Relief for Bronchitis with Salt Therapy
Can Salt Therapy Provide Relief for Bronchitis?
Over 10 million people suffer from bronchitis annually. It affects both adults and children. Bronchitis is a type of acute inflammation of the air passages within the lungs. Because of this infection, the mucous membrane in the bronchi becomes inflamed. The two types of bronchitis are chronic and acute.
Acute and Chronic Bronchitis
Bronchitis brings tightness in the chest and sometimes will make it difficult for you to breathe. In cases in smaller children, the symptoms are close to that of asthma, such as wheezing and coughing. A virus is what acute bronchitis starts off as usually brought on when the patient suffers from the flu or the common cold. It usually heals itself after a couple of weeks. Coughing and fatigue are common symptoms well after acute bronchitis has passed.
Chronic bronchitis could last as long as three months and longer. It is collectively referred to as COPD. While acute bronchitis may be brought on by the flu or virus, chronic bronchitis is typically caused by smoking. Coughing fits that particularly occur in the morning or with drastic temperature changes, along with tough mucus, are signs of chronic bronchitis.
Acute bronchitis may require antibiotic treatment, and it is best to check with your physician regarding your particular situations. There are prescription drugs that help keep the symptoms at bay, but they do not ensure they’ll be gone for good. Salt therapy is a way to not only get relief from symptoms but prevents them from coming back over time. Breathing in the microscopic salt particles allow the disinfectant properties to get to work immediately on the bacteria and virus invading your respiratory system.
What Does Salt Therapy Do?
Salt therapy, also known as Halotherapy, helps by clearing your lungs from mucus that accumulates over time, which makes it easier for you to breathe. This also helps the functionality of your lungs. Once the mucus is cleared, your respiratory tract will widen, which makes your cough go away. Most patients report experiencing positive results in as short as five sessions. When coughing is reduced, clients can breathe and sleep normally. Salt therapy is also great if you’re suffering from a common cold. As the salt will open up your nasal airways and help stop sneezing. Salt therapy helps reduce inflammation of the lungs while simultaneously killing bacteria. Experiencing salt therapy may help reduce your dependence on prescription drugs for curing your bronchitis. Salt therapy has also been reported as an aid to patients with insomnia due to coughing. If you’re coughing throughout the night, it’s hard to get a restful night’s sleep. With salt therapy, your cough may subside, letting you get the restful sleep you need and deserve.
Salt therapy for bronchitis is also safe for children, which makes it an excellent, holistic alternative for treating coughs and colds. Join us in The Salt Room Wesley Chapel for 45 minutes and see the difference for yourself. Please call with any questions; we are happily standing by to help you.