Halotherapy or Salt Therapy for Asthma
Asthma is a chronic disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which vary in severity and frequency from person to person. Symptoms may occur several times in a day or week in affected individuals, and for some people become worse during physical activity or at night.
Asthma is a major respiratory disease affection million. According to CDC February 2016 statistics:
Number of adults who currently have asthma: 17.7 million
Percent of adults who currently have asthma: 7.4%
Number of children who currently have asthma: 6.3 million
Percent of children who currently have asthma: 8.6%
Although the respiratory system is essentially in good working order, the bronchi which are small tubes carrying air in and out of the lungs become inflamed and more sensitive than usual. The result is that when a person comes into contact with something that irritates the lungs, airways are narrowed and the muscles around tighten. There is an increase in the production of sticky mucus (phlegm) and difficulty in breathing. Salt Therapy or halotherapy can not only bring much-needed relief for persons suffering from asthma, but also prevent the frequent recurrence of symptoms. This is an alternative respiratory treatment for asthma works by: Killing bacteria, reducing inflammation of the airways, it improve immune system by reduces IgE levels( antibodies). There are National Institute of Health and many other scientific research studies that confirm halotherapy is an effective natural treatment for asthma.
Salt therapy treatment for asthma has been a preferred alternative treatment in Europe for nearly 200 years. In Eastern Europe and Russia, it is known as speliotherapy with salt sanitariums established in caves. Now this treatment is available at the Vita-Health Acupuncture and Wellness Center .
For long term results 10 – 30 sessions are recommended for long term asthma results, with 2 or 3 sessions per week. In most clients after a course of salt therapy, airways become normal and symptoms disappear. The treatment’s efficacy is estimated at 75-95%.