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When the patient was questioned, he stated that his symptoms had begun after long-duration travel and hyperthermal balneotherapy, and his previous medical history revealed typical FMF attacks, which can cause recurrent high fever and abdominal pain with spontaneous remission.
Results: Significant decreases were detected in pain intensities in both treatment groups, balneotherapy was found to be superior in terms of pain intensity, reduction in analgesic use and increase in the general satisfaction.
In another Turkish study, researchers compared balneotherapy with hydrotherapy and to a control.
Although there are many legends surrounding the springs, the oldest testimony that thermal water was used for balneotherapy are the two basins in Banjiste built in 1797 by Hadzi Mudzedin, the son of Numan Efendi, members of the old Oruci Zade family from Debar whose genealogy can be traced back to 1010.
Bender T, Karagulle Z, Balint GP, Gutenbrunner C, Balint PV, Sukenik S (2005) Hydrotherapy, balneotherapy, and spa treatment in pain management.
It was proven in a single-blind, follow-up RCT that balneotherapy combined with magnetotherapy was superior to magnetotherapy alone in improving pain and function as well as the quality of life in patients with hand OA.
Spa towns or spa resorts (including hot springs resorts) typically offer various health treatments, which are also known as balneotherapy.
23] Complementary and alternative medicine refers to the phytotherapies (Chinese herbal medicines, Japanese herbal medicines (Kampo), siddha/ayurveda, tea tree oil and essential fatty acids), homoeopathy, complementary psychotherapy (hypnosis, biofeedback, stress management), acupuncture, bioresonance treatment, balneotherapy, cleansing of the colon with enemas, massage therapy, autologous blood therapy, Reiki and topical streptococcal application.