Using salt to help asthma and allergies!
Canada is facing a wave of chronic respiratory diseases. Asthma, croup, bronchitis, allergies and chronic ear infections are just a few examples.
Unfortunately, many children suffer from some sort of a breathing condition which can result in absences from school, numerous visits to the emergency room, sleepless nights, limited participation in certain activities and other physical/emotional disturbances that affect their quality of life.
Most children are treated with steroids and antibiotics and although they can provide some relief, they do not deal with the underlying issues nor are they 100% free of negative side effects. Just recently, the FDA issued a warning on four widely used asthma drugs, especially in childhood- Advair, Symbicort, Serevent and Foradil. For parents who want their children to experience the most out of life that can mean opting for asthma treatments they are not entirely comfortable with. There is another option- salt.
Clinical studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2006) report: “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”
Salt rooms, salt pipes and salt lamps are conventionally used in most parts of Eastern Europe and other various countries throughout the world to help treat and manage respiratory issues.
For more information please visit www.salttherapy.ca