What is the effect of sand baths? To whom is heated sand indicated and contraindicated?
How nice it is on the beach to lie down directly on the hot sea sand! Children, playing, even bury each other on the shoulders or waist-deep, few people know that there is a simple and ancient way of treating heated sand. It is called “psammotherapy” – from the Greek layer psammo – sand and therapia – treatment. Herodotus, Galen, Avicenna wrote about psammotherapy. And in Russia, heated sand began to be used at the end of the 19th century for the treatment of kidney and joint diseases.
For medicinal purposes, sea, lake, river sand is used, which includes quartz, feldspar, mica and other rocks. Depending on the size of the grains of sand, the sand can be coarse-grained (more than 0.5 millimeters each), medium-grained (from 0.5 to 0.25 millimeters) and fine-grained (from 0.25 to 0.1 millimeters). Continue reading
The first menstruation (it is called menarche) is an important event in the life of a girl. As a rule, it does not happen unexpectedly – older girlfriends inform. And under the influence of these conversations, some girls are even afraid of the onset of menstruation. Unfortunately, for some reason, many mothers are embarrassed to speak in detail with their daughters about this, limiting themselves only to hygienic advice.
But the girl needs to know that the onset of menstruation marks an important milestone in puberty. If there are menstruation, then pregnancy is also possible. Another thing is that the girl’s body is not yet sufficiently developed, and therefore pregnancy and childbirth can become an overwhelming test for her. Cases of very difficult births in girls aged 14-15 years are known to obstetricians … Continue reading