There are over five million people with asthma in the UK. That is one in every 12 adults. Although the respiratory system is essentially in good working order, the bronchi (small tubes carrying air in and out of the lungs) become inflamed and more sensitive than usual. When you come into contact with something that irritates your lungs, your airways narrow, the muscles around them tighten and there is an increase in the production of sticky mucus (phlegm).
SYMPTOMS OF ASTHMA
Wheezing (high-pitched whistling sounds when breathing out) Cough, worse particulalry at night Difficulty in breathing Chest tightness
HOW THE SALT CAVE CAN HELP
For those suffering from asthma, Salt Therapy can not only bring much-needed relief, but also prevent the frequent recurrence of your symptoms. If left untreated, the chronic inflammation caused by asthma can lead to the lungs becoming irreversibly obstructed. Prescription drugs and inhalers may bring immediate relief, but Salt Therapy has a far more lasting effect as many, many visitors have testified. Prescription drugs such as inhalers are a short-term fix, leaving the underlying problem unchanged once an attack has passed.
Salt Therapy is different because: Salt kills bacteria It widens the airways by reducing inflammation It is mucolytic, which means it helps to shift retained mucus and therefore reduce the chance of infection It reduces IgE levels, which means the immune system won’t over-react to asthma/allergy triggers