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Benefits: Respiratory

Respiratory Relief at the Salt SanctuaryAsthma • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Emphysema • Bronchitis • Cystic Fibrosis

Lung Disease • Pharyngitis • Smoking-Related Coughs

An estimated 15.9% (24,600) of adults in Broome County and 15% of adults in New York State have been diagnosed with asthma during their lifetime, according to a report by the NY Department of Health in 2009. Meanwhile, COPD has been called the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and its prevalence is increasing. The arrival of salt therapy to the upstate New York area will provide a natural form of relief to respiratory illnesses, and research supports this.

Asthmatics have been able to reduce their dependency on inhalers and cortisone steroids with regular salt therapy treatments. This was shown to be especially true for children.  The European Respiratory Journal in 2006 reported on a study of asthmatics who underwent halotherapy experienced “a decreased bronchial hyper-responsiveness.”

Children may benefit from the Salt SanctuaryCystic fibrosis is one of the most common life-shortening inherited diseases in the United States.  This disease prevents lung development and patients need daily physiotherapy to extract fluids from their lungs. CF patients lack sodium chloride in their lungs, which the body needs to absorb the fluids that build up in the airways. The New England Journal of Medicine 2006 study on cystic fibrosis found that patient’s inhalation of hypertonic saline produced a sustained acceleration of mucus clearance and improved lung function.

Research has also suggested benefits to individuals suffering from various other chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases such as bronchitis and emphysema.  To learn more about the therapeutic effects of salt aerosol on the respiratory system, see How It Works.

Suggested treatment schedule for chronic respiratory illnesses: two weeks of frequent sessions to evaluate the effect on respiratory condition. If results are positive, therapy on an ongoing basis of at least three times a week.

Salt therapy provides the best results when routinely administered.  Respiratory illness sufferers are encouraged to sign up for an unlimited package so that they may visit the facility on a regular basis and experience the full benefits of salt therapy. Visit our pricing page for package options. Contact us for more information.