We live on the planet where 70% of it is water. We live on the planet where all life depends on water. We have a body that is 70% of water. The great civilization of Mesopotamia was built around two major rivers Tigris and Euphrates. Great Empedocles placed water as one of 4 elements that are basic substance of the Universe. Homeopaths believe that water has memory. Water is a symbol of immense importance in many civilizations and religions.
The Earth’s temperature is regulated by water. It is believed that a human can last 40 days without food, but only 3-4 days without water. Without taste or smell, liquid, gas or solid, we cannot manage without water, thus as a crucial part of the planet we live in and of humans in general, water has an important health benefits.
What are the health benefits of thermal water in particular?
Planet Earth has given us thermal springs all over the world, even in the oceans, springs filled with water that has healing attributes given the fact that this water is rich in iodine, gases and salts. When the water surfaces it has the temperature of 21°C or above.
Usually thermal springs are found near volcanic districts or their origin can be found in aquifers. Cultural history documents different and very frequent usage of thermal water for the health benefits and some sort of infection prevention. For instance, the 19th century reveals the importance of thermal water and the faith in its power of healing given the fact that the hot springs were very popular both as healing methods and as pure satisfaction first in Europe, and then spreading all around the world. On the other hand, thermal water and hot springs were known in ancient Rome and were very important political and social centers.
The water from the springs has various purposes and usage in human life, some of which is in the field of agriculture and aquaculture, while the most important one is related to health, balneology. In general, thermal water is recognized as a specific health method especially within the field of skin infections.
Thermal water can help in treating:
• Blood circulation
• Nervous system disorders
• Circulatory disorders
• Skin disorders – acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, dermatitis, burn-related scars and damage
Being rich with minerals, thermal springs and water represent a specific water therapy due to the characteristics of the minerals the water contains.