Coughs, Cold and Flu
The Salt Room has been specifically constructed to help cold and flu sufferers relieve their symptoms and feel better in a safe, peaceful environment that feels more like a spa than a high-tech treatment facility.
Around one billion people in the US alone come down with cold or flu every year. While drugs may ease the symptoms of the common cold or provide a short term cure for the flu virus, it may be only a couple weeks until you’re affected again. The Salt Room halotherapy will not only bring relief but also prevent frequent reoccurrence of cold and flu.
If you are suffering from cold or flu, salt therapy will bring relief by opening the nasal airways, killing bacteria and facilitating the drainage of the sinuses. If you are suffering from chest congestion you will start breathing easier as the halotherapy accelerates mucous clearance from your lungs. These sessions will help drive away sneezing and coughing as well as decrease your dependence on prescription drugs. Salt therapy also reduces stress which might otherwise weaken your immune system and helps rejuvenate your natural defenses. A complete treatment regiment of 7-15 sessions will provide benefits for as long as 6-12 months.
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. This treatment may protect the lung from insults that reduces mucus clearance and reduces lung disease”. The Journal of Aerosol Medicine (1995) reports tremendous improvements in patients suffering from various types of respiratory diseases (bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive and non-obstructive bronchitis, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis) who underwent treatment with halotherapy in a placebo-controlled clinical trial. The best remedy for cold and flu treatment and prevention is a blend of science and nature.
Halotherapy simulates the natural microclimate found in salt caves and mines but has the added benefit of a highly controlled sodium chloride flow. Going in for this treatment is just like visiting the spa. You’ll relax in a halochamber with salt coated walls and floor. Dry sodium chloride aerosol containing particles of 1-5 um in size is produced and pushed into this room by a halogenerator. The halogenerator boasts of a microprocessor that monitors and maintains the temperature, relative humidity and mass concentration of aerosol in the chamber. For cold and flu treatment, the environment is 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 team of highly trained halospecialists are there to help you. The only side affects reported by a few patients were a slight skin irritation and sometimes small patches of skin rashes which disappear soon after treatment and typically don’t occur after 3-5 sessions. A mild throat tickle has also been reported in some cases.
The common cold usually lasts for 5-10 days. The patient suffering from common cold displays symptoms of runny nose, sneezing nasal and sinus blockage, headache and sore throat. Many people confuse flu with common cold. An attack of flu is much more severe than cold. Flu infects the airway tract in the nose and throat that can sometimes spread down into the lungs. It is caused by Type A and B virus. The flu season begins in late fall and continues during winter in the northern hemisphere. A patient with the flu virus experiences symptoms like body aches, high fever, dry cough, red eyes, weakness, flushed skin and dry cough. Severe cases of flu can even prove fatal. If you have these symptoms of cold or flu, please contact us today to schedule an appointment so we can help you feel well again!