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.
(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.