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Medical Studies

Many clinical trials in Salt Therapy or Halotherapy have been conducted in the UK by scientists and specialist doctors. It has been found that, Salt Therapy is effective in relieving symptoms of many Respiratory , ENT, and skin ailments.

(Source: “Journal of Aerosol Medicine, A.V. Chervinskaya, Volume 8. Number 3, 1995”) Patients experienced great relief with Salt Therapy and maximum improvement in health of mild and moderate asthma cases, significant improvement of severe asthma cases and very promising improvement of chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis cases.

Another Clinical trial proved that – “Inhalation of hypertonic saline aerosol enhances mucociliary clearance in asthmatic and healthy subjects. This implies that inhaling air rich in natural salts or Regular sessions in Salt Chambers (or Halo Chambers) clears away mucus blockages in nasal passages and gives relief to those suffering from asthma.

(Source: E. Daviskas, S.D. Anderson, I. Gonda, S. Eberl, S. Meikle, J.P. Seale, G. Bautovich. ERS Journals Ltd 1996.) “Inhalation of hypertonic saline produces a sustained acceleration of mucus clearance and improved lung function. This treatment may protect the lungs from insults that reduce mucus clearance and produce lung disease.” (Source: The New England Journal of Medicine, 2006) Salt Therapy was also found to be tolerable, inexpensive and effective.

LIST OF STUDIES

  • Medical Description Of Halotherapy Read More
  • Host Defence unit at Imperial College, National Heart & Lung Institute, London: Sodium Chloride Increases the Ciliary Transportability of Cystic Fibrosis and Bronchiectasis Sputum on the Mucus-depleted Bovine Trachea Read More
  • European Respiratory Journal: Inhalation of hypertonic saline aerosol enhances mucociliary clearance in asthmatic and healthy subjects Read More
  • The New England Journal of Medicine: A Controlled Trial of Long-Term Inhaled Hypertonic Saline in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Read More
  • Pediatric Allergy and Immunology UK: Hypersaline nasal irrigation in children with symptomatic seasonal allergic rhinitis Read More
  • Halotherapy in Dermatology Read More

PUBMED STUDIES:

  • Chervinskaya AV, Zilber NA. Halotherapy for treatment of respiratory diseases J Aerosol Med. 1995 Fall;8(3):221-32. Complete study is available PMID: 10161255 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Read More
  • Gorbenko PP, Adamova IV, Sinitsyna TM. [Bronchial hyperreactivity to the inhalation of hypo- and hyperosmolar aerosols and its correction by halotherapy] Ter Arkh. 1996; 68(8):24-8. Russian. Abstract is available PMID: 9019826 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Read More
  • Grinshtein IuI, Shestovitskii VA, Kuligina-Maksimova AV. [Clinical significance of cytological characteristics of bronchial inflammation in obstructive pulmonary diseases] Ter Arkh. 2004; 76(3):36-9. Russian. Abstract is available PMID: 15108456 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Read More
  • Grigor’eva NV. [Halotherapy in combined non-puncture therapy of patients with acute purulent maxillary sinusitis] Vestn Otorinolaringol. 2003;(4):42-4. Russian. Abstract is available PMID: 13677023 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Read More
  • Abdrakhmanova LM, Farkhutdinov UR, Farkhutdinov RR. [Effectiveness of halotherapy of chronic bronchitis patients] Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2000 Nov-Dec ;( 6):21-4. Russian. Abstract is available PMID: 11197648 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Read More
  • Maev EZ, Vinogradov NV. [Halotherapy in the combined treatment of chronic bronchitis patients] Voen Med Zh. 1999 Jun; 320(6):34-7, 96. Russian. Abstract is available PMID: 10439712 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Read More
  • Chernenkov RA, Chernenkova EA, Zhukov GV. [The use of an artificial microclimate chamber in the treatment of patients with chronic obstructive lung diseases] Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 1997 Jul-Aug ;( 4):19-21. Russian. Abstract is available PMID: 9424823 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Read More
  • Chervinskaia AV. [The scientific validation and outlook for the practical use of halo-aerosol therapy] Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2000 Jan-Feb ;( 1):21-4. Review. Russian. Abstract is available PMID: 11094875 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Read More
  • Farkhutdinov UR, Abdrakhmanova LM, Farkhutdinov RR. [Effects of halotherapy on free radical oxidation in patients with chronic bronchitis] Klin Med (Moscow). 2000;78(12):37-40. Russian. Abstract is available PMID: 11210350 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Read More
  • Borisenko LV, Chervinskaia AV, Stepanova NG, Lukian VS, Goncharova VA, Pokhodzei IV, Krivitskaia VZ, Vishniakova LA, Pokhaznikova MA, Faustova ME, et al. Maliavin AG, Filiaeva IuA, Umakhanova MM, Chervinskaia AV [The use of halotherapy for the rehabilitation of patients with acute bronchitis and a protracted and recurrent course] Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 1995 Jan-Feb ;( 1):11-5. Russian. Abstract is available PMID: 7785211 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Read More
  • Roslaia NA, Likhacheva EI, Shchekoldin PI. [Efficacy of therapeutic use of ultrasound and sinusoidal modulated currents combed with halotherapy in patient with occupational toxic-dust bronchitis] Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2001 Jan-Feb ;( 1):26-7. Russian. Abstract is available PMID: 11530404 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Read More
  • Maliavin AG, Filiaeva IuA, Umakhanova MM, Chervinskaia AV. [Halotherapy-a new treatment of bacterial vaginosis] Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 2004 May-Jun ;( 3):35-7. Russian. Abstract is available PMID: 15216790 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Read More