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).

climatotherapy

treatment of disease by means of a favorable climate, e.g. moving horses with anhidrosis from tropical climates, cattle with altitude sickness to lower altitudes.
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For more information about sunbathing and climatotherapy centers, request the NPF's educational booklet "Sunshine & Psoriasis.
Keywords: Thalassotherapy, Climatotherapy, Medical Hydrology and Climatology, Health Resort Medicine
Even if natural climatotherapy at the Dead Sea for skin and joint diseases has been proven both highly effective and almost without side effects, more studies are necessary for defining and delimiting optimal protocols to be followed by patients suffering from heart and lung diseases.
Keywords: Dead Sea, Climatotherapy, Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Vitiligo
Keywords: Multidsciplinary Rehabilitation, Climatotherapy, Musculoskeletal Diseases, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dead Sea
OBJECTIVES: To assess, in Norwegian patients suffering from joint disease and chronic pain syndromes, the magnitude of change in 25-Hydroxyvitamin D levels (25-OH-D) after Dead Sea Climatotherapy (DSC).
Definitions include terminology from: balneology, climatotherapy and partly from hydrotherapy.
So the thermal system of Italy needs of specialists in Thermal Medicine, who know very well the composition of mineral waters, their physical-chemical properties, their medical applications, alone or associated or alternated with medical therapy, physiotherapy and climatotherapy.
In this paper we show our teaching programms of Medical Hydrology and Climatology and the complementary Therapies that are used in health resorts, spas and wellness centres, like thermotherapy, criotherapy, hydrotherapy, crenotherapy, peloidotherapy, thalassotherapy, climatotherapy, aquatic exercise therapy, massage therapy, inhalation therapy, electrotherapy, ultrasound therapy, phototherapy, and all the diseases that can be treated in health resorts depending of the chemical composition of their waters and their physical characteristics, like rheumatic illness, respiratory diseases, digestive and metabolic diseases, endocrine diseases, neurological diseases, skin diseases, hearth and circulatory diseases, urological diseases, pediatric diseases, geriatric diseases, .
There is no contraindication for hypertensive patients to be exposed to climatotherapy at the Dead Sea.
Demographic evaluation of successful antipsoriatic climatotherapy at the Dead Sea (Israel) DMZ Clinic.
17) demonstrated the increased efficiency of climatotherapy with the addition of daily baths, in patients with plaque psoriasis.