Salt therapy and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Salt therapy for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a natural and effective treatment for a number of health issues … including emphysema and bronchitis … that relate to the lungs and that are grouped together under the banner of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
The damage to the lungs that results in COPD is gradual, which is why most people are over 40 by the time symptoms begin.
Symptoms of COPD
* Cough is usually the first symptom to develop. It is productive with sputum (phlegm). It tends to come and go at first, and then gradually becomes more persistent (chronic). You may think of your cough as a ‘smokers cough’ in the early stages of the disease. It is when the breathlessness begins that people often become concerned.
* Breathlessness (‘short of breath’) and wheezing may occur only when you exert yourself at first, for example, when you climb stairs. These symptoms tend to become gradually worse over the years if you continue to smoke. Difficulty with breathing may eventually become quite distressing.
* Sputum – the damaged airways make a lot more mucus than normal. This forms sputum (phlegm). You tend to cough up a lot of sputum each day.
* Chest infections are more common if you have COPD. Wheezing with cough and breathlessness may become worse than usual if you have a chest infection. Sputum usually turns yellow or green during a chest infection.
What’s the difference between COPD and asthma?
Asthma and COPD cause similar symptoms. However, they are very different diseases.
* In COPD there is permanent damage to the airways. The narrowed airways are ‘fixed’, and so symptoms are chronic (persistent). Treatment to ‘open up the airways’ is limited.
* In asthma there is inflammation in the airways which causes muscles in the airways to constrict. This causes the airways to narrow. The symptoms tend to ‘come and go’, and vary in severity from time to time. Treatment to reduce inflammation and to ‘open up the airways’ usually works well.
Both asthma and COPD are common, and some people have both conditions
Salt therapy and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – the benefits :
Inhalation of salt aerosol is clinically proven and cleans the respiratory system of the body and speeds up the elimination of toxins. The size of the particles are same as in underground Salt Caves — 1-5 μm. These breathable particles penetrate into the bronchial tree in the form of finest crystals, diffused dry saline works as a “bronchial brush” for the airways.
Salt aerosol proven to have anti bactericidal effects, which cleans the microbial flora of the respiratory tract, slowing / stopping bacterial growth and increasing resistance to respiratory diseases. Salt aerosol is a known decongestant; it is known to reduce inflammation widen the airway passage, and restores the normal transport of mucous secretion and free’s blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles.
This then leads to the elimination of the residual tar and foreign allergens. It also has a hyposensitizing effect, which allows the body to become less sensitive to a substance that produces an allergic reaction and has an immunomodulating effect. (adjustment of the immune response to a desired level) It reduces the IgE levels in the body. IgE is the antibody which is mostly responsible for allergic reactions.
Dry sodium chloride aerosol eliminates airborne pollen particles from the airways. Better air composition then strengthens immunity and better immunity decreases allergic reaction to pollens and other allergens. The treatment’s efficacy is estimated at 75 – 98%.
Salt therapy is 100% natural, safe and drug-free, providing effective long-term relief. It can be used as a complementary treatment to prescribed medications or as a sole treatment.
When Salt therapy is used as a complimentary treatment, it can increase the effectiveness of prescribed medications, and decrease the amount prescribed medication that you need to take. This diagram will show you how it works.