Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell to produce mucus. It can make breathing more difficult for adults and children alike. Asthma attacks can be scary, to say the least. The results of your airways narrowing can also trigger coughing, wheezing, and of course, shortness of breath. The Salt Therapy Association discovered the use of halotherapy, which is typically known dry salt therapy, has been shown to reduce the symptoms of asthma sufferers. Salt therapy treatments for asthma can make breathing easier.
Halo Salt Therapy Treatments for Asthma Sufferers
Halotherapy has been gaining momentum all over the world as a remedy for asthma sufferers and a host of other breathing conditions. While it cannot be cured, salt therapy treatments for asthma help to alleviate some of the symptoms. Many of the symptoms of Asthma are triggered and worsened by airborne substances like pollen, dust mites or other allergens, tobacco smoke, physical exertion, or even certain foods, resulting in a spasm of the muscles around the airways — this is known as an asthma attack.
Dry salt therapy is 100% natural, drug-free, and safe for children as young as one month. Sessions are 45-minutes, and you can just relax while you breathe air that has been dispersed with micronized pure sodium chloride (salt). This dry salt therapy is commonly known to alleviate symptoms of asthma sufferers.
Benefits of Salt Therapy Treatments for Asthma
Salt Therapy can help you breathe easier as salt is both anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. As you breathe the salt-rich air, the micron-sized dry salt particles begin to absorb the toxins and allergens in your respiratory tract and eliminate them from the body. In this way, salt therapy treatments for asthma result in a decrease in mucus, a decrease in inflammation, a detox of your entire respiratory system, and a welcomed relief during breathing.
In controlled studies, most subjects showed reduced bronchial obstruction, better drain function of the airways, and improved viscosity of bronchial secretions. Additionally, the number and intensity of asthma attacks were reduced. If you suffer from Asthma, you should give salt therapy a try!
*It is important to note that salt therapy is complementary — and should not be used to replace any existing medication. If you notice an improvement in your symptoms from salt therapy, talk to your doctor before making any changes to your regular prescribed medication.