Baku, May 22, AZERTAC
Euronews TV channel in its series of Postcards from Azerbaijan has aired a program about Duzdagh (Salt Mountain) in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
Titled: “Azerbaijan salt cure: A breath of fresh air”, the program describes Duzdagh, 14 kilometres from the city of Nakhchivan, as a natural treasure that can cure the body.
“Salt was extracted there even in the days of the Great Silk Road.
And in the 20th century, its tunnels were used to treat chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma.
You can sense the smell of salt even at the entrance to the tunnel," says the channel’s reporter Galina Polonskaya.
"To get the therapeutic effect, you need to stay here for at least five hours," she says.
“The course of treatment - known as speleotherapy - lasts for about two weeks. And, according to local doctors, the percentage of those who recover is rather significant,” the author says.
"This place not only helps treat bronchial diseases. We have also noticed an amazing effect on the skin. "You'll never guess how old I am!" says doctor, head of the Duzdag Physiotherapy Center Zulfiyya Gasanova.
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