Regular and consistent dry salt therapy may help to alleviate respiratory conditions:
Regular and consistent dry salt therapy may help people with various skin conditions:
A majority of people who include Halotherapy in their wellness routine may find symptom relief from a variety of respiratory conditions such as:
DRY SALT THERAPY CAN HELP ALLEVIATE THE SYMPTOMS OF ASTHMA
Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell to produce excess mucus. This can make breathing more difficult and trigger wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. Asthma can’t be cured, but its symptoms can be controlled.
HOW DRY SALT THERAPY HELPS:
Dry Salt Therapy (halotherapy) consistently demonstrates a positive effect on asthma symptoms. Over a series of sessions, inhalation of dry salt aerosol will bring about the improvement in mucus removal, decrease of bronchial inflammation, the decrease or elimination of pathogenic microorganisms, and a reduction of bronchial hyper- responsiveness.
This translates into better lung function, fewer spasmodic attacks, and clearer air passages. Naturally antibacterial and anti- inflammatory sodium chloride particles are carried into the deepest areas of the bronchial system due to the unique aerosol dispersal system and the microscopic size of the particles.
In controlled studies, the majority of subjects showed reduced bronchial obstruction, better drain function of airways, and improved viscosity of bronchial secretions. The number and intensity of asthma attacks were reduced, respiratory discomfort diminished or disappeared, which allowed most to reduce or even eliminate prescribed medications.
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Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs, digestive system, and other organs in the body. Cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat, and digestive juices. These secreted fluids are normally thin and slippery but in people with cystic fibrosis, a defective gene causes the secretions to become sticky and thick. Instead of acting as a lubricant, the secretions plug up tubes, ducts, and passageways in the lungs and pancreas.
HOW DRY SALT THERAPY HELPS :
Dry Salt Therapy has been proven to be an invaluable resource for suffers of cystic fibrosis. The hydrophilic and mucokinetic action of inhaled salt particles thins unnaturally thick and sticky mucus, clearing accumulated secretions and unclogging passages in the bronchi and bronchiole. Other benefits are the absorption of edema from the mucosa lining of the airways and the reduction of inflammation in the sinuses and respiratory tract.
The extremely viscous nature of the mucus secretions in patients with this disease often cause buildup of bacteria. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on the effects of salt therapy on cystic fibrosis patients, “The results of our trial were revolutionary. We saw a sustained improvement in lung function, a major reduction in the number of lung flare-ups, a reduced need for antibiotics to treat flare-ups, and fewer days off school or work due to illness.”
COPD, EMPHYSEMA, & BRONCHITIS
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, mucus production, cough, and wheezing. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are the two most common conditions that contribute to COPD. Chronic bronchitis is inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from the air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs. It’s characterized by a daily cough with excess mucus production.
Emphysema is a condition in which the alveoli at the end of the smallest air passages (bronchioles) of the lungs are destroyed as a result of the damaging exposure to cigarette smoke and other irritating gases and particulate matter.
HOW DRY SALT THERAPY HELPS:
The multiple effects of dry salt therapy work to cleanse the respiratory system and speed up the elimination of toxins in the body. Inflammation is reduced due to natural properties of the inhaled salt particles, which also thin bronchial and nasal secretions. The smallest micro-particles of salt reach the lower respiratory system and work much like a toothbrush for the airways.
*While there are many clinical and scientific studies conducted on dry salt therapy (halotherapy) throughout the world, the FDA has not evaluated the statements made here. Dry salt therapy is not intended to diagnosis, treat, cure, or prevent any disease but rather be an additional modality that may help ease symptoms. Dry salt therapy is not intended to replace medications or treatments. Any health issues should be treated by a licensed medical professional and any further questions relating to halotherapy should be directed to your physician.
Cited Source: Salt Therapy Association