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XIIIth International Congress “Rehabilitation and health resort treatment” in Moscow, Russia

Making report "Development and achievements of Halotherapy in rehabilitation and preventive medicine"
Making report “Development and achievements of Halotherapy in rehabilitation and preventive medicine”

In September 24-25 2015, I participated in the XIIIth International Congress “Rehabilitation and Health Resort Treatment” which was held in Moscow, Russian Federation. The Congress was attended by over a thousand of physicians of different specialties – leading specialists from Russia, Ukraine, Switzerland, Germany, Iran etc.

XIIIth International Congress "Rehabilitation and Health Resort Treatment"
Making report “Development and achievements of Halotherapy in rehabilitation and preventive medicine”

Symposium of the Chief Medical Office of the President of the Russian Federation “Innovative technologies of sanatorium treatment and rehabilitation” attracted great interest among the participants of the Congress. At this symposium, I spoke on the subject “Development and the achievements of Halotherapy in rehabilitation and preventive medicine“.

XXVth Balneological Congress in Polanczyk, Poland

XXVth Balneological Congress in Polanczyk, PolandIn September 10-13, 2015 I participated in the XXVth Congress of the Polish Association of Balneology and Physical Medicine. The Congress was held in the town Polańczyk, Poland. It is a beautiful tourist and recreational place in Southeast of the country, where there are quite a few sanatoriums and thermal stations. Meetings of the Congress were held in sanatorium ”Atrium”. Director of this resort Mr Koszałka had led a very informative tour of the wonderful surroundings of Polańczyk, and had acquainted us with therapeutic possibilities of its resorts.

Opening of International Session of XXVth Balneological Congress in Polanczyk, PolandFor many years the Polish Balneological Society was headed by Prof. Irena Ponikowska. She has enjoyed great prestige among Polish professionals and the international scientific community. In 2015, the management of the society was transferred to Dr.n.med. Jacek Chojnowski, a worthy successor of Professor Ponikowska. Dr. Chojnowski opened XXV Congress of Balneology. The Congress was supported by the organizers of the health-care of the Polish Republic. Professor Ponikowska very warmly welcomed and personally introduced all foreign participants of the Congress.

During the International session of the Congress, presentations were given by Professor Umberto Solimene (President of FEMTEC, Professor of State University of Milan, Italy), Prof. Dr.med. Zeki Karagülle (President of International Scientific Meeting of Medical Hydrology Balneology and Climatology (ISMH), Professor of Istanbul University, Turkey), as well as by researchers and physicians from Italy, Spain, Germany, Turkey, Japan, Canada, Brazil, Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Romania, Slovakia, and Nigeria.

International Session of XXVth Balneological Congress in Polanczyk, Poland

I gave the report “25 years of Halotherapy. Achievements and Prospects”. My presentation summarized the results of 25 years of studies and practical application of Halotherapy in Russia and then throughout the world. Halotherapy has a great potential for use. Thanks to the possibility of a differentiated approach, Controlled Halotherapy has the potential to be used in rehabilitation, balneology, at health resort, and wellness/spa industry. There is the great potential for the use of Halotherapy in children’s prevention and rehabilitation. Specialists are in need of determination of role and place of salt rooms and Halotherapy in European Balneology and Spa Resorts. The resume of presentation was published in Acta Balneologica: Prof. Dr.med. Alina Chervinskaya “25 years of Halotherapy. Achievements and Prospects”( 1.7 MB )

During the opening ceremony of the Congress, the presentation of a new book “Encyclopedia of Balneology and Medical Physiotherapy” took place. This is a great work of Polish experts led by Professor Ponikowska, which describes characteristics of the methods of balneology and physiotherapy, defines terminology. Part of the book devoted to the terminology is translated into English. It was a great honour for me to receive this work with dedication by Professor Irena Ponikowska.

An unforgettable atmosphere conducive to the exchange of knowledge, companionship with friends and colleagues was at the Congress. It was very nice to meet friends and colleagues and to make new friends. I would like to thank the organizers of the Congress for the perfectly arranged event.

XVth ISS in Wieliczka, Poland

On October 23-25 2014, The XVth International Symposium of Speleotherapy was held in Wieliczka, Poland. The Symposium was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the official opening of the first underground Allergological Sanatorium “Kinga” in Wieliczka, Poland.

On October 23-25 2014, The XVth International Symposium of Speleotherapy was held in Wieliczka, Poland. The Symposium was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the official opening of the first underground Allergological Sanatorium “Kinga” in Wieliczka, Poland.

The event was organized under the aegis of Board of the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine, International Union of Speleology (UIS) and Polish Association of Balneology and Physical Medicine.

I was invited to participate in Symposium by the President of Permanent Commission on Speleotherapy (PCS) / Commission permanente de spéléothérapie (CPS) Dr., Ph.D. Iuri Simionca (Romania) and by the Chairman of the Board of the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine Tourist Route Ltd. – MSc. Eng. Marian Leśny.

All activities of the Symposium were held 130 meters below surface Wieliczka salt mine. Professionals from numerous countries took part in the Symposium: Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, the UK, Czech Republic, Russia, Moldova, and the United States.

from left to right: Leo M. Tonkin Co-Founder of the Salt Therapy Association (USA), CEO of Leo M. Tonkin, LLC Strategic/Organizational Consultancy, Ülle Pukk, Co-Founder of the Salt Therapy Association (USA), Prof. Alina V. Chervinskaya MD, PhD, Professor of Chair of Restorative Medicine, Sport Medicine, Balneology and Physiotherapy of Institute of Post-Degree Professional Education (Moscow), Institute of Respiratory Hygiene and Halotherapy (Hungary), Jacub Czerwinski, Director of the "Wieliczka" Salt Mine Health Resort (Poland), Iuri Simionca Dr., Ph.D. President of Permanent Commission on Speleotherapy (PCS) / Commission permanente de spéléothérapie (CPS) (Romania)
from left to right: Leo M. Tonkin Co-Founder of the Salt Therapy Association (USA), CEO of Leo M. Tonkin, LLC Strategic/Organizational Consultancy, Ülle Pukk, Co-Founder of the Salt Therapy Association (USA), Prof. Alina V. Chervinskaya MD, PhD, Professor of Chair of Restorative Medicine, Sport Medicine, Balneology and Physiotherapy of Institute of Post-Degree Professional Education (Moscow), Institute of Respiratory Hygiene and Halotherapy (Hungary), Jacub Czerwinski, Director of the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine Health Resort (Poland), Iuri Simionca Dr., Ph.D. President of Permanent Commission on Speleotherapy (PCS) / Commission permanente de spéléothérapie (CPS) (Romania)
Halomed was one of the sponsors
Halomed was one of the sponsors

One of the Symposium’s sponsors was Halomed (Vilnius, Lithuania), producer of state-of-the-art equipment for Controlled Halotherapy.

Moderator of the session of Symposium’s 1st day was the President of Polish Association of Balneology and Physical Medicine, Consultant to the Minister of Health on Health Resort Medicine (Poland) Professor Irena Ponikowska. She gave a lecture “Current status, progress and forecasts for development of Polish health resort medicine”. A main trend was noted: 10% growth in medical tourism in 2013 in Poland. Medical tourism is expected to increase.

Mr. Jacub Czerwinski, Director of the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine Health Resort gave a very informative presentation.  He noted that the market demand of Speleotherapy is growing, and this fact is certainly connected with the increasing number of cases of respiratory diseases. In particular, over the past year, the number of visitors of Salt Mine “Wieliczka” was increased by 30%. The most of commercial patients of the Health Resort come from the Eastern European countries (Russia, Ukraine). Main reason is their familiarity with subterranean salt therapy method.

In recent years, a growing interest is noted in salt therapy in artificial salt caves above ground – Halotherapy. This is due, on the one hand, with the exclusivity of speleotherapy, on the other hand – with more studying and understanding of mechanisms of action of dry fine aerosol of sodium chloride – the main acting factor of Speleo- and Halotherapy.

I was one of the moderators of a session on Halotherapy
I was one of the moderators of a session on Halotherapy

I was one of the moderators of a session on Halotherapy and delivered a presentation “Mechanisms of action and possible therapeutic application of Controlled Halotherapy”.

Presentation has been told about the mechanisms of action, efficacy, experience of application of Halotherapy in Russia, Lithuania, Poland and other countries.

In 1991, for the first time in medical science, the concept of Controlled Halotherapy was put forward. To ensure a differentiated approach to the patients, it was considered reasonable to dose salt aerosol and to control aerosol concentrations.

Controlled HT means the treatment in controlled respiratory environment of dry aerosol of sodium chloride, ensuring a differentiated dosing and control over aerosol concentration level within the whole course of treatment procedure.

Innovative technology – Controlled Halotherapy uses in advanced high-quality spa culture countries – Austria, Germany, Poland, Croatia, Great Britain, Italy, Australia, United States and others.

Within the symposium, Gala Dinner was given underground in Komora Jana Haluszki. Certainly, an unusual and unforgettable atmosphere promoted the exchange of experiences and companionship.

Gala Dinner underground in Komora Jana Haluszki
Gala Dinner underground in Komora Jana Haluszki
With Prof. Irena Ponikowska
With Prof. Irena Ponikowska

Events of autumn 2014 in Russia

On September 16-17 2014, VI Annual International Conference of Marius Plouzhnikov’s Memorial Lecturing took place in the House of Scientists in St. Petersburg (Russia). Organizers of the Conference were First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg, Regional Public Organization “Doctors of St. Petersburg”; it was held under the auspices of International Academy of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. The conference brought together experts in the field of otorhinolaryngology from Russia, Belarus, Germany, Netherlands, United States, and Egypt.

Together with the head of the department of otorhinolaryngology with clinic of the First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg Professor Sergei A. Karpischenko
Together with the head of the department of otorhinolaryngology with clinic of the First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg Professor Sergei A. Karpischenko

I gave a lecture “Opportunities of Halotherapy in treatment of respiratory diseases”. The lecture presented summarized experience of application of Halotherapy for the pathology of upper and lower airways; it showed peculiarity of mechanisms of action of dry sodium chloride aerosol in diseases of ENT-organs.

ENT-professionals have been using Halotherapy since more than 20 years. The studies proved the effectiveness of controlled halotherapy with certain concentrations of dry fine sodium chloride aerosol for the treatment of rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, adenoiditis, pre- and post-surgical care of ENT patients.

VI International Congress in Sochi
VI International Congress in Sochi

From September 29 to October 2, 2014 the VI International Congress “Sanatorium rehabilitation, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with socially significant and occupational diseases” took part in Sochi at health resort AquaLoo. The congress was attended by leading experts of occupational pathology, cardiology, pulmonology, urology, immunology, orthopedics, traumatology et al. from different regions of Russia, working on issues of rehabilitation and recovery treatment.

"Modern technologies in respiratory rehabilitation in sanatorium care"
“Modern technologies in respiratory rehabilitation in sanatorium care”

I spoke on “Modern technologies in respiratory rehabilitation in sanatorium care” and was the moderator of the symposium “Current approaches to the health resort treatment and rehabilitation.”

During the Congress, postgraduate training of doctors was provided, at which I gave a lecture “Current aspects of application of Halotherapy in rehabilitation medicine.”

Events of autumn 2013 in Russia

In autumn 2013 in Russia several events were held, that were devoted to the problems of medical rehabilitation. These events attracted attention of many healthcare professionals, because of their topics’ connection to new directives of Russian Ministry of Health concerning rehabilitation.

International Congress “Rehabilitation and Sanatorium Treatment 2013
International Congress “Rehabilitation and Sanatorium Treatment 2013
In autumn 2013 in Russia several events were held, that were devoted to the problems of medical rehabilitation. These events attracted attention of many healthcare professionals, because of their topics’ connection to new directives of Russian Ministry of Health concerning rehabilitation. I have participated in the most significant events of the autumn.

The major event took place in 24-25th September 2013 in Moscow: International Congress “Rehabilitation and Sanatorium Treatment 2013”. The Congress was organized by the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation. As in last year, Congress was attended by hundreds of experts in the field of rehabilitation, physiotherapy and rehabilitation medicine, physicians of various specialties (pediatricians, cardiologists, neurologists, pulmonologists, etc.) from numerous regions of Russia.

I spoke on topic “Modern technologies in respiratory rehabilitation in sanatoriums” at the symposium “The role and place of sanatorium treatment in medical rehabilitation”.

5th International Congress "Sanatorium rehabilitation, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with socially significant and occupational diseases"
5th International Congress “Sanatorium rehabilitation, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with socially significant and occupational diseases”

On 7-10th October 2013 5th International Congress “Sanatorium rehabilitation, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with socially significant and occupational diseases” was held in Sochi, the host city of upcoming Winter Olympics.

With director of "Pyatigorsk State Research Institute of Balneology" of Federal Medical-Biological Agency Natalia Efimenko
With director of “Pyatigorsk State Research Institute of Balneology” Natalia Efimenko

It was attended by the major experts in occupational pathology and sanatorium treatment, leaders of specialized scientific research institutes, chief physicians and specialists of leading health resorts of Russian Ministry of Health and of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency.

I have made the report “Topical problems of respiratory rehabilitation in sanatorium environment”. Within the congress, postgraduate training of doctors was provided. I held a seminar-training for doctors on “Controlled respiratory environment in sanatorium rehabilitation”.

Following abstracts were published in Congress’s materials:

On October 17, 2013 St. Petersburg hosted Scientific-practical conference “Physical therapy in treatment and rehabilitation of patients with bronchopulmonary diseases”. It was organized by by the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation, Health Committee of Government of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg and Northwest Association of physiotherapy. Conference was attended by doctors of different specialties working in the field of pulmonology, pediatrics, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. I made a report “Modern technologies of respiratory hygiene and rehabilitation”.

In my reports made on these events, I recognized the importance of the problem of respiratory diseases, the need for early respiratory rehabilitation, topical application of methods of physiotherapy. I presented the results of the implementation of screening programs for early detection of respiratory diseases in people working in adverse conditions.

I reviewed medical rehabilitation technologies, which are most significant and effective for use in sanatoriums. Among them were the methods of physical training, different techniques of respiratory training, the use of breathing trainers.

A special role was given to methods that use inhalation of physical factors – controlled halotherapy, bio-controlled air-ion-therapy, hardware aroma-phyto-therapy. I presented scientific data on the effectiveness of controlled halotherapy and other methods of treatment for various respiratory diseases in adults and children. 

Innovative technology of controlled halotherapy provides the possibility of permanent automatic control of microclimate parameters and the salt room itself using software and electronic system HaloCONTROL®.

Scientific-practical conference in St. Petersburg

On June 21-23, 2013 in St. Petersburg (Russia), a scientific-practical conference “Multi-hospital as the basis of modern practical medicine”, which was dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Federal State Clinical Hospital № 122 named after L.G. Sokolov of Federal Medical and Biological Agency (FMBA) of Russia.

On June 21-23, 2013 in St. Petersburg (Russia), a scientific-practical conference “Multi-hospital as the basis of modern practical medicine”, which was dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Federal State Clinical Hospital № 122 named after L.G. Sokolov of Federal Medical and Biological Agency (FMBA) of Russia. (Program of the Conference  0.9 MB )

The Hospital №122 was founded in 1973 by the Federal Medical Biologic Agency at the Ministry of Health and Social Development. Since its establishment, the Hospital №122 has provided exceptional quality health care and treatment to the personnel of assigned enterprises, as well as to privately insured patients.

Over the past decade, Hospital №122 has also developed and maintained working relationships with American and Israeli hospitals, and profiled hospitals of other countries. In structure of the Hospital № 122 there are multi-hospital, ambulance station, clinics for children and adults, women’s clinics, health centers of industrial companies and of educational institutions.

Scientific-practical conference "Multi-hospital as the basis of modern practical medicine"
Scientific-practical conference “Multi-hospital as the basis of modern practical medicine”

The first day of conference took place in the conference-hall of the Hospital; second and third day – on board of the ship “Vissarion Belinsky” during the cruise from St. Petersburg to the Island of Valaam in Karelia. The conference generated high interest with the medical community in Russia. The conference was attended by representatives of the FMBA’s central office, of Russia’s leading research institutions, medical centers and industrial enterprises of FMBA from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Saratov, Nizhny Novgorod, Krasnoyarsk, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk. In total, 187 people and 75 organizations attended the conference.

I made a report: Alina V. Chervinskaya. Program for the early detection of respiratory diseases and respiratory rehabilitation “Lung Health”.

The report presented results of mass-survey of workers of industrial enterprises belonging to different fields, and having high level of exogenous respiratory risk factors. It described the need for early detection of chronic lung diseases and of professionally conditioned pathology, the need for timely preventive and rehabilitative measures. At the Clinical Hospital №122, we have accumulated extensive experience in the application of non-drug approaches. Controlled halotherapy is used by us as one of the most effective methods for prevention and rehabilitation in the respiratory practice. The method is promising for widespread application within the program “Lung Health”.

8th Congress of Medical Polonia

Eighth Congress of Medical Polonia and First World Congress of Polish Physicians living and working abroad in different regions of the world was held on May 23-26, 2013 in Krakow (Poland) .

VII Kongres Polonii Medycznej
VII Kongres Polonii Medycznej

VIII Congress of Medical Polonia with participation of Polish physicians living and working abroad in different regions of the world was held on May 23-26, 2013 in Krakow (Poland).

The Congress was attended by more than 700 professionals from Poland and Polish physicians living and working abroad in different regions of the world (U.S., Sweden, Germany, France, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia and others). The Congress was managed by 16 medical associations from different countries. 

VIII International Polonia Medical Congress with participation of Polish physicians living and working abroad in different regions of the world was held on May 23-26, 2013 in Krakow (Poland). VII Kongres Polonii Medycznej  1.0 MB

Prof. Chervinskaya presenting report “Dry aerosols in the treatment of rhino sinusitis and bronchial asthma”
Report “Dry aerosols in the treatment of rhino sinusitis and bronchial asthma”

I was invited to the Congress as a lector and a member of Scientific Committee. Within the framework of this Congress, the Allergological session was organized on 24 May inside the Wieliczka Salt Mine. I have presented the lecture “Dry aerosols in the treatment of rhino sinusitis and bronchial asthma”. 

 

Report by Professor Krystyna Obtulowicz
Report by Prof. Krystyna Obtulowicz

Very interesting report dedicated to development and achievements of speleotherapy, its interrelation with halotharepy and  medical efficiency of Wieliczka salt mines was held by Professor Krystyna Obtulowicz.

 

With salt mines's director Mr. Jakub Czerwinski
With salt mines’s director Mr. Jakub Czerwinski

I have already visited Wieliczka salt mine 5 years ago, but this time I was invited by mine’s director Mr. Jakub Czerwinski to visit several salt chambers and salt speleo-sanatorium accompanied by  Ms. Olga Zych. Once again, I admired the enchanting beauty of the salt mines and the amazing beauty of salt crystals themselves. I was very lucky because one of these crystals was handed to me by a miner, who obtained it directly from the wall.

Wieliczka salt mines entrance
Wieliczka salt mines entrance

The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine Health Resort provides medical services in the Wessel Lake on Level III of the mine (135 m underground). During their stay in the salt sanatorium, patients (adults and children) are resting, reading, doing breathing exercises and kinesitherapy. Prerequisite is medical supervision.

Entrance to salt sanatorium Wessel Lake on Level III of the mine (135 m underground)
Entrance to salt sanatorium Wessel Lake on Level III of the mine (135 m underground)

Salt speleotherapy (sub-terraneotherapy) is certainly an attractive drug-free method for pulmonary rehabilitation patients. Therefore, people come here from different regions of Poland and other countries. But surely, we understand that the method is exclusive, and has limitations for wide application. That’s why experts at the symposium, recognizing the usefulness of speleotherapy, spoke that the method of halotherapy is a worthy development of this approach. It was emphasized that the obvious achievement of halotherapy is the possibility of choice of concentration of salt aerosol — dosage and administration.

Salt chandelier in Wieliczka
Salt chandelier in Wieliczka

Undoubtly, the atmosphere of a symposium held in a mine 130 m below surface surrounded by massives of salt was unusual.

I hope that my cooperation with Polish colleagues will continue to grow and go on. (Attendance Certificate – Prof. Chervinskaya  0.5 MB )

Workshop in St. Petersburg for Italian specialists

In the middle of May 2013 the conference of School of Specialization in Medical Hydrology of University of Pavia (Italy) took place at Domina Prestige Hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia.

In the middle of May the conference of School of Specialization in Medical Hydrology of University of Pavia (Italy) took place at Domina Prestige Hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Workshop was devoted to the current issues of salt therapy. 20 Italian physicians, pharmacists, and biologists have participated in the event. I was invited by Prof. Cesarina Gregotti, Ph.D. (Universty of Pavia) to give a lecture “Salt rooms and halotherapy: focus on Italian versus Russian experience”. (“Le grotte del sale e la haloterapia: luci ed ombre nell’esperienza italiana e russa”). Teaching certificate – workshop in St. Petersburg for Italian specialists  0.5 MB

St. Petersburg is the birthplace of halotherapy. We have the great scientific and practical experience in the field in Russia and other countries. The lecture aroused great interest among the participants, many questions were asked.

Conference of Physicians in Armenia

On May 6, 2013 the Conference of physicians dedicated to topical issues of application of halotherapy in Armenia was hosted in Yerevan.

On May 6, 2013 the Conference of physicians dedicated to topical issues of application of halotherapy in Armenia was hosted in Yerevan. 

The first salt room where controlled halotherapy was applied, was opened in Yerevan in October 2011. Since that time,  definite positive experience of controlled halotherapy application was obtained.

Lecture "Controlled Halotherapy in Medical Practice"
Lecture “Controlled Halotherapy in Medical Practice”

The doctors of different specialties who were interested in this new for Armenia method of halotherapy have attended the Conference. I have given a lecture “Controlled Halotherapy in Medical Practice”, which described mechanisms of action of halotherapy, its efficiency  and experience of its application in Russia and other countries.  I was pleased that physicians (internists, pulmonologists, TB-doctors, pediatricians, ENT-specialists) have shown great interest in the practical application of halotherapy.