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

Harefuah. 2006 Feb;145(2):117-22, 165.
[Article in Hebrew]


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.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis / classification
  • Arthritis / therapy*
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / therapy*
  • Balneology*
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Health Resorts*
  • Humans
  • Israel