balneotherapy


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bal·ne·o·ther·a·py

 (băl′nē-ō-thĕr′ə-pē)
n.
The therapeutic use of baths, especially in mineral-rich waters.

[Latin balneum, bath; see bagnio + therapy.]

balneotherapy

(ˌbælnɪəˈθɛrəpɪ)
n
(Complementary Medicine) the treatment of disease by bathing, esp to improve limb mobility in arthritic and neuromuscular disorders

balneotherapy

the treatment of illness or disease by bathing.
See also: Remedies, Water
Translations

balneotherapy

nBalneotherapie f, Behandlung mit Heilbädern und Badekuren
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NEW ORLEANS -- Balneotherapy using compresses made from Dead Sea mud relieved hand pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in a randomized, double-blind study.
Instead, you can cruise into one of the town's three balneotherapy centres: The Aquascience Institute, The Aqualioz- Thalgo Espace or The Adelphia Baths.
I received a warm, friendly welcome from Liz, my therapist for the day and started of with a Balneotherapy.
The effects of balneotherapy on disease activity, functional status, pulmonary function and quality of life in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.
Verhagen A, Bierma-Zeinstra S, Lambeck J, Cardoso JR, de Bie R, Boers M, de Vet HC (2008) Balneotherapy for osteoarthritis.
Keywords: Balneotherapy, Knee Osteoarthritis, Chlorided-Ferruginous Mineral Water, Sulfured Mineral Water, Mud-Therapy.
Balneotherapy refers simply to soaking in warm natural spring water (at least 68 [degrees]F/20 [degrees]C and usually about 93 [degrees] F/34 [degrees] C) that contains at least 1 gram of mineral per liter, according to a literature review by M.
The spa is equipped with the most modern balneotherapy equipment and offers a range of treatments and programmes.
From massage, to desert clay body wraps, to aromatherapy salt glow, to balneotherapy with moor mud and thalassotherapy.
Apart from these, balneotherapy is also accepted as an effective alternative in the treatment guidelines of the European League Against Rheumatism for knee OA.
In Japan, exercise therapy is believed to be one of the essentials for balneotherapy.
Biofeedback, hypnotherapy, balneotherapy, and acupuncture have shown moderate efficacy evidence.