Dead Sea and Tiberias as health resort areas for patients suffering from different types of arthritis

Shaul Sukenik, Mahmoud Abu-Shakra, Shlomi Kudish, Daniel Flusser

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Abstract

In the last two decades balneotherapy and climatotherapy have been shown to be effective in cases of inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis and non-inflammatory arthritis such as osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. This review presents different modalities of balneotherapy, their mechanism of action, side-effects and major contraindications. The article also summarizes all the publications on clinical trials conducted in the Dead Sea and Tiberias.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
JournalHarefuah
Volume145
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arthritis
  • Balneotherapy
  • Dead Sea
  • Spa therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)

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