Balneotherapy of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

1992 The Journal of The Japanese Society of Balneology, Climatology and Physical Medicine  
Balneotherapy of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been done empirically from ancient times. As a matter of fact , the pain and stiffness are significantly relieved by bathing in a hot spring . The mechanism of action, however , remains still unclear in some points. The authors have pointed out some of the mechanisms , by which RA patients were influenced from spring water bathing . 1) Vascular dilatation. Gas containing hot springs , such as CO2 spring or H2 S spring, have
more » ... g action on peripheral blood vessels , which increases the blood circulation, resulting in the acceleration of metabolism and the improvement of
doi:10.11390/onki1962.56.3 fatcat:ykpxvdmjqfhndnek5reoyt6hbe