It is estimated by the U.S. Prevalence Statistics for Chronic Disease that Asthma affects more than 60 million Americas each year (1 in 5 Americans).  This is a dramatic rise from those that suffered with asthma just 10 years ago and is even more so from those that did 50 years ago.  Here are some other shocking statistics about asthma.

  • It is the most common chronic condition in children.
  • It accounts for one quarter of all emergency room visits.
  • The annual cost of asthma is about 60 billion dollars
  • It is the number one cause of school absenteeism in children, accounting for most than 13 million total missed days of school.

Other statistics reveal asthma continuing to grow rapidly as a threat to the health of the general population.  As of now, more incidences continue to occur among children and adults in the USA.

Learn more about about the benefits of salt therapy for Asthma, COPD and Smoker’s Cough.

A healthy and well balanced body has a natural ability to deal with reasonable stress and to regenerate physically and mentally during sleep. Internal and environmental challenges can disrupt the body’s ability to bring itself back into balance, creating a situation where stress and fatigue are constant and cumulative. The Salt Cocoon isolates the individual in a stress-free environment that provides healing on a variety of levels while allowing the body to reassert its natural healthy balance. The negative charge and high surface energy of haloaerosol particles empowers them to penetrate internal airways more deeply, bonding with positive ions and calming and relaxing internal muscles as the nervous system rebalances. The same action is simultaneously performed externally as charged particles coat the skin, reducing chronic hypersensitivity caused by environmental stresses and encouraging cellular regeneration. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties reduce the body’s toxic load, giving relief to an overburdened immune system and the release debris and inhaled particles is facilitated. Multiple sessions of treatment in this supportive environment reinforce the organism’s natural inclination toward a healthy balanced state, and enhance its ability to achieve it independently.

Salt care has an immediate remedial affect on the symptoms of colds and flu. Breathing becomes easier as inhaled salt aerosol naturally absorbs edema from swollen air passages and thins mucus secretions so that drainage is easier. The dispersal system of microscopic salt particles used in this therapy allows the salt aerosol to be taken deep into these cavities, bringing the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action to the root of the problem. Relief from the irritation of sticky mucus secretions and debris, as well as the antispasmodic effect produce by calming negative ions, calms and quiets coughs. Equally important is the sterile, isolated treatment environment, free from exposure to any external challenges, which gives the immune system the chance to reassert itself in this supportive atmosphere and initiate a healing process. Additionally, the deep cleaning of the sinus cavities and respiratory tract inherent in this type of treatment reduces the toxic load on the immune system, regardless of external exposure. A series of halotherapy treatments not only helps to relieve and heal a current cold or flu episode, but increases resistance to new infections for months in the future.

This illness was named in the 1930’s, when it was first recognized.  Fibrosis refers to scarring or the excessive formation of tissue in an organ, which in this case is the pancreas.  Cystic refers to cysts that are formed within the pancreas.  It is the most common hereditary or genetic illness among Americans, affecting 1 in 3000.  It was discovered in 1989 that a gene exists that is actually responsible for CF.  It is said to be a mutated gene that affects a particular protein’s ability to regulate components of sweat, digestive juices and mucus formation.

Learn more about Cystic Fibrosis.

Halotherapy has been proven to have a multidimensional positive effect on various forms of dermatitis, including acute symptoms of acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Depositing on open skin areas, haloaerosol increases activity of skin ion channels, stimulating cell growth and regeneration. Dry salt particles balance skin pH and autoflora, as well as reducing harmful bacteria and inflammation. After a series of treatments, study subjects showed decreased itching, decreased or resolved scaling of the skin, and the drying and healing of small fissures, scratches and exudative symptoms. Skin and respiratory disease are often coexistent, and dermatitis is associated with other issues of the immune system. The effects of inhaled salt particles on the respiratory tract decrease bacteria and improve bronchial drainage, thus decreasing overall toxicity and reducing the likelihood of future outbreaks. The sterile environment and negative ions relax and modulate the nervous system, freeing the body from the stresses of external stimuli and initiating healing and rebalancing. Multiple studies in Russia have shown salt therapy to be effective in the relief of dermatitis symptoms, and of potential long term benefit as part of a total body approach to healing.

Salt care’s ability to reduce edema in passages and cavities not immediately accessible to other means of treatment make it the perfect solution for dealing with ear and sinus infections. The Salt Cocoon is perfectly safe and comfortable for children as well as adults, and can bring not only relief in the short term, but lasting resistance to recurrence of such infections. In the case of ear infections, aerosolized particles are able to penetrate deep into the internal passages of the ear, reducing inflammation, edema, and bacteria in the Eustachian tubes. Relief of edema from swollen tissues widens passages, improving drainage and increasing aeration behind the tympanic membrane, reducing infection in the pockets where bacteria often builds due to collected fluid. Relief from sinus infections is also achieved through deep penetrating dry salt particles. The negative charge of haloaerosol particles causes them to be literally drawn in to the essentially positively charged environment of inflamed and infected sinus cavities. Relief is achieved quickly as mucus secretions become thinner and are able to drain properly, removing trapped pockets of debris and bacteria. The ionic particles also stimulate the immune system, increasing the body’s innate ability to resist further infection as antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties reduce the current episode. This can significantly reduce the use of antibiotics in chronic sufferers of ear and sinus infections.

The multiple effects of halotherapy on the body enable it to address sleeping issues with a variety of causes. Most basically, snoring and sleep apnea caused by obstructed air passages is relieved due to the antiedemic and anti-inflammatory properties of salt particles. Air passages are opened and widened and spasm of inflamed irritated tissue and smooth muscles are modulated, so restful breathing can be achieved. Many subjects have found relief from sleep apnea previously treated by drugs or sleep machines in a single session, with results improving daily as the series progressed. On a deeper level, the Salt Cocoon also provides a treatment environment where healing can be begin for an overwhelmed and unbalanced nervous system. Exposure to the excessively positively charged atmosphere of the everyday world can cause an imbalance in our own electromagnetic fields, literally creating an inability to relax from the cellular level up. The dispersal method of salt particles into the salt cocoon increases their surface energy, enhancing salt’s natural negative charge, and increasing its ability to rebalance te body’s EMF during the treatment period. The Salt Cocoon isolates the individual in an environment free from all interference, allowing her to achieve deep relaxation. In this situation, the nervous system is able to reset itself and reassert its natural proper balance. More restful sleep is often achieved after the first session, and with repeated sessions the body can relearn the process of achieving this state independently.

Salt care presents a unique treatment option for allergy sufferers. The sterile chamber, first and foremost, removes the patient from contact with external stimulus during the period of treatment, allowing the nervous system to reset itself. Due to the specific dispersal method, dry sodium chloride aerosol acquires a negative charge and a high surface energy. The particles have an electro-ionic effect on both the skin and the internal tissues of the sinuses and respiratory tract, calming hyperresponsiveness and allowing normalization of the body’s reaction to stimuli. Inflammation is reduced due to natural properties of the inhaled salt particles, which also thin bronchial and nasal secretions. Improved drainage allows for reduction in contaminants that may trigger or prolong allergic episodes. Additionally, salt’s ability to absorb edema from swollen mucosa linings in the sinuses and respiratory tract opens airways to bring about quick relief of symptoms. Long term studies with allergy patients in Russia who reported remarkable improvement over a period of ten years have led to halotherapy being recognized as a certified allergy treatment by the Russian Ministry of Health and other associations in Europe.