Salt therapies, which include gargling with salt water, and salt caves (speleotherapy), have been used for thousands of years, in both traditional and modern medical practices.
They have been used for mouth infections, sore throats, upper and lower respiratory conditions such as cold and flu, allergy asthma , bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, sinus infection , and hay fever.
In the current age of heart transplants, genetic engineering and miracle drugs, it is often hard to believe that something as simple as salt can truly have beneficial effects.
However, through our ever-increasing scientific understanding of health conditions and how the body responds, we can now scientifically explore the mechanisms by which traditional remedies and treatments work.
Through science and clinical trials, we are now able to validate many such treatments and, interestingly, it appears that not only do salt therapies work, but they do so even better than we expected.
If you are living with asthma or another respiratory ailment, a himalayan salt inhaler may be an invaluable resource. It can cleanse the respiratory system and provide relief during breathing., and may also temporarily relieve symptoms associated with asthma, allergies, sinus conditions, and hay fever.
Salt Inhalers add salt to the air as the patient breathes in , and creates an anti-bacterial, anti-viral salt environment in the bronchial tract (lungs) which may promote the thinning of mucus buildup and helping to reduce congestion and support ease of breathing.
While dry salt inhalation does not reverse asthma or COPD, it can have therapeutic benefits in improving one’s ability to breathe, thereby improving quality of life for chronic sufferers of these conditions.
Long term use of dry salt inhalation therapy has been suggested when multiple chronic conditions may exist such as allergies and dysfunctional breathing.
General recommendations are once or twice daily in the morning and evening. Duration of inhalation ranges from five to twenty minutes depending on the condition. However, because dry salt inhalation does not address the original cause of the respiratory condition, long-term, continued use may be necessary for chronic conditions.