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heliotherapy

(hē′lē-ō-thĕr′ə-pē)
n. pl. heliothera·pies
Medical therapy involving exposure to sunlight.

heliotherapy

heliotherapy

Naturopathy
A form of light therapy in which an individual is exposed to direct sunlight for varying periods.

he·li·o·ther·a·py

(hē'lē-ō-thār'ă-pē)
Use of sunlight (and more generally) light from any source to provide palliation of disease; usually for dermatologic disorders, but sometimes used in seasonal affective disorder (q.v.).
Synonym(s): solar therapy.
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The doctor prescribing the heliotherapy can therefore quantify and adjust exposure to sunlight.
Heliotherapy (or climatotherapy) has been used extensively to treat thousands of patients in the Dead Sea basin, Switzerland and Sweden for many decades.
As with conventional phototherapy, heliotherapy requires precautions.
Heliotherapy is once again emerging from the dark; there is simply too much evidence supporting its use to ignore.
With the advent of penicillin, heliotherapy lost much of its popularity and was largely forgotten after World War II.
True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer: The main indication for heliotherapy is psoriasis.
Developing through the 20th century as Little Bromwich Hospital, in the 1930s, it focused on heliotherapy techniques for children with TB, which involved exposing them to the sunlight.
The line also includes Heliotherapy sunscreen, sunless tanning formulas, after-sun moisturizing treatments, burn relief gel and Peepers protective eyewear.
It turns out that the unique geographical and climatic features present at the Dead Sea permit appliance of climatotherapy, including heliotherapy, thalassotherapy, pelotherapy and balneotherapy, separately or in combination, in an effective way, for a variety of diseases.
Standard protocols for psoriasis heliotherapy provided 6-7 hours of daily exposure (progressively reached), for a period of 28 days.
Biopsies of epidermis, analyzed by micro-array, allowed identifying 248 genes whose expression was influenced by heliotherapy at the Dead Sea while only in 116 the expression was changed after artificial phototherapy.
The term "Dead Sea Climatotherapy" includes several medically supervised treatment modalities: heliotherapy (sun exposure), balneotherapy and pelotherapy, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, sport and physical training, with the optimal use of unique climatic factors.