Over the years, many treatments have been developed for psoriasis and other related diseases, such as eczema. One treatment modality that stands out from others because it treats psoriasis cost effectively, without the use of drugs, with little or no stress involved for the patient and considerably less expensive for the patient than an in-house treatment regime at a spa or health facility, is Climotherapy.
Treatment of psoriasis via Climotherapy involves a combination of treatment modalities utilizing natural occurring factors such as sunlight, air as well as others. Psoriasis treated with Climotherapy has proven, statistically, to have an exceptionally high clearance level and very long remission periods. Success in psoriasis Climotherapy treatments come close to a 100% success rate and resistance to other psoriasis treatment procedures does not carry over to Climotherapy psoriasis treatments. Another advantage of psoriasis treatment with Climotherapy is that it can be used with individuals of all ages – even children.
Psoriasis Climotherapy treatments have an added positive effect in that they reinforce the patients’ confidence and self esteem and quickly enable them to return to a normal life style. Climotherapy treatment has almost no side effects, either during or following treatments.
One of the considerations involved when receiving Psoriasis treatment via UV radiation (natural or artificial) is the danger of skin damage and even the development of skin cancer.
However, as psoriasis Climotherapy treatmentsdo involve exposure to sunlight and UV radiation, this is one point that must be addressed.
Regarding exposure to UV-B radiation (the harmful wavelength of UV radiation) in the Dead Sea, a study by Kushelevsky reports that the levels of UV-B radiation in the Dead Sea are significantly lower than at other Climotherapy treatment centers in Switzerland and Sweden and lower than the UV-B dosages absorbed by patients undergoing artificial UV radiation therapy for psoriasis. Furthermore, the Israel Medical Association Journal, in a study by Even-Paz and Efron, reported that only three hours of exposure to Dead Sea sunlight was required to receive the desired effect as opposed to five to six hours per day for normal UV treatments.
Given the cumulative effect of UV-B exposure on the skin and the risks for skin cancer, the fact that psoriasis treatments at the Dead Sea halve the required exposure time is highly significant.