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HELIOTHERAPY......
THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF THE SUN

What is Heliotherapy?
Heliotherapy is the treatment of disease by exposing the body to sunlight.

  • Decreases blood pressure
  • Lowers resting heart rate
  • Increases cardiac output
  • Lowers blood cholesterol
  • Increases sex hormones
  • Increases muscular strength
  • Increases resistance to infections
  • Increases oxygen capacity to blood
  • Increases tolerance to stress
  • Increases adrenaline in tissues
  • Increases energy and endurance
DID YOU KNOW THAT?

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 know cure for Seasonal Affective Disorder, a cyclic mood disorder caused by sun deprivation during fall and winter months.

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

Heliotherapy used in hospital operation rooms reduces 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 transfusions.

Heliotherapy is practied in Cancer Research Institutes for successful DNA repair.   Within hours of light treatments, the cancer cells begin to die, leaving the normal tissue 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 reconizing that long term overexposure to the sun and burning can result in skin cancer, premature aging and wrinkling in some cases, the science of heliotherapy supports that the sun also offers many benefits.

Studies provided by California Tan's Scientific Research Center.