Breathe easy with salt
We always look at the dietary advantages and disadvantages of salt but tend to overlook that it can even help people to breathe easy. Salt therapy, a fast gaining recognition in the field of curing respiratory problems, it helps people get rid of breathing disorders without the need of popping pills.
People suffering from respiratory problems like chronic bronchitis, asthma, etc know the pain of taking medications and still recover slowly. Unaware of the health benefits of salt, it has the power of curing such chronic respiratory problems without popping any extra pills. A new therapy on the block, Salt Therapy is a drug free treatment in a controlled air medium that simulates the natural salt cave microclimate. The therapy is performed in a capacious cave like room with salt coated walls and floor-The Salt Room.
Salt Room therapy involves a one-hour sitting session in a salt cave like room called the salt room. The salt room is covered with around 3-4 tonnes of salt on the walls, the roof and the floor. Patients have to sit in the Salt Room and inhale the salty air that is thrown inside by ‘Halo-generator’, a special machine installed just outside the room. These salt particles penetrate deep into the lungs. Salt is antiseptic and has anti-inflammatory and mucolytic effects. This inhalation melts the mucous present in lungs; patients feel reduced symptoms and lightness in the chest.
Cure to respiratory problems
Salt helps healing all major negative processes acting on the respiratory tract like swelling, inflammation, excessive mucous and bacterial infection.
Salt is known for its bactericidal effect. These days, salt is even used in swimming pools instead of chlorine to eliminate bacteria. Salt Therapy is also very effective in killing bacteria found in the mucous. Treating respiratory problems like sore throat, asthma, hay fever, bronchitis and chronic bronchitis can be easily treated with salt based medications as it has no side effects.
It is a therapeutic mechanism
The negatively charged, dry, salt enriched air is easy to inhale with the natural breathing rhythm, as the salt particles are minute in size and merely noticeable. Because of this fact, salt can be inhaled to the deepest level of the lower lungs.
The inhaled salty air has bactericide, anti-inflammatory properties that reduces the inflammation in the whole respiratory tract, absorbing oedema from the mucosal lining the airways leading to widening of the airway passages, restoring the normal transport of mucus and unclogging blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles, allowing rapid elimination of the residual tar and foreign allergens.
Advantages over other medical treatments
The following are the benefits, making this treatment even more effective:
- Only a few sessions will clear your chest of the congestion
- Lessens sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath
- The remission time is prolonged
- It is a great way of curing kids with acute asthma problems
- Decrease the dose of prescription medications, or even stop taking medications altogether
- It takes care of the trigger problems that provoke respiratory illnesses
*Always consult your Doctor before taking any medication.