balneology


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bal·ne·ol·o·gy

 (băl′nē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The science of baths or bathing, especially the study of the therapeutic use of thermal baths.

[Latin balneum, bath; see bagnio + -logy.]

balneology

(ˌbælnɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Complementary Medicine) the branch of medical science concerned with the therapeutic value of baths, esp those taken with natural mineral waters
[C19]
balneological adj
ˌbalneˈologist n

bal•ne•ol•o•gy

(ˌbæl niˈɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the study of the therapeutic effects of baths and bathing.
[1880–85; < Latin balneum bath]

balneology

the study of the therapeutic uses of various types of bathing; hydrotherapy. — balneologist, n. — balneologic, balneological, adj.
See also: Bathing

balneology

A hydrotherapy treatment, this is the therapeutic use of natural spring waters or mineral waters.
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The official website of the Hungarian Government said that in harmony with the tourism country image "Wellspring of Wonders", the message of the Hungarian pavilion will focus on water, with special regard to balneology and curative tourism.
The role of mineral elements and other chemical compounds used in balneology: data from double-blind randomized clinical trials.
At present, the developed geothermal springs of Changbai Mountain were utilized for balneology and spa purposes.
This may be construction and insolation materials, animal stable litter, alcoholic drinks, water purification systems, balneology, therapy, medicine and textiles (Joosten, Clarke 2002).
MacGregor pushed to develop the bathing facilities first, followed by the appointment of an 'experienced and specially skilled medical expert in balneology' and a female attendant (Dr MacGregor's Report, 1896).
Witkowski, "Balneology, mineral water, and spas in historical perspective," Clinics in Dermatology, vol.
Institute of Balneology and Physiotherapy, Bishkek and Laboratory of Human Genetics, National Center of Cardiology and Internal Medicine, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (*) Corresponding author: Ibraimov Al, Institute of Balneology and Physiotherapy, Bishkek and Laboratory of Human Genetics, National Center of Cardiology and Internal Medicine, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Tel: +996 0700 30 56 20; E-mail: ibraimov_abyt@mail.ru
According to Eurobserv'er (2013), the highest share in the direct use of geothermal energy in 2012 is recorded by Italy (400 MW for balneology, 298 MW for agricultural and industrial purposes and 80.7 MW for heating networks), Hungary (with 60 MW more than in 2011) and France (295 MW for heating networks, 50 MW for balneology and 20 MW for industry and agriculture) followed by Romania, Germany, Slovakia, Poland, Greece and Austria.
It offers various specialist treatments such as domestic balneology and physiotherapy combined with gastroenterology, anti-stress, urology, gynaecology and cosmetology.