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How 'Forest Bathing' can heal. And why BC would be wise to better manage its naturally rejuvenating woods.

Author(s) Innes, J. & Shroff, F.
Year of publication 2013
For hundreds of years, people in China, Japan, Korea and other parts of Asia have recognized that wood is not only a critical building material, but that forests provide a number of other benefits. Asian physicians have long recommended walking or being in nature as an important way for people to maintain their health and prevent disease. What does modern research tell us about getting healthier by being in the forest? The World Health Organization considers health to be a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing. This places responsibility for health on a wider range of institutions and people than simply the medical establishment.
Type of Case
Printed publication (book, sourcebook, journal article…)
Publisher
The Tyee - News. Culture. Solutions.
Region
Americas
Biome
Boreal, Temperate
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function
Multiple use