Solec Spa – worldwide unique properties of Polish health resort in the service of rural medicine
Marek L Grabowski 1, Bożena Kosińska 2, Józef P Knap 3 1 - Institute of Natural Medicine in Solec Zdrój, Poland; Department of Nursing, University of Management, Częstochowa, Poland 2 - The Independent Regional Public Psychiatric Hospital, Radom, Poland 3 - Department of Epidemiology, Warsaw Medical University, Poland Ann Agric Environ Med
ICID: 1228402 Article type: Original article
Solec Spa is health resort in south-eastern Poland. Its unique balneorehabilitation significance worldwide is determined by chloride-iodine-sodium water with a high content of hydrogen sulphide. This water, classified as highly mineralized sodium-chloride (seltzer) sulphide, bromide, iodide, boron water, contains naturally approximately 0.9 g/l divalent sulphur compounds, which is the highest concentration noted among the mineral waters of the world. The effectiveness of the Solec waters is proven in: inflammatory and autoimmunological locomotor system diseases, degenerative joint disorders (osteoarthritis), post-traumatic and post-operative orthopedic diseases, skin diseases and allergic disorders. One of the main indications for balneotherapy in Solec Spa and Busko Spa is chronic brucellosis.