The Gastein cure is built on a therapy with three pillars: Radon, heat and stimulating climate. Only in this combination can the effect of the Gastein cure unfold holistically. The most important component and what makes the Gastein cure special is radon. The effect of the Gastein radon therapy is medically & scientifically proven. Radon applications consequently support you during your cure.
TGF-Beta cytokine - a complicated word hides a simple effect. In short, radon stimulates cell division . The inert gas radon is inhaled or absorbed through the skin. This stimulates the release of messenger substances such as cytokines in the body. Cytokines generally regulate cell growth and immune system tasks. The TGF-beta cytokine in particular is an anti-inflammatory and tissue-regenerating messenger - and it is precisely this messenger that is released particularly intensively during radon therapy. This explains the self-healing and preventive effect of radon therapy.
However, the effect of radon goes even further with radon therapy. Every cell in the human body has its own repair mechanism. This mechanism recognizes and eliminates errors in the genetic information, the DNA. Damaging influences alter the DNA and this leads to problems with the metabolism, the circulation or the joints. Through the action of radon, this "repair system" of our cells is stimulated and activated. When a cell goes into repair mode, known as apoptosis, it and its neighboring cells also send out anti-inflammatory substances - these in turn stimulate immune cells that send more anti-inflammatories on their way through the body. So, once the momentum is established, repairs are underway throughout the body. The immune system picks up speed again - a development that is also good for healthy people.
If you think of radioactive radiation when you hear the word radon, you are right. When radon decays in the body, it emits particularly energy-rich alpha rays . It is precisely this radiation that triggers the release of messenger substances. Even small amounts of alpha radiation, such as those found in thermal water or in healing tunnels , are sufficient: Because, the dose makes the poison - or just the cure. For this reason, there is no radon therapy without the supervision of a spa doctor. In any case, the radiation exposure from radon therapy is significantly lower than the average annual natural radiation dose to which every person is exposed.
There are no side effects - unlike the high-dose medications that pain patients are often prescribed. The radon is almost completely broken down by the body after about 3 hours. Only a small residue remains in the fat-rich skin layers of the body for up to 48 hours, after which this residue is also excreted. The positive effect on cell division and immune system remains up to several months. As a result, the number of free radicals in the body decreases and pain is relieved for months. This is the radon cure with the Heilstollen therapy in Gastein.
Radon treatment with heat: Everyone knows the beneficial effect of saunas and baths. The body tries to keep its body temperature constant at 36 °C and releases the excess heat. Heart and circulation are activated and challenged. The entire organism is supplied with more blood, blood vessels dilate. As a result, fresh oxygen and energy also reach the joints, which are less supplied with blood. In addition, the warm moist air improves radon absorption . Warmth in itself is good, but it also enhances the effect of radon therapy.
The climate in Gastein has its own special charm. On the one hand, the high humidity in the healing gallery or in the spas (caused by the warm thermal water) ensures that the radon is ideally absorbed in the body. On the other hand, the altitude of the Gastein Valley is also decisive for the particularly intensive effect of the cure. The valley is situated at an altitude of 850 to 1,100 meters. With each meter of altitude, the air pressure decreases and the air contains less oxygen per cubic meter. This stimulates the body to produce more red blood cells so that enough oxygen reaches the cells despite less oxygen in the air. At this altitude, the reduction in air pressure is so slight that we don't feel it, but more blood cells are still produced. The oxygen uptake is thus increased. In this way, the radon is absorbed by the body particularly effectively and distributed in the organism very effectively due to the increased body temperature during the treatment. A higher therapeutic dose of the radon is achieved.
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