Can Salt Therapy Really Help In Cystic Fibrosis?

As we all know cystic fibrosis is one among most dangerous diseases in the world which has no cure. It is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder affects lungs and abdominal organs causing them to clog with solid and sticky mucus. It leads to respiratory and digestive problems. Other symptoms include poor growth, sinus infections, clubbing of fingers, toes and infertility in males.

Cystic fibrosis is more common in Northern Europe and least common among Africans and Asians. In UK it is estimated that about 2500 babies born with cystic fibrosis every year.

This disease is usually diagnosed in childhood and lead to untimely death. The average life expectancy for this condition can vary with individuals but the maximum predicted age is 40 years. Lung problems are responsible for death in 80% of cases.

Anti biotics, bronchodilators, airway clearance and chest physiotherapy have short term benefit, but long term effects are vague. Lung transplantation is an option if respiratory problems worsen more. Fortunately halogen therapy brings relief and prevents recurrence of symptoms. It is completely natural and has no side effects.

How salt therapy helps in cystic fibrosis?

During salt therapy for cystic fibrosis (or also called as halogen therapy), patient inhales dry salty micro particles which has anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine and bactericidal properties. This treatment opens respiratory tract, clears accumulated mucus in airways and also reduces inflammation over there. It also facilitates sinus drainage, reduces coughing and boost immune system.

Salt room or salt cave is a microclimate space with controlled temperature and less humidity. Their walls and floor are covered with salt particles. It is the halo generator which grinds the pharmaceutical salts into dry micro particles and allow to flow in air and maintains temperature and humidity. The benefits stay for more than 6 months after recommended sessions of treatment.

A session typically lasts for 45 minutes. Regular follow up of sessions is mandatory. Frequency is the key to success in cystic fibrosis with halo therapy. You can maintain halo therapy at home if you have some space to afford a halo generator.

Salt therapy alone is not a cure; it is a supportive or complementary treatment along with prescribed medications. Breathing salt as a management regime helps to heal faster and remove allergens efficiently.