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heliotherapy

(hē′lē-ō-thĕr′ə-pē)
n. pl. heliothera·pies
Medical therapy involving exposure to sunlight.

heliotherapy

Naturopathy
A form of light therapy in which an individual is exposed to direct sunlight for varying periods.

he·li·o·ther·a·py

(hē'lē-ō-thār'ă-pē)
Use of sunlight (and more generally) light from any source to provide palliation of disease; usually for dermatologic disorders, but sometimes used in seasonal affective disorder (q.v.).
Synonym(s): solar therapy.
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Heliotherapy is then started at 70% of the MED, with increases of 10-15% of MED for skin types I to III and 15-20% of MED for skin types IV and V with each treatment.
Mechanism of heliotherapy (Ultra Violet-B rays) induced immune suppression may include induction of various [T.sub.H]2 cytokines such as IL-4 and IL-10 (12).
Although Kellogg's earliest models used mostly infrared and visible light to stimulate circulation, they emitted sufficient ultraviolet wavelengths to procure an observed side-effect, described by Kellogg in a 1902 publication, Heliotherapy, Phototherapy, and Thermotherapy: 'When the application is repeated many times, the parts become pigmented or brownish in color, just as when the surface is exposed to the sun's rays.' Later Kellogg cabinets combined 'incandescent' bulbs with arc lights emitting substantial UV wavelengths, or used arc lights exclusively.
The gold standard treatment for the treatment of children, in the era before antibiotics, involved a lengthy stay at a convalescent home to receive hygienic care, which included heliotherapy (exposure to the sun), optimal nutrition (many of the children were undernourished and run down), and fresh air.
Sunlight (heliotherapy) was often a part of mankind's healing armamentaria, including that of Hippocrates, the Father of Western Medicine.
"Matahari & Heliotherapy" Displays, Plastic Concept, Inc.
Even today there are health resorts around the world offering heliotherapy - particularly for diseases of the skin.
The Tanning Shop uses the latest technology, and offers a wide range of California Tan Heliotherapy products, for indoor and outdoor use, to protect your skin.
Heliotherapy, named after the Greek god of the sun, was very popular throughout Europe until World War II and the advent of penicillin and other drugs.
Another therapeutic factor of the zone is the medicinal mud situated at 0,5 -1m depth; it is used for cure, spread on the body followed by heliotherapy. The treatment is often applied in unorganized empirical manner.
According to Dr Dinesh Kartha, Chief Consultant, Al Shifa Natural Treatment Centre, Ajman, naturopaths use diverse means to treat a person, including herbal supplements, dietary supplements, nutritional products, fasting, massage, hydrotherapy, mud therapy, chromo therapy, heliotherapy and magneto therapy.