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balneotherapy

 [bal″ne-o-ther´ah-pe]
use of baths in the treatment of disease.

bal·ne·o·ther·a·peu·tics

, balneotherapy (bal'nē-ō-thār'ă-pū'tiks, -thār'ă-pē),
Immersion of part or all of the body in mineral water as a form of therapy.
[L. balneum, bath]

balneotherapy

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

balneotherapy

[bal′nē·ōther′əpē]
Etymology: L, balneum + Gk, therapeia, treatment
use of baths in the treatment of many diseases and conditions.

bal·ne·o·ther·a·py

(bal'nē-ō-thār'ă-pē)
Treatment of disease by baths.

balneotherapy (bälˑ·nē·ō·theˈ·r·pē),

n the practice of administering medicinal baths in order to treat injuries or disease.

balneotherapy

use of baths in the treatment of disease.
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From the studies accessible to English-speakers, balneotherapy apparently benefits people with rheumatic conditions and fibromyalgia.
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Concerning nonpharmacological recommendations, which are limited to evaluation of activities of daily living, joint protection techniques, provision of assistive devices, use of thermal modalities, and provision of splints for TM joint OA, there is no mention of therapies such as Kaltenborn manual therapy, radial nerve mobilization, Maitland's passive accessory mobilization, custom-made splinting, balneotherapy, magnetotherapy, and paraffin bath therapy.
While long-duration travel and hyperthermal balneotherapy are the most likely causes of PFMS in our patient, diabetic ketoacidosis (6) and streptococcal infections (3) have been suggested in other cases.
The studied Ge-rich mineral waters in Poland can be used in balneotherapy, and seem to be promising in the context of Ge health benefits.
This presentation will introduce a new organization, BANA: Balneotherapy Association of North America that was founded in 2011 to bring national attention to the extensive history and future potential of using natural mineral waters for therapeutic benefits, as well support the environmental protection of these unique waters.
The services are defined as follows for the sites: - the flat-rate service and maintenance of installations for all heat production and distribution installations, ECS production and distribution installations, ~ Air and balneotherapy, - the flat-rate monitoring and control services required for the monitoring of production, DHW and water treatment installations, - the flat-rate total guarantee services for all the installations described in Annex No 5 of EA.
Keywords: History Of Medicine, Clinical Balneotherapy, Scientific Investigation
Currently, for example, exercise interventions and balneotherapy are considered as integral parts of mainstream medical treatments.
Experimental study on efficacy of thermal muds of Ischia Island combined with balneotherapy in the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris with plaques)
Patient specific exercises, assistive and adaptive devices, protective and/or corrective ortheses, physical therapy modalities, balneotherapy, spa therapy and hydrotherapy should be used as non-pharmacological treatments in RA.