Bronchitis is an acute inflammation of the air passages within the lungs. The mucus membrane within the bronchi becomes inflamed usually because of infection. There are two types of bronchitis: acute and chronic. The patient may also experience tightness in the chest and difficulty in breathing. Small children may wheeze and display symptoms like asthma.
Acute bronchitis is caused by a virus and often occurs if the patient is suffering from common cold or influenza. In chronic bronchitis, the cough lasts for as long as three months.
Salt therapy, also known as Halotherapy, helps all manner of respiratory issues, by clearing your lungs from mucus that accumulates over time, which makes it easier for you to breathe. This also helps the functionality of your lungs. Once the mucus is cleared, your respiratory tract will widen, which helps to make your cough decrease and often, go away. Salt therapy also helps to open your nasal airways and reduce sneezing.
Halotherapy as practiced at Shuswap Float & Wellness is a drug-free treatment that not only brings relief but prevents reoccurrence over time. It may also decrease your dependence on prescription drugs.
If you are suffering from acute or chronic Bronchitis, salt therapy will help you find relief by reducing the inflammation of your lungs and kill bacteria, clearing your lungs from accumulated mucus making it easier to breathe.
Clinical studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2006) observe: “Inhalation of hypertonic saline produces a sustained acceleration of mucus clearance and improved lung function. Salt therapy treatment may protect the lung from insults that reduce mucus clearance and reduces lung disease”.
The atmosphere in our halo cabin is peaceful and calm. The room is equipped with special equipment that
provides a flow of clean dry air saturated with dry sodium chloride aerosol at a mass concentration varying from 1-16 mg/m3 with a particle size of 1-5 um. A stable hypoallergenic, hypobacterial environment is maintained in the therapeutic room.
Generally, after 5 sessions of salt therapy, one or two a week, depending on the severity of the case, most of the inflammation is often reduced and excess mucous has been expelled. Coughing has been reduced and our clients are able to sleep and breathe much more normally.