BBC News published an article about the help of speleotherapy (salt therapy) in respiratory diseases. People travel to salt mines in Ukraine and spend several hours a day breathing the salty air in a salt mine, 300 meters (~990ft) below the surface. They said they find great relief in their breathing difficulties… read more here: BBC NEWS – Salt mines helps asthmatics
Find more about different salt therapy methods of treatment, distinguish between them and be able to take an informed decision for your respiratory condition.
Salt therapy has been used long ago and was first documented in the 19th century when a Polish physician at a salt mine noticed the health effects on miners. Many salt sanatoriums were settled in old salt mines all over East European countries… more here “Salt Therapy – from History to Modern Approaches”
Since travelling is costly, other salt therapy avenues were developed to fulfill the need for inexpensive, convenient and effective salt therapy. Here is a comparison analysis of the existing salt therapy methods:
1. Artificial Salt Rooms
Usually they use a halogenerator to create very fine rock salt particles that are dispersed into the salt room for breathing. The walls and floors of the salt room are also covered in rock salt. A session is about 1 hour in length and 2-3 or more people are relaxing or exercising in a room while breathing the salt aerosol. The cost of a session can be anywhere between $30-$60 and at least 6 sessions would be recommended to have results. Being exposed for 45 minutes – 1 hour at a time the salt aerosol concentration is relatively high but controlled by halogenerator.
There are artificial salt rooms that do not have a halogenerator. The salt aerosol is created by brushing a salt brick with a steel brush to generate fine particles of salt. The concentration of salt aerosol here is usually lower than in halogenerator operated rooms. Exposure and cost are the same. Therapeutic effect is lower here than in a halogenerator salt room due to the fact that length of exposure and aerosol concentration is not correlated here.
– easy to use – just breathe and relax
– Short but intense therapy
– Controlled environment
– some may have physical exercise that is beneficial for getting the salt particles deep into the lungs
– Expensive $30-$60 per one hour visit and minimum 6-12 visits needed for lasting results
– Travel to site
– No privacy! Most salt rooms are small and have to be shared with other persons, mostly being sick;
2. Saltair, home salt therapy device
Is a small device that uses ultrasonic technology to create and release microscopic salt particles into the indoor air for breathing. The salt aerosol is created from a saline solution and is similar with seashore aerosol or salt mine aerosol. It is recommended to be used during the night sleep, offering 7-8 hours exposure, absolutely necessary in chronic respiratory system diseases, for lasting results. The concentration of salt aerosol is correlated with the length of exposure and home use. No salt deposits will be noticed on room furniture and no bad effects on electronics. Sodium sensitive people are not to be concerned because there is no significant apport of salt in the body.
– Use in comfort of home, easy to use, no active involvement of the user, no side effects and effective
– Inexpensive – $99.99 a Saltair device that will last at least during 1 year warranty; lifetime span is 2 years.
– Can be used safely and effectively by all family including infants, elderly and animals
– Can be used from prevention to chronic respiratory diseases
– Offers long term exposure, at least 7-8 hours during night sleep, essential in chronic respiratory diseases
– Constant concentration of salt aerosol every night, similar with the seashore aerosol, very safe in all cases
– All people in a room/ bedroom can benefit from a single device
– Upkeep. Needs to be cleaned occasionally and refilled once a week
– less portable than salt inhaler but can travel with it
3. Salt Inhalers
Are small hand-held devices made from plastic or ceramic, filled with rock salt. The rock salt inside generates micro particles of salt by rubbing against each other and inhaler walls. You have to breathe through mouth and exhale through nose, starting from 15 minutes a day and increase to 1-2 hours a day.
– Small and portable; fits in a pocket
– inexpensive $35-$38
– Sodium sensitive people should avoid shaking the salt inhaler every time they breathe through and use it for extended periods of time, especially in ceramic salt inhalers where more salt particles will be generated by shaking.
– They are not suitable for small children, under the age of 5 because it needs active involvement of the user – hold it and breathe through it in a specific way.
– Difficult for children over 5 and even for some adults
– Does not offer enough exposure in chronic respiratory diseases
4. Salt Lamps
Made from different rock salt, they come in many colours and shapes. They have an aesthetic look and provide nice, smooth light, looking good in a living room or bedroom. It is claimed that they releases negative ions of salt once they get heated by the light bulb inside. However, it is known that natural rock salt naturally emit negative ions of sodium chloride.
– Have an aesthetic look and provide relaxing, smooth light at night
– Have amazing visual impact on people
– Use natural rock salt known to have beneficial relaxing effects
– Not enough salt ions to make a difference in respiratory diseases
Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a very common disease today, together with allergic reactions in contact dermatitis. Distinguish between allergic reactions, eczema and contact dermatitis, see symptoms and natural ways to help healing…. read more here https://www.salinetherapy.com/terminology/atopic-dermatitis-eczema/
Find more about asthma symptoms, allergy and immunology, allergy and asthma treatment, from the natural health viewpoint and alongside classical medical treatment. Find natural health tips and how to manage your asthma or allergy and be able to reduce the side effects of steroids. Read more here: https://www.salinetherapy.com/terminology/asthma/
Are you curios about the components of a cigarette? Check them below and see where else you can find them… batteries, solvents and cleaning products…?!…
Are you sure you want to breath all these?… in how many cigarettes a day?
However, being your decision we can only help to clean your lungs and get rid of the residual tar and smoking cough using home salt therapy. The salt aerosols help to clear the mucus and other residual tar from smoking, reduce inflammation, fight respiratory infections and maintain a good hygiene over the whole respiratory system. The salt micro particles penetrate deep into the lungs to alveoli and help in a better blood oxygenation.
Smoking is the main cause of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). COPD was the fifth leading cause of death in 2002 and it is estimated that the total deaths from COPD will increase by more than 30% in the next 10 years and becoming the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2030, if no action is taken to reduce the undelying risk factors, mainly tabacco use.
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” I have one and it has helped so much. I can sleep through the night again and my overall breathing has improved. I suffer from asthma, allergies and chronic sinus problems and would highly recommend anyone else who does t try this method. It works.”
Angela Cloud Peak, Cedar Hill, Tennessee
* Customer refers to the Saltair ultrasonic salinizer
Aerosol salt therapy helps in allergy and asthma!
Salt particles help to clear the mucus and the airborne allergens from the airways. Sneezing stops promptly when exposed to aerosol salt therapy and shortness of breath is much improved! Aerosol salt particles are very tiny dry salt particles that are able to penetrate deep into the lungs, promote good hygiene in respiratory system and improve breathing.
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Antibiotic Drugs vs Natural Antibiotics
In a clinical study in 2008, antibiotic side effects led to more than 140,000 emergency admissions per year in USA. About 50 percent of emergency visits were due to antibiotics reactions in the penicillin class drugs, and the other 50 percent were due to a variety of other class antibiotics used to treat many different types of infections. Antibiotics drugs should be used with caution and use alternative natural sources first. Of course, the balance between antibiotic drugs vs natural antibiotics is all in your hands.
Some of the most common side effects are: rash, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, dizziness, hearing loss, renal toxicity, liver toxicity, vaginal candidiasis, allergic reactions, headache, peripheral neuropathy, just to list a few and beside antibiotic resistance, if one antibiotic class is use often.
The etymology of the word “antibiotic” comes from Greek – anti + bios, life – ”pertaining to the ability to destroy or interfere with the development of a living organism”. Antibiotics work more specifically against living cells. Since our bodies are also made of living cells, antibiotics have to distinguish between bacterial cells and our bodies cells. Beside the bacteria invaders the antibiotics also kill the “good bacteria” and some of our living cells.
Salt therapy is natural and also very useful in all respiratory infections. Natural rock salt used in salt therapy has specific effects such as: anti bacteriologic, anti viral, anti inflammatory, mucolytic (assists in the elimination of excess mucus) and immunity buster / allergic desensitization. Salt therapy is available today in different forms and here are few that you can use:
1. Natural Speleotherapy – in a natural salt cave or mine
2. Artificial salt room or also called halotherapy
3. Home salt therapy by Saltair device
Some other natural sources of antibiotics are food sources. Check here some of them and include them in your treatment: