Balneotherapy in the Boghiş Resort

Authors: Boróka G (1) , Dogaru G (1,2)
(1) Clinical Rehabilitation Hospital Cluj-Napoca (2) “Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca
Source: Balneo Research Journal
DOI: 10.12680/balneo.2015.111 Publication date: Not specified E-Publication date: 2015 Dec Availability: full text Copyright: Not specified
Language: English Countries: Roumania Location: The Băile Boghiş resort in Sălaj Correspondence address: Not specified


Article abstract

The Băile Boghiş resort in Sălaj county is situated in the Barcău depression, at 15 km distance from Şimleu Silvaniei, in a sedative-indifferent climate of hills, at an altitude of 300 m, without excessive temperatures, with a mean annual rainfall of 650 mm. The first evidence of the climate and thermal mineral waters of the resort dates back to the 18th century. The Nuşfalău-Boghiş thermal mineral water reservoir is confined to deep permeable aquiferous layers that correspond to the altered zone of crystalline basement and sedimentary formations of Miocene and Pliocene age. It is an all-season spa and climatic resort; the bicarbonate, sodium, sulfur, iodine hypotonic hyperthermal mineral springs (with a total mineralization of 1016.2-1432.8 mg/l) come from hydrogeological wells, producing over 1900 m3 /day waters with a temperature of 40-42˚C. The spa has 2 outdoor pools (in summer time), bathtubs (in the process of being rehabilitated) and an indoor pool. The peat mud from Stoboru (Cuzăplac commune) is another therapeutic factor used in the resort. Therapeutic indications are related to the following disorders: osteoarticular system diseases, abarticular and degenerative rheumatic diseases, posttraumatic, peripheral neurological, gynecological, endocrine, nutrition and metabolic disorders, treated by external use (pool or bathtubs), while cooled water is used for crenotherapy. A specific feature is that thermal water, which has a temperature of 40-42˚C, can be used without being successively cooled or heated in pools or bathtubs, which allows to maintain its initial qualities. This paper includes early and recent data on a resort that is progressing from a local level to the national circuit, having an important extension potential.

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