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obsolete treatment of certain cardiac affections by baths in water through which carbonic acid gas is bubbling, followed by resisting exercises.
[Bad Nauheim, Germany]
Etymology: Nauheim, Germany; AS, baeth, bath
a spa treatment taken in water through which carbon dioxide is bubbled, followed by systematic exercises, once used in the treatment of cardiac conditions. The procedure is named after the natural waters of Bad Nauheim, Germany. Although no longer used for therapy, it may have been an antecedent to the contemporary use of exercise in cardiac rehabilitation.Also called Nauheim treatment.
Nauheim bathA therapy of uncertain efficacy used to manage certain cardiac disorders, which consists of external bathing with bubbled carbonic acid.
Nauheim,from Bad Nauheim, a German spa.
Nauheim bath - Synonym(s): Nauheim treatment