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The Salt of The Earth

Europeans have known about dry salt therapy, or halotherapy, since seeking treatment in Polish salt mines in the 1800s. Dry salt therapy is super-absorbent, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. It can have a positive impact on those with allergies, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, COPD and other ailments.

Dr. Norman Edelman, senior scientific advisor to the American Lung Association, says, “When fine salt particles are inhaled, they will fall on the airway linings and draw water into the airway, thinning the mucus and making it easier to expel, thus making people feel better. Also, these environments are allergen-free and thus good for people with allergies affecting their lungs.” This is how and why salt therapy works.

Absorbent: Dry salt acts like a sponge attracting foreign substances throughout the respiratory tract. As the salt travels through the room, it starts absorbing allergens and toxins, clearing the respiratory system and removing the build-up of foreign elements that cause the respiratory ailments and conditions we suffer from today.

Anti-inflammatory: Inhaled dry salt particles may help to reduce inflammation in the entire respiratory tract and widen the airway passages. A clean respiratory system naturally results in higher oxygen intake, increased energy and an improved immune system.

Antibacterial: Dry salt particles dissolve bacteria and pollutants lodged in the respiratory tract that are then either coughed up or naturally expelled by the body. These antibacterial properties also benefit skin with acne, psoriasis and eczema. The smaller particles land on the skin and absorb bacterial and foreign substances there, as well.

Dry salt therapy is a natural complementary treatment that can be used in conjunction with a healthcare practitioner’s recommendation of herbal remedies, supplements and medications currently in use.

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