New on this forum - any experience with Halotherapy(salt Therapy) ?

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kukulet
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   Posted 4/1/2012 12:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone knows what is and how works Halotherapy (Salt Therapy). I am from Vancouver area and a salt cave has been just opened. Thanks

couchtater
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   Posted 4/1/2012 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it works on the same principle as going to the beach. You breath in the salt air to help with the congestion problems.
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   Posted 4/2/2012 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   

Halotherapy or natural dry salt aerosol therapy has been used in European countries for a long time. I think it dates back to 18th century.

It works based on the phenomenon of Osmosis. The mechanism of action is similar to food preservation; when one adds salt to food it does not go bad for a long time. That is due to the fact that through osmosis sodium minerals from salt dry out bacteria and viruses.

Also, dry salt aerosol creates negatively charged environment. Negative ions revive cilia (little hair that clean air and move excess mucus out of lungs).
In addition, negative ions help disintegrating biofilm in the sinuses and lungs.

There is a great book that explains the beneficial effect of negative ions. I highly recommend this book, as it helps in understanding how negative ion in air contribute to our well-being:

‘The Ion Miracle: The effects of negative ions on physical and mental well-being’.

 

Michael


Michael_W
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   Posted 4/4/2012 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   

It needs to be noted that Halotherapy uses a special machine that creates required quantity of dry salt aerosol in the salt therapy room to make the session therapeutically very effective.

 

There are also salt therapy rooms that use only large amounts of salt on the floor, walls and sometimes on the ceilings. However, these therapy rooms are less effective and are, or should be called Speleotherapy rooms.


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   Posted 4/6/2012 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
kukulet,
Give it a try and see if it can help...and let us know...Sure hope it can be of help to you...
Many many well wishes and do keep us posted on how your doing, as we do care...
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couchtater
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   Posted 4/6/2012 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I wonder if Salt Lamps are helpful? I saw some for sale recently.
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It's Genetic
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   Posted 4/7/2012 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
There is a website called health benefits of sea salt which may be very helpful in explaining to you why these products are far more effective than using refined salt in treating sinus problems, phlegm, rhinitis, and other nasal and throat problems.
 
See also www.celticseasalt.com 

Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 4/16/2012 8:48:24 AM (GMT-6)


4betterhealth
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   Posted 2/4/2015 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I know this thread is a couple years old, but the subject is still relevant. I'm also new to healingwell and just saw this discussion.

The principle underlying halotherapy dates to about 2500BC when records show the ancient Greeks and Chinese in particular recognized people who were exposed to concentrated salt environments had fewer respiratory issues. In the Middle Ages, European monks noticed that people who worked in salt mines not only had fewer respiratory conditions but people who suffered from some of them found relief after working in the mines. A Polish physician in 1843 was one of the first modern writers on the benefits of salt therapy and proposed it as a treatment mode. His colleague opened a sanitarium in a salt mine in Poland, which remains active today. In the middle 20th century, what we now consider modern science began to understand the methodology involved after studying people who took shelter in salt mines during World War II.

Today, people understand the mechanics far better and recognize the benefits of a concentrated salt environment for respiration. Because salt has bacteriocidal, anti-inflammatory and mucus relieving properties, inhaling it while sitting in a location with properly managed concentrations offers relief from a range of respiratory and skin conditions. One of the simplest descriptions is that inhaled salt has a toothbrush-like effect in clearing contaminants along the respiratory tract. As mucus and other substances are collected, they are either expelled by coughing or exhaling or by excretion through natural processes.

If you consider halotherapy, find a location that uses a halogenerator to disperse aerosolized salt. The salt on the walls, ceilings, and/or floors is almost purely decorative. Think of it this way; if it's not in the air, it's not getting in your lungs.

I hope this is helpful for someone.
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