We all know how good being in forests can make us feel. We have known it for millennia. The sounds of the forest, the scent of the trees, the sunlight playing through the leaves, the fresh, clean air in the forests — these things give us a sense of comfort. They ease our stress and worry, help us to relax and to think more clearly. Being in forests can restore our mood, give us back our energy and vitality, refresh and rejuvenate us. In Japanese, we have a word for those feelings that are too deep for words: shinrin-yoku or forest bathing. In this article, I will let you know the secret power of the forests through shinrin-yoku/forest bathing. Keywords: forest medicine, Shinrin-Yoku, immunity, stress, quality of life.
FOREST MEDICINE: THE SECRET POWER OF SHINRIN // Electronic periodical “Herald of the International Academy of Sciences. Russian Section”, 2019. Issue #1: 82—84