Farab Sanatorium is 25 kilometers northward of Turkmenabat city which is in Lebap pro-vince. Since 1958 Farab Sanatorium being a source of mineral water has been fed with water from 3 wells located at the depth of 360-370 meters. The Sanatorium is very popular among the local people. Constant temperature of the water is 39°C, chemical constituents of the water are more than 32 chemical microelements among them are the following: iodine, bromine, magnesium, sodium bicarbonate, salt cake, hydrogen sulfide, and some others. Chemical elements such as iodine and bromine and other mineral salts enter into a reaction with oxygen and oxidize; water after its coming out of the wells becomes yellowish colour. Curative values of the chemicals contained in the water have been studied at the Central Laboratory of Turkmengeologiya Corporation.
The esteemed President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov participated in the ceremony of putting Farab Sanatorium into operation; the Sanatorium includes three-storey building admitting 250 patients, the Sanatorium is equipped with the latest devices intended for providing qualified service to the people of our country, it also provides favourable conditions for recreation and treatment of people. The new building of Farab Sanatorium includes diagnostics department, therapy department and hydropathic establishment.
The therapy department is equipped with the latest radiographic and endoscopic equipment, as well as ultrasonic scanning and electrocardiographic equipment including clinicobiochemical laboratory and other modern equipment. A number of rooms intended for providing the patients with medical services are functioning in the Sanatorium, such as dental room, ophthalmologist’s room, otorhinolaryngologist’s room, a room used for gastric and bowels lavage, bile passages lavage, inhalation room, electrophoresis room.
The therapy department includes physical therapy room, massage room, acupuncture room, gynaecological room, and rooms used for the treatment of intestinal diseases and therapeutic physical training room.
Rooms intended for the treatment with hydrosulfuric and iodide-bromine water and Charcot’s douche rooms, circular douche and hydromassage rooms are functioning in the hydropathic establishment. In the hydropathic establishment there are 18 bath-tubs with soothing effect which is provided due to the use of extracts of medicinal plants of Turkmenistan. Healing water of Farab Sanatorium has been widely used for the treatment of rheumatism, diseases of nervous system, musculoskeletal system diseases, skin diseases, gastrointestinal tract diseases, diseases of liver and bile passages, cardiovascular diseases and gynaecological disorders.