Thursday, August 1, 2013

Medical tourism in Egypt

Medical tourism in Egypt

Tourism products in Egypt are now so diverse that it has become a year-round destination in many countries. Besides the archaeological and religious tourism, there are resorts, international conferences and exhibitions, incentive travel, art, culture, sports festival and shopping tourism.

Health tourism is an obvious outcrop of the policy of diversification of tourism products. Egypt has a wide range of rich physical characteristics, including many hot springs. According to scientific research, clay found in these springs has therapeutic properties that can cure many bones, skin, kidneys, respiratory diseases and other problems. In addition, the water of the Red Sea, with its chemical composition and abundance of coral reefs help to cure various forms of psoriasis.

Socrates recommended therapy in Egypt

The therapeutic properties of the climate of Egypt has been mentioned since the Greek era. Socrates, the founder of the climate therapy, refers to this in his famous paper entitled "Egypt and climate Therapy". He advised people to go to Egypt and enjoy its warm climate and the refreshing breeze Sea. Following his advice, tourists came to Egypt for hundreds of years to cure diseases often caused by colder, wetter climate of Europe.

Attractions therapeutic

Tourist sites offering curative services including Egypt Helwan, Hurghada, the Fayoum oasis, Aswan, Sinai and Safaga on the Red Sea coast, among others.

Aswan, sand bath and south

A few days ago, the German expert (Bedouno Sanouni) arrived in Egypt to undertake scientific research. He wanted to measure the "radon" element in some tourist areas such as Aswan, to decide whether they are good for curing many diseases such as arthritis. Dr. Magdi Michael, director of Isis at Aswan station, says that since the Pharaonic era, Aswan was known for his treatment of the environment, such as scenes of the temple of Kom Ombo show.
Dry weather in Aswan

Dry weather in Aswan is ideal to enjoy sand baths during the period from May to September. sand bath is helpful in curing various diseases such as rheumatism and rheumatoid arthritis. In Aswan, many hotels have physiotherapy clinics run by an efficient and highly qualified and experienced in different types of massage therapy. In addition, rheumatoid patients can be treated in the hot sands surrounding mountains. The beautiful and quiet landscape and an environment free of pollution also contribute to speedy recovery. Aswan, the bright sunshine throughout the year with an extremely arid climate provide an ideal atmosphere to treat rheumatism and bronchial asthma.

Further south, Abu Simbel, with its high UV and low humidity during the period from December to March, also provide a pleasant environment for the treatment of these diseases.

Les Nubians in this region continue to practice traditional medicine, herbal treatments in particular. They use a plant called "Halef al'Bar" in the treatment of colds, "Damsisa" in the treatment of urinary tracts and peels grenades baked and ground in the treatment of dysentery.

Springs and healing herbs New Valley
New Valley
Another therapeutic tourist center is the New Valley with an abundance of hot springs and sand with curative properties, in addition to medicinal plants. This area also has a typically dry climate. Here, hot water wells and related pools sources have temperatures ranging from 35 to 45 ° C throughout the year. These wells provide therapy for colds, rheumatism and certain skin diseases such as psoriasis.

In addition, herbs are randomly distributed throughout the New Valley. "Al'Sekran" may be used to extract material for surgical anesthesia. "Jujube" (Karkade) is used to treat high blood pressure, especially if it is caused by nervous stress.

The Red sea and the treatment of psoriasis 
On the coast of the Red Sea, Marsa Alam and Safaga are well known sites for therapeutic tourism. Safaga in particular, is said to be one of the best places in the world for curing psoriasis.

Potential health benefits of Safaga have recently been under the media spotlight when a group of scientists from the National Research Council (NRC) found that help in the treatment of psoriasis (a chronic skin disease which cause remains unknown) and rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic, progressive form of arthritis that causes inflammation in the joints). According to the research team from the NRC, there are several natural factors in Safaga that make it so appropriate for therapy. The high mountains act as a natural barrier against wind and sandstorms. The air is free of any dirt in suspension, which could divert and absorb ultraviolet rays - essential in the treatment of psoriasis. Curve accounts bay calm sea, which reflects UV rays away.

Because of the abundance of coral reefs, the water is 35% saltier than in other seas, which greatly contributes to the treatment of psoriasis. More salt, as evidenced by the Dead Sea, also means less gravity. This is thought to improve blood circulation. The equilibrium of the salt concentration in and outside of the body also positively affects the therapy according to the ITI.

Sand in the region has also been found to contain radioactive elements and minerals effective in the treatment of arthritis. The analysis also showed the soil to contain black sand, which is helpful in curing acute and chronic arthritis, rheumatism and skin inflammations.

Those who suffer from rheumatic diseases are buried in the black sand, with the exception of the head, stomach and chest, twice a day, after sunrise and before sunset. The treatment lasts about a month.

Psoriasis patients, on the other hand, bathing in the sea and lie in the sun, also twice a day. The duration of exposure to the sun is prescribed by the therapist and the patient should see a rapid improvement in about a month, as applicable. In acute cases, patients are encouraged to take the course of treatment.

Other sites for rheumatism and kidney disease cure
Siwa Oasis, Takrour Gabal (Mount Takrour) and Hamamat Cleopatra (Cleopatra's Bath) are the most important sites for therapeutic tourism.

Siwa Oasis has many properties that place it at the top of the list of those recommended for therapeutic tourism sites. It is distinguished by a bright, peaceful environment and mild temperatures. By boiling pollution deep underground mineral water treatment is available for the treatment of kidney stones.

Gabal al Takrour is important for tourists to Siwa in the treatment of rheumatism and general weakness of the patient burrs in the hot sands surrounding the mountain.

Old Helwan and sulfuric springs

sulfuric springs in Helwan

The area Helwan, south of Cairo, has a unique geographical location and unique water incomparable to any mineral water properties worldwide sources. He was famous for these sources for many years. In addition Ain es'Seera natural clay contains medicinal natural ingredients that help to heal all kinds of rheumatism. Helwan it's the warm weather all year round is also suitable for treating many sulfuric diseases.Helwan center for rheumatism and physiotherapy was created to provide a therapeutic treatment for: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, myositis, neuritis, neuralgia, muscular dystrophy, chronic diseases such as neuropsyctric sinusitis, chronic bronchitis and bronchial asthma, skin diseases such as scabies, eczema, acne and psoriasis, bone union of the fracture, joint stiffness, disorders of the peripheral circulation and other diseases.

Oyoun Mossa and Hammam Pharaon in Sinai
Hammam Pharaon in Sinai
Oyoun Mossa (Moses springs) and Hammam Pharaon (Pharaoh bath) are some of the most important sites for therapeutic tourism in the Sinai. This region with its properties sulfuric attracted the attention of French expeditions to start. It has the highest rate of water sulfuric known in the world.

In addition, it has a dry climate and warm sand. Hammam Pharaon is a group of hot sulfuric extend miles along the Gulf of Suez water sources. It is suitable for the treatment of rheumatism. In addition to these sources, there is a rock cave carved the natives use as a hot bathing, created using the high temperature caused by hot sulfuric water below the cave.

The Oyoun Mossa area includes twelve springs, located in the extreme north of the eastern coast of the Gulf of Suez. Here, visitors are often overwhelmed by a sense of spiritual comfort.

Few people today realize the importance of therapeutic past of Egypt. During the 19th and 20th centuries, Egypt was almost as important for European travelers as a destination for health as it was for visits to classical antiquity. They always come, and they are still healed many ailments in hot and dry climate of Egypt and many natural hot springs.

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