Climatotherapy for chronic conditions is a tried and tested means of treating various illnesses of the skin, respiratory tract and skeletal disorders. It is no secret that our environment can play a major role in contributing to an illness and the practice of climatotherapy has been in use for hundreds of years. There are several top regions that one can go to in order to find healing that is induced by the natural climate and surroundings. People who suffer from chronic upper respiratory illness or lung diseases may find that their symptoms can be managed by simply changing the climate that they live in.
The healing property of the Dead Sea mud and its surrounding waters and dry climate that is free of any pollen or pollution is perfect for those with respiratory disorders. The low location of the Dead Sea has a filtering effect on the suns UV rays. The water contains minerals including bromide; sodium and magnesium, which is well known for its ability to aid in the reduction of inflammation and in turn assist those who have arthritis; muscle or joint injuries and chronic pain. People who suffer from eczema and other skin conditions have also noted improvements in their condition.
Safaga set on the Red Seas Coast is another famous region known by many as a therapeutic healing zone. The abundant fresh mineral springs; unpolluted air and black sand dunes all offer rare natural healing abilities that aid people with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. The waters in and around Safaga have a very high salt concentration (35% and Mediterranean 4%) which is said to improve circulation, while the black volcanic sandy beaches with perfect doses of radioactive elements (potassium40, uranium and thorium) have perfect doses beneficial to both conditions.
When it comes to any type of climatotherapy for chronic conditions related to pulmonary diseases then Loinj in Croatia is the perfect place to go for therapeutic treatment. The pulmonary rehabilitation program on offer is referred to as the Re-Spiro program and runs over a six week period. The key elements that create such effective results in patients are the temperate climate (2631 hours of sunshine), aerosol with sea-salt particles, Loinj algae that occurs in the waters; pollen from the pine, olive, juniper and marine trees. All of these elements combine to help patients breathe easier, build endurance; reduce medicinal intake and overall improve the patients quality of life. It is suited to both adults and children alike.
Sea air not only treats physical symptoms of any illness. It also eliminates stress due to the increased oxygen levels that will course through ones body. There are no limits to how climates can affect topical illnesses and in fact when patients are referred to clinics that are set in climate rich scenarios then the results are 99% of the time highly beneficial to those patients who have the privilege of being referred to any clinic that offer holistic approaches combined with conducive climate settings and clinically controlled methods of treating patients.
Scientific evidence shows that treatments with natural healing factors have positive long term effects. At the end of the day there must be something to the saying that a change of scenery is as good as a holiday! In this case its as good as the strongest medication when treating chronic illness sufferers.
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