The climate at 1,560 m above sea level is especially good at supporting therapies against allergic and infectious diseases of the respiratory tracts and lungs. The latest research has shown that the high altitude even stabilises the vegetative nervous system. The production of hormones in the adrenal glands (cortisone) increases, as does the production of sex hormones (testosterone). It has been proven that the health-promoting effects increase with the length of stay. Over the past 140 years, a high level of medical and therapeutic expertise has developed in Davos. The Davos hospital and three exceptional specialist clinics treat patients on site. In addition to this, Davos also boasts a broad range of general practitioners and specialists, who are also happy to make hotel visits.
The health effects of a stay in Davos were proven very recently by Professor Enno Freye from the university hospital of Düsseldorf. His research verified the healing effect of the Davos climate, also due to the numerous days of sun in the spa town. The solar radiation on the skin produces vitamin D , the effects of which on many organism levels have remained largely unaccepted for a long time. Vitamin D3 is the prerequisite for a reactionary and strengthened immune system. A stay in Davos can therefore provide good prevention against a range of diseases. For allergy sufferers, there is also the fact that there is hardly any pollen in Davos during the summer months. The pollen flight time in Davos lasts only a few weeks. The concentrations per m3 of fresh air are very low compared to the lowlands.
Climatic spas are scientifically proven treatments, which patients and physicians hold in high esteem due to their great success, and which are therefore paid for by medical insurers. The healing effect of the high altitude climate has been verified in the following areas and can form part of a comprehensive treatment with: