Forest bathing activities may significantly improve people's physical and psychological health.

Forest bathing activities may significantly improve people's physical and psychological health.

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Environ Health Prev Med. 2019 Dec 1 ;24(1):70. Epub 2019 Dec 1. PMID: 31787069

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Medical empirical research on forest bathing (Shinrin-yoku): a systematic review.

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AIMS: This study focused on the newest evidence of the relationship between forest environmental exposure and human health and assessed the health efficacy of forest bathing on the human body as well as the methodological quality of a single study, aiming to provide scientific guidance for interdisciplinary integration of forestry and medicine.METHOD: Through PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library, 210 papers from January 1, 2015, to April 1, 2019, were retrieved, and the final 28 papers meeting the inclusion criteria were included in the study.RESULT: The methodological quality of papers included in the study was assessed quantitatively with the Downs and Black checklist. The methodological quality of papers using randomized controlled trials is significantly higher than that of papers using non-randomized controlled trials (p

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