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BALNEOTHERAPY IN THE PATIENTS WITH FIBROMYALGIA

 

Reports of the Rheumatology and Thermal Research Center of Aix-les Bains (France)

 

Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome suffering from pain and anxiety, found in balneotherapy an alternative therapeutic approach to improve their quality of life, according to scientific studies of of Rheumatology and Thermal Research Center of Aix-les-Bains, France.

Moreover, experts from the Sheva University of Israel, positively evaluated the results in FMS therapies by bathing in the Dead Sea

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a common diagnosis in Rheumatology and there are various treatment modalities. The latest scientific input on this disease lies with the authors P. Le Goff, N. Mimassi D. Baron, and his study of depressive mechanisms experienced by people affected and the search for a clinical solution.

This important research was presented in Rheumatology Week held annually in the French town of Aix-les Bains.

According to sources that have accessed TERMAS WORLD AGENCY, Balneotherapy is a treatment modality that creates more expectations in these scientific forums, as evidenced by the study on "Fibromyalgia, the effect of relaxation and therapy of hydro galvánic Baths in the subjective experience of pain, "presented by the Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Innsbruck, Austria.

In this report, two established methods of non-medical treatment are compared regarding their effect on various parameters of psychological pain in patients with fibromyalgia. The experiment was carried out with twelve patients receiving hydro galvánic baths and 13 patients who underwent training Jacobson relaxation.

The statistical analysis showed a significant decrease in pain intensity in the period from breakfast to lunch, in favor of patients receiving therapy baths.

EXPERIENCE AND EVALUATION

The effects of balneotherapy on fibromyalgia patients also were noted positively on the scientific study by experts Evcik D, KizilayB and E Gokcen of Turkey.

The experiment was conducted with 42 patients aged between 30 and 55 years, diagnosed with fibromyalgia according to the criteria of the American College of Rheumatology. Patients were randomized into two groups and none of them had had prior cardiovascular diseases.

People affected with FMS mainly complain of pain, anxiety and difficulty in activities of daily living. Consequently, and according to experts the sample provides results that balneotherapy is effective and can be an alternative method to treat fibromyalgia patients.

QUALITY OF LIFE
Meanwhile, specialists of Soroka Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Beer Sheva, Israel, they launched a pilot study to know the effectiveness of balneotherapy in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) in the Dead Sea.

In the report by Neumann L, Sukenik S, Bolotin A, Abu-Shakra M, Amir M, Flusser and Buskila D, stress that Fibromyalgia "is an idiopathic chronic pain syndrome defined by a large non-articular pain in the area muscul-skeletal and generalized tender points. Because there is no effective treatment, patients with this condition have impaired quality of life. "

To establish the relationship between the effect caused by treatment with Balneotherapy in improving quality of life, participated in the study about 48 people, receiving only half of them balneotherapy. All patients were assessed regarding quality of life, psychological well-being and symptoms associated with fibromyalgia before arrival SPA in the area of the Dead Sea, at the end of stay of 10 days and 1 and 3 months later.

Subsequently, this multidisciplinary team conducted a new study on Balneotherapy applied to patients with Fibromyalgia in the Dead Sea. The sample was randomly choosing forty-eight patients with fibromyalgia, a treatment group that received sulfur baths and a control group.

All participants were over 10 days at a Dead Sea Spa. Physical function , related to FM symptoms and sensitivity measures (number of points and dolorimetry) were evaluated based on four occasions: before arrival at the Dead Sea, after 10 days of treatment and 1 and 3 months after leaving the spa

In conclusion, experts say that "the treatment of FM in the Dead Sea is effective and safe and can be an additional therapeutic modality for fibromyalgia”. Also consider that "future studies should be aimed to the results and possible mechanisms of this treatment in patients with FM".

Remember Rheumatology Week was created in Aix-les-Bains in 1949 by Dr. Jean Jules Herbert for the dissemination of this specialty in France. Currently holds the rank of Congress and includes three days dedicated to to panel discussions, surgical medical debate, free communications and clinical sessions. Chairs the meetings the President of the French Society of Rheumatology.

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