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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)

Section 2. Evaluations of the forest environment

2. Physical factors in the forest environment
(Takahide Kagawa and Norimasa Takayama)

3. Phytoncides in the forest atmosphere in Japan
(Tatsuro Ohira and Naoyuki Matsui)

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

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.)

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

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

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

9. Effect of the forest environment on blood glucose
(Yoshinori Ohtsuka)

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

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

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

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.)

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

Section 5. Green areas and human health: epidemiological studies

15. Green spaces and population health
(Richard Mitchell)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

Index

   Series:
      Public Health in the 21st Century
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2012
   Pages: 7 x 10 (NBC - C)
   ISBN: 978-1-61470-982-4
   Status: AV
  
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