“Duzdag” cave of Nakhchivan

Baku, March 5, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic is a unique destination for health tourism.

Being one of the symbols of Nakhchivan and having natural reserves of salt, Duzdag (Salt Mountain) is unique in the world, specialising in the treatment of allergic and non-allergic bronchopulmonary diseases based on salt therapies.

Treatment of many diseases, including asthma, is more effective in the conditions of the salt mine, i.e. speleotherapy (in Greek "spelain" - a cave).

Spleotherapy is a Greek word "Spelaion" - cave, cave and "therapy". Treatments in salt mines are made in Italy, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Ukraine, Romania and others.

The first treatment in the cold weather was carried out in 1871 in patients with rheumatic polyarthritis in stalactif and stalagmites in the Monsumman residential area of the Tuscany province, near Florence, Italy.

Such mines operate in Poland in the city of Krakow, in Ukraine in the village of Solotvino, Uzhgorod and in Azerbaijan in the city of Nakhchivan.

In Duzdag all conditions for reception of having a rest are created. In particular, here is the famous Duzdag complex, which has its own hotel and physiotherapy center.

Famous Duzdag complex has its own hotel and physiotherapy center.

Duzdag Physiotherapy Center operates in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan at an altitude of 1173 meters above sea level.

There is a Treatment Center in Nakhchivan Autonomous Health Ministry and Physiotherapy Center of "Duzdag" Hotel, consisting of 2 separate sections. "Duzdag" Hotel Physiotherapy Center, all the needs of the patients who do not break the flow of concrete blocks.

The treated patients are under the supervision of the medical staff.

The treatment of patients is carried out under the supervision of medical personnel. In the underground clinic patients of all ages can be treated. However, one must take into account that the treatment courses differ from each other. Children live in the hospital for 8 days, and adults - 16 days. The salt mines present here have an antiallergenic environment. This is due to the fact that in the underground department in all seasons the temperature fluctuates between 18.5-20 degrees, therefore the treatment can be carried out all year round. After the end of the course in adults, 65-70% is observed, and in children 80-85% of health improvement.

The exploitation of the Duzdag field began around the 3rd millennium BC. In this land there are still ancient mines, where salt was extracted manually and was transported by horse.

The industrial extraction of Duzdag salt began in 1927. Now here the annual production of salt is 6-8 thousand tons. The processed salt is realized in crystalline and crushed forms. In production workshops, 66 grams of iodine are added to one ton of ground salt to prevent thyroid diseases.

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