Research: KUZNETSOV and colleagues,

Listed in Issue 40

Abstract

KUZNETSOV and colleagues, Eastern Europe investigated the use of massotherapy for chronic salpingo-oophoritis (inflammation of the ovaries and fallopian tubes, CSO).

Background

Methodology

The authors used a variety of massotherapy regimens with 30 patients in remission of chronic salpingo-oophoritis.

Results

The massage produced positive changes in blood coagulation, immune status, regional haemodynamics of the small pelvis, bioelectric activity of the muscles of the anterior abdominal wall and lumbosacral region. There was a strong anaesthetic and anti-inflammatory effect of intensive massage in 78% of the women and recovered reproductive function in 33% of the patients.

Conclusion

The results obtained in this study enable the authors to recommend intensive massage as possible monotherapy of women in remission of CSO.

References

Kuznetsov OF et al The comparative effect of classic massage of different intensities on patients with chronic salpingo-oophoritis Vopr Kurortol fizioter Lech Fiz Kult 2: 20-3. Mar-Apr 1998.

Comment

I greatly look forward to the availability of ASTM for us non athletes with soft tissue injuries. Perhaps my doddery ankles may yet become fit again for more downhill skiing, although I would probably plump for being able to run and jump again. It is also promising to read the results of massage for burns and salpingo-oophoritis.

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