You want to find out about healing springs? Then you have come to the right place! On this page you get to start with a small definition of healing springs and what different types of springs there are. We will also present the different forms of treatment with spring water offered and the different countries that you can travel to for your perfect healing holiday.
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Definition of healing springs
What is hidden behind the concept of healing springs? This generally refers to all sources that can be assigned a healing, relieving, or preventive effect. But "springs" are not limited to the Earth’s surface, the spring water comes from a depth of several thousand meters. Of course, one source is not the same as another, read on to find out why.
The different types of healing springs
Therapies with and near healing springs
If you want to benefit from the healing power of suitable springs, use it as part of a drinking therapy, thermal therapy or as part of a Yoga holiday.If you want to benefit from the healing power of suitable springs, use it as part of a drinking therapy, thermal therapy or as part of a Yoga holiday.
Countries & regions with a high prevalence of health water
Mineral or thermal springs are found in many places in Europe. However, the largest deposits are in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Italy, and Germany. But also, in Asia, for example in northern Bali, where the sulphur-containing healing springs in Banjar are better known.
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FAQ Healing springs
Where can you find mineral and healing springs?
What is the difference between health water and mineral water?
What different types of mineral and healing water are there?
- Chloride water with sodium, calcium and magnesium chloride
- Sulphate water with sodium, calcium and iron sulphate
- Hydrocarbonate water with sodium, calcium and magnesium bicarbonate
Guideline values for the healing effect:
- Calcium (Ca2 +) above 250 mg / l
- Magnesium (Mg2 +) above 100 mg / l
- Fluoride (F-) above 1 mg / l
- Hydrogen carbonate (HCO3-) above 1,300 mg / l
- Sulphate (SO42-) above 1,200 mg / l
- Carbon dioxide (CO2) = carbon dioxide over 1,000
And as we have already mentioned above, there are also the thermal springs that are characterised by the water being warmer than the surrounding groundwater.
Where does healing water help?
Health water that contains fluoride can compensate for a lack of fluoride and thus help protect the teeth from caries.
Heartburn is caused by rising acid from the stomach. Health water with a lot of bicarbonate (from 1,300 mg / l) can neutralize the acid. Depending on their composition, they work just as well as commercially available antacids.
Stomach: too much stomach acid
Too much acid in the stomach attacks the mucous membranes and can cause stomach ulcers in the long run. Health water with a lot of bicarbonate (from 1,300 mg / l) buffers the acid and thus relieves the symptoms.
Intestine: slow digestion
If the gut no longer works, it affects health and well-being. Health water with a lot of sulphate can help here (from 1,200 mg / l). Sulfate promotes the production of digestive juices and gets the gut going again.
Kidney / urinary tract: urinary stones and urinary tract infections
Healing water helps flush the urinary tract well. If there is a tendency for urinary stones, selected healing water can prevent stone formation or help to dissolve it, depending on the type of stone. When it comes to urinary tract infections, specifically selected healing waters make life difficult for the infectious agents and inhibit inflammation.
Healing water with a lot of calcium (from 250 mg / l) stabilises the bones at all ages and helps prevent osteoporosis. Researchers found that, older women who drink a litre of healing water with 400 mg of calcium daily can achieve the same bone density of a woman 7 years younger.
Calcium-rich health water (from 250 mg / l) can remedy a calcium deficiency. Calcium is important for healthy and stable bones and teeth. Children or adults who do not like or do not tolerate milk can cover their calcium needs with health water. A magnesium deficiency can e.g. cause muscle cramps or depression. Magnesium-rich health water (from 100 mg / l) helps prevent deficiency.
Health water with a lot of bicarbonate (from 1,300 mg / l) can counteract acidification of the body because they buffer acids.