heliotherapy


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he·li·o·ther·a·py

 (hē′lē-ō-thĕr′ə-pē)
n. pl. he·li·o·ther·a·pies
Medical therapy involving exposure to sunlight.

heliotherapy

(ˌhiːlɪəʊˈθɛrəpɪ)
n
(Complementary Medicine) the therapeutic use of sunlight

he•li•o•ther•a•py

(ˌhi li oʊˈθɛr ə pi)

n.
treatment of disease by means of sunlight.
[1885–90]

heliotherapy

a method of treating illness by exposure to the rays of the sun.
See also: Remedies, Sun
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heliotherapy - therapeutic exposure to sunlightheliotherapy - therapeutic exposure to sunlight  
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
Translations

he·li·o·ther·a·py

n. helioterapia, exposición o baños de sol con propósito terapéutico.
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In fact, patients suffering from cutaneous tuberculosis and other conditions stand to benefit immediately from the use of heliotherapy in their treatments.
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Regarding the article in the Mail on April 3 about heliotherapy heat treatment, I was quite shocked as I always believed the complete opposite - that the cold was the cure.
Before antibiotics were discovered, TB patients were prescribed "forced sunbathing", known as heliotherapy, which increased vitamin D production.
Vitamin D was used to treat the lung infection long before antibiotics were discovered, with patients being prescribed "forced sunbathing", known as heliotherapy.
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.
Heliotherapy (the medicinal use of natural sunlight) has been practised for centuries.
The science of immune-system benefits from vitamin D may be new, but the benefits of heliotherapy (harnessing the sun's energy for vitamin D synthesis) for fighting infections dates back centuries.
He is also the director of the General Clinical Research Unit, the Bone Health Clinic, and the Heliotherapy Light and Skin Research Center at BUMC.
Saleeby in promoting heliotherapy, especially as he visited Leysin, one of the case-study centres, in 1922.
Many diseases responded favourably to heliotherapy including anaemia, fungal infections, upper respiratory disorders and rheumatoid arthritis.