The first International Handbook of Forest Therapy defines the scientific domain of this innovative, evidence-based and timely public health approach. More than 50 authors from around the world are brought together to offer their expertise and insights about forest therapy from a variety of research perspectives. The theoretical discussion of the effects related to the biophilia hypothesis presented here is complemented by research results compiled across the last three decades in the fields of forest medicine and biochemistry from Asia. The book also highlights the latest developments with regards to forest therapy in a number of different countries, ranging from China and Australia to Germany and Austria. The handbook constitutes a major milestone in research in this field. It sets the baseline for forest therapy to be implemented worldwide as a powerful and financially prudent public health practice.
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Dr Andreas Michalsen has published over 200 scientific articles in top medical journals and is on the cutting edge of scientific research on natural medicine.
Dr Michalsen was born in Bad Waldsee in Germany in 1961 as the son of a holistic physician in the tradition of pioneering naturopath Sebastian Kneipp, is Professor of Clinical Complementary Medicine at the Charite University Medical Centre Berlin and Head of the Department of Internal and Complementary Medicine at Immanuel Hospital Berlin.
Clinically and scientifically he focuses on mind-body-medicine (meditation, yoga, stress reduction), nutritional medicine and therapeutic fasting as well as purging methods. In cooperation with his team, he conducts research into the efficacy of Ayurveda.
Andreas Michalsen's articles have been published in numerous professional journals. He gives lectures regarding the entire areas of naturopathy and complementary medicine in various countries. Among other things, he is also chairman of the Karl and Veronica Carstens-Foundation, an institution funding and supporting naturopathy and homoeopathy.
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