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Procedure Description:

Balneotherapy is a form of alternative medicine that involves the use of water for therapeutic purposes. The word itself originates from the Latin word "balneum," meaning bath. The treatment often includes hot or cold water, mineral water, mud, or various types of salts. Different types of balneotherapy treatments include mineral baths, mudpacks, and underwater massages. The therapeutic applications are usually recommended for a wide range of conditions, such as arthritis, skin issues, digestive disorders, and even stress relief.

The reason someone might need balneotherapy can vary, but it's often recommended for chronic conditions that haven't responded well to other forms of treatment. For example, patients with osteoarthritis might consider balneotherapy as an adjunct to their regular medication and physical therapy regimen. Those with stress or anxiety-related disorders may also find relief through the soothing effects of mineral baths and underwater massages. Balneotherapy can sometimes be recommended for detoxification and general wellness too.

It's essential to note that while balneotherapy can offer relief for various conditions, it is often considered a complementary treatment. That means it's usually used in conjunction with traditional medical treatments rather than as a standalone cure. Consult your healthcare provider before undergoing balneotherapy, especially if you have pre-existing medical conditions or are pregnant.

Procedure Duration:

The duration of a balneotherapy treatment can vary significantly based on the specific type of treatment and the condition being addressed. A single session may last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. However, a full course of treatment often includes multiple sessions over several days or weeks, depending on the individual's needs and the recommendations of healthcare providers.

The recovery time is usually minimal, as balneotherapy is considered to be a non-invasive treatment. Most people can continue with their regular daily activities immediately following a session. However, it's common to feel a sense of relaxation or even mild fatigue after the procedure, attributed to the therapeutic effects of the water and minerals.

Some balneotherapy treatments may require a day or two of rest to allow the body to adjust, especially for those with certain medical conditions. Always consult your healthcare provider for a tailored treatment plan, including the appropriate number of sessions and any necessary recovery time.


  • Cost: Balneotherapy abroad can be significantly cheaper than in Western countries, making it accessible for more people.
  • Expertise: Some countries have centuries-old traditions of balneotherapy, offering unparalleled expertise.
  • Advanced Technology: State-of-the-art facilities offer advanced water filtration and treatment techniques, enhancing the therapeutic effect.

Potential Destinations:

  • Hungary: Known for its thermal baths, particularly in Budapest.
  • Czech Republic: Famous for its spa towns like Karlovy Vary.
  • Japan: Home to various types of Onsen, or hot springs.
  • Turkey: Renowned for its thermal resorts, particularly in areas like Pamukkale.

Risks & Considerations:

  • Quality of Water: Ensure the facility uses clean and appropriately treated water.
  • Medical History: Disclose all medical history to your healthcare provider, as balneotherapy is not suitable for all conditions.
  • Local Regulations: Familiarize yourself with the medical regulations and standards of the country you are visiting.

How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital:

  • Certification: Look for facilities that are accredited by international healthcare organizations.
  • Reviews and Testimonials: Read up on patient reviews and testimonials for insights into the quality of care.
  • Consult Your Primary Doctor: Have a discussion with your primary healthcare provider for additional perspective on the choice of facility and treatment plan.

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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation:

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

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Patients now have a minimally invasive option. Stem cell therapy for back pain and disc herniations can potentially repair the damaged disc or facet joint, restore function, rehydrate the disc, and ultimately alleviate chronic pain.

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Stem cell therapy and PRP therapy have been shown to be most effective for: Those in the early stages of hair loss, patients who are not viable candidates for surgery and women who prefer to avoid hair surgery.

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