Bechterew's disease restricts the everyday life of those affected enormously: a natural healing climate can help
Look up in the sky, take a book from the top rule series, look the other person in the eye - a matter of course for healthy people. Many who suffer from ankylosing spondylitis, however, find these everyday things very difficult over time. For most, the rheumatic-inflammatory disease begins as young adults with severe pain in the cross that spreads up over the entire back. To make matters worse, chronic exhaustion and stiffening of the spine are often added. Regulated life is no longer possible for some given the pain, weakness and severe side effects of prescribed medication. Radon heat therapy as a natural alternative to conventional medical medication, on the other hand, shows good results, especially in the case of ankylosing spondylitis. Scientific studies even confirm the treatment method's success rates between 80 and 90 percent.
Thereafter, radon heat therapy shows long-lasting therapeutic effects in all forms and stages. "Patients report a significant reduction in pressure pain waves, pain intensity, functional restrictions and medication consumption," says PD Dr. Bertram Hölzl, radon expert and medical director of the Gasteiner Heilstollen. "And that for many months." In addition, radon heat therapy demonstrably promotes bone-building processes. Their success is based on a combination of three active factors: slight overheating, high air humidity and absorption of radon via the skin and lungs. At temperatures above 37.5 degrees and high humidity above 70 percent, there is an increase in the core body temperature. Many years of experience show that this mild hyperthermia alone leads to relaxation of pain-plagued muscles and has an immunostabilizing effect. In addition, the body's absorption capacity for the natural remedy radon increases in a slightly overheated state. Radon releases mild alpha rays, which stimulate the body's own cell repair mechanisms and significantly reduce the activity of inflammatory cells and pain-relievers.
"Many patients with ankylosing spondylitis who regularly undergo radon heat therapy can almost completely do without taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs," reports Dr. Hölzl. What this means is made clear by the serious side effects of these drugs: 70 percent of those affected with it suffer from severe changes in the stomach lining and their consequences. 10 to 20 percent of the serious complications cannot even be managed therapeutically and are fatal. Because radon heat therapy is a gentle alternative, health insurance companies often cover about 90 percent of the therapy costs. (pm)
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