COPD Treatment in North Myrtle Beach

COPD – Salt Therapy Information

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a debilitating and degenerative lung disease characterized by the restriction of airflow in and out of the lungs. COPD is the umbrella term for emphysema and/or chronic bronchitis.

Historically, lung disease sufferers in Central Europe entered underground salt mines to relieve their breathing problems. Since those earliest experiments with salt therapy for COPD symptoms, several studies have been conducted to evaluate how salt affects lung function. Many COPD sufferers report positive results from salt therapy (halotherapy). Some people have found salt therapy to be an effective option for relieving symptoms of lung disease, resulting in easier breathing. Different treatments have proven to be successful for different patients. Perhaps salt therapy is the right option for you.

A recent study of 35 COPD patients using salt therapy revealed significant improvement in the six-minute walk test and demonstrated an improvement in quality of life.  

Several clinical trials have revealed the benefits of salt therapy for:

  • 85 percent of mild and moderate asthma cases
  • 75 percent of severe asthma cases
  • 97 percent of chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis cases.

Salt cleanses the respiratory system and speeds up the elimination of toxins. Salt has the following properties:

  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Loosens excessive mucus and speeds up mucociliary transport
  • Removes airborne pollen
  • Reduces IgE level (immune system oversensitivity)

Salt particles penetrate deep into the lungs to treat damaged tissue. Sometimes symptoms subside for up to 12 months following salt therapy.

Additionally persons suffering from COPD who do a Salt Therapy course of treatment report:

  • Reduction in the need for inhalers, steroids and antibiotics
  • Breathing is easier after just a few sessions
  • Improved lung function
  • Reduction in the number of hospital admissions
  • Alleviates sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath
  • Clears mucus and sticky phlegm from the lungs
  • Increase the resistance to respiratory tract diseases
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Prolonged remission times

– A study on the use of Halotherapy for treatment of respiratory diseases