Benefits of a salt inhaler?
Salt therapy, using a Himalayan salt inhaler, alternately called a salt pipe inhaler or dry salt inhaler, has become a popular natural therapy for those who suffer from respiratory ailments. Moreover, salt therapy is also used to clear environmental pollutants out of your system, improve your circulation, and prevent cold and flu.
The History Of Salt Therapy
In the mid-1800s, Felix Bochkovsky noticed that salt mine workers had a much lower incidence of respiratory ailments than the surrounding general population. In fact, these salt mine workers hardly ever even got the common cold! Mr. Bochkovsky attributed this to the fact that these workers were constantly breathing in the ionized salty air. This sparked an interest in taking sick people to the salt mines to receive the benefit of the anti-inflammatory properties of ionized salty air. The results were amazing! People often experienced a dramatic improvement in health after being in these salt mines for only a short time. There is also archeological evidence that salt therapy goes all the way back to Greek and Roman times so Mr. Bochkovsky’s observations may have actually been a re-discovery of much older remedy!
What Is a Himalayan Salt Inhaler?
Himalayan salt inhalers are pipe-shaped porcelain or ceramic receptacles that hold crystalline Himalayan salt. There are holes on the bottom to allow air to pass and a hollow curved tube. To use the salt inhaler, you use your mouth to breathe in through the hollow tube of the inhaler and then exhale through your nose. This breathing cycle allows the salt particles and ions to pass through your respiratory system, removing the impurities and mechanically cleaning your air passageways. This reduces inflammation and improves the functionality of your bronchi and bronchioles. The best salt inhalers easily come apart into two pieces so they can be washed by hand or even put through the dish washer for sanitary purposes.
Do Salt Inhalers Work?
Yes, the regular use of salt inhalers improve, or completely eliminate, a variety of respiratory issues including sinus infections, seasonal allergies, emphysema, bronchitis, and asthma. Further, if you are prone to getting the flu, the regular use of a salt inhaler can help you prevent this! Himalayan salt is a natural antiseptic and breathing in these ionized salt particles will prevent infection from taking hold in the mucus membranes of your respiratory system. In fact, the salt vapor will kill off pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Even the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that has very strict rules about proving effectiveness, has officially sanctioned salt pipe inhalers in some instances.
Why Use Himalayan Salt Instead Of Sea Salt?
First, you should know that salt labeled as “sea salt” is often simply a marketing ploy because almost all salt is ultimately derived from the sea. However, most sea salt today is put through an industrial process that makes it lose almost all or most of its healthy trace minerals. Himalayan salt, on the other hand, is a very high quality “full-spectrum” salt, meaning it contains all eighty-four original sea salt minerals! Additionally, Himalayan salt was formed in an ancient sea 250 million years old and stored away beneath the Himalayan Mountains long before the Earth’s oceans were polluted by human activity. Thus, when you inhale ionized Himalayan salt air, you are inhaling salty air in its purest form!
Salt Inhaler Side Effects…?
There are no known side effects from using a salt inhaler. A few people do report having a nasal drip for a short while after they use a salt inhaler. However, they attribute this to helping them clean out their respiratory system and they feel much better afterward. If you have any additional concerns, you should consult your physician.
The Dr. Oz Salt Inhaler
In March of 2013, Dr. Oz demonstrated the amazing healing powers of a Himalayan salt inhaler on his popular television show. He and his guest pointed out that using a salt inhaler emulated the fresh salty air you breath when you walk on a isolated ocean beach! From clearing up sinus issues to controlling asthma, Dr. Oz explained that a Himalayan salt inhaler is an inexpensive method that can help a large segment of the population.
Himalayan Salt Inhalers For COPD
COPD, which is an acronym for “chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,” is one of the most common lung diseases. The two primary types of COPD are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Cigarette smoking and breathing second hand smoke are the leading causes of COPD. However, it can also be caused by exposure to various forms of air pollution such as that produced by industrial factories or by burning wood. Generally speaking, COPD is considered a progressive disease in that it tends to get gradually worse over time. However, many COPD sufferers have reported that using a Himalayan salt inhalers on a regular basis slows the progression to a standstill. In fact, some COPD suffers report feeling better than ever after using their salt inhaler.
Speolotherapy and Halotherapy
Speolotherapy is the practice of treating respiratory maladies inside caves where natural salt ions are high and man-made pollutants are low. While this is often done in naturally formed caves, “salt rooms” that simulate the conditions inside natural caves are increasingly being used for this type of therapy. Halotherapy, i.e. salt therapy, has also become very popular at health spas and other therapeutic settings. Himalayan salt lamps, as well as walls and floors covered in Himalayan salt, are common in these therapeutic settings. Additionally, people are often given a personal dry salt inhaler to use while in these salt therapy rooms.
Our conclusion about Himalayan salt inhaler
The use of a Himalayan salt inhaler is an extraordinarily simple and inexpensive way to dramatically improve the health of your respiratory system. It is also a holistic natural treatment that produces no side effects, unlike chemical medications that are routinely prescribed to treat respiratory issues like COPD, allergies, and asthma. In fact, many people find they no longer need prescription medications after using halotherapy! Plus, even if you don’t have any specific respiratory issues, a salt inhaler can help you rid your system of pollutants and increase the oxygen getting into all your major systems, giving you a myriad of health benefits. This includes improving the functioning of your cardiovascular system, digestive system, circulatory system, and endocrine system.