Pathologies and Therapies
Inhalations: Thermal water is sprayed by water vapor, creating a warm, moist mixture that fluidizes secretions and cleans the surface of the mucous membranes of the rhino-pharyngeal-tubal district. From the mouthpiece come out a mist of aqueous particles, with a temperature of about 40° C. The mouth of the patient must be at the same level of the mouthpiece, at a distance of about 20 cm. It is recommended to breathe alternately with mouth and nose. Each application lasts 10 minutes. The recommended cycle lasts 12 days.
Aerosol: It is an individual inhaler technique during which are breathed “flowing” mineral water and compressed air.The patient, when facing the unit, breathes the flow of thermal water with the nasal prong or mask. It is a daily practice and last about 10 minutes. The recommended treatment course lasts 12 days.
Sonic Aerosol (or vibrant)
A source of ultrasounds stimulates and shakes the aerosolato, that is also accelerated with the aid of small compressors. In this way particles acquire a greater penetrating power in the respiratory mucosa. During the application the patient may be also asked to swallow to facilitate the penetration in the tympanic cavity through the Eustachian tube.
Nebulization: they consist in mixing thermal water with steam and hot air, and to nebulize them in a collective environment. The intense fog inside the room is inhaled by patients and reaches the deeper airways of the breathing apparatus. They are particularly suitable for the treatment of tracheitis, tracheobronchitis, chronic bronchitis and pulmonary emphysema.
Nasal Irrigations: they are a delicate and deep cleaning of the nasal passages. With this technique the nasal membranes are cleaned and liberated from crusts and secretions. They are particularly indicated in chronic rhinitis with a torpid and dystrophic component, and in cases of secreting rhino-sinusitis.
Micronized Nasal Shower : it is an individual inhalatory methodology. The machine is composed by a compressor and an ampoule that generate watery particles with a large diameter, such as to exert a deep action at the level of the meatus. They are indicated in ear diseases where the cause is connected to a stagnation of secretions in the nasal cavities and in the nasopharynx. Substantially, they consist in a mechanical cleansing and washing of the mucous membranes.The patient’s head should be just leaning forward, with the contralateral nostril closed. They are well tolerated by children. Each application lasts from 4 to 12 minutes, the cycle can be of 6 or 12 days. Always precede other treatments.
Humage With the humage you get a deep and abundant gas penetration in the respiratory tract and it is also probably possible to reach the sinuses. Unlike the methods described above, here the particles and the aqueous micelles are very scarce, in effect this method is used in case of chronic diseases of all districts of the respiratory tree.
RHINOGENOUS DEAFNESS THERAPY
Endotympanic Insufflations or politzer: are indicated in tubal stenosis, chronic catarrhal otitis, chronic suppurative otitis, serous otitis, rhinogenous deafness, in tubal tympanitis. They have a specific therapeutic or prophylactic effect on the chronic catarrhal otitis media due to tubal insufficiency and in the treatment of “rhinogenous deafness”, a typical consequence of a catarrhal inflammation of the middle ear. The endotympanic insufflations provide a marked improvement in the auditory function and prevent the recurrence of ear infections. It can be used a tubal catheter or a politzer. In the first case, thermal waters (in the form of gas) are gently introduced using a special flexible tube whereby the thermal aerosol is blown through the Eustachian tube to the middle ear. In general this technique is used for the treatment of adult patients. For children instead it is preferable the use of crenotherapic Politzer that consists in the introduction of the same thermal aerosol in the inner part of the nostrils by a small toggle. The toggle introduced into the nasal vestibule is maintained in situ by the compression of the hand of the physician, while with the other is occluded the external orifice of the controlateral nasal vestibule. Usually is a session per day, for a period not inferior than 12 days. Each treatment lasts about 5 minutes.
RHEUMATOID AND ORTHOPAEDIC DISEASES
La The Fangobalneo therapy exerts an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, sedative, stimulant action on the immune system and cell turnover, and also support the natural detoxifying process.
It is indicated for the acute and chronic musculo-skeletal system diseases. The effectiveness of this treatment is greater combined with Balneotherapy.
The Balneotherapy in a bath with static thermal water consists in the partial or complete immersion of the body in mineral water with a temperature of about 36-38 ° C for 15 minutes. A cycle is of 10-15 baths, on empty stomach, a bath per day.
Thermal Whirpools enhances the sense of heaviness and swelling in the legs for those suffering from circulatory diseases,
in particular those at the lower limbs.