SALT THERAPY: The Multi-Purpose Healer
Dec 01, 2019 12:07AM
By Margaret Mary Jones
ear infections, sinusitis and other chronic infections. All infections are inflammatory to the body. Salt therapy helps support the immune system on two levels; it is physically anti-inflammatory and is also calming to the central nervous system.
passages, accelerating mucus clearance and improving lung function while killing harmful bacteria and soothing the respiratory system. This decreases the inflammation in the lungs and opens the airways, increasing oxygen exchange. This 100% drug-free treatment is effective, has no side effects and may lessen the need for prescription antihistamines, inhalers and nasal sprays. In fact, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study in 2006 that found salt inhalation is an effective complementary treatment for cystic fibrosis.
All infections are inflammatory to the body.
Salt therapy helps support the immune system on
two levels; it is physically anti-inflammatory and is
also calming to the central nervous system.
dust, pollen and other allergens present in the airways. Open airways calm breathing and reduce wheezing and coughing, making life more comfortable and asthma more manageable.
medications work more effectively and reduces the need for them. Salt therapy is completely safe, inexpensive and helps prevent common comorbid conditions such as ear and sinus infections. It helps prevent asthma attacks, especially if a therapy session is undertaken during peak allergy season and after exposure to allergens (like a visit to a relative who smokes).
- Fortifies the skin’s protective barrier
- Stimulates microcirculation
- Reduces inflammation, redness and irritation
- Has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effects
- Reduces IgE levels
- Helps normalize the skin’s pH balance
- Promotes healthy tissue regeneration
- Facilitates deeper penetration of skin care products
- Increases skin elasticity
- Cleans impacted follicles
- Promotes gentle exfoliation (cell turnover)
If you’ve ever wondered why an oceanside resort is so relaxing, the salt in the air may
provide a clue. Salt ions have a relaxing effect on the nervous system. In addition, the salt room
itself provides therapy. Soft music, dimmed lights, zero-gravity chairs and the absence of electronic devices for a solid 45 minutes lend to its spa-like atmosphere and is just as relaxing.
For someone struggling with a skin condition like eczema or respiratory condition like asthma, stress can cause flare-ups. Stress increases cortisol, an overabundance of which can cause an
inflammatory response in the body. The fact that halotherapy reduces stress and promotes an overall feeling of well-being may explain how it helps decrease the inflammatory response of the body and the flare-ups of respiratory and skin conditions.
- Allergies (environmental)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Ear Infections
- Multi-Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome
- Respiratory Infections
- Sinus Infections
Joseph Cannizzaro, MD has been practicing pediatrics in Central Florida for over 40 years and is the author of “Answers for the 4-A Epidemic: Healing for Kids with Autism, ADHD, Asthma and Allergies.” As a classically-trained primary care physician who practices functional medicine, Dr. Cannizzaro believes that integrative medicine can bring conventional and complementary healing modalities together, creating a highly personalized and high-touch healing environment. Call Cannizzaro Integrative Pediatric Center at 321-280-5867 for a meet and greet or to book a session at The Salt Room® Longwood. Ask about the HOLIDAY BOGO special—simply call and schedule a salt therapy session for two through January 3, 2020 and your friend shares the session for free. Available only at Longwood location. See News Brief for more info.