The Benefits of Forest Bathing

Forest bathing is being used as an adjunct treatment modality for mental health concerns from PTSD to anxiety and depression. In his clinic, Dr. La Puma “prescribes” nature therapy like forest bathing to patients with a wide variety of conditions, including myopia, ADD/ADHD, high blood pressure, insomnia, and mental health issues.[1] Forest bathing shows significant effects on lowering cortisol, inflammation, and depression while raising white blood cell count and the brain’s ability to protect itself.[2]