MORE ON RADON THERAPY
Radon Therapy is found to induce beneficial long term effects for many who suffer conditions of chronic pain due to disease or injury. Additionally, this modality is effective for – but not limited to – the following conditions and symptoms:
Radon may well be one of mankind’s oldest therapies. In Europe, the use of hot springs with high radon content dates back some 6,000 years. For over eight centuries, numerous radioactive hot springs such as found at Misasa and Tamagawa in Japan have been enjoyed. Today, more than 75,000 patients seeking a natural arthritis cure visit modern radon therapy clinics and underground galleries for the sole purpose of radon inhalation. European countries such as Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Armenia and Russia, operate medically supervised clinics (speleotherapy). Much of this therapy is medically prescribed and reimbursed through health care insurance programs. Clinical, double-blind and randomized controlled studies in those countries report findings substantiating claims of pain and symptom relief, supporting the observations of benefit equal to that reported by visitors to the Free Enterprise Radon Health Mine located at Boulder, Montana, USA.
In Japan the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI) initiated the organization of “hormesis” research at a number of Universities and in cooperation with the National Cancer Research Institute and the National Institute of Radiological Science. Researchers carried out experimental activities on the effects of low-dose radiation on mammals and found evidence of comprehensive bio-chemical reactions, followed by significant biological responses. The beneficial use of low dose radiation therapy is indicated in and categorized as follows:
- Cancer therapy by the enhancement of the immune system and tumor suppression genes such as P53;
- Radio-adaptive response enhances the enzyme synthesis of genes for the prevention of DNA damage, for DNA repair – the efficiency of cell apoptosis;
- Rejuvenation of cells such as the decrease of lipid peroxide and the increase of cell membrane permeability, and general enhancement of DNA repair;
- Enhancement of the damage control system of cells to prevent oxidative attack of free radicals by increasing protective enzymes such as Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) and Glutathione (Gpx);
- Effects on neuro-transmitting and thinking systems through increase of key enzymes and hormones.
Therapeutic applications of low dose radiation – for purposes of treating disease – start with optimizing the body’s natural hormones (endorphins, enkephalin, adrenaline, insulin, histamine) for pain control and stress relief. Responses of SOD and Gpx clearly protect cells and suppress the oxidative attack of free radicals. Cell membrane permeability is increased allowing key hormones to cross cell walls. DNA repairs and cell recovery are also obvious in the research findings. A key tumor suppression gene – the P53 – is activated and helper T cells are enhanced by means of the decrease of suppressor cells.
Overall, stopping or suppressing the progress of the disease process, followed by recovery is to be expected. With further comprehensive research, optimum individual dose rates for preventive measure, health maintenance, post operative recovery and healing of injuries – in addition to the various disease processes – will be found in the future.
This mine facility is a healing retreat that is made available to persons seeking an alternative or complement to present treatment for arthritis pain relief and other disease symptom management. Though not a state law, it is suggested that children under 18 years of age obtain a written prescription by a licensed doctor before visiting. Women who are pregnant may want to consult with their physician. It is our opinion that visiting during a pregnancy is perfectly safe, however if in doubt, do not visit until the first trimester has passed. At this facility, 32 hours of radon exposure over a 10 day stay is the equivalent of approximately 6 mSv or 0.6 rads or 0.6 rems or 0.6 Roentgens. This amount is just about twice the radiation exposure from normally occurring background sources that all persons receive annually throughout their life. To put this in further perspective, there are some populations who live and thrive in geographical areas that measure in excess of an annual exposure of 260 mSv. Doctor’s inquiries are welcome. We encourage you to check the supportive technical information and discuss it with your physician.