A balneoterápia és a hidroterápia hatása mozgásszervi megbetegedésekben: Egy régi terápia újjászületése

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Hungary is respected as an "Empire of thermal water" and balneotherapy has been an important part of health tourism. Recently, an increasing number of articles have been published which investigate the effect of thermal water on patients suffering from locomotor diseases. Balneotherapy has a beneficial painkiller effect and improves the quality of life in several cases of inflammatory and degenerative disorders of joint and bone diseases. The physical effect in its mechanism plays much greater role than the chemical one. A great number of evidence can be found in the medical databases proving the positive effect of balneotherapy in musculoskeletal diseases. Balneotherapy stands as an important factor in the National Development Plan of Hungary but we should like to emphasise that without basic research there is no effective balneotherapy.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)921-926
Number of pages6
JournalLege Artis Medicinae
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - dec. 1 2005



  • Balneotherapy
  • Health tourism
  • Hidrotherapy
  • Locomotor diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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