ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

How Good Fats Prevent Heart Disease

Acupuncture: Why It Works

The Bees' Best-Kept Secret: The Amazing Health Benefits of Propolis

The Relationship Between Vitamin D and Insulin Resistance

For women, healthy diets may help with mobility when aging

High-Quality Whey Protein (in the Right Amounts) May Be Helpful for Weight Loss

8 Things to Consider for Depression

Improve US chronic pain care

VIDEO: Living with Chronic Pain

Turmeric: The Spice of Life

 
Print Page
Email Article

Review Finds Balneotherapy and Hydrotherapy Can Offer Some Pain Relief for Fibromyalgia

  [ 5 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • July 11, 2014


Note: You may read the full text of this article free HERE.

Editor's comment: Hydrotherapy and balneotherapy, also called spa therapy, involve the use of water for the treatment of medical conditions. In contrast to hydrotherapy, which generally employs normal tap water, balneotherapy uses thermal mineral water from natural springs, as well as natural gases (CO2, iodine, sulphur, radon, etc.), peloids (mud) and other soil-related remedies for medical treatment.

Therapeutic benefit of balneotherapy and hydrotherapy in the management of fibromyalgia syndrome: a qualitative systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

By Johannes Naumann and Catharina Sadaghiani

Abstract:

INTRODUCTION: In the present systematic review and meta-analysis, we assessed the effectiveness of different forms of balneotherapy (BT) and hydrotherapy (HT) in the management of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).

METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted through April 2013 (Medline via Pubmed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, EMBASE, and CAMBASE). Standardized mean differences (SMDs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using a random-effects model.

RESULTS:
  • Meta-analysis showed moderate to strong evidence for a small reduction in pain (SMD -0.42; 95% CI [-0.61, -0.24]; P < 0.00001; I2 = 0%) with regard to HT (8 studies, 462 participants; 3 low-risk studies, 223 participants),

  • and moderate-to-strong evidence for a small improvement in health-related quality of life (HRQOL; 7 studies, 398 participants; 3 low-risk studies, 223 participants) at the end of treatment (SMD -0.40; 95% CI [-0.62, -0.18]; P = 0.0004; I2 = 15%).

  • No effect was seen at the end of treatment for depressive symptoms and tender point count (TPC).

  • BT in mineral/thermal water (5 studies, 177 participants; 3 high-risk and 2 unclear risk studies) showed moderate evidence for a medium-to-large size reduction in pain and TPC at the end of treatment: SMD -0.84; 95% CI [-1.36, -0.31]; P = 0.002; I2 = 63% and SMD -0.83; 95% CI [-1.42, -0.24]; P = 0.006; I2 = 71%.

  • After sensitivity analysis, and excluding one study, the effect size for pain decreased: SMD -0.58; 95% CI [-0.91, -0.26], P = 0.0004; I2 = 0.

  • Moderate evidence is given for a medium improvement of HRQOL (SMD -0.78; 95% CI [-1.13, -0.43]; P < 0.0001; I2 = 0%).

  • A significant effect on depressive symptoms was not found.

  • The improvements for pain could be maintained at follow-up with smaller effects.

CONCLUSIONS: High-quality studies with larger sample sizes are needed to confirm the therapeutic benefit of BT and HT, with focus on long-term results and maintenance of the beneficial effects.

Source: Arthritis Research and Therapy, July 7, 2014. By Johannes Naumann and Catharina Sadaghiani. Interdisciplinary Center for Treatment and Research in Balneology, Institute for Environmental Health Sciences and Hospital Infection Control, Medical Center University of Freiburg, Breisacher Stra├če 115b, Freiburg im Breisgau 79106, Germany.




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

Natural Remedies

Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance Front Line Defense Against Colds & Flu - Support for Healthy Immune System Balance
More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History
Looking for Energy? Turn to Plants. Looking for Energy? Turn to Plants.
Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms? Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms?
Improve Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health with Omega-7 Improve Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health with Omega-7

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE 15% NOW*
Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map