The miracle cure for pain: radon in Bad Steben
Bathing in the radioactive noble gas in Bad Steben
Admittedly, it sounds strange at first: who would voluntarily bathe in a radioactive element? The noble gas radon is actually not completely harmless. Therefore, radon baths are only possible after medical consultation. However, in small doses and properly used, radon can almost be described as a miracle cure for chronic pain. Nevertheless, radon is not recommended for treating children, adolescents and pregnant women.
Radon - a discovery of the 20th century
Not to be confused with the solid element radium, radon is a natural gas, but the rarest component of the air. In 1900, the German physicist Dorn discovered the colourless, odourless and tasteless gas. Decomposition of radioactive uranium produces the metal radium, which in turn generates radon when it decays. The biological half-life of radon is only about 20 to 30 minutes. After this time, half of the gas in the human body has already broken down. In a radon bath, the gas is absorbed through the skin, but it is the high-energy alpha rays that stimulate the body and activate the self-healing powers. Harmful long-term consequences due to radioactive radiation are practically impossible since the amount of radon in the spa is extremely low.
Radioactive noble gas: radon as a remedy
The natural occurrence of radon is extremely rare. Therefore, the temple spring of Bad Steben with its water containing radon is something very special. The minimal radioactivity of the noble gas stimulates the cells of the human body and can thus contribute to pain relief and anti-inflammatory effects with various ailments. The mild stimulation encourages the immune system to form endogenous endorphins and cortisol. Chronic diseases such as gout and rheumatism are demonstrably alleviated for months by radon baths. Unlike strong painkillers, radon therapy has virtually no side effects. In addition, the baths are stimulating and relaxing alike. Radon baths have a positive effect on the following illnesses and ailments:
- Chronic gout
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Diseases of the spine and vertebral joints
- Chronic rheumatoid arthritis with attack-free intervals
- Venous diseases
- Arterial occlusive diseases
Bad Steben: in harmony with nature
The bathing area Bad Steben is located in the middle of the 40-hectare spa park, which has been a listed building since 2010. Shady trees, magnificent flowers and breathtaking architecture invite you to go for leisurely walks. How about just before sunset to experience the interplay of colours and smells particularly intensely? Nine radon baths are ideal for several months of pain relief. It takes a little time to actually become salutary. The architectural spa facilities in Bad Steben can mentally transport their visitors and guests to the period of Classicism and Art Nouveau. The eye comes to rest on antique pillared halls and decorative pavilions from the end of the 19th century. A romantic rose garden with Baroque-style stone figures invites you not only to stroll but above all to marvel while lingering. Time has not stood still at the Bavarian state bath Bad Steben; it was only conserved and preserved.
Radon and stimulating climate: pure recovery in Bad Steben
Dr Gerhart Klein, chairman of the spa research association in Bad Steben, is convinced of the positive and healing effects of radon. In particular, mixed radon-carbonic acid baths reliably contribute to reducing blood pressure and thus making medical treatments unnecessary in part. Radon therapy in Bad Steben is a holistic endeavour. In addition to radon baths, healing radon water can be drunk. Inhaling radon is the third treatment aimed at boosting the body's own regeneration - for recovery from within, out of one's own body. In combination with the stimulating climate in and around Bad Steben, radon therapy is particularly strong against diseases of the respiratory tract and the skin. The right dose of radiation - in any case so minimal that side effects are excluded - can be specifically applied to the respective complaints. Several studies of radon at the Erlangen University Hospital have confirmed the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of radon's serial baths. That radon therapy also helps against stress, is probably not only due to the relaxing baths, but also due to the calming effect of the spa park.