Breathe with Salt Therapy
Rushing a child into an emergency room with constricted airways is a frightening experience to say the least. And with incidences of virus-induced asthma on the rise, more and more people are becoming all too familiar with this harrowing experience.
Simply described as inflamed and constricted airways brought on by viral respiratory infections such as cold or flu, virus-induced asthma strikes suddenly and can cause severe challenges to breathing. The excessive coughing, wheezing, tightness in the chest and breathing difficulty (especially at night) that identifies virus-induced asthma should be taken very seriously.
There are number of treatments for the symptoms of this type of asthma, but growing numbers of parents who are concerned with the health impacts of chemical components in bronchodilators and inhalers are looking to natural techniques such as speleotherapy (salt therapy) as a proactive and effective way to either augment or replace pharmacological treatments.
Not only is salt therapy a proven method for treating viral-induced (and chronic asthma) symptoms – it is also a preventative approach. And as any parent of a child with any type of asthma knows, preventing an attack in the first place is the key!