• The Benefits of Heliotherapy

  • Did you know?

    Dermatologists use heliotherapy for the treatment of acne, psoriasis and other skin disorders.

    Heliotherapy is a chiropractic treatment used for muscular stimulation and relaxation.

    Heliotherapy is the only known cure for Seasonal Affective Disorder, a cycle mood disorder caused by sun light deprivation during fall and winter months.

    Currently, AIDS research clinics use heliotherapy as an effective tool for boosting the body's immune system.

    Heliotherapy used in hospital operating rooms reduces the bacteria count by as much as 50%. As a result, patients have been found to recover faster and have fewer post-operative infections.

    Scientists at the Baylor University Medical Center have successfully used heliotherapy to destroy the AIDS virus and other infectious diseases and are developing heliotherapy to decontaminate blood for transfusions.

    Heliotherapy is practiced in Cancer Research Institutes for successful DNA repair. Within hours of light treatments, the cancer cells begin to die, leaving the normal tissues unharmed. 70% to 80% of the tumors treated responded positively after just one treatment.

    Heliotherapy is used as an effective tool for irradiating the blood of cancer patients.

    The maternity wards of most major hospitals use heliotherapy for the treatment of hyperbilrubinemia ( neonatal jaundice), a condition found in over 60% of prematurely born infants.

    While fully recognizing that long-term overexposure to the sun and burning can result in skin cancer, premature aging and wrinkling in some cases, the sciences of heliotherapy supports that the sun also offers many benefits. 

    Other Benefits
    By law, indoor tanning facilities cannot say that indoor tanning is safe or therapeutic. But, you deserve to hear all the scientific research regarding ultraviolet light and the body. There’s more to this issue than you’ve probably heard. Most people falsely believe that totally eliminating regular sun exposure eliminates the risk of damage from the sun. In reality, avoiding regular sun exposure still leaves you susceptible to damage when you do go outdoors. It may even make you more susceptible to damage. You’ve heard about the increased risk of skin cancer associated with ultraviolet light. In reality, the relationship isn’t that simple. There are many forms of skin cancer, and the relationship with ultraviolet light is a confusing issue.

    Although research links skin cancer to ultraviolet light, the exact relationship is unclear, and there are many other important studies you need to consider:

    • It may be riskier for most people to avoid sunlight than to tan moderately, according to new research.
    • Overall cancer rates are higher in sun-deprived areas of the world and decrease significantly as one gets closer to the equator.
    • Malignant melanoma skin cancer is most common in people who do not receive regular sun exposure and most frequently develops on parts of the body that are not regularly exposed to sunlight.
    • Several studies suggest that many types of cancer (including breast, colon, prostate and ovarian) are slowed or inhibited by increased exposure to sunlight.
    • Sunlight is the body’s only natural and reliable source of vitamin D. Studies suggest that this vitamin (linked to the prevention of breast, colon, prostate and ovarian cancers) cannot be reliably supplemented in our diet.
    • More than 138,000 Americans die each year from breast, colon, ovarian and prostate cancers. Less than 2,200 die of non-melanoma skin cancer.
    • A 1994 study shows that northern women have five times greater risk of ovarian cancer than Southern women who receive more direct sun exposure do.
    • Four-and-a-half billion years of ongoing research have proven one thing conclusively: We would all be dead without sunlightâ€"the source of all life on our planet.

    Some industries make billions of dollars each year by scaring you out of the sun. These multi-billion-dollar corporations sell sunscreens and their skin-care products and services by overstating the effects of ultraviolet light. And they advertise heavily on television and in your favorite magazines. We call them all the "sun-scare" coalition.

    Skin cancer is an important issue to the dermatology industry, because it represents the only subject that its lobbyists can promote as critical or life threatening. Unfortunately, in their eagerness to scare consumers into their offices, dermatology lobbyists have distorted research findings and misled the public about this topic.

    For sunscreen manufacturers, the sunscare agenda is obvious: the more afraid the Public is about the sun, the more products the manufacturers sell. People buy sunscreen and cosmetics because they have to. They’ve been told if they don’t, the result may be skin damage, skin cancer or even death. Furthermore, a great deal of anti-tanning and skin cancer research is funded by the pharmaceutical companies that profit by its negative outcome




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