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Healing Springs


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Note to the Reader


Introduction: The Best-kept Secret

Part I: Step into the Water

1. The Waters of Life
2. Down from the Mountains, Up from the Depths
3. A Long-Standing Tradition

Part II: Just What's in that Water?

5. Sulfur and Sulfates
6. Chloride
7. Gases
8. Peloids
9. Other Minerals
10. Bottled Waters

Part III: Looking Better, Feeling Better: The Healing and Rejuvenating Power of Water

Skin Diseases
12. Joint and Muscle Diseases
13. Gastrointestinal Problems
14. Diseases of the Liver, Kidneys, and Urinary Tract
15. Heart and Circulatory Diseases
16. Gynecological Problems
17. Glandular and Metabolic Disorders
18. Respiratory Problems
19. Other Health Problems
20. Using Medicinal Springs for Wellness
21. Healing Springs of the United States and Canada
22. Healing Springs of Latin America and the Caribbean
23. Healing Springs of Europe
24. Healing Springs of Asia, Oceania, Africa, and the Middle East





About the Author

A lifelong aficionado of hot springs, Nathaniel Altman is a medical writer and researcher who has written more than fifteen books on alternative healing, including Oxygen Healing Therapies and A Russian Herbal. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


"In-depth research of medical and scientific journals along with interviews of numerous physicians who work in this specialized field." * The New Times, February, 2001 *
"Altman's book is an easy-to-read, comprehensive guide to the healing waters of the world." * Whole Life Times, April 2001 *
". . . enormously helpful for choosing just the right surrounding that would be best for personal health." * The Book Reader, Spring/Summer 2001 *
"This book offers excellent explanations of healing water, its sources, criteria, and what ailments are healed." * Network for Women's Spirituality, March/April/May 2003 *
". . . Nathaniel Altman's Healing Springs is a comprehensive guide to crenotherapy--healing with mineral and thermal waters. . . . From toughening regimens to routines designed to help you relax, spa therapy should be part of any fitness program." * Nexus, Sept-Oct 2005 *
"This is truly the work of a person with a passion for the healing properties of water. A bonus is the more than 100 beautiful color photos." * Rahasya Poe, Lotus Guide, Mar 2007 *

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