Shinrin-yoku | definition of shinrin-yoku by Medical dictionary
shinrin-yoku (shĭn-rĭn-yō′koo) [Japanese, “forest-air-bathing”]
In traditional Chinese medicine, walking and bathing in the forest to promote good health and prevent the effects of aging. The air and aromas of the forest are also believed to be therapeutic.
References in periodicals archive
The Japanese call this shinrin-yoku
or "forest bath".
The physiological effects of Shinrin-yoku
(taking in the forest atmosphere or forest bathing): evidence from field experiments in 24 forests across Japan.
Physiological effects of Shinrin-yoku
(taking in the atmosphere of the forest) in an old-growth broadleaf forest in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan.