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While Halotherapy Has Immense Benefits There Are Also Side Effects

Salt is wonderful. Not only does it improve taste of food, it has vital therapeutic properties specifically indicated for people with conditions such as asthma, allergies, COPD, ear infections, skin conditions and general debility. Salt can cure where allopathic medications do not work. It can protect and it can heal.

Halo therapy has a number of benefits in various conditions:

• For diseases of the respiratory system where the air passageways become inflamed and constricted as well as filled with mucus, salt therapy proves invaluable. Salt reduces inflammation, reduces soreness, expels mucus and dust particles and brings about relief.

• People affected by dermatitis, eczema, acne, psoriasis and edema can benefit by salt therapy. Breathing in salt air as well as contact of salt with the skin brings about vast improvements in intractable conditions.

• Salt has a relaxing effect not only on the tissues but also on the mind. Spend some time breathing in salt laden air and you feel better, at peace and relaxed.

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• Salt improves oxygenation and aids in recuperation of the lungs, especially beneficial for smokers. It also helps athletes improve their endurance. For those with cystic fibrosis, salt helps clear up the lungs and prevents infections.

• Salt can improve digestion and it can improve the immune system, helping people with digestive troubles and asthma or respiratory illnesses.

The trick to getting the benefits of salt is to inhale it or consume it in just the right quantity. This is achieved by the use of Saltair – Home Salt Therapy, an ultrasonic salinizer that disperses fine particles of salt in minute quantities into the air. Salt touches the skin and the person inhales salt. It has external and internal benefits when applied this way. One can breathe in such air 24 hours without any adverse effect.

However, there are treatment centers where patients can sit in artificial salt rooms that have all walls and floor covered in salt and where the air may be supersaturated with salt. Spending extended hours in such salt laden atmospheres could do more harm than good. This type of salt therapy may have adverse impacts. In an artificial salt room the quantity of salt aerosol needs to be strictly controlled.

If not, Salt therapy side effects are few and they can easily be avoided.

• One of the main complaints of people who spend more time in poorly controlled artificial salt rooms is that salt causes irritation of the eyes and eyes become red and swollen. This may be a temporary condition and it is remedied by spending shorter time in salt rooms or by using Saltair salinizer at home.

• Salt may cause conjunctivitis but it is rare.

• Spending more time in salt saturated air could lead to increase in coughing because too much mucus is expelled at once.

• Artificial salt room therapy may be contraindicated in thyroidism, lung cancer, heart disease, tuberculosis, hypertension, intoxication and contagious diseases.

• Salt rooms are usually shared with other people who are usually sick.

These issues are noticed in only a few cases where salt rooms failed controlling the environment. In general, salt, when inhaled in artificial salt rooms that are well controlled in regards of ventilation system, size and amount of salt particles dispersed in the air, the time of exposure – it will provide great help in all respiratory conditions. People with chronic respiratory conditions will need multiple salt room therapy sessions for lasting results. This can be very expensive. In home salt therapy using Saltair by Halosense, minute quantities of salt is dispersed into the air for long-term breathing. This way there are no side-effects and no interaction with any medication or salt free diet.

19 thoughts on “While Halotherapy Has Immense Benefits There Are Also Side Effects

  1. Very good information is there on your blog. It is very useful to me. Thanks for sharing this information and keep share good information on your blog.

  2. Good info yet I go to salt room and people are asked to not go if sick. People may have chronic issues but are generally not sick as you stated.

  3. Artificial salt room therapy may be contraindicated in thyroidism, lung cancer, heart disease, tuberculosis, hypertension, intoxication and contagious diseases.

    Can you expand on this a bit? Thank you!

    1. Hi Tanya,
      In an artificial salt room the concentration of salt aerosol is high because the exposure time is only 45 minutes to one hour, usually. This may have a too strong effect on lung cancer patients, tuberculosis, etc. The closed space in a salt room often is shared with other people and this is not indicated in contagious diseases. Salt room therapy is very good for many respiratory diseases and receiving a salt therapy boost in a salt room is beneficial.

      A home salt therapy device such as Saltair device, offers a gentle and private salt therapy at home, maintaining a good hygiene over the whole respiratory tract, increased respiratory immunity, better blood oxygenation and improved breathing.

      1. So could this be used by someone with lung cancer or not? What if i am in remission?

        1. Home salt therapy is safe to be used in any lung condition because it is gentle and very similar with being in front of the ocean and breathe in the sea shore aerosol.

    2. Will Himalayan salt room treatment have any effect on eyes that have had cataract surgery or been lasered?

      1. You will have to check with a salt room. Here we have salt therapy devices for home use. Our devices do not negatively interact with any eye problems.

  4. How does a salt room effect a person with Thyroidism?

    1. Hi Mary,
      home salt therapy is gentle and natural therapy and the expected results are only the best. It is safe to be used in Thyroidism – the natural rock salt has many natural minerals in it and those have a good effect on the whole body.

  5. I would like to know if it would be harmful to someone suffering with severe eczema( hands swollen, painful, cracked). And if they did use this if the cracks were weeping during the 45 mins what does that mean?

    1. Home salt therapy is gentle and there will be no side effects; in a salt room there is more concentration because you are exposed only 45 minutes and some people can react to a highly concentration of salt particles; however this is not the case with home salt therapy and we believe it would be beneficial to you.

  6. Can home salt therapy be useful for elderly dog (15 – 16) with a bit of a weeze in his breathing? Blood tests done on dog : results yet to be known. He has had pancreatitis & history of skin irritations. Currently taking broad spectrum antibiotics/anxiety medication/joint or arthritis pain meds.

    1. Hi Caron, yes, home salt therapy can help your elderly dog to breath better! You will only need to figure out a good place for the unit to be close to the dog and in a safe place (the dog should not be able to flip it over).

  7. What are the side effects to people with sever heart failure?

    1. Hi Bill,
      home salt therapy has no side-effects in any health problems. Home salt therapy by SaltAir device is gently and does not interact negatively with salt free diet or medical conditions.
      Salt room therapy can have some negative effects in some medical conditions but only if the salt aerosol is not controlled properly.

      With home salt therapy you can be assured there are no risks. It is like being in front of the ocean or at seashore.

  8. Can the detoxifying effects of Halotherapy cause bowel upset?

    1. There are no known bowel related symptoms caused by halotherapy. The salt aerosol deposit on the respiratory mucosa and get out with mucus. It does not get into the bloodstream. Salt therapy improve better blood oxygenation by clearing lung’s alveoli – where the oxygen intake takes place in the lungs. It will improve well being and organs functions.

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