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The main objective of this paper is to show the therapeutic potential of Polish spas situated on the Baltic coast. The introduction discusses the development and the importance of spa treatment for the present society. The gradual growth of technical civilization has caused major changes in working and living conditions as well as lifestyles and diets of people. It has been emphasized that the new health risks connected with the evolution of technical civilization often have ecological background. In the further part of the article, particular attention has been paid to natural and socio-economic conditions of development of Polish Baltic spas. The paper presents also treatment profiles provided in the spas in question as well as their share in providing medical treatment in the scale of the whole country. It should be emphasised that the potential of Polish seaside spas may be proved not only by spa facilities, treatment profiles and numbers of services provided but also by significantly increasing in past six years number of patients, both foreigners and fully paid natives.
Key words: spa, patient, medicinal materials, Baltic coast, treatment profile, bioclimate