medicine or balneology has a long tradition throughout Europe
including Israel and Japan
and has been used predominantly for chronic diseases. Yet despite its
popularity among patients in Europe, this therapy is still largely unknown
in the United States and Canada. Medical spas in Europe utilize bona fide
spa therapy which embraces the principles of balneology. Patients and
physicians in the USA are not aware of the history and medical application
of spas because the research that was actively pursued in the United States
under the direction of Dr. Walter McClellan at Saratoga Spa abruptly ended
in the early 1950s.
This website attempts to provide information about balneotherapy and the research that is being conducted in this field of medicine. Although the contents are geared mainly toward health care professionals, hopefully it will appeal to everyone who is interested in health. This website does not endorse balneotherapy for patients because such a decision should be made strictly between patients and their personal physicians. This website does not offer medical advice and although it includes interesting links, it will not be held liable for the contents and opinions expressed by other website links unless specifically expressed in writing.
To learn more about medical hydrology, please check the archives of articles (Download in PDF) under the menu "Spa procedures." Please review the menu under "Collaboration" of all research centers interested in conducting clinical trials with United States and increase American's knowledge about balneology.
Extensive researches have been conducted in spa medicine and the medical literatures on the medicinal use of balneotherapy are now available on the medical hydrology database- free and open-access for the scientific community. Welcome to the Spa Medicine Database.
As evidence-based spa medicine becomes important, clinical trials conducted in medical hydrology will soon be available to the scientific community through the Trial Registry- free trial registry. Welcome to the Spa Medicine Trial Registry.
UnitedKingdom-tenders.co.uk database of public tenders from UK. Tenders categorized by location of Contracting authority.