Salt therapy, also called halotherapy, is when you use salt as medicine for a wide variety of problems. Salt can be gargled, breathed in, bathed in or used to flush your nasal passages. YouTube channel Salt Chamber LLC looks at salt therapy benefits.
Salt has a tendency to draw out moisture.
This can help people affected by a lot of mucus, such as chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, allergies, and COPD. Breathing in very fine particles of salt helps to get the salt deep down into the lungs so that it can help dry up excess fluid.
Salt is a natural anti-inflammatory, helping to open up airways swollen by irritations. This helps horses breathe better, making them able to get the oxygen they need to compete in sports like racing and eventing. Horses cannot breathe through their mouths, so it’s vital that their nasal passages are cleared. Salt therapy also helps people with some breathing problems, like bronchial asthma and chronic bronchitis.
Salt therapy is not meant to entirely replace traditional medicine, but can be safely used with traditional medicine and therapies without the worry of bad interactions. Salt therapy is not right for everyone, such as people with high blood pressure who need to avoid salt, so talk to your doctor before starting treatment.