Q: What is radon?

A: Radon is a natural odorless gas caused by decaying uranium in the granite rock.

Q: What problems can be treated with radon therapy?

A: Symptoms of arthritis, rheumatism, gout, allergies, asthma, Parkinson’s, migraines, psoriasis, fibromyalgia, lupus, cataracts, emphysema, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, depression and others can experience relief from radon treatments.

Q: How does radon work on the body?

A: When inhaled, radon is released into the blood stream and circulates throughout the body. The body then responds with reactions to the hormonal and nervous systems. Being an inert gas, radon does not enter into any chemical bond in the body. It is absorbed through the lungs, then expelled again through the lungs. The immune system restores to a level where the body can heal itself naturally.

Q: Is radon safe?

A: Low levels of radon are not only safe, but beneficial to health. High doses of any substance can be harmful, so the answer lies in the dose. Radon levels in the Merry Widow Mine are at a low level and are safe for people of any age. One common side effect some people experience from doing mine treatments is feeling flu-like symptoms while here, which are the result of the body eliminating toxins. This process may last 1-2 days and is a natural part of the healing process.

Q: How long do the effects last?

A: Results vary with every individual. Some experience relief which lasts 1-5 years, but most return annually to restore the benefits they receive.

Q: How many treatments will I need?

A: The recommended amount is a total of 32 one-hour treatments, taken over the course of 10-11 days. It is best to do 3 treatments per day, allowing 2 - 3 hours in between treatments.

Q: Is there anything I should do while taking treatments?

A: It is best to drink plenty of the mine’s spring water while taking treatments, to help flush the body of toxins, which assists with the healing process. Also, soaking the feet and hands in the water will help to alleviate pain & swelling in the joints and increase circulation. It is also important to get plenty of rest in between treatments, as this helps to regenerate the immune system.

Q: Are there any research studies done on Radon Therapy?

A: Here are a few published studies in scientific journals on Radon Spa Therapy: