A balneoterápia jelentôsége az oszteoló giában

Translated title of the contribution: The importance of balneotherapy in osteology

Tamás Bender, Ágota Kulisch, Csaba Kovács, Katalin Horváth, Noémi Gyarmati, Ildikó Tefner

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The authors overview the role of hydroand balneotherapy in osteology. As Hungary is very rich in thermal-mineral water, this kind of therapy has a great importance in the rehabilitation of locomotor diseases. In the past years, an increasing number of data have been published about the immunomodulatory, metabolic and analgesic role of hydro- and balneotherapy. Although balneotherapy's mechanism of action has not been clarified yet, a number of reviews and metaanalyses have found that hydro- and balneotherapy have a beneficial effect on locomotor diseases. The majority of these articles-many of them written by Hungarian authors-discusses the treatment of arthrosis. Furthermore, an increasing amount of data is available on calcium supplementation with mineral water. In this paper, we discuss the role of hydro- and balneotherapy in the therapy of osteological diseases, on the basis of the available evidence.

Translated title of the contributionThe importance of balneotherapy in osteology
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)655-660
Number of pages6
JournalLege Artis Medicinae
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012

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    Bender, T., Kulisch, Á., Kovács, C., Horváth, K., Gyarmati, N., & Tefner, I. (2012). A balneoterápia jelentôsége az oszteoló giában. Lege Artis Medicinae, 22(12), 655-660.