari Batt-Ra)pp.277-310

Index pp.311-316

   Series:
      Public Health in the 21st Century
      Environmental Health - Physical, Chemical and Biological Factors
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012
   Pages: 316.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-62100-000-6
   Status: AV
  
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