Salt Therapy Facts


NHS Research and Medical Findings of Salt Therapy

In 2011 The Salt Cave, Co Founders Creators and Designers of the Breeze Tronic Pro Machine was invited by the NHS to participate in a pilot project, as part of the Personal Health Budget program, to provide therapy for a COPD sufferer, called Clara Buffong. The NHS paid for her treatment and they monitored her for over a year.

Clara Buffong, who took part in the project and explains:
“The Salt Cave changed my life. Before I visited the Salt Cave I was on lots of antibiotics and steroids, none of which made me feel much better. I was basically confined to my house, and hated to be around people as my breathing was so noisy. However, this has now changed thanks to salt therapy. I know I will never get completely better, but the Salt Cave lets me live again and manage my illness in a way that I can enjoy my life again. When I walk out of the Salt Cave I feel high on life. I call it my heaven on earth. If salt therapy can work for me it can work for anybody, so I urge all COPD sufferers to give it a go”

From 1st April 2014 everyone who is eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding has the right to apply for Personal Health Budget. If you apply for Personal Health Budget, together with your NHS team (such as a GP) you will develop a care plan. The plan sets out your personal health and wellbeing needs, the health outcomes you want to achieve, the amount of money in the budget and how you are going to spend it. You can use a personal health budget to pay for a wide range of items and services, including therapies, personal care and equipment. New patients found eligible for Continuing Healthcare from 1st April 2014 will also have the same rights.

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In clinical trials Salt Therapy (a.k.a. “halotherapy) has proven to be effective in relieving symptoms of a variety of respiratory and skin ailments. During one of the clinical trials, Salt Therapy resulted in improvement of the clinical state in:
• 85% of mild and moderate asthma cases
• 75% of severe asthma cases
• 97% of chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis cases
(“journal of Aerosol Medicine, A.V. Chervinskaya, Volume 8. Number 3, 1995”)

Halotherapy medical description

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

European Respiratory Journal: Inhalation of hypertonic saline aerosol enhances mucociliary clearance in asthmatic and healthy subjects

The New England Journal of Medicine: A Controlled Trial of Long-Term Inhaled Hypertonic Saline in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology UK: Hypersaline nasal irrigation in children with symptomatic seasonal allergic rhinitis

Halotherapy in dermatology

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]