Forest Therapy Research

Stress Reduction

Leisurely forest walks decrease the stress hormone cortisol 12.4 per cent.
Yoshifumi Miyazaki, of Chiba University, Japan.

Mood Improvement

Spending time in nature releases hormones connected to feeling
good and functioning well.
Nature and Connectedness Research, University of Derby.

Creativity Enhancement

Creative problem solving improved by 50% after three days of
immersion in nature.
Dr. David Strayer, cognitive neuroscientist.

Immune System Support

Breathing phytoncides emitted by trees increases activity
of Natural Killer cells promoting a strong immune system
capable of fighting disease.
Dr. Qing Li, MD.
Nippon Medical School, Tokyo.
President Society of Forest Medicine, Japan

Blood Pressure Regulation

Being in natural environments regulates blood pressure and
promotes cardio-vascular health.
Gen-XiangMao MD et.al.
Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory, Zhenjiang Province China

Health Recovery and Maintenance

Natural views from windows enhance
illness recovery time.
Dr. Roger Ulrich, healthcare building design architect.