Every year, the flu virus is a recurring theme. It sweeps from children to the elderly, making everyone sick. Here are some suggestions on how to protect yourself and your loved ones. You can prevent the virus infection. Avoid crowds (where the virus can be transmitted). Wash your hands often and use hand sanitiser, especially if you have a grip on public transport. Avoid shaking hands with people who cough or sneeze. Do not pick your face with unclean hands. Eat a varied diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables. And salt therapy is a way to boost your defences. You may well ask: is it really effective? How does it work?
Clinicians on salt therapy
According to the Semmelweis University Clinic of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology website, “preventive salt therapy reduces the incidence of upper respiratory tract diseases. Salt therapy can be successfully used in …. cough-related pathologies… colds, flu …. and many other conditions.”
The clinicians studied the disease-preventive effects of salt therapy in school groups. Half of the group received preventive salt therapy. Those who did not receive salt therapy were twice as likely to become ill. Their symptoms were more severe. They also took longer to recover than those who received salt therapy.
Fact: helps prevent viral infection
The key findings of the study are:
- Salt therapy helps prevent viral infection (but does not guarantee that you will not be infected)
- If you do catch the virus, salt therapy can be used to supplement medical treatment. It helps to make the course of the illness milder and the recovery time shorter.
What can you experience when using salt therapy?
The effects of salt therapy are not noticeable in the short term.
If you go to a salt room, other than having a good rest, you may not feel anything. A single treatment has no real effect on your health, not even on your respiratory system.
Salt therapy works if you spend several hours in the salty air every day.
But you don’t have to travel to a salt room every day to do it. There are devices – such as the SaltDome – designed for home salt therapy.
- ultrasonic atomization
- 1, 3, 6 hours or continuous operation
- particles of salt smaller than 5 microns
- two-stage vapour production
- colour therapy
- for home and work use
Place the SaltDome on your bedside table. Sleep in the salt air. You’re usually in one place for 6-8 hours while sleeping. This is optimal for effective salt therapy. Do not place the device in the far corner of the room, but at a distance of one to one and a half metres from your head. This is when it is most effective.
While you use it this way, you may not feel an immediate change in your health. You inhale the salt air deep into your lungs and it “wraps a protective net around you”. It can keep some of the germs away from you.
I have received many letters from frustrated parents who have had their child burn with a fever of 38-39 degrees. They expected the first few minutes of salt therapy to cure them and make their symptoms go away.
This is not how salt therapy works. Besides, there is no miracle cure or even medicine that can cure a fever, kill the virus and restore health in a single use!
If you already have the flu, use salt therapy as a complement to medical treatment. It helps to relieve respiratory mucus, nasal congestion and neutralise pathogens, helping your body’s immune system to fight off the virus.
This is why you should use salt therapy and these are what you can expect from it. No more, but no less.