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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However, it's hard to distinguish between the possible benefits of the spa therapy itself versus possible confounding benefits from what often accompanies spa therapy, such as climatotherapy (warm weather), heliotherapy (sunshine), and relaxation from being in a vacation setting.
In "Light Therapies: A Complete Guide to the Healing Power of Light" he draws upon his years of experience and expertise to create a comprehensive guide to the therapeutic benefits of light and color and how they affect our physical and psychological well-being; to share scientific research on how different wavelengths of light influence our cells, brain function, sleep patterns, and emotional stability; to examine several forms of light therapy, including chromotherapy, heliotherapy, actinotherapy, and thermotherapy; and to explain how to use light and color therapy, maximize the benefits of sunlight, and avoid the health risks of new light sources such as compact fluorescents and LEDs.
The use of heliotherapy (narrowband ultraviolet B) has also been demonstrated in anecdotal studies.
According to Dr Micheal Hollick, an endocrinologist and professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics and director of the Bone Health Care Clinic and the Heliotherapy, Light, and Skin Research Centre, director of the Vitamin D Skin and Bone Laboratory at Boston University Medical Center, populations that have Vitamin D deficiency are at a high risk of having calcium deficiency as well.
Dr Michael Holick, an expert on vitamin D and Director of the Bone Health Care Clinic and the Heliotherapy, Light and Skin Research Centre at Boston University Medical Centre, says populations with vitamin D deficiency are at a high risk of developing calcium deficiency.
The positioning of physical medicine and rehabilitation encouraged the recognition of therapeutic tools such as mechanotherapy (also known as medical gymnastics, orthopedic gym nastics, kinesiotherapy, or heliotherapy), which included exercises, manipulations, and massages.
In fact, patients suffering from cutaneous tuberculosis and other conditions stand to benefit immediately from the use of heliotherapy in their treatments.
The principle of treatment of bone and joint tuberculosis in those days before the discovery of antibiotics and antituberculotics consisted in raising the general resistance of the patient hygienic-dietary regime, fresh air therapy, heliotherapy (natural sunshine during the day, artificial light during winter days) (Figure 4), immobilization and a variety of surgical procedures.
The fourth vitamin to be identified, Vitamin D was discovered by McCollum and his co-workers in 1922.1 The Nobel Prize has been awarded to other vitamin D related discoveries as well: Niels Bohr Finsen won the Medicine Prize in 1903 for his work in heliotherapy in lupus vulgaris, and H Weilland was awarded the 1927 Chemistry Prize for unraveling the structure of this vitamin.2
The patient was treated with 15% glycolic acid (AHA) lotion and heliotherapy with moderate improvement.
Worlds of Spa is designed to take guests on unique experiences that go beyond what is currently available on the market, meeting noticeable future trends of spa and wellness from the health aspects, to the multi-sensory approach, from the guest's desire to experience the extraordinary, to sustainability, and the integration of holistic room concepts offering the latest in multimedia, technology, aroma and heliotherapy.