In the vicinity of Carlsbad as much as 79 sources beat from the ground, 13 of which are developed and used for drinking cures. Natural curative factors — thermal carbonic sodium sulfate, sodium bicarbonate, containing compounds of calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, lithium, bromine and other substances sources. Mineralization is up to 7 grems/liter. The chemical composition of water from all sources are approximately the same and differ mainly in carbon dioxide (from 0.37 to 0.75 g/l) and temperature. Colder springs usually have a mild laxative effect and warmer have a softening effect, slow down the secretion of bile and gastric juice.
Mineral waters of Carlsbad are mainly used for drinking water treatment and for spa treatments (carbon dioxide, oxygen, radon, pearl and other baths; swimming in pools, intestinal lavage, irrigation, rinsing and more). Furthermore, mineral water by natural evaporation gives famous Carlsbad salt, which contains 18% sodium chloride, 36% sodium bicarbonate, 44% sodium sulphate, nearly 2% potassium sulfate, as well as small amounts of calcium, magnesium, iron, lithium, fluorine, bromine, and others.
The resort treatment helps patients with the following problems:
- - disfunction of stomach and intestines
- - disfunction of liver and biliary tract
- - metabolic disorders (diabetes)
- - obesity
In hospitals widely used therapeutic exercise, massages, electro and phototherapy, thermotherapy (including mud baths and applications). There is a terrenkur ("terrain cure") for metered trips — over 100 km of tracks, which run along the most picturesque places in Carlsbad.
The recommended duration of treatment — from 7 to 28 days, the maximum result is usually achieved within 21 days.