Why is it not possible to take more than 10 radon baths?
Through radon baths a very small dose of alpha radiation is applied. It stimulates physiologically, naturally, and repairs certain mechanisms in the body. It is more beneficial and safer than using a single higher dose. It is important to let your body regenerate between the individual doses. The number of such small doses is sufficient to see visible results. Thanks to long-term monitoring of the radon therapy effects, there has been determined the minimum number of baths based on the activity of our waters to 10 baths.
How many radon baths can be taken in one year?
The maximum number of radon baths is 24 per year. If there is a break of 10 months between the individual stays, the number of baths can exceed 24. In other words, it is possible to repeat 2 times 14 days long stays with a break of six months. However, between two 21 days long stays there should be a break of at least 10 months.
What is the process of radon bath?
Radon bath is done in the form of whole body application in a special bathtub. Duration of the bath is 20 minutes, the water temperature is optimally 36 °C. The patient should be at rest while bathing.
Is it possible to take radon baths after oncological diseases?
We do not provide any treatment if the patient suffered from an active malignant cancer recently or took during previous two years any oncological treatment (surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, etc.) The treatment is possible only if prescribed by an oncologist in written.
Does Jáchymov spa offer a drinking procedure or mud baths?
We do not provide a drinking procedure or mud baths since our natural healing source is radon water in the form of full-body baths.
Brachyradium therapy or "Jáchymov Boxes" - how often this unique treatment can be repeated? What is the process of the treatment?
The so called “Boxes” can be repeated once a year for a particular time. The time is determined by the sum of doses applied on the affected part of the body. "Box" - Brachyradium therapy - is a local source of gamma radiation in the form of radio salts. The predominant effect is analgesia, the peak effect is reached after six weeks after application.
It is a one-time procedure lasting 6 hours. The applicator is attached and fixed to the particular place where it remains the whole time. During this time, the patient is in the room designated for the treatment. The condition for undergoing this treatment is normal blood pressure, and absence of topical corticosteroids in the irradiated parts two months before and after irradiation. The treatment is ALWAYS recommended by a doctor, the radiation schedule is carried out by the radiotherapeutist.
More about Brachyradium therapy: http://www.laznejachymov.cz/en/brachyradiumtherapy/
Can children be treated in Jáchymov spa?
Children are not treated in Jáchymov, as stated in the contraindications and information materials on the website http://www.laznejachymov.cz/en/indications-contraindications/
Questions regarding diagnoses
I would like to come for radon treatment, but I fear it is not for me due to the diagnosis Myasthenia Gravis and the treatment might hurt me. I use the medicine Methotrexat.Physician’s answer:
Myasthenia gravis is indicated for the radon treatment assuming that disability is in its beginning and the patient is self-sufficient. A general condition for a spa therapy is to be in a stable condition. The mentioned drugs are not an obstacle for undergoing the radon therapy.
We would like to undergo a treatment in Jáchymov. We have psoriasis vulgaris with seasonal fluctuations. Is the treatment appropriate?Physician’s answer:
Treatment of psoriasis vulgaris with seasonal fluctuations can be treated successfully in Jáchymov. Especially in connection with joint involvement known as psoriatic arthritis, we can expect improvement. In addition to relieving pain and reducing inflammatory activity, we have observed an improvement of the skin. Larger skin lesions, especially wetting ones, are unsuitable for the treatment. It always depends on the current health condition and individual ability.
Are radon baths suitable for cardiac patients?
We have two clients who would like to join our group and undergo treatments in the spa. The man suffered two heart attacks and the lady has been suffering from a heart condition. Could they undergo radon baths? If not, is there any suitable alternative treatment for them? Physician’s answer:
Both these clients can take radon baths, but have to be in a stable condition, as everyone else. A heart attack in the past or a weak heart is not a contraindication for radon baths. On the other hand, radon baths are not recommended for heart diseases. Such disease is not an obstacle, but it can not be treated by radon baths.
My wife has a shoulder prosthesis and a friend of mine has a stent. Can they undergo radon treatment?Physician’s answer:
Yes, both can undergo the treatment. In the postoperative period, after prosthesis implantation, radon baths are even recommended within postoperative rehabilitation. The stent itself is not an obstacle for radon baths.
My husband has a pacemaker. Could he undergo radon baths? Are Jáchymov Boxes a possible alternative treatment? Certain procedures such as magnetotherapy are not recommended. Will these procedures be compensated?Physician’s answer:
Despite pacemaker implantation, radon baths are possible. Jáchymov Boxes are also possible in this case as a supplement, not only as an alternative to radon baths. Electrotherapy is contraindicated. But other treatments, especially,
Individual professional physiotherapy, topical application of laser, hydrotherapy,and massages treatments can be prescribed so that the total number of procedures within the package is not shortened.
We have been your clients a few years ago, but since my kidney surgery (kidney was removed due to cancer), I have not taken any treatment. Is the treatment suitable for me? After the surgery, I underwent radiation, but not chemotherapy. Can you give me some information?Physician’s answer:
Two and more years after the operation and related therapy, the treatment is possible. The rules for undergoing radon therapy for cancer malignancies are listed in the contraindications and our information materials and website http://www.laznejachymov.cz/en/indications-contraindications/
Do you offer any treatment for muscle imbalance? (Necessary stretching rectus femoris)
Muscle imbalance is a manifestation of functional and organic disorders of the body. Correcting and eliminating muscle imbalance is one of the basic goals of any rehabilitation care, regardless of where it is provided, including for us. First, it is necessary to carefully diagnose the extent of the imbalance - it is never a single muscle handicap - and identify possible causes. Furthermore, using an appropriately selected methodology and with the help of an experienced physiotherapist, correct the imbalance and introduce measures to minimize its future occurrence.