Radon is odorless, tasteless and colorless noble gas is a ubiquitous, natural part of the breathing air. It is produced by the decay of the metal Radium, which is present on the entire planet in the earth's crust. Radon gets in through cracks and fissures in the Rock into the atmosphere, and the concentration in the air is fixed very different.
The biological effect of Radon is based on the case of a decay occurring alpha radiation. By the Inhalation of the Radon enters the bloodstream and in all parts of the body. There are constantly a weak alpha radiation by it decays by emission of positively charged helium nuclei. The low-dose radiation has analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects on the body. Experts believe that low-dose radiation in the Form of a radon application is in the body a short stimulus, the cells and organs are stimulated. This positive effect of small doses, in contrast to the negative effect of high doses of Hormesis (hormao=Greek is. inspire, encourage) called. The effect lasts for 6 to 12 months and can lead to a complete reduction of pain and the patient can live without the pain and the burden of their side effects. A repeat every one to three years in the case of chronic diseases, and from a medical point of view, not a problem.
The Radon is in Bad Kreuznach, the breath of air tunnels to selectively mixes, the inhale, the patents then. The Radon is directed from the Inside of the mountain in the therapy tunnel and this is to ensure, that the medically necessary dose received by the patients, without being exposed to high radiation. The Inhalation is done very relaxed on the normal breathing and Lying down, there is no apparatus or special breathing techniques are needed.
The concentration of radon in the tunnel air is monitored with time-consuming measurement process constantly, corresponds to the German baths Association required values for a promising therapy. ACURADON, of course, has all the necessary radiation protection regulatory approvals.
Of radon gas is hardly a danger to the patients in the medically necessary dose. The body excretes it through the air quickly, as the biological half-time, i.e. the time it takes for half of the initial concentration in the body is only 20-30 minutes. After a few hours of no radon is in the body are undetectable.
The real Problem is the short-lived decay products of radon are: they are stored and can be received accumulate in the body during the Radon itself is not a chemical Compounds in the organism. This risk is mitigated in the Bad Kreuznach studs by state of the art filtration and measurement technology for almost that monitors the Radon and decay products from the air filters. Radon is for the treatment of great sessions targeted in the therapy directed and evenly distributed. This will ensure, that the medically necessary dose for all patients is achieved, while at the same time a high level of exposure is avoided. The patient inhale only the pure Radon and benefit from its positive effects.
A total of sessions to work ten hour-long therapy within three weeks of about 2 milli-Sievert on the body. This is approximately the same radiation exposure, as in the case of a three-week vacation in the mountains aufträte.
The Evaluation the Federal office for radiation protection can be found on the page Euradon.
For people with untreated Overactive thyroid gland, or of an existing tumor disease, a radon therapy is not possible, as in the case of Pregnant women, children, and adolescents. The medical examination, which is the regulation of duty, ensures that none of these contraindications are present. The doctor decides whether the application of the therapy, balancing the benefits and risks is useful.
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