Antimicrobial

Changes in pH values on vaginal tissue after balneotherapy showed antibacterial and antiviral effects. Elevated protein synthesis, oestrogen stimulation and changes in contractility of the musculature in organs were demonstrated.
(Kauffels (1989) and Tushen (1991))

The differentiated use of mitigating mud therapy in the early convalescent period of viral hepatitis. Two new techniques of mitigatory pelotherapy using mud applications to paravertebral area and acupuncture were compared for 152 viral hepatitis convalescents. The efficacy of the treatment was shown by a wide spectrum of hepatic functional and immunologic reactivity indications.
(Serebrina LA, Belichenko TA, Pavlova ES, Vopr Kurortol Fizioter lech Fiz Kult 1991 May-June)