Medical Tourism in Egypt

Tourism is generally considered the most important sources of national income in Egypt and the Egyptian people, accustomed to the presence of tourists in their midst since antiquity.

As Egypt is one of the most prominent tourist countries in the world where the number of tourists visiting Egypt more than 9.79 million tourists in 2007. In addition, Egypt was ranked 58 globally among 124 countries in tourism competitiveness index.

The spread in Egypt and mineral sulfur springs, which features the unique chemical installed. Which exceeds the rate of all mineral and sulfur springs in the world. Furthermore the availability of silt in the pools of these sulfur springs with its therapeutic properties of cured many diseases, bone diseases, gastrointestinal tract and respiratory tract and skin diseases, etc., as also proven treatment for patients with rheumatoid arthritis by burial in the sand.
Research also confirmed that the waters of the Red Sea, its contents and the presence of chemical coral reefs which helps healing of psoriasis. There are various tourist areas, which has the advantage of medical tourism in Egypt, areas of famous historical roots, such as: Helwan, Ain El Sira, Al Ain Sokhna, Hurghada, Fayoum, the oasis, Aswan, Sinai, and finally the city of Safaga stationed on the beach of the Red Sea, which has all the elements of tourism therapeutic and tourist groups that visit and the fame that comes black sand have the ability to get rid of some skin diseases.

Ancient Egyptians believed that the human will send a second after his death to live a life of immortality and so were keen to keep the bodies of the dead through the stuffed, and mummification process means the ancient Egyptians, as Raawa bury the dead bodies away from water infiltration and placed them in graves of the vulnerable in dry places in the desert and in the inside pyramids, and these operations are under the advanced medical science and qualified doctors are able to use all the largesse of the nature of the chemical and pharmaceutical substances.
Before the birth of Jesus gave birth to three thousand years Egypt “Aamahotb” Dean of Medicine and pioneering the first global consensus of historians. The name means hieroglyph, which comes in peace, “the minister that the doctor architectural high priest singers, and above all, Rafie said the first stone in history: the pyramid of King” Zoser “Saqqara.

With the increasing archaeological discoveries, which left over time emerged as important medical and therapeutic for many of the sites in parts of Egypt, such as Helwan, Fayoum and South Sinai and Safaga as enjoyed by these places of mineral water, sand and dunes are able to treat and cure many incurable diseases in our world today, such as skin diseases and rheumatic.
The state has realized the importance of medical and therapeutic for these places arose on the care and attention which has become of the finest places of healing the world.

Egypt holidays  occupied a privileged position on the map of medical tourism has become a popular destination for those who want treatment from all over the world, come for the tourists to enjoy the climate of health and medical treatment, natural under the auspices of medical specialists in all branches and modern hospitals, which is available with the latest equipment the world supported by specialists in exercise and physical therapy at the highest level of service.

Egypt’s natural healing:
Spread to Egypt, hundreds of natural springs and wells of mineral water and sulfur, differ in the depth and capacity, and the temperature between 30.73 degrees Celsius. The analysis has shown the laboratory to contain many of these natural springs at the highest rate of elemental sulfur compared to wells located in various parts of the world as containing this natural water on several metal salts and some metals of therapeutic value such as sodium carbonate and varying proportions of some metallic elements such as magnesium and iron.

Also showed Experimental Measurements suitability salinity in the natural water resources for the purposes of hospital and added to the proliferation of water wells, natural clean drinking water, which has expanded Egypt’s investment and production as economic in recent years under the control of rigorous scientific quality and standards in terms of purity of impurities and parasites and bacteria, and the degree of water hardness and chemical composition, which has led many national and foreign companies to compete for major investment in this area.

It was not the sands of Egypt are less affluent than water studies have shown to contain desert sand dunes Egyptian proportions safe and a great interest of the radioactive elements, has resulted in treatment bury the body or painful situation it with sand for extended periods of deliberate and specific to the unprecedented results in several diseases, rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and pain resulting from spinal diseases and other causes of acute and chronic pain, which puzzled the modern medicine.
The objectives of medical tourism a visit to Egypt, where they are in the province of New Valley, oases, and areas of the Sinai treatment burial in the sand and hot water treatment as well as to the presence of natural springs such as the eyes of Moses and Ain Helwan

Adopted the medical tourism and hospital in Egypt for a long time on natural ingredients and is considered one of the richest environments where there are natural elements of interest as therapeutic spread by natural springs sulfur, and mineral sands and warm.

The most important places for medical tourism in Egypt:
Egypt tours has 16 locations internally and coastal available in natural remedies for many diseases, especially the rheumatic diseases and psoriasis of the most famous of those areas of Helwan, famous as the city of healing the sacred and the Valley Mariot and Wadi Natrun Oasis semen Western Desert and Oasis of Amun and Ain Sukhna baths of Cleopatra in the Red Sea, and others. And estimated the number of eyes distributed in most parts of Egypt with 1356 eyes, including five in the eyes of Helwan and 3 in the Ain El Sira and 36 in Fayoum and 4 in Wadi Rayan and 33 in the Sinai Peninsula and 315 in the oasis of marine and 106 in Siwa, in addition to the huge number an estimated 564 on-Dakhla Oasis and 188 in emerging and 75 in Farafra and the rest is spread in the Gulf of Suez and the Qattara and Wadi Natrun and neighbor.
medical tourism in Egypt

The spread in Egypt, sulfur springs and mineral features installed chemical unique and which exceeds the rate of all the sulfur springs and mineral in the world in addition to the availability of silt in the pools of these sulfur springs with its properties of therapeutic cures of many bone diseases and diseases of the digestive system, respiratory and skin diseases, etc., as also widely hospitalization for patients with rheumatic arthritis by burial in the sand also confirmed research that the waters of the Red Sea its contents chemotherapy and the presence of coral reefs which helps healing of psoriasis and multiple tourist areas which have the advantage of medical tourism in Egypt, which are areas of known historical roots, such as: Helwan , Ain El Sira, Al Ain Sokhna, Hurghada, Fayoum, the oasis, Aswan, Sinai, and finally the city of Safaga stationed on the shore of the Red Sea and which possesses all the elements of medical tourism, which Tamha all tourist groups come her celebrity status that the black sand have the ability to get rid of some skin diseases .
. Salinas Burj Al Arab.
Medical tourism has become an integral part of the global tourism system and despite the availability of the elements of medical tourism in Egypt, but the features had not been completed so far, despite its success on multiple areas of the Red Sea, such as Mount Sinai on the Gulf of Suez and Sharm el-Sheikh on the Gulf of Aqaba .. And still Arab tourists who seek treatment go to the Dead Sea in Israel because of the potential tourist progress there although the Dead Sea full of pollutants that cause the metal to reduce the success rate of treatment required. The student  scientific research conducted recently and the need to exploit the potential of Salinas site of the Burj Al Arab, where the presence of natural brines high concentration and the right atmosphere in the field of environmental treatment for psoriasis and other diseases.

The water salt works out of a natural, a sea water and is characterized by water Salinas Burj Al Arab, the existence of special conditions related to the environment, construction, design and organization of basin focus and shape and drainage, can control the degree of focus, either mitigation or focus, Burj Al Arab in the case of use for the purposes of treatment of psoriasis and that access to the required focus in time for this, as characterized by Salinas Burj Al Arab, the existence of hills north and south of navigation works bulwark blocking a natural against wind and sand storms, and the atmosphere of the region free from pollution and impurities that dispersion sunlight, and there are also basins like bays (calm waters) is not the wave function as a mirror reflecting the rays of the sun to the earth’s surface, in addition to the salinity of a very high increase of up to seven times the water in the Gulf of Safaga, and thus ease of buoyancy and reduce the forces of gravity, which leads to a significant improvement in the activity of blood circulation within the body and thus increase the amount of blood that reaches the skin and thus happens balance between the amount of salts within the body and outside it, and this balance has a significant impact in the speed of healing psoriasis. In addition to this entire region by the breathtaking beauty of natural elements and is conveniently helps to relax the patient and improve his mood.

These features of the Salinas Burj Al Arab makes it a competitor is important in the healing natural for patients with psoriasis, especially for areas of the Dead Sea, which has the disadvantages of such critical lack of sun in the region during the autumn and winter, and lower the Dead Sea area from the sea 390 meters, making it unsuitable for heart patients, and increase the proportion of component bromine that causes skin allergies.. To all this can be used to the climatic conditions and environmental salt concentration Bmlahh Burj Al Arab for the treatment of patients with psoriasis and the development of the Burj Al Arab on the map of medical tourism.

And the intervention of Alexandria in the field of tourism therapeutic alternative, especially that Joe Borg El-Arab fit well with this project because the humidity medium with a temperature between 15 and 20 ° C, which affects mood and health for the tourist who wants to hospitalization, especially as tourists therapeutic advantage for the tourist the normal length of residence in the city treatment of this period ranging between two to four weeks, in addition to the rate of spending is double that for the tourists .. I must emphasize that it is not necessary to serve the medical tourism patients only, but extend to healthy people and businessmen who would like to recreation and away from the rhythm of modern life, where tourists enjoy the calm and beauty in the flood of mineral water salinity was appropriate and then practice some sports light.

I would like to point out that the first to develop the scientific basis for medical tourism in Egypt is Dr. “Hassan Bek Mahmoud wise” through the manuscript, which was discovered in the municipal library haraam and your entitled to “the fountain brink of chilling in the bathrooms, Helwan,” which placed nearly 127 years.

2. Medical tourism in Sinai.

Is the South Sinai area high characterized by quiet, low humidity and the presence of the water sulfur suitable for treatment and cure of many diseases and also the hot sand soft in some areas which are particularly useful in the treatment of rheumatic diseases in addition to what is known by the species of many herbs and natural plants that are used in medicine and treatment.

There is Sinai a lot of eyes to water warm like bath Pharaoh and bathrooms Moses of historical interest as that of the baths the importance of treatment due to the containment of water sulfur, in addition to all this mild climate and unique location on the shore of the Gulf of Suez and the sanctity of the area and its own from the heart of adherents of the three monotheistic religions to alike.

A. Bath of Pharaoh:

Located bathrooms Pharaoh on the Gulf of Suez, 250 km from Cairo, a group springs of water sulfur hot has a temperature of 27 Celsius and flowing from Mount Bath of Pharaoh in the form of a pond strong 3000 meters cubic per day to roughly stretching on the beach a length of 100 meters, a adjacent to the sea, and there is the highest mountain cave carved rock sauna due to the emission of heat from the hot sulfur water from the bottom of the cave above.

An analysis of water in terms of their chemical properties and bacteriological and natural proven and effectiveness of the excellent in the treatment of many diseases, most notably rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatism of various kinds, and diseases of the digestive system, kidney disease, and the sensitivity of the lung, and liver diseases, skin diseases, and injuries sidelined, that the benefits used for the purposes of beauty , with a concentration of sulfur in the water rate is one of the highest rates of this element in the mineral water in the world. In addition to this entire mild climate throughout the year, and air dry, and large areas of sand, warm, which can be used in physical therapy, which is surrounded by a chain of mountains? This was the ingredient wonderful impetus to the creation of spa tourism in the name of “Spa Resort Pharaoh” (still under construction) is the first and unique in its kind in Egypt and the Middle East, a tourist village and a center for treatment of environmental, combining medical tourism, entertainment and sports.

Potential treatment center:

- Lots of exercises and massage therapy.
- Water treatment.
- Treatment of the body.
- Treatment of the face.

B. Bath Moses:

The city of Mount Sinai and the waters flowing from the eyes of five are in the bath tub in the form of a building surrounded by water, according to sulfur that bring the temperature of 37 ° C in the healing of many rheumatic diseases and skin and Gary create a spa bath global area of Moses.

3. Medical Tourism in Aswan.

There is also a medical tourism enjoyed by the Aswan is hugely popular destination in addition to being interested in the treatment of various diseases mainly arthritis who was treated in ways that primitive to inform the patient’s body hot desert sand.

Research has been conducted many the knowledge of experts and international institutions have proved the validity of an atmosphere of Aswan in the treatment of chronic diseases due to its high levels of ultraviolet radiation, low humidity, where up to 43.4% during the period from December to March, while the ratio in England during the same period between 75% to 100%.

The rays of the sun throughout the year with dry weather Akunan a climate ideal for the treatment of rheumatic diseases such as bronchitis, asthma, chronic inflammation of the kidneys.

There Aswan centers for the treatment of sand and water, it is proposed to establish a tourist village in the area stretching between the Hotel Cataract and Aswan Reservoir include special centers for physiotherapy, and clinics for patients with rheumatism and skin diseases, and places for the establishment of theaters, cinemas and sports stadiums, building berths for boats Nile cruises and cruise ships.

As is known, the region has known treatment primitive manner of burial in the sand.

4. Medical Tourism in Helwan.

Located suburb of Helwan, thirty kilometers from the heart of Cairo to the east of the River Nile, which lies on its bank about four kilometers, rising from the sea about forty meters.

Characterized by very dry, Helwan, and the percentage of moisture does not exceed 58% in addition to the eyes of several metal and sulfur are unmatched in the world in terms of the degree of purity and therapeutic interest, has been established by the Centre for Natural Medicine of sulfur and treatment of pain and rheumatic diseases.

Due date of treatment water Helwan to the year 1899, then renovated bathrooms in 1955, founded the Center Helwan sulfur for rheumatism and natural medicine in the style of an Islamic Arabic stylish, which includes 38 room for treatment of water sulfur and rooms to rest, and chalets, to establish a patient steps away from the places of treatment, all surrounded by beautiful gardens, making it the perfect place to set up patients and convalescents.

The center includes a group of doctors specializing in rheumatic diseases and natural medicine are the signing of the exact medical examination of patients before initiation of treatment, and after to determine the appropriate treatment for each case the patient is placed under medical supervision for the full duration of treatment and place of residence. It is a special file for each patient saves archives of the Medical Center to return to him when needed to facilitate patient follow-up in their reluctance to the center.

Helwan Center is equipped with the following:

• ray diagnostic device.
• An integrated medical laboratory for all laboratories tests and analyzes.
• Department of Internal Medicine, heart, equipped with modern ECG.
• Electric water bath for water treatment.
• Steam bath.

• Bathroom sulfur only in the Middle of the movements and underwater sports.
• Bath of carbon dioxide for the treatment of diseases of the circulatory system, a special section for treatment of silt sulfur
• A special section lean and weight loss.
• Department of the massage.
• Massage under water.
• Department of wax.
Diseases that address the status of Helwan:

Medical Tourism in Egypt

• osteoarthritis.
• Inflammation of the nerves and the pain it caused.
• Paralysis and a weakening of the parties.
• Neurological and psychiatric diseases.
• Chronic gout disease (disease of kings).
• Respiratory diseases (chronic sinusitis, bronchitis, chronic bronchial asthma).
• Skin diseases (scabies, eczema, acne, psoriasis. (
• stiffness in the joints, and fractures healed uncomplicated healing wrong.
• Chronic session arterial insufficiency of the Parties.
• Inflammation of the ovaries and fallopian tubes, which results in primary and secondary infertility.
• Obesity and disease.

5. Bahariya Oasis.

Follow the Bahariya Oasis Giza Governorate, located about 365 miles to the south west of the city of Giza.

Combines the elements of the region to tourism historical  and archaeological elements of a great medical tourism and wellness ecosystem.

The most important monuments in the Oasis Marine graves of family 26, and cowardly bird sacred and the remnants of the Arc de Triumphed Roman, and the ruins of the Temple of Isis, and the ruins of the temple due to the age of Alexander the Great also contains the tomb of the Valley Golden Mummies, which shed light on the critical history of Egypt at the beginning of the Roman era , where he discovered a huge number of golden mummies of ten thousand. He was the author of this disclosure the great Egyptologist, Dr. Zahi Hawass, the famous.

In the cemetery governor oases (Pharaonic family 26) discovered a hundred gold pieces a wonderful addition to many of the golden statues of the gods.

There are oases of marine about 400 eye for mineral water and sulfur warm and cold, which proved to research conducted by the Egyptian universities and national centers of research and scientific centers of foreign therapeutic value in diseases Romatiom and rheumatoid arthritis, which leads her to become one of the most important spa treatment in the world to distinguish dry weather mild and the sun shining throughout the year.