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Title: 単純泉における温泉療法による脱ストレス作用と免疫機能の変化
Other Titles: Stress Relieving Effect and Immunological Changes by Balneotherapy with a Simple Thermals
Authors: 大塚, 吉則1 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
中谷, 純2 Browse this author
及川, 隆司3 Browse this author
Authors(alt): Ohtsuka, Yoshinori1
Nakaya, Jun2
Oikawa, Takashi3
Keywords: simple thermals
immune system
Issue Date: 1-May-2002
Publisher: 日本温泉気候物理医学会
Journal Title: 日本温泉気候物理医学会雑誌
Volume: 65
Issue: 3
Start Page: 121
End Page: 127
Abstract: It is reported that changes in immunological system are one of the underlining mechanisms of balneotherapy effects. Since there is no study concerning the mechanisms how balneotherapy with a simple thermals works, we tried to examine both the changes of immunological functions and stress relieving effect of balneotherapy. Fourteen inpatients (mean age 63 years) suffering from such as cerebrovascular diseases participated in the present study. Before and after 6-week balneotherapy, lymphocyte subset counts, levels of cytokines (IL-4, IL-6, IF-γ etc.) were determined and lymphocyte blastogenetic tests were also performed . In addition, stress barometers (urinary 17-ketosteroidsulfate (17KSS) / 17hydroxycorticosteroid (17OHCS)) were measured. As a result, no significant changes in cytokine levels were observed. Percentage of T cell count decreased and that of B cell increased. Percentage of suppressor T cell count decreased and that of helper and killer T cell tended to increase (not significant). Lymphocyte blastogenetic tests by ConA and PWM showed enhanced responses and urinary 17KSS / 170HCS levels increased after balneotherapy. From these findings, it is suggested that 6-week balneotherapy with a simple thermals has a potential of augmenting immunological functions and also possesses stress relieving effect.
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Submitter: 大塚 吉則

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