Local remedies and therapies
- Kneipp therapy
- Forest therapy
Natural remedy: Water
Balneotherapy includes the therapeutic use of healing waters and the active substances they contain, such as salts, carbonic acid, radon, iodine or sulphur. It is one of the spa-specific therapies and is a discipline of physical therapy. The various forms of balneotherapy treatment, such as baths, drinking cures or inhalations, have a beneficial effect on the autonomic nervous system, hormonal balance, various organ systems and general physical and mental well-being. A special form of balneotherapy is thalassotherapy.
Possible disease patterns that can be treated with balneotherapy are orthopaedic diseases, rheumatic diseases, gynaecological diseases, skin diseases, psychosomatic diseases, cardiovascular diseases and respiratory diseases.