A salt room is a place where Dr. Edmiston and his staff grind medical grade salt to a particular strength or concentration and pump the fine particles into the air to kill germs, help with sinus and lung health, improve irritated red skin, or accelerate wound healing.
Salt is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral. The negative ions from the salt are said to help people enhance their moods. Treatments that take place in a salt room are called halotherapy. Halotherapy is a form of alternative medicine practiced for thousands of years, and has been accepted as a treatment in Europe for over two decades. Its name is derived from the Greek word for salt, halos.
Halotherapy is an all-natural, drug-free therapy that benefits the lungs and skin, and all you have to do is sit in a comfortable chair and breathe. The 1- to 5-micron halo generator precisely disperses salt particles into the specially constructed negative ionized salt room.
Dry salt aerosol has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects in the respiratory tract, while helping clear mucous and stimulate the body's natural immune defenses. That stimulates the cleansing ability of the lungs and reduces inflammation.
Clinical studies have shown that salt therapy reduces inflammation and leaves patients breathing easier. Some patients use halotherapy treatments to reduce their use of medications, the number of times they have to visit the hospital, and the frequency of asthma and allergy attacks.
There are no side effects to this treatment, and it's safe for children and adults to use. Halotherapy involves no artificial elements, simply pure salt that acts as a natural disinfectant for clearer lungs and skin.
Dr. Edmiston also recommends halotherapy if you’re already healthy since it boosts the immune system's ability to combat high amounts of pollutants, dust, and bacteria. The negative ions it produces also help battle stress and depression.
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