The traditional spa town of Bad Kreuznach has had a unique therapy facility for over 100 years - it is the radon gallery that leads into the Kauzenberg on the edge of the spa area. The gallery, which is as spacious as a huge vaulted cellar, is the destination of many people who suffer from painful chronic diseases - for example, the spinal stiffness Morbus Bechterew. One of many patients has been Angelika Krziwon from Haltern for decades. She reports from her own experience: "For 30 years I have been doing a radon therapy in the gallery once a year and I am very grateful that it exists. The pain is gone for months - the quality of life gained is priceless! Everyone should try it if there is an appropriate indication - it cannot be said often enough! There is no easier or more efficient way to get relief or freedom from pain!"
Radon therapy uses the natural occurrence of the low-dose radioactive gas radon in indoor air. Dr. Karl Aschoff, a Bad Kreuznach pharmacist and chemist, has detected the element in the Bad Kreuznach brine and also in the rock of the Kauzenberg. At the same time, he recognised the possibility of its therapeutic use. In the course of up to ten one-hour inhalation sessions in the pleasant air patients report a lasting reduction in pain over a longer period of time. In these cases, this alternative to the permanent intake of painkillers considerably improves the quality of life of those affected. Especially in combination with the thermal baths in the crucenia thermal baths, healing earth packs, water gymnastics and physiotherapy, this results in a holistic therapeutic concept - widely known as the Bad Kreuznach method. Radon therapy requires a medical prescription from a Bad Kreuznach spa doctor. Appointments can be arranged by the Crucenia Health Centre using the contact given above. The radon gallery ist completely disabled accessible.