Balneotherapy in autoimmune disease

Isr J Med Sci. 1997 Apr;33(4):258-61.


The mechanisms of action of balneotherapy in the treatment of autoimmune disease are not sufficiently clear. Although this therapy does not replace but rather complements conventional drug therapy, it is certainly beneficial in suitable cases. Additional controlled studies are needed to delineate the mechanisms of actions and the effectiveness of balneotherapy in autoimmune disease.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis, Psoriatic / therapy
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / therapy
  • Autoimmune Diseases / drug therapy
  • Autoimmune Diseases / therapy*
  • Balneology*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Hot Temperature
  • Humans
  • Hyperthermia, Induced
  • Immunosuppression
  • Skin Absorption
  • Trace Elements / pharmacokinetics
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Trace Elements