climatotherapy


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cli·ma·to·ther·a·py

(klī'mă-tō-thār'ă-pē),
Treatment of disease by removal of the patient to a region having a climate more favorable for recovery.

climatotherapy

(klī″măt-ō-thĕr′ăp-ē) [″ + therapeia, treatment]
Treatment of disease by having the patient move to a specialized climate; historically used in the treatment of diseases like tuberculosis (cold, wintry air was thought to contribute to cure).
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There is also evidence for climatotherapy (where a patient is relocated to a specific location for treatment) in the Dead Sea being an effective remedyfor the condition.
However, it's hard to distinguish between the possible benefits of the spa therapy itself versus possible confounding benefits from what often accompanies spa therapy, such as climatotherapy (warm weather), heliotherapy (sunshine), and relaxation from being in a vacation setting.
The use of natural healing factors in folk medicine for millennium and from the second half of the 18th century in scientific medicine has led to the development of healing medicine through three methods of natural healing: climatotherapy, thalassotherapy and balneotherapy by using natural healing factors of sea, land and atmosphere.
Available treatments in Cyprus include elective surgery, cardiology, orthopaedic surgery, dentistry, cosmetic and plastic surgery, eye surgery, advanced reproductive technology and climatotherapy treatments.
In a retrospective, nationwide cohort study of patients with psoriasis subjected to climatotherapy at the Dead Sea, it was found that the overall risk of cancer in patients treated at the Dead Sea was higher than that expected in the general population, owing to an excess risk of nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC), with multiple lesions being more common and predilection for younger individuals [31].
Heliotherapy (or climatotherapy) has been used extensively to treat thousands of patients in the Dead Sea basin, Switzerland and Sweden for many decades.
16, 2010 (TAP)- The 63rd General Assembly of the World Federation of Hydrotherapy and Climatotherapy (FEMTEC) will be held next November 1-2 in Tunis on the theme of: "Tradition, Quality and Innovation in Spa Sector."
Summary: Tunis, June 29, 2010, SPA-- The World Federation of Hydrotherapy and Climatotherapy (FEMTEC) will hold here on Thursday a seminar on "Better services in hydrotherapy centers and ways of enhancing this field." Tunisia is implementing a pioneering program to achieve the best quality services...
* Climatotherapy: Treatment which exploits local climatic features such as temperature, humidity, sunshine, barometric pressure and special atmospheric constituents.