Answers by: Dr. Narancsik Pal, senior lecturer, MD, spec.
How long does the rehabilitation procedure last?
The programme is currently carried out over three weeks of
four hours daily in the cave.
2. Is this form of rehabilitation also
suitable for asthmatics?
Certainly. Regardless of the seriousness of the disease, we
have observed favourable influence in mild, moderate and
serious forms of asthma.
3. What is the success rate of rehabilitation with the
Generally, it can be said that in most attendants of the
parameters of pulmonary function improve and, intensity of
inflammatory changes decreases, resulting in smaller
consumption of medicines and fewer progressions of the
4. Can the rehabilitation in the cave completely eliminate
the symptoms of asthma?
No. Medicines are most important for treating asthma. A
precondition for favourable effects of medicines is their
correct use. During the rehabilitation treatment a lot of
stress is put on attendants's education. A correct use of
medicines together with favourable climatic conditions in
the cave reduces symptoms of asthma to a large extent, in
some patients even for a couple of months.
5. Is the therapy also appropriate for a child with initial
signs of asthma?
Children are not included in our programme. However, the
results of including children in Hungary, the Czech Republic
and Ukraine are very good.