balneology

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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.

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.
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The commissar of the communal economy assigned the task of planning the medical aspects of the resort to the State Institute of Health Resort Medicine in Moscow and the Central State Balneological Institute in Piatigorsk.
4th Turkish-Hungarian Balneological Meeting (proceedings).
I think you all will agree that being a unique traditional spa town Lanjaron is the perfect choice for ISMH Congress venue and Spain being a traditional scientific balneological country is the right place.
Thus, the agri-tourism potential of any area includes on one hand, the existence of territories with untouched, aesthetic, balneological or health potential, and on the other hand a multitude of historic-cultural sites and the uniqueness and diversity of local traditional customs.
Peat and various peat preparations have been successfully used in the balneological practice of clinical medicine (Beer et al.
Low temperature geothermal fluids <100[degrees]C (<212[degrees]F), are available and used mainly for heating and balneological purposes.
This locality since long has attracted fans of the landscape of Gory Stolowe (GS), the more so that it also became an important balneological health resort.
Previous studies have shown that mud pack treatment, whether applied solely or in combination with other balneological treatments, is effective in OA.
John Hackney, Conrad's first physician at the Pent, became vice president of the balneological section of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Those who do have "faith" in the sanitas per aquas doctrine swear by the "balneological" approach as an excellent way of treating a number of health conditions, including rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.