Screw gluten-free diets, homeopathy and aromatherapy! Sufferers seeking relief for arthritis, lupus, asthma and other chronic illnesses are all about radioactive byproduct therapy these days. Alternative medicine aficionados are flocking in droves to these former uranium mines!

Radon gas therapy is all the rage amongst the alternative medicine fanatics. Radon gas, as you know, is emitted by radium, which is a byproduct of uranium. A radioactive byproduct of uranium. Although radon gas can cause lung cancer in high doses, when patients are exposed to it in moderate levels, many claim it to be quite therapeutic.


There are only four radon-therapy sites in the United States. All of them are in Montana (and listed below). Though treatment prices vary from mine-to-mine, generally a 60-minute visit will only set you back $8 buckaroos. I hope Obamacare will take advantage of this cost-effective alternative medical treatment!

1.) The aptly-named Merry Widow Health Mine claims the Soviet Union has over 60 years of documentation that support the effectiveness of radon treatment, and the Merry Widow itself has been "helping people with pain" for over 50 years.

2.) The Free Enterprise Radon Health Mine was originally used for silver and lead mining, until 1949, when the presence of radioactivity was discovered. Then, a miracle happened. In 1951, a woman from L.A. visited the site with her husband and noticed her bursitis disappeared after several visits to mine. Word spread, and the mine was transformed into the health destination it is today.

3.) The Sunshine Mine doesn't just help humans, it also allows pets to take advantage of the radioactive therapies, totally free of charge! And you may have heard rumors from the owner and staff of another area uranium mine that the Sunshine Mine isn't as effective. Well, that's just hogwash, according to Sunshine Mine, which "truly regrets this tactic as all area business owners are feeling the effects of a troubled economy."

4.) Last, but certainly not least, Earth Angel Mine frequently caters to a diverse clientele that includes many Amish and Mennonite therapy-seekers.

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