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Planning A Gout Vacation

Are you looking for a relaxing vacation that may even help you with your painful symptoms of gout? You just may be in luck. It has been a well known fact that water from hot springs can be very beneficial for some of our ailments. The water is enriched with many minerals and is naturally heated up to about 143F. Together this combination has been found to be very effective when treating conditions such as arthritis, joint and rheumatic issues and also gout. As well as soaking in the enriched hot mineral water, drinking it cold also has its benefits.

Where does one need to travel to in order to enjoy the benefits of a good soak? One of the first destinations that pop into a person’s head is The Dead Seas in Jordan. Famous worldwide for their many healing and therapeutic properties, the Dead Seas has been a favourite destination for many suffering from psoriasis as well as gout.

For those of us that cannot afford the luxury of travelling that far, you will be happy to know there are hot spring locations found right here in the states.

Our first hotspot can be found in Arkansas. Natural hot springs found in the Ouachita mountain valley has long been visited by those looking for pain relief from gout, arthritis and other ailments. Realizing its value Congress, back in 1832 made it a protected area in the national park system. These soothing spring waters that are fed by 47 different springs are visited by people from all over the world. Many take advantage of the private baths at the Quapaw Bath.

Next we travel to Honeyville which is found in Utah. Here we find the Crystal Hot Springs which boasts of bubbling hot and cold water. Often a gout sufferer is told to soak alternatively between hot and cold water as this helps to break up the uric acid around the joints. These springs are perfect for the gout sufferer and a pass can be purchased for as low as $15.00 for two days.

Our next stop can be found in the desert of New Mexico. Underneath the town of Truth or Consequences there is a natural hot spring know as Riverbend Hot Springs. These hot springs are good to take away the pain of gout and the pain of arthritis and other ailments. One can soak at private or public pools for just $10.00 an hour.

Florida is another location where one can find healing waters. Warm Springs Mineral in Northport Florida has the highest healing mineral content in the USA. The springs remain at 87F and are recommended for anyone with arthritis, gout or other painful ailments. The warm spring water circulates through 1.4 acres, 230 foot deep sinkhole. Adult day passes can be purchased for $20.00.

So if you are looking for a relaxing vacation to soak away the pain of your gout try one of the above locations.


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