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Salt Therapy for Asthma

By on November 15, 2017
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Breathing better just got so much easier.

Lung diseases are something that hundreds of millions of people around the world suffer from, and about four million people die from every year. The most common respiratory disease seen across the globe is asthma. Asthma is something we are starting to see increasingly more of within our society, effecting 3 million people in Canada, which is almost 10% of our total population.

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition, in which a person’s lungs and respiratory tract are very sensitive. When the lungs come in contact with something that irritates the airways, they respond. The muscles lining the airways tighten, resulting in a much smaller opening, allowing less air to pass through. The irritant will also often cause an inflammatory response, leading to increased mucus production and swelling, another way of tightening the opening of the airways. Together these two responses result in much difficulty breathing, ultimately leading to shortness of breath and wheezing in an individual. Luckily, asthma can be well managed with the right treatments. Although there are many treatment options for asthma, one of the safest and most natural treatment option to make you feel better is salt therapy.

Salt therapy, where microscopic salt particles are being inhaled, can be very effective in treating asthma. Firstly, the increased salt within the lungs draws water into the airways, allowing the thick, dry mucus that is often present in asthma to become more fluid. This allows it to break down more easily and be cleared from the airways. This also allows the mucus to function better in clearing any debris or pathogens that may be present within the airways and potentially act as irritants to the patient, further aggravating their asthma. Salt therapy also acts to reduce inflammation, which helps minimize the swelling that is constricting the airways.

A study looking at the effects of salt therapy was administered in salt mines in 216 children with bronchial asthma. The children that received the salt treatment showed improvement over the control group. The treatment appeared to decrease broncho-obstructive syndrome and increase pulmonary ventilation, both improvements remaining stable. Overall, salt therapy for asthma is not only a great treatment option that targets multiple asthma symptoms to make you feel better, but it’s also a natural treatment. This makes it very safe for both the patient and any family members that may also be exposed. Start breathing better with salt therapy at home.

Find more about salt therapy that you can use at home by visiting or call 1-519-641-7258. 


1. Abdullaev AA, Gadzhiev KM, Eiubova AA. [The efficacy of speleotherapy in salt mines in children with bronchial asthma based on the data from immediate and late observations]. Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. (5):25-28. Accessed August 15, 2017.

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