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pe·lo·ther·a·py

(pē'lō-thār'ă-pē),
Application of peloids (for example, mud, peat, or clay) to all or part of the body.
Synonym(s): pelopathy
[G. pēlos, mud, + therapeia, treatment]
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pelotherapy

(pĕ″lō-thĕr′ă-pē) [Gr. pelos, mud, + therapeia, treatment]
The therapeutic use of mud, peat, moss, or clay applied to all or part of the body.
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Corvillo et al., "Pelotherapy, a review," Medicina Naturista, vol.
The results of this study can be used in the spas or thermal centres to determine the suitability and quality of the peats for pelotherapy
On the other hand, the terms peloid and pelotherapy are currently used in Latin derived idioms.
The pelotherapy of rheumatism, arthritis and bone-muscle traumatic damages, the treatment of skin diseases and cosmetic cleaning masks are most successfully applied (Ferrand and Yvon, 1991; Veniale and Setti, 1996; Yvon and Ferrand,1996; Cara et al.
Despite the centuries-old tradition of salt-making and thermal tourism, preparation of muds for pelotherapy is mostly based on practical experiences.
Trigger points, pelotherapy, PRP Injection Therapy, nutrition.
Keywords: Psoriasis, Peloid, Pelotherapy, Mineral Water
The algae Fucus vesiculosus mixed with clay and seawater gives rise to a peloid that can be used for thermotherapy and pelotherapy. This work focuses on studying the properties of a mixture of Fucus vesiculosus and bentonite, and seawater, in order to determine whether it can be used for treating cellulitis, an alteration which affects skin at the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis levels.
Keywords: Balneotherapy, Gynecology, Spa-Treatment, Pelotherapy
The Pelotherapy (therapeutic use of medicinal muds or sludges) has been applied for medicinal purposes since antiquity (Tateo et al., 2010) and is a topic of great current scientific.
The use of muds for therapeutic purposes (Peloids) and derived therapy (Pelotherapy), for being ancient and effectiveness universally recognized, has generated great interest in the international scientific community, especially in the last five years, thanks to the benefits it makes in the health field.