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Forest Therapy Research - Seagraves Mind-Body Health

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
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.