Dr. Qing Li (MD, PhD) is the world’s foremost expert in Forest Medicine and immunology. He established the new medical science, Forest Medicine in 2012 and published the first Forest Medicine textbook in USA. The Forest Medicine has been translated in Chinese in 2013 and in Korean in 2017.
Dr. Li is a medical doctor at the Department of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan, he has been an associate professor at Nippon Medical School and a visiting fellow at the Stanford University School of Medicine and is a founding member and chairman of the Japanese Society for Forest Medicine (http://forest-medicine.com), a leading member of the Task Force of Forests and Human Health, and the vice president and secretary general of the International Society of Nature and Forest Medicine (INFOM, http://infom.org), and one of the directors of the Forest Therapy Society in Japan (https://www.fo-society.jp). Some people study medicine, some people study forest, Dr. Li studies forest medicine to find out all the ways in which walking in the forest can improve our well-being.
His new book: Shinrin-Yoku (The Art and Science of Forest Bathing – How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness) was published by Penguin Random House UK on April 5, 2018. The book also was published in USA under the title of Forest Bathing on April 17, 2018 by Viking Books (Penguin Random House USA).