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The Natural Health Cure

Thermal Spring Therapy In Turkey

Turkey with its rich and curative mineral waters is the paradise of thermal springs and welcomes the ones seeking for good health with its high quality facilities. Because Turkey is located on top of a major geothermal belt. Turkey is one of the 7 countries in the world in terms of thermal source richness with almost 1300 thermal springs throughout Anatolia. Of course the existence of seismic faults make the country very rich in this aspect. The temperature of these hot springs varies between 20-110 degrees Celsius ( 68-230 Fahrenheit) and their flow is between 2 – 500 liters per second.

Hot Springs Map of Turkey

Hot Springs Map of Turkey

General aims of a course of treatment at a spa Increase body resistance,
Ameliorating general condition, Reducing complaints of the patient.
Removing disease findings. To prevent permanent damages.

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BENEFITS OF THERMAL MUD
Muds contain radioactive content and considerably carbon dioxide. Because of these features, it is effective in skin diseases, stress conditions, obesity and rheumatismal diseases. Nervous system falls into place and it has analgesic, relieving and neuromuscular blocker effect. It is effective in cellulite, bronchitis, myalgia, degenerative diseases, calcificaüon, waist problems, and chronic ovarian inflammations.

Rheumatism
The illnesses that cause pain in the foreground and movement disability in muscles, articulars which provides movement of our body and ligaments that connect these structures are named in general as rheumatism.

Articular rheumatisms; osteoarthritis (calsificaüon) , rheumatoid arthritis(inflamed articular rheumatism) , soft tissue rheumatisms( fibromyalgia , MAS, waist, back and neck pain) are the most seen illnesses among of these. Hereditary characters (genetic tendency) are of vital importance in some of them.

Cutaneous Disease
Cutaneous disease is a disease which causes fast regeneration of skin cells and manifests itself in desquamations and red plaques in parts especially where skin cells are produced continuously. The specific reason of the cutaneous disease is not known exactly but it is not a contagious disease.

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Nails can also be affected from cutaneous disease along with red plaques or lesions that forms on skin and arthritis, a special type, which is known as psoriatic arthritis can emerge .To live with cutaneous disease can be stressful but most cases are at insignificant level and treatable. Most treatment methods help control of the symptoms of the cutaneous disease in a successful way. magnetic therapy presents extraordinary benefits in many disorders. Doctors in USA who used

Puloid
Mud treatment – PeloidTheraphy takes its name from Greek words Pelos (mud) and Therapy (treatment) . Rome historian Pliniya(23-79 ml) mentioned about mud’s curative characteristic.Klavdiy Galen writes that ancient Egyptians made use of Nil mud for medical purposes.Avisenna (10 asr) mentions about treatment with mud in his works. Mongol Tatars benefited from this mud treatment in 13 th century, Italy discovered curative characteristics of volcanic mud in 15 th century. France benefited mud treatment as from 17 th century and German benefited as from 18 th century. Mud treatment has comprised main elements of Balneology since 19 th century. Peloids became a unique production cosmetology by comprising a large area in treatment.

Eczema
Allergic eczema is a skin disease which is seen intensely in the first years of life and manifests itself as dryness, eruption, pruritus in skin. Typically, such most affected areas are cheeks, under neck, interior of elbow and back knee. Its intensity reduces towards six-age.

 Urticaria
Urticaria is blister which is light red color and forms in groups in any part of the body. This eruption regresses in a few hours. While a former eruption is dying away, new ones can emerge instead. Their dimensions can change to the size of a plate and can form big areas by combining. Generally, it is scabious but burning and burst feeling can be. Urticaria originates as a result that blood plasma go out of small veins in skin.

THERMAL RESORTS

Yalova
YALOVA Thermal Resort:

Yalova Thermal

It was popular in Roman times, rebuilt by the Ottoman sultans, favored by Kemal Atatürk,

Location: 11km south of Yalova, in the Marmara region.
Water temperature: 55°-60° C , 133 to 140°F
pH value: 6.88 -7.48
Physical and chemical properties: Hyperthermal, hypertonic, sulphur, sodium, calcium.
Recommended: Applications Drinking and bathing
Helps to heal: Rheumatic conditions, aching muscles and patients after stomach operations; chronic gynaecological infections or cramps, blood clots in the legs, gout, diabetes, metabolic problems such as obesity, high blood-cholesterol, cleansing of lipids and fats and removal of excess accumulations of uric acid.

Bursa
ÇEKIRGE Thermal Resort:

Çekirge Thermal

Water temperature: Vakifbahce Spring – 47°C. Karamustafa Spring – 58°C. Kaynarca and Yenikaplica Springs – 77°C. Kukurtlu Hamam Spring – 78°C

pH value: Vakifbahce Spring – 6.98. Karamustafa Spring – 6.6. Kaynarca and Yenikaplica Springs – 6.78. Kukurtlu Hamam Spring – 6.44

Physical and chemical properties: The group of springs contain some, or all of the following: hyperthermal, hypertonic, oligometallic and radioactive, bicarbonate, sulphur, calcium, magnesium, sodium and carbon dioxide.
Recommended: Applications Drinking and bathing
Helps to heal: Rheumatic ailments, painful disorders of muscular system, chronic gynaecological infections and cramps, blood clots and bronchitis. Combination of bathing and drinking for liver and gall bladder condition, mild gout and diabetes, and obesity.

 Balıkesir
GÖNEN Thermal Resort

Gönen Kaplıca

Location: Next to Gonen
Creek, near the town of Gonen, around 80km north west of Balikesir. Water temperature: 52°C
pH value: 7.36
Physical and chemical properties: Hyperthermal, hypertonic, sulphur,  chlorine, bicarbonate, sodium.
Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing
Helps to heal: Drinking – liver, gall bladder and kidney ailments. Bathing – rheumatism, infections of the large intestine, hardening of the arteries and neurological and vascular complications.

Manisa
KURŞUNLU Thermal Resort

Location: 6km from Salihli, in the region of Manisa.
Water temperature: 52°C
pH value: 5.8
Physical and chemical properties: Bicarbonate, sulphur, calcium, hydrogen sulphide and carbon dioxide.
Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing
Helps to heal: Rheumatism, respiratory tract and skin conditions, gynaecological and nervous disorders, calcium deposits and joint pain.

İzmir
BALCOVA Thermal Resort: (Agememnon)

Balçova Thermal

Location: 10km west of Izmir and west of Balcova, near the historical site of Agememnon.
Water temperature: Spring and well water vary between 45°C -140°C.
pH value: 6.4
Physical and chemical properties: Chlorine, bicarbonate, sodium, calcium, carbon dioxide and fluoride. Hyperthermal (62 °C) and Hypertonic (30.68 milimol/l.).
Helps to heal: Rheumatic ailments, digestive tract, eye ailments, poor metabolism, liver and gall bladder problems and heart and circulatory conditions, and nervous disorders.

It is the largest thermal treatment center in Turkey. The healing characteristics of geothermal waters have been used in the treatment of a variety of ailments since 2000 BC, the time of King Agamemnon.  The heat of the water at the source is 62 degrees centigrade and has unusual  mineralisation con- firming its healing qualities. The spa waters here have  healing effects on:  -Myalgia -Urinary Stones -Rheumatic diseases -Orthopedic operations and healing  of broken bones -Gynecological diseases

ŞİFNE Thermal Resort

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Location: 6km east of Cesme, and 80km west of Izmir.
Water temperature: Ilica Spring – 42° C. Buyuk Icme Spring – 19° C. Kucuk Icme Spring – 25°C
pH value: Ilica Spring – 6.76; Buyuk Icme Spring – 6.52; Kucuk Icme Spring – 6.56
Physical and chemical properties: The various springs contain one or all of the following properties: Hyperthermal, hypertonic, chlorine, sodium, magnesium
Recommended: Applications Bathing, drinking and mud treatments
Helps to heal: Bathing and mud treatments – rheumatic ailments, gynaecological problems and poor metabolism, problems with liver, gall bladder and pancreas.

ÇEŞME Thermal Resort

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Location: In Cesme, 70km west of Izmir.
Water temperature: 55°C
pH value: 6.58
Physical and chemical properties: Hyperthermal, hypertonic, chlorine, sodium, magnesium
Recommended: Applications Bathing and soaking
Helps to heal: Effective in treating rheumatic ailments, gynaecological disorders and poor metabolism.

Denizli
PAMUKKALEThermal Resort:

pamukkale Thermal

Location: In the Aegean region north of Denizli near the historic ruins of Hieropolis.
Water temperature: (33°C to 56°C, 91 to 133°F).
pH value: 5.83 – 6.02
Physical and chemical properties: Thermal, hypertonic, bicarbonate, sulphur, calcium, carbon dioxide.
Recommended Applications: Drinking and bathing Pamukkale thermal mud is a type of bituminous mud. It includes organic and inorganic materials in different amounts. It includes mineral more than Turba mud. The density of minerals, sulphur and iron in its combination adds a different value to the mud. Its curative feature is higher in terms of its fertileness in organic materials.
Helps to heal: Drinking – digestive system especially stomach, intestines, liver and gall bladder disorders, dyspepsia, diabetes, obesity and gout. Bathing – arthritis, rheumatic ailments like osteoporosis, bronchial asthma, blood pressure, hardening of the arteries and circulation problems.

KARAHAYIT Thermal Resort

Location: 20km north of Denizli, and 5km from Pamukkale thermal springs.
Water temperature: 42°C – 56°C
pH value: 5.98 – 6.26
Physical and chemical properties: Hyperthermal, hypertonic, sulphur,
bicarbonate, calcium, carbon dioxide,
Recommended: Applications Drinking and bathing
Helps to heal: Similar to waters of Pamukkale. Drinking – digestive system especially the stomach, intestines, liver and gall bladder disorders, dyspepsia, chronic infections of the gall bladder and gall bladder pigmentation and gall stones, diabetes, obesity and gout. Bathing – arthritis, rheumatic ailments like osteoporosis, bronchial asthma, problems maintaining proper blood pressure, hardening of the arteries. Helps maintain a healthy circulatory system.

Muğla
SULTANIYE  Thermal Resort (Köycegiz):

Sultaniye Thermal

Location: Foot of Mt.  Olemez, western shore of Lake Koycegiz, west of Koycegiz in Mugla province and  4km from Dalyan. region and the ruins of Caunos are at the southern end of the lake along the Dalyan River.
Water temperature: Buyuk Hamam Spring – 39°C. Kubbeli Hamam Spring – 41.9°C. Sultaniye Drinking Spring – 32°C.
pH value: Buyuk Hamam Spring – 6.68. Kubbeli Hamam Spring – 6.65. Sultaniye Drinking Spring – 6.74
Physical and chemical properties: Each spring contains one of all of the following properties – Chlorine, sodium, hydrogen sulphide, bromide, radioactive, hyperthermal, hypertonic.
Recommended: Applications Drinking and bathing.
Helps to heal: Rheumatic, respiratory and epidermal ailments, poor  circulation and heart disease, nervous conditions, gynaecological, kidney and urinary tract conditions, poor metabolism.

Kütahya
HARLEK (Ilıcaköy) Thermal Resort

Kütahya Harlek Kaplıca

Location: The resort is 27km from the centre of Kutahya, in Western Anatolia, and 190km south-east of Bursa.
Water temperature: 25.2°C – 43°C
pH value: Kadilar Spring – 6.84. Haslas Spring – 6.78. Harlek Spring – 6.87. Kadinlar Hamami Spring – 6.64
Physical and chemical properties: The group of spring has one or all of the following properties: thermal, hypertonic, oligometallic, sulphur, calcium, magnesium.
Recommended: Applications Drinking and bathing.
Helps to heal: Rheumatic ailments, liver and gall bladder problems and skin conditions, poor metabolism.

Afyon
ÖMER and GECEK Thermal Resort

Afyon Thermal Life

Location: 15 km from Afyon. The nearest airport is in Isparta, 150 km south.
Water temperature: Between 51° – 98° C.
pH value: 6.5 – 7.3
Physical and chemical properties: Chlorine, bicarbonate, sodium, iron (4.9 mg/l), arsenic (l/15 mg/l.), carbon dioxide (423.1 mg/l.), metaboric acid (24.7 mg/l.), fluoride (4.32 mg/l.) and boron (10 mg/l.).
Recommended applications: Drinking, bathing and inhaling.
Helps to heal: Rheumatism, skin conditions, cardiovascular and digestive disorders, calcium deposits and aching joints, liver and gall bladder problems, eating and nervous disorders, gynaecological disorders.

HÜDAYİ Thermal Resort

Location: 66 km south-west of Afyon, 7km south-west of Sandikli.
Transport: Buses from Afyon. Nearest airport is Isparta, 150km south.
Water temperature: 70°C
pH value: 6.3 – 6.9
Physical and chemical properties: Sodium, calcium, sulphur, bicarbonate,
fluoride and carbon dioxide, and is radioactive.
Helps to heal: Rheumatic ailments, aches and cramps, cardiovascular disorders, calcium deposits and aching joints, mental and muscular fatigue, nervous disorders and gynaecological disorders.

 Ankara
KIZILCAHAMAM Tourist Thermal Spring

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Location: Kizilcahamam, 80km north of Ankara.
Water temperature: Buyuk Thermal Spring – 47°C; Kucuk Thermal Spring 44°C; Kizilcahamam – 19.5°C; Acisu – 34°C; Sey Hamami – 43°C; Acisu Spring – 37°C.
pH value: Buyuk Thermal Spring – 7.06; Kucuk Thermal Spring – 7.45;
Kizilcahamam – 6.62; Acisu Thermal Spring – 6.20; Sey Hamami and Acisu Spring – 6.52.

Physical and chemical properties: The various springs contain some or all of the following: hyperthermal, hypertonic, isothermal, bicarbonate, sodium, chlorine, arsenic, carbon dioxide, calcium, carbon dioxide.
Recommended applications: Drinking and bathing
Helps to heal: Drinking – liver, gall bladder, stomach and intestines, internal and external secretions, and poor metabolism. Bathing – heart, vascular system and rheumatism.

Sivas
KANGALThermal Resort: (Called Balikli Çermik)
Hot Spring with Fish in Turkish 

Sivas Kangal Thermal

Location: 17 km northeast of Kangal, 100km southeast of Sivas in Central Anatolia.
Water temperature: 36°C
pH value: 7.3
Physical and chemical properties: Isothermal, hypertonic, oligometallic water containing bicarbonate, calcium, magnesium.
Recommended Applications: Drinking – 3-4 cups in morning on empty stomach. Bathing – 6-8 hours a day, with breaks. Drinking alcohol during treatment is prohibited. Applying medication to wounds during treatment may be hazardous. Treatment should continue for at least 21 days.

Helps to heal: The 2-8 cm fish in the waters aid in the healing of skin ailments like shallow wounds, pustule, eczema and psoriasis. The 15-30 cm snakes help to heal erysipelas (St. Anthony’s Fire).

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The water has been reported as being beneficial in rheumatic disease, neurologic disorders (neuralgia, neuritis, paralysis), orthopaedic and traumatological sequelae
(fractures, joint trauma, and muscle disease), gynaecological problems (by lavage), skin diseases, urolithiasis (by drinking),

The miraculous way of treatment by the fish which are in the thermal waters 36-37°C increases its fame, since this thermal is the last sort of hope for skin diseases which up-to-date science of medicine can not cure today.

Erzurum
PASINLER Thermal Resort

Erzurum Thermal

Location: Pasinler, 40km east of Erzurum in Eastern Anatolia.
Water temperature: 39°C – 45°C
pH value: 6.5
Physical and chemical properties: Bicarbonate, chlorine, sodium and carbon dioxide and mildly radioactive. Recommended: Applications Drinking and bathing
Helps to heal: Rheumatism, mental and muscular fatigue, nervous disorders, joint pain and calcium deposits.

Rize
AYDER Thermal Resort (Black Sea Coast):

Ayder Yaylası

Location: The resort is 18km southeast of Camlihemsin in the Eastern Black Sea region.
Transportation: Camlihemsin is around 50km east of Rize.
Water temperature: 46°C
pH value: 8
Physical and chemical properties: Radioactive composition of sodium and sulphur.
Recommended: Applications Bathing
Helps to heal: Rheumatism, cardiovascular, respiratory and epidermal conditions, gynaecological disorders, mental and muscular fatigue.