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Together with the clean mountain air, salt and brine also play an important and complementary role in natural health treatments offered by the region's clinics. You can experience deep relaxation in the "salt healing tunnel" (Salzheilstollen), an underground spa in a salt mine. The therapies offered here include treatment for bronchial asthma, allergic and chronic obstructive bronchitis, hay fever, sinusitis, oversensitive respiratory tract, skin disorders, insomnia, tinnitus, depression, burn-out and stress.
Buchenhöhe asthma centre
As the asthma centre in Berchtesgaden, run by a Christian youth association, is located in a region benefiting from clear mountain air it can give chronically ill children and young people a new start. The combination of medical, educational and psychological care creates the optimum environment for successful treatment. The centre provides treatment for respiratory illnesses, lung disease, skin disorders, psoriasis, neurodermatitis and dermatological complaints.
Insula obesity rehabilitation clinic
This clinic offers long-term therapies for seriously overweight teenagers over the age of 13 as well as young adults. The obesity therapies are provided under medical supervision. Therapies include treatment of secondary and intercurrent illnesses, one-to-one and group psychotherapy, advice and education on nutrition, cooking lessons, sport therapy, strength, endurance and adventure therapies together with experience-based education. There are regular school visits by all kinds of schools, work placements, occupational therapy and parental seminars. The clinic specialises in child and teenage illnesses, paediatrics and metabolic disorders.
Berchtesgadener Land teaching hospital
The Berchtesgadener Land teaching hospital has an interdisciplinary approach to orthopaedics, internal medicine and pneumology and also specialises in the sub-disciplines of rheumatology, endocrinology, osteology and allergology. The hospital treats musculo-skeletal disorders, metabolic disorders, diabetes mellitus, respiratory illnesses, bronchial asthma and chronic-obstructive bronchitis and provides post-operative and post-accident care.
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