A Medical Tourism In Egypt is a person who travels abroad for specific medical treatment or alternative therapy to restore their health, seeking highly medical treatments to less invasive and recreational medical procedures, Tourists frequently endeavor to scout the transcendent destination and landscape, Mountains with their dazzling scenery.
If you are planning on going overseas as a medical tourist it is a good idea to choose your best Medical, relaxation destination, Egypt is one of the countries that are strongly present on the tourist map, due to the diversity of the tourism resources in it. The unparalleled patterns of tourism are available, such as cultural tourism, entertainment, adventure tourism, heritage, and historical tourism, and therapeutic tourism is also available, famous for its sulfur and mineral waters, and its dry atmosphere free from moisture, tourist areas, which have the characteristics of therapeutic tourism, are various in Egypt, these destinations are therapeutic places where they come with the hope of recovering from ill health and diseases such as Helwan,ain el sira, Hurghada, oasis, fayoum, Sinai, and the city of Safaga which lies on the red sea coast and which owns all therapeutic tourism elements, this city famous for its black sands, which treat some skin disease.in addition to that, it has the infrastructure for therapeutic tourism, namely medical and specialized services and center for rehabilitation and physiotherapy equipped to provide the medical and therapeutic services, Achieve healing, recreation, and leisure at the same time during your holiday in Egypt, Egypt is an ideal place for medical tourism.
Egypt has a curative history since ancient times, The ancient Egyptian word for doctor is “swnw”. This title has a long history. also The earliest known dentist was Hesy Ra (sometimes called Hesy-Re), Is unique in being the first authenticated doctor in the world, His name means the praising of the God Re,He was the first dentist in all the history an Egyptian “doctor of the tooth” who lived around 3000 B.C., Hesy-Ra was a high official holding many titles in the era of King Djoser, such as chief of dentists and physicians, Chief of the Royal Scribes, the Greatest of the Tens of Upper Egypt, Chief of Buto, Chief Dentist, and Great one of the dentists” Also there is six best-preserved panels are now on exhibit in the Egyptian Museum. They show Hesy-Ra in different positions and at various ages
Hesy-Ra went on to become one of ancient Egypt’s most respected physicians and was famous during his lifetime for his contributions. His knowledge was passed on to future doctors, as dentistry developed into a separate profession
They knew how to use Herbs which played a major part in Egyptian medicine. The plant medicines mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus, for instance, include opium, cannabis, myrrh, frankincense, fennel, cassia, senna, thyme, henna, juniper, aloe, linseed and castor oil.
SOURCES OF KNOWLEDGE OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN: A few papyri have survived, from which we can learn about Egyptian medicine such as
– The Edwin Smith Papyrus describing surgical diagnosis and treatments, The Ebers Papyrus on ophthalmology, diseases of the digestive system, the head, the skin and specific maladies, a compilation of earlier works that contains a large number of prescriptions and recipes, The Kahun Gynaecological Papyrus, The Berlin Medical Papyrus, The London Medical Papyrus.
These manuscripts are believed to be derived from earlier sources. They contain recipes and spells for the treatment of a great variety of diseases or symptoms. They discuss the diagnosis of diseases and provide information about an anatomy
Embalming is the artificial preservation of the body, considered one of the most important in the history of ancient Egyptian civilization, Egyptians came to believe that the preserved bodies were home to a soul that was still living.
The Siwa oasis is full of natural underground hot and cold water springs, it contains about natural 230 freshwater springs and more than 1000 wells that all are naturally flowing. Agriculture is the main Activity and depends on the groundwater that outflows from these wells and springs, giving a total annual discharge of about 255 million cubic meters from while the remainder goes to the natural lakes of Siwa Oasis. These springs are; Ayn Abu Shrouf, Ayn Safy, Ayn Zaytun.
Cleopatra Bath, also known as the spring of the sun; sometimes called “Ayn al-Hammam”. Cleopatra’s Bath is located700 m.south on the pathway leading to Temple of Umm Ubaydah. It is a stone pool fed by natural spring water, Cleopatra VII came to Siwa to visit Oracle and bathe in the spring that now bears her name.
Gabal El Dakrour
There are caves and quarries on the slopes of the mountain. The dry weather and the sweet hot spring cause it to be one of the healthiest places in the Oasis. Each summer, under the supervision of a native Siwan specialist, thousands of people have their bodies buried in the sand from the neck down while the head is protected from the sun. The drawing power of the therapeutic sand curing rheumatism and arthritis. Many people travel to the Oasis for the curative power of the sand baths during the hottest months of the year, July through September. At midday, the patient lays nacked in the hollow and is covered with additional hot sand to the neck. Here the patient remains for five to thirty minutes.
The Fayum (also written as Faiyum), a natural depression extending over 12,000 km2, was formed by wind erosion ca 1.8 million years ago (Ball, 1939). It is situated ca 100 km southwest of Cairo, and separated from the Nile by a 25 km strip of desert.
Wadi El Rayan (703 km2, 28° 15′–29° 17′ N) is an uninhabited depression in Egypt’s Western Desert, situated southwest of Cairo, at 60 m below sea level. it has a high biological diversity. The major habitat-types in the depression are sabkhas, sand flats, sand dunes, wetlands (man-made lakes), springs(three natural El Rayan springs, located below Minqar El Rayan at a site known as Oyun El Rayan or spring area, with water believed to flow from Nubian sandstone strata), The climate of Wadi El Rayan is typically Saharan, hot and dry with scanty winter
Elkharga Oasis(Bulaq wells)
It’s about 28 kilometers away to the south from Elkharga city, which is self-flowing deep wells, stems at a depth of 1000 meters, and a temperature of 28 ° C, and is surrounded by areas of greenery. And laboratory analysis has proven that these wells contain mineralized water of high therapeutic benefits.
Near these wells, soft sand dunes spread along which can be used for the treatment of many diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and pain caused by cartilage atrophy dorsal, lumbar and sacral vertebrae.
Farafra:Well 6,( Bir Sitta)
This deep well is characterized by being self-flow and located six kilometers to the west of the El Farafra city, its water temperature is about 24 ° C throughout the year, this sulfurous hot spring is a pit stop water gushes into jacuzzi –sized concrete pool and then spills out into a large tank, this Is a good place to for a Night-time soak under the stars.
It is a resort burial bath using sand for therapeutic purposes from March to October yearly where the sun is greatest.
(Isis Island Resort)
Tourists come to Aswan islands to be treated from rheumatoid, Medical observation in this region over several years approved high improvement that occurs on patients with rheumatoid arthritis after their stay a couple of weeks on the island of Aswan. the researches proven treatment for patients with rheumatoid arthritis by burial in the sand, The therapeutic method used to treat rheumatoid consists of sand and water. It is particularly successful due to salt in seawater and the ultraviolet rays beside the usage of natural black sand.
Baharyia oases contain about 400 sulfur and mineral water that are effective in treating rheumatoid and skin diseases，and its gastritis from the famous Peshmo well, where water has derived from two cold and hot sources to meet directly in the well。
Pharaoh ‘s Bath:
Pharaoh ‘s Bath is located on the Gulf of Suez, 250 km from Cairo. The importance of this bath coming from a group of warm sulfured water springs of a temperature 27 and there is a carved cave in the mountain, which serves as a rock sauna bath due to the emission of the heat of the hot sulfured water flowing from the bottom of the cave above.
It is the city that is the most famous in the world that treats the sickness of the Psoriasis, as it is the climate that no other city has ever seen, Safaga area is Characterized by several factors make it the best place in the world in the treatment of psoriasis because it is surrounded by high mountains, which make a normal bulwark against wind and sandstorms, and therefore characterized by the purity of its climate completely free from impurities that would cause dispersion of sun’s UV rays which play an essential role in the treatment of Psoriasis, also Safaga sands’ contain three radioactive material of harmless proportions (uranium-thorium – potassium by 40%) which are used in the treatment of many diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory articular diseases (chronic and acute), swelling and effusion arthritis (water arthritis) and a special skin annexes and skin infections accompanying rheumatoid disease.
Medical tourism is a burgeoning industry, Developing hospitals, clinics, and wellbeing resort that have the functional design for serving medical tourists will certainly boost the sector’s ability to compete on the international level.
Conducting visits to identify these sites on the GPS and determining the access road, and identifying the readiness of these sites to be included on the tourist map of Egypt.
United Guides Travel offering curative services in Egypt include Helwan, Hurghada, the Fayoum Oases, Aswan, Sinai, and Safaga on the Red Sea coast, among others, you can also enjoy relaxing with our Rural Tours in Egypt Countryside and more.