Did you know that Budapest has 100 natural thermal springs and wells - more than any other world capital?
Hippocrates, the father of medicine, was the first to proclaim, “Nature is the physician of our diseases.” In fact, Mother Nature has been especially bountiful towards Hungary: the country sits on one of the richest geothermal and medicinal water resources in the world.
The local culture of bathing goes back two thousand years; excavated remains of bathhouses, frescoes, and mosaics demonstrate that the Romans discovered and exploited these thermal water resources.
Of the approximately 1,300 thermal springs currently registered, nearly 300 are used for bathing, mineral, and medicinal purposes and no fewer than 130 are located in the Budapest!
What is the difference between mineral and medicinal water? Medicinal water is a kind of mineral water with medically proven therapeutic, healing effects. Most medicinal waters in Hungary are effective in the treatment of locomotor disorders, some are particularly helpful in the treatment of gynaecological and dermatological disorders, and others – as part of a drinking cure – can help with renal and metabolic conditions.
Experienced doctors and fully trained assistants oversee the treatment of guests attending medicinal baths, spa, and wellness hotels. Before prescribing personalized courses of treatment and special cure packages, doctors carry out a general health check because the powerful effects of medicinal waters, like all treatments, can also have undesired effects for sufferers of certain conditions like tuberculosis, hyperthyroidism, heart and circulatory disorders, epilepsy and others.
Worldwide, more and more people are realizing that a healthy lifestyle and natural methods of healing have an enormous role to play in disease prevention, healing and a general sense of well-being. All these factors make Hungary – with its healing waters, medicinal caves, developed infrastructure, and hospitable people – an ideal location for you!
Revitalize your body and enjoy yourself! Choose Hungary for health!