Dermatologists use heliotherapy for the treatment of acne, psoriasis and other skin disorders.
Heliotherapy is a chiropractic treatment used for muscular stimulation and relaxation.
Heliotherapy is the only known cure for Seasonal Affective Disorder, a cyclic mood disorder caused by sun light deprivation during fall and winter months.
Currently, AIDS research clinics use heliotherapy as an effective tool for boosting the body's immune system.
Heliotherapy used in hospital operating rooms reduces the bacteria count by a much as 50%. As a result, patients have been found to recover faster and have fewer post-operative infections.
Scientists at the Baylor University Medical Center have successfully used heliotherapy to destroy the AIDS virus and other infectious diseases and are developing heliotherapy to decontaminate blood for transfusions.
Heliotherapy is practiced in Cancer Research Institute for successful DNA repair. Within hours of light treatments, the cancer cells begin to die leaving the normal tissue unharmed. 70% to 80% of the tumors treated responded positively after just one treatment.
Heliotherapy is used as an effective tool for irradiating the blood of cancer patients.
The maternity wards of most major hospitals use heliotherapy for the treatment of hyperbilrubinemia ( neonatal jaundice), a condition found in over 60% of prematurely born infants.
While fully recognizing that long term overexposure of the sun and burning can result in skin cancer, premature aging and wrinkling in some cases, the science f heliotherapy supports that the sun also offers many benefits.