The change of seasons creates upper respiratory symptoms and discomfort for allergy sufferers. Approximately 50 million Americans suffer from allergies and the numbers continue to rise. Allergy sufferers seek relief from a variety of prescription medications, decongestants, and antihistamines, but many find these agents cannot deliver long term relief. As a result, an increasing number of patients are turning to complementary therapies.
Known in Eastern Europe for well over 100 years but relatively new to the US, is the concept of dry salt therapy. In a dry salt therapy room, participants relax for 45 minutes and breathe in micronized pure pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride. The aerosolized salt particles are small enough to be breathed into the sinus cavities and deep into the lungs to cleanse, clear mucus, and reduce inflammation. Salt also kills bacteria and can support the body’s immune response to allergens, irritants, and pathogens.
In addition to allergies, clinical studies show that Halotherapy (salt therapy) is also beneficial in alleviating the symptoms of asthma, allergic and chronic bronchitis, frequent colds, mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and a number of sinus issues. Doctors and scientists champion the benefits of salt therapy as a natural, side-effect free, and low cost option to alleviate symptoms, breathe easier, and feel better.