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Archive for the 'Ankylosing Spondylitis' Category

Benefits of Pilates in ankylosing spondylitis

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Researchers at the University of Uludag, in Bursa, Turkey, investigated the effects of Pilates on pain, functional status, and quality of life in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. (more…)

Review of acupuncture to treat rheumatic conditions

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Other reviews came to contradictory conclusions.

So, Prof. Ernst reviewed the reviews. (more…)

Balneotherapy: 2 reviews of the evidence

Friday, October 29th, 2010

This review of balneotherapy comes from the Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences (AIBS), in Athens, Greece. (more…)

Might ankylosing spondylitis respond to omega-3 fatty acids?

Friday, December 15th, 2006

A small study out of Sweden suggests it might.


Balneotherapy for patients with arthritis

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

The aims of balneotherapy (treatment of disease by bathing) are to soothe the pain, improve joint motion, and as a consequence, relieve people’s suffering and make them feel well.

Although most studies report positive outcomes, the trials are so poorly designed that “positive findings” should be viewed with caution, according to the Cochrane Collaboration, which included studies up to 2002.

What’s happened since?