Health Effect of Forest Bathing Trip on Elderly Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

@article{Jia2016HealthEO,
  title={Health Effect of Forest Bathing Trip on Elderly Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.},
  author={Bing Bing Jia and Zhou Xin Yang and Gen Xiang Mao and Yuan Dong Lyu and Xiao Lin Wen and Wei Hong Xu and Xiao Ling Lyu and Yong Cao and Guo Fu Wang},
  journal={Biomedical and environmental sciences : BES},
  year={2016},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={
          212-8
        }
}
Forest bathing trip is a short, leisurely visit to forest. In this study we determined the health effects of forest bathing trip on elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The patients were randomly divided into two groups. One group was sent to forest, and the other was sent to an urban area as control. Flow cytometry, ELISA, and profile of mood states (POMS) evaluation were performed. In the forest group, we found a significant decrease of perforin and granzyme B… CONTINUE READING

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