What conditions may be improved by Salt Therapy?
The aerosol emerging from the salt generator in combination with the cave microclimate provides a curative environment for various health conditions.
Extremely fine salt destroys the bacteria and fungi on mucosa at the same time strengthening the immune system related to mucosa. Therefore, children who have been treated in a salt room have stronger health and they get sick less frequently. Sometimes you start coughing more after being in a salt room. This does not mean that your condition has worsened. Quite the contrary – it is a sign of recovery.
Salt aerosol is also good for your nervous system and relieves stress as it contains several negative ions. Besides, salt therapy helps to get rid of various dermal problems, as salt destroys bacteria on your skin and therefore the treatment helps in improving skin condition such as psoriasis and eczema.
The salt aerosol plays an important role in the treatment of chronic respiratory diseases, working well with or without medical treatment and without any known side effects. Very well known and appreciated in most of middle-eastern European countries, this therapy is even covered by the public health care system.
Based on clinical studies, the inhaled saline has bactericide, mucokinetic, hydrophilic,anti inflammatory properties, reducing inflammation in the whole respiratory tract, absorbing edema from the mucosa lining the airway passages leading to widening of the airway passages, restoring the normal transport of mucus and unclog blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles leading to rapid elimination of the residual tar and foreign allergens, all of these in a natural process. Edema of the nasal mucosa and the oropharynx and soft palate, causing nasal obstruction and snoring is diminished, leading to widening of the airway passage in the nose and the tubes of the sinuses and improving the sinuses drainage and reducing snoring. In the auditory tube, edema of the Eustachian tube causing ear infection is also diminished, leading to widening of the airway passages, better drainage and better aeration behind the tympanic membrane.
Following are the common respiratory illnesses that are greatly improved by salt therapy: asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, chronic ear infections, respiratory allergies, hay fever, chronic cough, sore throat, nasal congestion or runny nose, ear infections, frequent viral infections, snoring and sleep apnea, recovery after acute pneumonia, minor thyroid problems, chronic rhinitis and tonsillitis. In addition to helping with respiratory illnesses, Halotherapy can also help many common skin diseases including: eczema, psoriasis, rashes, and acne. Salt therapy also promotes stress reduction, which can lower blood pressure, and help with insomnia. It can help prevent respiratory viruses, including the common cold and flu. Children and adults who experience chronic or multiple colds throughout the year due to day cares, schools, or poor ventilation in the work environment can benefit greatly from Salt Therapy. The inhalation of the microscopic salt particles can also promote general well-being and is a great antiaging remedy.