Balneology - the branch of medicine that studies natural curative factors (mineral water, therapeutic mud, climate and so on), their effect on the body and the methods used in medical purposes.
Balneology includes balneology - the doctrine of healing mineral waters, balneotherapy and paleotechnic; the doctrine of therapeutic muds (peloids) and peloidotherapy; climatology medical examining the impact of climate, seasons and weather on people. In recent discipline includes resort climatology and climatotherapy (Aero-, Helio - and thalassotherapy). Balneology also includes the issues of organization, planning and construction of resorts. Balneology is associated with clinical disciplines, as well as with physical therapy, physiology, Microbiology, hydrogeology, physical chemistry, Geophysics, meteorology, biochemistry, hygiene and other