Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

Understanding Salt Therapy or Halotherapy!

Salt therapy, also known as halotherapy is something pretty similar to spending time in the salty sea air and it offers a lot of health benefits along with providing enough relaxation. Ancient philosophers and natural healers recommended inhalation of salt can be really great for the respiratory system and may help in relieving respiratory ailments. Though there are a lot of health benefits of salt therapy, in this article we will simply talk about the benefits of salt therapy in relieving respiratory ailments.

Benefits of Salt Therapy in Relieving Respiratory Ailments

Benefits of Salt Therapy or Halotherapy in Relieving Respiratory Ailments:

For centuries it is believed and known that salt therapy can benefit people of all ages, especially in treating respiratory ailments including bronchitis, sinus congestion, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, whooping cough, tonsillitis, along with other conditions like inflammation and mucus in lungs, symptoms of common cold, flu etc. It is thus recommended to take the salt therapy treatments, especially during the flu and allergy seasons.

Now, how exactly salt therapy work in relieving several symptoms of respiratory diseases? As the Himalayan salt is inhaled, it travels via the sinuses and respiratory tract, absorbing moisture, cleansing and appropriately clearing mucus and killing bacteria. It has been long believed and known that Himalayan salt has tremendous anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, and also is known to help to loosen mucus build up and treating phlegm, help with asthma treatment and other bronchial conditions. Studies have also shown that individual with chronic upper respiratory conditions, sinusitis, seasonal allergies, bronchitis, etc., can derive significant benefits from this salt therapy. Studies have also shown that after salt therapy, individuals with asthma and other respiratory ailments, breathe easier.

It must be mentioned that salt therapy is absolutely safe and a drug-free treatment that can provide long-term relief in children and adults with respiratory ailments. So, you can try routine salt therapy under an expert practitioner and take all the benefits of the therapy. You will feel actually relaxed, and rejuvenated along with feeling healthy and free from your respiratory issues. Make sure that you talk to your specialist or talk about your conditions in a clear manner, before taking up the salt therapy treatment.

Conclusion

Most experts say that salt therapy or halotherapy is safe and harmless, as many people with respiratory ailment symptoms have been benefitted or much improved in their medical condition. Unfortunately, still there is lack of adequate scientific evidence from reputable or reliable institutes that salt therapy is absolutely safe and improvement in symptoms of respiratory ailments is primarily because of salt therapy or halotherapy.

Pramod Kerkar

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: November 2, 2017

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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