Salt Therapy for Asthma
What can Salt Therapy do for asthma?
Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult, and can trigger coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath. Asthma is not a curable issue, but most people attempt to control the symptoms using asthma inhalers or nebulizers that contain a combination of steroids and other elements.
In addition to being anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, the mukokinetic properties of Dry Salt help pull water into the airways and thin the mucus that is causing the blockage. The anti-inflammatory effects also reduce the swelling in the respiratory tract. Over a series of sessions, the inhalation of dry salt aerosol will bring improvement in these symptoms, which translates into better lung function, fewer spasmodic attacks, and clearer air passages.
The Dry Salt method is also important as it relates to asthma and other respiratory issues. Wet Salt Therapy, such as nebulizer use, does not allow the micro-particles to penetrate as deeply into the recesses of the bronchial system as effectively as the Dry Salt method.
In controlled studies, the majority of subjects showed reduced bronchial obstruction and better drain function of the airways. The number and intensity of attacks and respiratory discomfort were reduced.