Med.Inter.Rev. 2014, 103, 126-132.

Długopole – The history of a Spa.
Historia Uzdrowiska w Długopolu


Anna RYBECZKA–GACEK1, Jerzy PIWKOWSKI2, Bożena MUSZYŃSKA3

1Szpital Uzdrowiskowy Wielka Pieniawa, Uzdrowiska Kłodzkie S.A.–Grupa PGU, 57–320 Polanica Zdrój ul. Zdrojowa 39
2Niepubliczny Zakład Opieki Zdrowotnej PANACEUM, 32–700 Bochnia, ul. Biała 21
3Katedra i Zakład Botaniki Farmaceutycznej Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Collegium Medicum, 30–688 Kraków, ul. Medyczna 9.


Abstract

Balneology (from Lat.: balneum – Steam, with gr,: lógos – science) the field of medicine spa known since antiquity that studies the healing properties of groundwater and mud, and using them in therapy. Balneology is especially effective treatment of chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and spine, post-traumatic and post-operative orthopedic osteoarthritis, gout, osteoporosis, coronary heart disease, post myocardial infarction, post alular and vascular diseases, hypertension, diseases of the nervous system and respiratory system. One of the most beautifully situated and rich in water treatment is a spa town in Dlugopole.

Keywords: balneology, Długopole, groundwater, treatment

 


Original language: Polish