Salt Therapy for COPD
Salt Therapy is the relief from COPD symptoms you have been looking for!
First, What Is COPD?
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed air flow into and out of the lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus production and wheezing. Many people who have been diagnosed with this condition experience the sensation of not being able to catch their breath or have the energy to move around the house. Many inflammatory lung conditions can fall under the umbrella of COPD, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
What Can Salt Therapy Do?
According to The Lung Institute, before modern medicine lung disease sufferers in Central Europe would often seek out underground salt mines to help alleviate their breathing problems. Since then several studies have indicated that salt therapy may offer significant improvement in breathing. This is due to the multiple effects of dry salt therapy. Because salt is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, inhaled salt particles work to cleanse the respiratory system and speed up the elimination of toxins in the body. As the salt particles land in the respiratory tract, they draw water into the airway linings, which helps thin the mucus so it is easier to expel. Inflammation can also be reduced after continued exposure to the salt treatment.