Telephone campaign: cures underground - what's in it?
Will tunnel therapy help me too? How does a cure work? Does the health insurance company pay for my spa stay? Am I really free of symptoms at the end? Experts from the Gasteiner Heilstollen will give answers to these and other questions on Thursday, December 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. to those who are interested and affected by calling 00800 6006 7878 free of charge. In addition to the medical director of the Gasteiner Heilstollen Univ.-Doz. Dr. Bertram HölzI, experts are also available on the subject of reimbursement.
Therapies in the Gasteiner Heilstollen have positive effects, especially for diseases of the rheumatic type such as arthritis and the musculoskeletal system such as osteoporosis and chronic back pain. Stollen therapy also helps with diseases of the respiratory tract such as asthma and sarcoidosis, as well as with neurodermatitis and psoriasis. The medical team at the Gasteiner Heilstollen can be reached for three hours from 4 p.m. on 00800 6006 7878 and answers questions about therapy, spa stay, reimbursement of costs. In addition, the experts provide assessments of personal chances of success, answer questions about billing or applying for a cure at the health insurance company and present the latest study results.
Since 1952, the natural climate in the Gastein healing tunnel has been used for so-called radon heat therapy. It is usually carried out in the form of a multi-week course with about 10 entries of 60 minutes each at various therapy stations. Patients drive a tunnel train - lying or sitting, depending on the illness - and spend the approximately one-hour session lying down. For ankylosing spondylitis patients, the gallery is the world's largest therapy center. For example, the published international IMuRA study, which fulfills class 1b of the concepts of evidence-based medicine, confirms positive effects: Patients with ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis or arthrosis had significantly less pain over a period of up to nine months. In addition, they were able to largely do without painkillers with side effects, mostly non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). (pm)