The natural self defence mechanism of the respiratory system is not fully developed before the age 9. During this period even larger particles of pollution can reach their lungs as the cilia cannot filter them out.
The second reason is that children are shorter therefore they are breathing in the air at lower levels. The air is always more polluted closer to the ground, (e.g. This is why the buggies are higher these days than 20 years ago) The third reason is that children are breathing the air in much more often than adults do. Therefore they are breathing in more polluted air with not fully developed filtering system than adults.
Salt has the natural ability to balance the positive charge by binding the excessive positive ions with its negative ions. Therefore, the neutralizing forces of salt can cancel out positive charged and harmful electromagnetic vibrations in our environment (electro-smog), as well as in our body. Hence, salt therapy has de-stressing, relaxing effects; it is beneficial for calming the nervous system.
The dry sodium chloride (salt) aerosol has a considerable level of negative charge of the particles and this is leading to a negative ionization of the air surrounding the salt ions. Also, the inner surfaces of airways have a slight positive charge. Negatively charged particles of dry sodium chloride aerosol move in the lumen of respiratory tract and settle more intensely compared to neutral particles. In addition, the negative charge increases aerosol stability.
The heart of The Salt Cave is a medical device, called Dry Saline Diffuser, which continuously generates and monitors the dry salt aerosol microclimate. In the halochamber the concentration; size of the particles; temperature; humidity and the level of negative ionized charging, is constantly measured and controlled during the session. Salt Pipes purchased from the internet could be cheap, but obviously they cannot provide the same quality aerosol, which plays key role in the healing of the respiratory system. Salt particles in the pipe soon become oxidised after a few usage, therefore won't be able to make any healing effect.
No! The device could be a complementary or stand alone (alternative) treatment and does not interact with any classical treatment.
No! The salt micro particles are so small that won't be able to affect negatively a low-salt diet. When you breathe the salty air, the total amount of the inhaled salt is extremely small (under 0,2g/day in the first 10 days of usage and under 0,lg/day in the first month). These quantities of salt reach the epithelium surface and are eliminated with the mucus. Considering this, it is estimated that the persons with salt restrictions, would have nothing to worry about.
Even if the majority of salt micro particles are under 1 micron, some filters as HEPA can remove the salt micro particles from air. However, it is recommended that the device should be used at least 8 hours a day, and preferable during the night and to be ""25-30 inches from the patient, preferable at the same level (e.g. using a night table), and the air flows towards him. Using these directions you'll be able to benefit of the salty air even if you use other air cleaners..
Many people have noticed that they sleep better with Salin. This is because it helps in cleaning and widening all the airways, leading instead to an easier breathing and proper amount of oxygen in your blood, so better blood oxygenation. When you wake-up in the morning you'll feel a fresh air and a clear mind.
Yes! Because of its general healthy and hygiene effects, the Saline device is recommended not only for people suffering from respiratory problems, but also for healthy people to increase the immunity of the respiratory system.
The device affects the flow of secretions of the respiratory passages and strengthens the vibrations of cilia, allowing the secretions to be removed quickly and respiratory passages to be cleared, bringing an easier and comfortable breathing pattern. Saline device frequently helps in clearing the nasal passages, diminishes the snoring and obtain a more relaxed and therapeutic sleep.
No! This therapy is very safe, no side-effects and no interaction with other treatments. Unless the noise could disturb a very sensitive person, the salt therapy itself is very safe.
For many snorers has been noticed that they don't snore as loud as before or they stop snoring. The sodium ion reduces the oro-pharyngeal and soft palate edema, often met with snoring, resulting in improvement and diminishing of snoring.
Yes! It is very safe! Fighting with flu and colds in infants and small children could give you a hard time. The Halotherapy device is a real help in opening and clearing the airways and get rid of stuffy nose and wake-ups during the night. A regular use of the device will increase the resistance to flu and cold and a faster recover after an episode.
In infants and small children, ear infection could appear very often. To help them to get better sooner and reduce the rate of recurrence, you should place their bed under an angle (the head should stay upper then feet) and place the device close to the bed with the air stream towards them. In the auditory tube, edema of the Eustachian tube mucosa, causing obstruction and otitis media, will be diminished, leading to widening of the airway passages, better drainage of the inflammatory secretions & better aeration behind the tympanic membrane (drum). The fact the inhaled saline has bactericide and bacteriostatic properties also help.
The salty air will not harm your eyes because the salt micro particles are very, very small, under 5 microns with a majority under 1 micron; you cannot feel the salt into air or taste salty. Also, in speleotherapy (salt cave therapy) has been noticed the allergen free micro environment due to bactericide and bacteriostatic properties of the salt.