The effect of balneotherapy on the plasma-ß-endorphine (BE) level in patients with osteoarthritis

Authors: Yurtkuran M (1) , Ulus H (2) , Irdesel J (1)
(1) Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Uludag University Atatürk Balneotherapy and Rehabilitation Center (2) Department of Pharmacology, Uludag University
Source: Phys Med Rehab Kuror 1993; 03(5): 130-132
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1062076 Publication date: 1993 E-Publication date: March 19, 2008 Availability: abstract Copyright: © Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York
Language: English Countries: Not specified Location: Not specified Correspondence address: Not specified


Article abstract

To evaluate the response of the plasma endorphine level to balneotherapy, 20 patients with chronic pain syndromes (osteoarthritis) were admitted to the Atatürk Balneotherapy and Rehabilitation Center. After a three-week period of therapy, plasma endorphine levels were observed to be not significantly changed.

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