Not feeling your best? Maybe a change in location will help you feel better. For the people suffering from psoriasis that is exactly what some doctors are prescribing.
Climatotherapy is defined as ‘treatment of disease by means of residence in a suitable climate’. There are several sites in the world that have proven beneficial to the psoriasis sufferers.
First let’s go over what psoriasis is exactly. It is defined as an autoimmune disease that in turn causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin, showing up on the outside of the elbows, knees or scalp, but it can show up in virtually anywhere. It is still uncertain what exactly causes it but believe that a person’s immune system and their genetics might come into consideration when someone begins suffering from the disease.
Natural Healing Factors
So where does climatotherapy come into play? The place that is common for people to visit when they have psoriasis is Safaga, Egypt. Safaga is a beneficial place to heal because the high mountains surrounding the area provide cover against debris that could impact the health of a patient. The clean climate is ideal to healing and helps patients overcome the disease. The beach that surrounds the area also provides a block to large waves. This helps reflect the ultra violet rays to the land only adding to the patient’s ability to help overcome the disease. The sea water in the area is made up of 35% higher salt concentration compared to other seas. This in turn creates greater water density making it easier for the human body to float on top of the water. When this happens, it allows the person’s blood to circulate better throughout the body, giving the patient a great deal of help in recovering. The sand based in the beach also gives off three helpful radioactive elements. They are uranium, potassium40 and thorium. With the help of these three elements, patients are able to experience a much greater healing process and in turn a healthier body. It gives a healthy amount of radioactivity that is a good amount for climatotherapy of psoriasis.
Perhaps better known is the Dead Sea where the similar healing factors are being applied. It is believed that exposing the affected skin area to the sun once in the morning and once in the afternoon all while bathing in the Dead Sea two times a day for about 20 minutes and using proper ointments will help the individual overcome the disease. Additionally, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth and the deepest hyper-saline place in the world.
General Health Improvement
Both places are very well known medical tourism destinations but there are many more all over the world. Climatotherapy has not only proven helpful to psoriasis sufferers but also helps in treatments of bronchial asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and many other unpleasant conditions. At the same time it boosts defence mechanisms and contributes to general health improvement of healthy individuals. Given the above you next vacation might give your body more than relaxation and sun.
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