By Raine Grant
You are probably aware of the fact that vitamin D is an important nutrient which is best gotten from sunlight. However, what you may not know is that the sun provides a whole lot more benefits that extend beyond provision of vitamin D. Heliotherapy, or sun therapy, is a form of therapy where sunlight is used directly to treat medical conditions like tuberculosis. This method of treatment was used long before the invention of modern medicine. Find out about Alternative Medicine.
When the skin is exposed to sunlight, you experience invisible changes in the circulatory system such as modification of the capillaries. You see, the skin is closely linked to the autonomic nervous system. This means that exposure to the skin affects more than just the skin tan. A good example is when you live in cold conditions, your body won’t require much water but if you live in summer conditions, your body will need to replenish its water supply regularly.