Salt Therapy – Beneficial Effects

Salt Therapy and the beneficial effects in asthma, allergy and other respiratory diseases

  The benefits of salt therapy (also called Halotherapy) or speleotherapy are well known and documented in Europe. Halotherapy uses dry aerosol micro particles of salt and minerals to treat respiratory diseases and seeks to replicate the conditions of speleotherapy (from Greek speleos=cave), a treatment that has been practiced in old salt mines of Eastern Europe since the early 19th century. In the mid 18th Century a Polish health official Felix Botchkowski, noticed that the workers of salt mines did not get ill with lung diseases. He wrote a book about the effects of salt dust in 1843. His successor M. Poljakowski founded a Salt Spa in Velicko near Krakow, which is still in operation. During the Second World War salt mines were often used as bombproof shelters. After spending time there many people who suffered from asthma felt that their health had gotten better! Today there are many salt sanatoriums in Europe (Austria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia …). The Halotherapy belongs to the category of the physical therapies non-drug and non invasive treatments of diseases. In the former Soviet Union, medical researchers engaged in a concerted effort to develop physical therapies in order to avoid the costs and side effects of drug therapy as well as microbial and tumour resistance. Russia has become the world leader in developing and testing new and increasingly effective physical therapies. Many of the clinical trials have focused on Halotherapy as a treatment of asthma and chronic bronchitis and also very effective as a main or adjuvant therapy across the entire range of upper and lower respiratory tract diseases. Respiratory diseases are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Most drug therapies of respiratory diseases have only palliative effects, and many have significant side effects, especially those with corticoids or steroids. A physical therapy like Halotherapy is greatly needed. Speleotherapy also makes a great demand on patients’ time. The salt mines or caves are not conveniently located for most people and the total cost is fairly significant. An Internationally recognized invention in Halotherapy, Saline device, brings Speleotherapy to the comfort of your home in an affordable and convenient way. The device is an air salinizer that uses forced ionization of the indoor air by salt sublimation creating a micro climate of dry aerosol salt therapy in your living space. The salt microcrystals are under 5 µm diameter and are able to penetrate deep into the lung. The device has 4 clinical studies for:
  • Asthma and Chronic Bronchitis
  • Allergic Rhinopathy
  • Ear Infection in Children
  • Cystic Fibrosis
Based on the clinical studies, the inhaled saline has bactericide, mucokinetic, hydrophilic and anti inflammatory properties. It helps in reducing inflammation in the whole respiratory tract and mucosa lining the airway passages, leading to widening of the airway passages, restoring the normal transport of mucus and uncloging blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles. The inflammation in the nasal mucosa and the oropharynx and soft palate, causing nasal obstruction and snoring is diminished. This is leading to widening of the airway passage in the nose and the tubes of the sinuses that improves sinuses drainage and reduces snoring. In the auditory tube, edema of the Eustachian tube causing ear infection, will be diminished, leading to better drainage and better aeration behind the tympanic membrane. Based on these, home salt therapy has beneficial effects in the treatment of:
  • Asthma and Chronic Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Allergic Rhinitis or Hay Fever
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Sinusitis
  • Ear Infections or Otitis Media
  • Smoking Cough
  • Various acute or chronic respiratory diseases
  • Snoring and sleep related problems
  • Colds & Flu by clearing the nasal airway and improving the drainage of the sinuses
  • Persistent cough and broncho-spasms by humidifying bronchial secretions and eliminating of the phlegm, smoke residual tar and other allergens
  • Improves the quality of the indoor air by eliminating the dust, cigarette smoke, bad odours, mold and bacteria due to antibacterial salt properties
Home salt therapy is adapted to the living space and can be used in all ages and all respiratory diseases, with no side effects. It is not a substitute for your regular medication and you must consult your doctor for changes in your regular medication. Testimonial :*(Used for Asthma and Sinusitis) “Thank you for letting me trial the Salin Device. I have found it beneficial to relieve sinus  congestion and reduce asthmatic episodes. Before I used the device I took Arius  daily, Nasonex 2 sprays twice a day, and Symbicort 2 puffs twice per day. I have used the Saline  device for 3 months and I no longer take the Arius. I take Nasonex only once per day, and Symbicort once or twice a month. My husband has told me that I no longer snore as loud as I did before. Thank you again for  this opportunity. I would recommend this device to people with breathing  problems. Sincerely, Dr.  Darien L-F, PT, PhD The  Downtown Clinic, London, Ontario” Breathe better…Feel better! Your natural relief for respiratory problems! Health from within the mountain of salt! LTiba WebSite: www.salinetherapy.com Phone: +1 / 519-641-SALT (7258) NB: The author grants reprint permission to opt-in publications and websites so long as the copyright and by-line are included intact and the article is not used in spam.