Health Resorts

Publication Title: 
Das Offentliche Gesundheitswesen

Naturopathic and biological systems of medicine are defined as disciplines that are not directed straight-away against pathological processes as such; their effect is based on stimulating the body's own resources of healing and regulating the dysfunctions that become manifest as disease, using natural active principles as levers to fight disease. Genuine naturopathic systems have mostly been able to prove their science-based efficacy and can be employed successfully especially in chronic diseases and in the after-treatment of severe disease patterns i.e.

Author(s): 
Ostendorf, G. M.
Publication Title: 
Medizin, Gesellschaft, Und Geschichte: Jahrbuch Des Instituts Für Geschichte Der Medizin Der Robert Bosch Stiftung

Up to 1920 Thuringia was separated into many territories some of which were known for their unorthodox pharmaceutical industries. Gotha was the only famous duchy because one of its princes had married the Queen of England in 1840. The country was backward and the state administration was incapable of solving health issues. It was due to the interest of some physicians that the fragile balance between homeopathy, naturopathy, physicians and pharmacists broke down after 1900.

Author(s): 
Mildenberger, Florian G.
Publication Title: 
Zhurnal Nevropatologii I Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova (Moscow, Russia: 1952)

In the Pyatigorsk resort, 226 children from 3-7 years of age with different forms of cerebral paralysis were studied. For therapeutic purposes, besides general health improvement measures, remedial gymnastic and massage, such resort factors as carbon dioxide and sulfurated hydrogen and radon baths of different concentrations and mud procedures were used. As a result of such studies, some indications for referrals of preschool children with cerebral paralysis to balneomud resorts were outlined.

Author(s): 
Babina, L. M.
Publication Title: 
Zhurnal Nevropatologii I Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova (Moscow, Russia: 1952)

The results of balneotherapy in patients with cerebroasthenic and hypertensive syndromes are described. Twenty-four children were examined electrophysiologically and neuropsychologically before and after sanatorium treatment. Massage, exercises, drug therapy, radon and carbon dioxide and sulfurated hydrogen baths were used. Sanatorium treatment resulted in a significant improvement of the general condition, of bioelectrical cerebral activity, of brain hemo- and CSF-dynamics as well as in the recovery of cortical functional activity.

Author(s): 
Dadiomova, M. A.
Shipitsyna, L. M.
Goriachkina, M. V.
Gendel's, B. S.
Babina, L. M.
Publication Title: 
Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv

The authors presented and discussed the results of the use of the natural and instrumental physical methods for therapy, prevention and rehabilitation of 280 patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and 300 patients with arterial hypertension (AH). The efficacy of the optimized use of a number of physical factors (precardial and segmental massage, low frequency magnetic field) was shown in the CHD and AH patients by the short- and long-term follow-up results.

Author(s): 
Bogdanov, N. N.
Akhmedzhanov, M. Iu
Buiavykh, A. G.
Publication Title: 
Zeitschrift Für Die Gesamte Innere Medizin Und Ihre Grenzgebiete

The therapy of the respiratory tract should always include physiotherapy. Out of the various possible kinds of application is to develop a strategic long-term programme according to the building-stone principle, especially of the chronical unspecific lung diseases. The most important subjects, coming into question, are the aerosol-therapy, the respiratory-therapy, the massage-treatment, the hydrotherapy, the climato- and health-resort-therapy and other kinds of physiotherapy. This contribution enters upon the importance and the possibilities of employment of the various subjects.

Author(s): 
Härtwig, E.
Publication Title: 
Vrachebnoe Delo

A comparative evaluation is presented of the efficacy of complex treatment in health resort conditions of cerebral circulatory insufficiency associated with vertebrogenic cervicoalgia. Treatment included climatic factors, diet, exercises, radon baths, massage, acupuncture and supplementation of this complex by manual therapy and electric stimulation of muscles of the collar system. Inclusion of manual therapy and electric stimulation allowed to improve treatment results.

Author(s): 
Gubenko, V. P.
Marchuk, G. S.
Publication Title: 
Vestnik Khirurgii Imeni I. I. Grekova

The authors make an analysis of treatment of 188 patients with noncomplicated compressive fractures of the vertebral column in the thoracolumbar part performed at the stationary rehabilitation center. The course of restorative treatment was as long as 31-40 days and included individual and group trainings of exercise therapy, massage, hydrokinesotherapy, thermo-, electro-, photo- and magnetotherapy. Results of the treatment were followed in 81 patients. Excellent and good results were obtained in 43 patients (53%), unsatisfactory--in 7 patients (8.6%).

Author(s): 
Bagaturiia, G. O.
Chanov, V. L.
Kutushev, F. Kh
Publication Title: 
Gigiena Truda I Professional'nye Zabolevaniia

The article provides the results of studies of 167 cases affected with occupationally-related pneumoconiosis and dust bronchitis. 117 patients were treated with complex resort therapy including under-water massage, and 50 patients were given the same complex therapy without shower massage. The effectiveness of the therapeutic techniques were evaluated basing on both objective and subjective criteria, including supplementary laboratory and functional techniques.

Author(s): 
Chumanskiĭ, L. I.
Dubrovina, R. M.
Kudzi, E. K.
Trofimova, S. Iu
Satybalov, B. M.
Protsko, G. V.
Publication Title: 
Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, I Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury

Clinical electromyographic studies were made to evaluate the efficacy of transcerebral exposure to UHF electric field which has been used as an adjuvant to therapeutic exercise, massage, climate treatment in 33 patients with hyperkinetic infantile cerebral paralysis (ICP). The effect on the motor disorders reached 70.8%.

Author(s): 
Burygina, A. D.
Andreev, M. K.
Kukhnina, T. M.
Bogdanova, L. A.

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