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Japanese People are ‘Forest Bathing’ for Good Health and It’s Backed By Science

Forest bathing, or being in the presence of trees, is a Japanese practice scientifically proven to boost the immune system, decrease stress, lower blood pressure and improve one’s sense of wellness.

The activity, known in Japan as “shinrin-yoku”, belongs to a broader group of natural treatment practices called eco-therapy. The collective includes adventure therapy, animal-assisted interventions, green gyms, social and therapeutic horticulture and wilderness therapy, among others.