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 cyclic mood disorder caused by sunlight deprivation during the 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 tissue unharmed. 70% to 80% of the tumors created responded positively after just one treatment.
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 science of heliotherapy supports that the sun also offers many benefits.
Decreases blood pressure
Lower resting heart rate
Increases cardiac output
Lowers blood cholesterol
Increases sex hormones
Increases muscular strength
Increases resistance to infection
Increases oxygen capacity of blood
Increases tolerance to stress
Increases adrenaline to tissues
Increases energy and endurance