Climatic therapy is a method that uses climatic conditions for the purpose of treatment and rehabilitation, and benefits the climate of a particular area and the characteristic coordination among multiple climate factors (physical, chemical and biological). The climatic stimuli can cause healing reactions of the organism.
Everything in the universe is comprised of five elements – water, air, fire, earth and ether. These elements in the subtle and intricate form exist in our body. Certain misbalance of these elements in the organism might be the cause of the disease. Therefore, the use of natural resources for therapeutic purposes makes good sense. Climatic therapy or climatotherapy is a method that uses weather conditions for the purpose of treatment and rehabilitation. Our ancestors were aware of the impact of climate on health. The climate that does not suit can upset the delicate natural balance in our body. And vice versa – health problems can be treated by changing climate.
The Mediterranean climate is one of the healthiest on the planet. The Mediterranean climate is characterized by dry, warm-hot and sunny summers and mild and wet winter. Mediterranean air is rich in ozone and particles containing sea salt.
Residence in this climate during the summer can have beneficial effect on asthma, allergies, tuberculosis, bronchitis, pneumonia, cardiovascular and neurological diseases patients’.
Mountain spas are popular in the world, because mountain climate has a great impact on health. They are distinguished by clean air, intense solar radiation, low barometric pressure and high concentration of oxygen in the air. Staying in the mountains improves heart function, breathing easier, speeds up metabolism, and increases the level of hemoglobin and red blood cells. The mountain air is a cure for people with diseases of the nervous system, respiratory and heart problems.
Desert climate is characterized by long, dry, extremely hot summer and very high solar radiation. This type of climate conditions promotes excessive sweating and eases kidney function. Therefore, the desert climate has good effect on the skin, kidney and rheumatic diseases.
Semi-arid climate is also characterized by hot and dry weather conditions, but differs from the desert climate by extreme temperature difference between the day and night. Steppe areas are dry, hot, and sunny, with clean air.
This climate promotes fluid loss from the body, regulates metabolism and is good for kidney, skin, cardiovascular and rheumatic diseases.
Ocean climate is characterized by clean air with a high content of ozone and sea salt, strong solar radiation and mild temperatures. Humidity and temperature range depends on the geographical location, the wind and the distance from the sea. Ocean climate relaxes and improves mood, strengthens and revitalizes the body.
Humid and hot tropical climate is notorious. High humidity and heat make it difficult to breathe and badly affect people with heart disease. The tropical climate favors the growth of many microorganisms and parasites. Therefore, if you are traveling in areas that are fresh, watch the infections.
Special attention deserves Dead Sea that has a unique climate. Thanks to its climate, Dead Sea is one of the oldest spas in the world. The area has up to incredible 330 sunny days a year. During the year falls less than 50 mm of rain per square meter. Low humidity, dry air and constant high temperature have a unique therapeutic effect.
The benefits of Dead Sea are numerous. Studies have established the effect of swell psoriasis, arthritis, asthma, allergies, cystic fibrosis, and dermatitis.
Sometimes abrupt climate change can cause shock and in healthy subjects. Therefore, be careful. Give yourself time to adjust to the climate. Customize usually takes a few weeks. For maximum impact of climatotherapy it is recommend staying longer period in the selected area. Acclimation usually takes from two to four weeks. Ideally, your stay should be longer than that. But shorter stay will bring you many health benefits.