Climatotherapy for Vitiligo. Our research continues.
For over 40 years, the shores of the Dead Sea are home to many patients with skin diseases, full of confidence and hope in this "miraculous" therapy, seeking relief for their chronic symptoms. Almost all of them indeed leave this area with a greatly improved quality of life, and often for a long remission of their disease. This "natural" therapy has repeatedly been the subject of scientific and clinical studies, reporting and confirming its outstanding success (PubMed.)
Dr. Marco Harari has recently wrote (external link, pdf) "More than four decades after being studied, Dead Sea climatotherapy can be considered now as a natural and simple dermatological treatment, highly effective and free of side effects, that requires, in order to obtain optimal results, a medical and individualized follow-up for each patient."
Dead Sea climatotherapy is a successful treatment option for vitiligo, although the mode of action has escaped definition and no standardized treatment protocol has been developed so far. VRF's team has descended 400 meters below the sea level again, this time on the Israeli side, to continue our research in climatotherapy for vitiligo.
Public beach next to the LOT hotel is very well maintained and attracts scores of swimmers while private hotel beaches are being renovated before the next tourist season begins in March.
From left to right: Dr. Marco Harari, MD, DMZ Clinic Manager; Prof. Andrija Stanimirovich, MD, Member of VRF Scientific Advisory Board; Dr. Igor Korobko, DSci., VRF Chief Scientific Director.
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What is coming?
United Nations ECOSOC session
The tenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will take place from Tuesday 13 to Thursday ...13 June 2017 10:00, UN Plaza, New York
World Vitiligo Day celebration conference in Detroit, USA
U.S. World Vitiligo Day 2017 Theme: "Step Up for Vitiligo: A Call for Truth, Hope and Change!" Reflecting the mission of the “Step Up for Vitiligo” campaign that came...23 June 2017 18:00, Detroit, Michigan, USA
What tests should be done?
No tests are usually necessary to make the diagnosis. The white patches may be seen more easily under Wood's light examination.
Pyrostegia venusta as a folk medicine for vitiligo?
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Is it possible to stop the progression of vitiligo?
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Can Scenesse be used for vitiligo treatment?
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