There are over 15-20 million with asthma in India. Although the respiratory system is good, when you come into contact with something that irritates your lungs, your airways (bronchi) narrow, the muscles around them tighten and there is an increase in the production of sticky mucus (phlegm), which makes you difficult to breathe.
Symptoms of Asthma
- Wheezing (high-pitched whistling sounds when breathing out)
- Shortness of breath
- Cough, worse mainly at night
- Tightness in chest
How the Salt World Can Help
For those suffering from asthma, Salt Therapy can not only bring much-needed relief, and also prevent the frequent recurrence of the symptoms. If it is left untreated, the inflammation become chronic and can lead to the lungs becoming irreversibly obstructed. Prescription drugs and inhalers may bring immediate relief, but Salt Therapy has a far more lasting effect. Prescription of drugs such as inhalers can only bring the short-term fix, leaving the underlying problem unchanged once an attack has passed.
Salt therapy is unique because:
- Salt kills bacteria
- Salt Therapy widens the airways by reducing inflammation
- Salt Therapy is mucolytic, which means it helps to shift retained mucus and therefore reduce the chance of infection
- Salt Therapy reduces IgE levels, which means the immune system won’t over-react to asthma/allergy triggers
How often should you come?
Depending on age, 10-30 sessions are generally recommended for long term results.
The sessions should be frequent; at least two to three sessions a week is must.
In most patients, after a course of Salt Therapy, airways become normal and symptoms disappear. The treatment’s efficacy is estimated at 75-98%. Most clients do 1-2 Salt Therapy courses a year. In between they might come back for some top-up sessions.
“I have Asthma, Hay fever and allergy to pollen. After the 5th session I felt something in my neck, it felt unusual. But it was a good thing. Through all of my other sessions they helped me with a lot of my problems. It’s very relaxing, calm and I really like the lights on the ceiling. I hope you have a happy future!”
– Diamanta K.
“I have slight asthma and allergic to feather pillows. I only had one treatment but overnight my air passages were absolutely clear despite the feather pillows! And the next day I felt more energised.”
– Sue D.