Moftes are carbon dioxide emanations that originate from postvulcanic activities in the Carpathian Arc Curve. These rare natural phenomena are found only in few areas of the planet - in Italy, in Java, in Yellowstone National Park and in Romania. Absorption of carbon dioxide in the skin brings with it a number of benefits for blood circulation, stimulating peripheral and systemic vasodilation. Due to these special therapeutic properties, mofetes become one of the most effective remedies for the heart.
Worldwide, stroke is one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality (Lopez AD et al 2006), because it annually "kills" five million people and causes severe disabilities around the same number of patients. Prospective studies show that this condition increases year by year, both in incidence and prevalence, and is estimated by World Health Organization experts that strokes will become the leading cause of death by 2030.
Recovery in cardiovascular disease (myocardial infarction, peripheral arterial and venous pathology, post-surgical intervention for a heart disease) should be made up of cumulative health-related measures, starting with exercise and reducing stress. The purpose of heart recovery is to help patients regain their physical form, to prevent subsequent strokes and to increase their quality of life, ie the chance of survival of the patients.
Mofettes are ideal for cardiovascular disease recovery or as a measure of prevention in patients who are likely to develop diseases in this sphere (hypertension, cardiovascular disorders with even limited functional reserves, chronic obstructive arteriopathy).
The researches carried out in the Baile Tusnad resort have highlighted some mechanisms of action of the mofettes, namely the role of the mofetarian carbon dioxide inhaled by the patients during the treatment. After inhalation of carbon dioxide, there was an increase in cerebral blood flow (with values of around 75%), which increased the concentration and intellectual strength, blood flow in skeletal muscles (44%), amelioration heart rate parameters, and exercise capacity in coronary heart disease and sequelae of myocardial infarction, blood pressure lowering, lipid lowering in blood.
How does mofet therapy work?
Moffect treatment takes place in specially designed spaces. The patient stands, while carbon dioxide forms a kind of invisible "blanket" in the lower part of the spine (to the bottom of the patient's trunk). The carbon dioxide level is checked half an hour or so while the patient is "bathing" in the beneficial gas mixture. In addition to health benefits, mofetes induce a very relaxing sensation, stimulating breathing and oxygen transport to tissues in the body. And the brain has to gain from this therapy, which is why writers and painters used to inspiration in the spa resorts with mofetes.
Duration of treatment
Treatment is only based on a medical recommendation and lasts up to 20 minutes. In order to have a long-term effect, a cure of 10-12 days is required.