What is the effect of sand baths? Who is shown and who is contraindicated treatment with heated sand?
How nice it is to lie on the beach right on the hot sea sand! Children, playing, even bury each other on the shoulders or to the waist for very few people know that there is a simple and ancient method of treatment with heated sand. It is called “psammotherapy” – from the Greek psammo layer – sand and therapia – treatment. About psammotherapy wrote even Herodotus, Galen, Avicenna. Continue reading
It is not difficult to imagine what would have happened if the smallest particles of dust, aerosols, various microorganisms contained in the air we breathe fell into the lungs. Very soon their delicate and extremely vulnerable tissue would collapse: after all, the wall thickness of the alveoli – microscopic bubbles – ranges from 0.1 to 4 micrometers. However, thanks to the system of protective mechanisms that stand all the way of the air stream from the moment of inspiration up to the alveoli, this does not occur, and the air enters the lungs sufficiently purified from harmful impurities and even warmed up. Continue reading