The efficiency of mud and types of therapeutic mud

What do You think, can the dirt to be therapeutic? Of course, depending on where You this dirt "got" Your answer can range from "NO!" (this is for the "dirt", which is rich in our modern roads and cities) to "YES!" (if it is indeed therapeutic compositions).

They, having in its composition of biologically active compounds, amino acids, various minerals, vitamin and antibiotic like substances, and lots of other very useful items that can cure various skin diseases, diseases of the nervous system, joints, genitourinary tract, etc., simply put, mud, if it is to "take" properly and strictly according to the doctor, able, if not to heal completely, it is much easier for most known in our day diseases.

Such therapeutic feature of the mud was first registered about 2 thousand years ago (the author records - Claudius Galen, the second century). At that time, the dirt, which carried the water of the Nile, was applied all over the body (which is why this method is called "Egyptian").

Later, the mud became popular in Europe. In the early 19th century balneological procedure was carried out under the supervision of doctors in Tinaco, Odessa, Saki, Lipetsk and some other resorts. Mud is not just treated, but also studied its composition to make it more effective.

Mud therapy is effective for the following diseases:


- lumbodynia

the consequences of traumatic brain and spinal injuries

- diseases of the genitourinary system


- diseases of the uterus

- infertility and other

In our days there is the following classification of mud:

- peat is formed in the difficult conditions of oxygen marsh sediments containing approximately the same number of amino acids, benzolkarbonovyh acids and carbohydrates (20-25%);

- sapropel is sludge from ponds with normal fresh water, consisting of sediment organic sediment without hydrogen sulfide;

- sulphide silt mud - the third type of mud, representing sediments in the salt ponds that are low in organic matter and increased content of iron sulfide and water-soluble salts;

- mud is clay separation of the so-called mud volcanoes, containing a large number of specific organics, as well as iodine and bromine.

Has undergone significant changes and methods of mud. Instead of mud baths and Egyptian method increasingly used Crimean method (when the patient is placed in the hot sun medallion" certain amount extracted from the bottom of the pond mud, followed by 2-hour sweating in special halls-patelnia).

Later switched to the softer methods of mud: an adjustable mud baths, heating steam dirt and to a method mud applications.

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