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balneology

(băl′nē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The science of baths or bathing, especially the study of the therapeutic use of thermal baths.

balneology

[bal′nē·ol′əjē]
Etymology: L, balneum, bath; Gk, logos, science
a field of medicine that deals with the chemical compositions of various mineral waters and their healing characteristics, especially in baths. balneological, adj.

bal·ne·ol·o·gy

(bal'nē-ol'ŏ-jē)
The science of the therapeutic use of baths.
[L. balneum, bath, + G. logos, study, discourse]

balneology

The study of balneotherapy-medical treatment employing mineral baths. There is grave doubt as to whether balneology can be classified as a science.

balneology (balˈ·nē·ˑ·l·gē),

n the study and practice of therapeutic bathing.
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Balneological peat should not contain harmful bacteria and heavy metals (Orru & Orru 2006; Szajdak & Hladon 2009).
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Previous studies have shown that mud pack treatment, whether applied solely or in combination with other balneological treatments, is effective in OA.
Knusel cites more than three thousand years of balneological practice, including a number of "scientific" studies from the present day, as evidence enough of the efficacy of balneology, relying perhaps more on deductive reasoning than its inductive counterpart employed by most Western medical researchers.
Today, for a country of its size, Bulgaria can offer an impressive array of tourist options: sea, mountain, and balneological resorts as well as a considerable cultural heritage.
This paper aims to give an overview of systematic peat investigations carried out in Estonia and of results of more recent trace element analysis and balneological studies.