4th Symposium Organized by the Japanese Society of Forest Medicine

Verifying the effects of forest therapy on the health promotion and prevention for diseases from the scientific viewpoint

DateMarch 28, 2011 9:00-12:00
Place Showa University Medical School, 1-5-8 Hatanodai
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 142-8555, Japan
Chairpersons Qing Li, MD, PhD (Nippon Medical School)
Takahide Kagawa, PhD (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute)
  • Introduction of the symposium(9:00-9:10)
  1. Possibility of the forest therapy for preventing lifestyle related disease
    Shigeyoshi Kumeda, MD, President of Nagano Prefectural Kiso Hospital
  2. Subjective and physiological relaxing effect of a Hospital's Rooftop Forest on healthcare workers and elderly patients requiring care
    Keiko Matsunaga, MD, Manager of the Health Service Facility Elderly Garden, Pediatrician of Matsunaga Hospital
  3. Effect of forest therapy on the network of psycho-neuro-endocrino-immune systems
    Qing Li, MD, PhD, Nippon Medical School
  4. Physiological effect of nature therapy
    Yoshifumi Miyazaki, Prof, PhD., Center for Environment, Health and Field Sciences, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
  • Discussion(about 40 min)

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