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Halotherapy, or salt therapy, involves breathing in air with medical grade salt particles to improve your breathing. Halotherapy is considered an alternative treatment for lung problems such as asthma, bronchitis, and cough. This therapy can also help you relax with the sensation of concentrated negative ions within the room and may help with skin conditions and allergies.
THE HISTORY OF HALOTHERAPY
In the 12th century, the practice of visiting salt caves for therapeutic reasons, or speleotherapy, was common in Eastern Europe. In the 1800s, salt miners in Poland found a more modern version of what’s now halotherapy. Despite working in mines all day, the Polish miners didn’t have any respiratory conditions and were unusually healthy. They weren’t likely to get the colds or coughs that were common among other people.
Research showed that the salty air the miners breathed helped keep their lungs free from infection and allergies. Over time, Eastern European salt mines or caves became popular tourist destinations. People from all over the world visited to inhale the salty air and ease their lung problems.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF HALOTHERAPY
Studies have found that halotherapy can have benefits for respiratory conditions, skin problems, and allergies.
Salt is a natural and safe ingredient. It does not have any notable side effects. It is also:
Mucoactive, clearing up mucus from your airways
Antibacterial, helping prevent infections
Research has found that because of these properties, halotherapy can be used as part of the treatment of:
Throat infection or pharyngitis
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Smoking-related breathing problems
Cold or cough
Halotherapy can also be used to treat breathing problems. Improving your breathing and the amount of oxygen in your blood.
Tiny salt particles used in halotherapy can also help repair your skin cells and protect your skin from aging and infection. This therapy can be used to treat:
Acne and rosacea
Fungal infection such as onychomycosis
Wrinkles and signs of aging skin
Source Web md
The dry method of halotherapy is usually done in a man-made “salt cave” that is an average of 35 to 40% humidity. The temperature is cool, set to 70°F or lower. Sessions usually last for about 30 to 45 minutes.
A device called a halogenerator grinds salt into microscopic particles and releases them into the air of the room. Once inhaled, these salt particles are claimed to absorb irritants, including allergens and toxins, from the respiratory system. Advocates say this process breaks up mucus and reduces inflammation, resulting in clear airways.
The salt particles are said to have a similar effect on your skin by absorbing bacteria and other impurities responsible for many skin conditions.
Salt is also said to produce negative ions. This theoretically causes your body to release more serotonin, one of the chemicals behind feelings of happiness. Many people use Himalayan salt lamps to get the benefits of negative ions at home. However, there’s no evidence that these lamps have any benefit other than adding ambience.