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Healing Springs: The Ultimate Guide to Taking the Waters; From Hidden Springs to the World's Greatest Spas

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The first book to present medical evidence that mineral springs can prevent and cure disease--and to tell you which spas are most effectiveandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Lists more than 200 of the best hot springs and mineral springs in the world and the health conditions best treated at each, with a special emphasis on springs in the U.S. and Canadaandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Reviews additional healing techniques that best complement bathing in and drinking medicinal waters--such as acupuncture, homeopathy, fasting programs, and fitness trainingandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Includes photos of everything from famous spas to little-known hot springsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The Fountain of Youth does exist! Author Nathaniel Altman shows that andquot;taking the watersandquot; is a powerful healing tool that rejuvenates the body and prevents a host of illnesses.and#160; Until now, it's been the best-kept secret for promoting and maintaining health and vitality.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The use of natural mineral spring water for the prevention and cure of disease dates back 5000 years to the Bronze Age. Hot springs reached their heyday in the United States in the latter part of the 19th century and were well attended until the early 1940s. Balneotherapy--using natural mineral spring water for the prevention and cure of disease--continued to thrive elsewhere in the world and is making a big comeback in the United States. It is an accepted form of mainstream medicine in Europe and Japan, where an abundance of medical evidence shows that in addition to relieving stress, certain mineral waters can help the body heal itself from heart, liver, and kidney problems, skin diseases, asthma, digestive disorders, arthritis, and a host of other health problems.

Book News Annotation:

Altman (Oxygen Healing Therapies covers the geology and history of springs and their putative therapeutic uses—including consumption as well as emersion (he cites research done by the more credulous nations). Descriptions of ca. 350 developed hot springs of the world include the water constituents, and services. The book has appeal both for new age believers and for sybarites.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"Healing Springs" is the first book to present medical evidence that mineral springs can prevent and cure disease--and to tell you which spas are most effective. The author guides us through more than 200 of the best hot springs and mineral springs in the world.

About the Author

A lifelong aficionado of hot springs, Nathaniel Altmanandnbsp; is a medical writer and researcher who has written more than fifteen books on alternative healing, including andlt;Iandgt;Oxygen Healing Therapiesandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;A Russian Herbalandlt;/Iandgt;. He lives in Brooklyn,andnbsp; New York.

Table of Contents

Healing Springsis the first book to present medical evidence that mineral springs can prevent and cure disease--and to tell you which spas are most effective. The author guides us through more than 200 of the best hot springs and mineral springs in the world.Healing Springsis the first book to present medical evidence that mineral springs can prevent and cure disease--and to tell you which spas are most effective. The author guides us through more than 200 of the best hot springs and mineral springs in the world.The Fountain of Youth does exist! Healing Springsis the first book to present medical evidence that mineral springs can prevent and cure disease--and to tell you which spas are most effective.

A lifelong aficionado of hot springs, Nathaniel Altman visited thermalsprings in the United States, Canada, Latin America, continental Europe,Taiwan, Iceland, the volcanic islands of New Zealand, and the Azores toresearch this book. Altman is a medical writer and researcher who has writtenmore than 15 books on alternative healing, including Oxygen HealingTherapiesand A Russian Herbal. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Healing Springs:

The Ultimate Guide to Taking the Waters

Note to the Reader

Acknowledgments

Introduction: The Best-kept Secret

Part I: Step into the Water

1. The Waters of Life

2. Down from the Mountains, Up from the Depths

3. A Long-Standing Tradition

Part II: Just What's in that Water?

4. Bicarbonate

5. Sulfur and Sulfates

6. Chloride

7. Gases

8. Peloids

9. Other Minerals

10. Bottled Waters

Part III: Looking Better, Feeling Better: The Healing and RejuvenatingPower of Water

11. Skin Diseases

12. Joint and Muscle Diseases

13. Gastrointestinal Problems

14. Diseases of the Liver, Kidneys, and Urinary Tract

15. Heart and Circulatory Diseases

16. Gynecological Problems

17. Glandular and Metabolic Disorders

18. Respiratory Problems

19. Other Health Problems

20. Using Medicinal Springs for Wellness

21. Healing Springs of the United States and Canada

22. Healing Springs of Latin America and the Caribbean

23. Healing Springs of Europe

24. Healing Springs of Asia, Oceania, Africa, and the Middle East

Glossaryandnbsp;

Resources

Notesandnbsp;

Index

"In-depth research of medical and scientific journals along with interviews of numerous physicians who work in this specialized field."The New Times, February, 2001 "Altman's book is an easy-to-read, comprehensive guide to the healing waters of the world."Whole Life Times, April 2001 ". . . enormously helpful for choosing just the right surrounding that would be best for personal health."The Book Reader, Spring/Summer 2001 "This book offers excellent explanations of healing water, its sources, criteria, and what ailments are healed."Network for Women's Spirituality, March/April/May 2003

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892818365
Author:
Altman, Nathaniel
Publisher:
Healing Art Press
Location:
Rochester, Vt.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Health
Subject:
Alternative Therapies
Subject:
Reference - Spas
Subject:
Health resorts
Subject:
Healing
Subject:
Hot springs
Subject:
Mineral waters.
Subject:
Spas
Subject:
Resorts & Spas
Subject:
Metaphysics-Healing
Subject:
HEALTH/SPAS;ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES;FITNESS;HEALTH AND HEALING;WATER
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 176
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
95 color photographs and 26 bandamp;w il
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.7 in 19.67 oz

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