HEALTH CARE SERVICES

Budapest offers high quality health care services for those visitors would like to use health care treatments based on natural therapy by the recommendation of a doctor’s prescription, or needs postoperative recovery after a major surgery. Due the continuously increasing demand for health care treatments, we would like to share the basics of health care services in Budapest.


The purpose of using health care services in a foreign city is mainly to prevent illness and preserve health by receiving natural therapies and using the curative power of natural resources and herbal remedies. Natural health care services are becoming increasingly popular, as approaching alternative treatments has being seen as a more important part of healthy living, instead of using synthesised chemicals. Natural health care treatments are offered by thermal baths, thermal hotels, and only available on medical prescription.  Let us introduce you the most effective and unique natural healing resources of Hungary.

Due to high-level technology and professional knowledge, health care services are available for the treatment of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and different types of allergies. Moreover, natural treatments are commonly used to treat musculoskeletal disorders, dermatological conditions, gynaecological problems and sports injuries as well. In case of major surgeries, Medical Centres provide postoperative rehabilitation treatments throughout the year. Hungary uses the latest clinical research results and applies both traditional and modern technical achievements to provide efficient and high-quality health care treatments for customers. The country welcomes guests in 36 certified health resorts, 83 certified thermal spas and has 5 thermal caves throughout the country. Let us help you find the best therapeutic treatments, personalized examinations and services individually designed for your needs. What kind of natural resources are available in Hungary?
Hungary is proud to serve as a home of natural resources which serve to treat and alleviate medical symptoms. Due to the professional knowledge and innovative techniques, the combination of natural components and high-level technology provide more effective result on health care treatments. 

What kind of natural resources are available in Hungary?

Hungary is proud to serve as a home of natural resources which serve to treat and alleviate medical symptoms. Due to the professional knowledge and innovative techniques, the combination of natural components and high-level technology provide more effective result on health care treatments. 

1. MEDICINAL WATER

The registration of medicinal waters are regulated by the law in Hungary and permitted by the ‘National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition’. Medicinal waters are any kind of natural mineral waters which has a proven and permitted therapeutic effect. Mineral waters come from underground natural sources, they are clean and has no harmful effect to the human health and body, moreover medicinal water contain mineral contents in a certain amount. The external use of medicinal waters alleviate medical symptoms for locomotor disorders, joint diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, neuralgia and stress. Using these healing waters (as bathing) are suggested for 2×30 minute cure repeated 10-15-times. Inhaling vapour has a good effect on respiratory diseases as well. Consuming medicinal water on a regular base is suggested under medical supervision only.

1. MEDICINAL WATER

Where to find medicinal waters?

Budapest is often known as the “Land of thermal waters” by being the number one European city providing natural medicinal waters and thermal springs. The main natural resources in Hungary are the certified thermal baths from which 98 are listed across the country. The impressive popularity of thermal baths in Budapest allow guest an enjoyable relaxation but moreover the healing touch of these medicinal waters are recommended to alleviate medical symptoms as well.

Thermal baths are such establishments were medicinal water, mineral mud and other natural healing sources are being used to provide a complete hydrotherapeutic and physiotherapy treatments and services. Budapest’s certified thermal baths are: Gellért Thermal Bath, Rudas Thermal Bath, Lukács Thermal Bath and Széchenyi Thermal Bath.Read more about Budapest thermal baths.

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2. THERMAL CAVES

Currently there are 5 certified thermal caves across Hungary amongst over 1,500 registered caves. Curative caves provide an effective healing power and beneficial microclimate. The healing effect depends on the cave’s air composition, additional air flow and the cave’s water. Visiting thermal caves are recommended for treating respiratory diseases, chronic rhinitis, asthma and different types of allergies. Thermal cave climate offers constant temperature and air pressure, allergen-free climate, relative high humidity containing a high concentration of Ca ++ and Mg ++ ions. Szemlő-hegyi cave is the only thermal cave in Budapest welcoming guests for an educational and enjoyable cave tour, where visitors can not only learn about Budapest’s underground cave systems but also enjoy the curative power of this natural system. The ‘Hall of the Giant Corridor’ received the title of medicinal cave in 1991.

2. THERMAL CAVES

Cave therapy

Cave therapy is a natural aerosol therapy taking place in the Szemlő-hegyi cave system. During the therapy, allergen-free and clean air are provided to participants. Patients will be breathing air in the cave which helps the treatment of respiratory diseases, ensure clean airways and non-productive coughs. Please note that cave therapy requires medical referral and before starting the treatment you need a fixed appointment. Send your special request to jessica@seeyouinbudapest.com to help you arranging an appointment.

3. MINERAL MUD

Health care treatments with mineral mud not only help to reduce stress and brings a powerful effect on body skin, but also reduce joint pains and help the healing process of unpleasant skin problems and gynaecological diseases. Hungary gives home to 5 certified mineral mud deposits which provides the natural product of health care treatments in Budapest. The high concentration of minerals, the high capacity of heat storage and low heat transmission allow the effective healing procedure of treatments of mineral mud.

3. MINERAL MUD

Mud treatment

The mud firstly is being heated, then cooled down to 38-40 Celsius then placed on the treated body part. As a result, the body will warm up, blood vessels expand and will increase the blood flow in the human body. After applying the massza the patient will be wrapped in a sheet, then a plastic blanket and finally with a dry blanket. After relaxing in this position for 15-20 minutes, the treatment ends with a shower. Please note, that mineral mud treatments are available only on medical prescription. Mineral mud treatments are available in Budapest at Gellért thermal bath and Széchenyi thermal bath. For more information, write us to jessica@seeyouinbudapest.com.