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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.

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Cystic Fibrosis – How To Manage The Condition Better With Salt Therapy

Cystic Fibrosis – How To Manage The Condition Better With Salt Therapy

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic condition that generally affects children and young adults. It is characterized by production of mucus that’s abnormally thick and can cause severe respiratory infections. Cystic fibrosis can affect the functioning of the lungs and the digestive system. Chronic infection can lead to progressive lung damage and even result in death. Cystic fibrosis symptoms include frequent instances of sinusitis, bronchitis and buildup of sticky mucus in the respiratory tract. Most children with the condition die as infants only ten years ago but today the cystic fibrosis life expectancy is about 37 years.

Children with Cystic Fibrosis infographic

Commonly Used Line of Treatment

Some of the commonly used methods of treatment for cystic fibrosis include pancreatic enzyme supplements, multivitamin therapies, inhalation of oral antibiotics or administering them intravenously, mucolytics, bronchodilators and anti inflammatory medications. The latest cystic fibrosis treatment that is regarded by leading specialists as one of the best ways of dealing with the condition is salt therapy.

Salt Therapy And Its Benefits

However, salt therapy is not a new development. This form of treatment can be traced back to ancient Greece to the times of the great physician, Hippocrates. He used to treat patients with respiratory problems through salt water steam inhalation. Medieval monks were also known to treat patients by making them inhale salt particles found in salt caves, called speleotherapy or halotherapy.

In modern times, salt therapy is being used in different forms. In Europe, salt caves form a key element of treatment of patients suffering from chronic respiratory diseases. The air in salt caves located underground has a high concentration of microscopic salt crystals and ions. When inhaled deeply, the salt crystals present in the air enter deep into the lungs where harmful bacteria and allergens are neutralized resulting in reducing swelling of the lung tissue.

It is now possible to enjoy the benefits of salt therapy without having to travel to salt caves. There is an advanced ultrasonic salinizer – SaltAir – available that is designed to produce the same effects as the air of natural salt mines. SaltAir is engineered to convert saline solution into salt micro particles which are then dispensed into the indoor. People suffering from respiratory illnesses inhale the salty air – recommended during the night sleep – which provides relief by penetrating deep into the lungs. It is easy to use as no mask or mouthpiece is used. Ultrasonic salinizer SaltAir can provide long term relief from many breathing problems including respiratory problems caused by cystic fibrosis.

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Simple and Easy Treatment for Asthma Sufferers

Asthma is a chronic illness that takes place within the airways of the lungs and bronchial tubes. Family history of allergies and asthma can be a risk factor for asthma.  Asthma involves the inflammation of the airways which causes narrowing of airways and increased production of mucous. These impede breathing and may cause coughing, wheezing, chest pain or tightness and shortness of breath.

Such narrowing normally takes place with the presence of some triggers. Triggers effects cause obstructions within the airways, which doesn’t allow for easy flow of air in and out of the lungs. This then causes much wheezing and coughing and may cause an asthma attack.

Triggers

  • Inhaling fumes, tobacco-smoke, dust, pets dander, pollen, mold or other specific allergic triggers
  • Pollution, changes in weather, high humidity, cold air or dry air
  • Food allergy usually due to food additives, some medicines, fragrances
  • Physical activities and exercise
  • Strong emotions can cause hyperventilation and trigger an asthma attack

It is recommended to know your triggers and learn how to avoid them. When you cannot avoid the triggers watch out for an attack.   

Asthma Attack

An asthma attack is the sudden onset and worsening of symptoms, as the smooth muscles within the airways constrict and tighten more than is normal. Severe wheezing, rapid breathing, feelings of anxiety, blue lips/nails and difficulty in talking are all symptoms of an asthma attack.

Treatment Options

As there is no definite cure for asthma, the classical medical treatment is symptomatic in nature, usually anti-inflammatory medication. The goal is to control the disease through daily anti-inflammatory medication and rescue inhalers. Though most sufferers always have their rescue inhalers on hand to prevent an attack, it is wise to work long-term towards preventing an asthma attack through natural treatment options.

Breathing exercises are an excellent way to combat asthmatic symptoms, as is the use of salt therapy; both are natural and very effective. They ca also be used together to potentize the effects.

Even though prescription medications will bring immediate relief, salt therapy, due to its healing nature, brings a much more long-term effect by tackling the underlying issues that lead to asthmatic triggers and attacks.

Salt air therapy aids in:

  • Strengthening respiratory immunity to allergens
  • Killing off harmful bacteria or viruses
  • Widening the airways by combatting inflammation
  • Expelling and shifting any mucous build up in the airways, which open airways and prevents bacterial infection
  • Reducing the IgE levels, which in turn prevents the body’s immune system from overreacting to any allergic triggers

The SaltAir device has been developed for home use in order to assist breathing sufferers with a more natural treatment, without side effects, easy to use and effective. The 7-8 hours nightly sessions, during the night sleep, will allow airways to clear, reduce inflammation and most symptoms to be kept at bay.

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Natural Ways to Strengthen Your Lungs

If you have a respiratory condition, traditional pharmaceutical medications are not your only answer. In combination with your prescription medications, there are lifestyle habits that you can adopt to treat and manage your respiratory condition.

Wind Instruments

Strengthening your lungs can help you fight a variety of ailments, from cystic fibrosis to the milder respiratory syndromes, such as asthma. The lung capacity expansion that results from the playing of wind instruments can help you manage your respiratory condition, resulting in relieved breathing.   

Examples of wind instruments that can strengthen your lungs:

  • Bagpipes
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Trumpet
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon

While there are many ways to strengthen your lungs, practicing an instrument is ideal because it is controlled. Unlike sports, which can bring on an attack through overexertion, musical instruments allow you to develop your lung capacity at the speed that is right for you.  

Salt Therapy

Another natural way to manage your breathing is through the use of salt therapy or salt air therapy. Salt air therapy is a method by which ultrasonic frequency vibration technology transforms saline solution into salt particles and then releases them into the air.

Salt air therapy is an effective way to manage respiratory conditions, as the salt:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Unclogs blockages (fluidizes the mucus to come off easily – such as in the case of cystic fibrosis and other respiratory diseases)
  • Eases breathing

Through a combination of controlled exercise (through wind instruments) and salt therapy, you can manage your chronic respiratory condition. You will find that over time your lung capacity will strengthen, leading to better breathing overall and increased well-being.

The salt therapy will help you find added relief with regular use. This naturopathic method of respiratory relief is completely safe, as it does not contain any medication. Whether the patient is a small child, active adult, or pregnant woman, Halosense’s home salt therapy can help you manage your condition in a natural way, from prevention to chronic respiratory conditions.

 

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Salt Room Therapy to Ease Sinusitis

Sinusitis is a painful infection and/or inflammation which occurs behind the forehead and even behind the cheek bones where your sinuses are located. Bacteria or viruses may cause such infections due to the accumulation of mucus within the sinus cavities.

Such infections may be caused by allergens found naturally within the home, office or outside environment, where various symptoms may be presented such as a pounding headache, nasal secretions varying in colour from yellow to green and trouble breathing. Even though sinus medications may ease such symptoms, it’s important to remember that such methods are but temporary ways of relief with many having other side effects themselves.

Salt room therapy is an all-natural process in order to treat sinusitis as well as a sinus infection by opening up any blockages found within the sinus tract itself.  Salt therapy works with the particles reaching inside of the tract and then pulling out any fluids found which increase the rate of clearing out any mucus. Such actions reduce oedema of the nasal mucosa which are the main causes of blockages leading to acute sinusitis and even chronic sinusitis in extreme cases.

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The clearing of the nasal mucosa allows the air passage itself to become wider allowing for better breathing while the nasal tubes found within the sinuses can better drain fluids.

Salt room therapy not only cleans out the passages and the nasal tubes, it also prevents a bacterial infection from setting in as the therapy kills off harmful bacteria. Due to the less frequency of sinus infections, dependence of antibiotics will be decreased which will improve overall immunity for the body.

How Does Salt Therapy Work?

By re-creating the specific microclimate found within naturally occurring salt caves and mines within a specified environment the Saltair, home therapy device, releases small salt particles within the home for ease of breathing.

The amount of micro salt particles is in parallel to the amount of times and the length that it is used within an area for. No salt deposits will be found within the home and it can be utilised best during the night when sleeping for around a 7-8 hour stretch.

Benefits

The pros of the device are many, most notably the fact that it creates the microenvironment of salt caves within the comfort of your home.

Salt therapy is a drug-less method of easing any discomfort experienced with acute and chronic sinusitis while being non-invasive at the same time.

The device is small and compact and can even be taken with when travelling.

All members of the family (including babies and pets) can benefit from salt air therapy, as it’s not harmful in any way or form.