psammotherapy

psammotherapy

(săm″ō-thĕr′ă-pē) [″ + therapeia, treatment]
The application of sand baths in treatment.
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Psammotherapy is a practice that uses sand-baths for therapeutic purposes.
17%), after the course of psammotherapy a reliable decrease was observed (up to 9.
Correcting efficacy of psammotherapy on clinical and immunologic parameters of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease," XIth Russia-Italy Symposium "New technologies of restorative medicine and curortology (physiotherapy, rehabilitation, sport medicine)," Italy, Padua, pp.
In this aspect psammotherapy (PT) being a treatment with hot sand of artificial or natural sunny heating represents a great interest.
Aim of study was investigate an effect of psammotherapy (PT) on cardio-respiratory system of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases in a stage of rehabilitation.
Already in the 90s of the last century (after organization of the clinic of the Termez branch of the Research Institute of Therapy and Medical Rehabilitation) the psammotherapy studies on the steppe barchan sand origin "Etim-Kum" were begun, where a proper ground for sand baths was established (Zunnunov et al.
Main group formed 108 patients (68 men and 40 women) that received psammotherapy in combination with a standard basic therapy ([B.
Area intended for psammotherapy was divided in the morning in fields and special holes "medallions" (size 2x1m) were being prepared.
Patients come to procedure of psammotherapy 30 minutes before the beginning of procedure, during these minutes they rest in shade and adapt to thermic conditions of environment.
Procedures of psammotherapy are being carried out at 14.
ERF examination, before the beginning of a course of psammotherapy, revealed obstruction on a level of peripheral portions in 88 of 134 patients; obstruction on a level of central portions of bronchi was indicated in 46 patients.
After a course of treatment clinical indices and ERF system parameters have been improved in 60% of patients received basic therapy without psammotherapy.