Estonian pediatricians on salt therapy

An Estonian pediatrician Leo Tamm has written the following article.

Salt Chamber Helps to Normalize the Immune System of an Organism

Who needs salt treatment?

Patients with respiratory diseases: patients with asthma and chronic bronchitis (paid by health insurance), acute bronchitis, recurrent bronchitis, cystic fibrosis (also known as mucoviscidosis), diseases involving deformations of the bronchial tree, also known as bronchiectatic diseases.

Patients with ear diseases: allergy-related diseases of the nose and sinuses; chronic and recurrent infections of the sinuses, chronic infections of the pharynx, chronic and acute infections of the Eustachian tube.

Patients with skin conditions: eczema, acne, atopic dermatitis, general skin lesions in a stable phase, psoriasis, skin infections (including putrid ones).

And more: halotherapy improves the drainage function of the bronchi; therefore it is recommended for the treatment of cough with viscid sputum (hard-to-cough-up phlegm) and a dry cough with fits. And finally, for those, whom expectorants have not helped.

For preventive purposes we recommend salt therapy for frequent respiratory diseases, the flu, recurrent acute bronchitis and pneumonia, chronic infections of the upper respiratory pathways, pollinosis, smoker’s cough, and to workers who have contact with industrial dust.

When one should not come to halotherapy:

In the acute phase of an acute viral infection; with high fever; with signs of infection or poisoning; with tendency to cough up blood; with tuberculosis, lung abscess, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, severe dyspnea; with hypertension (II-III) or heart ischemia; with kidney problems, tumors, and any known organ failures.  

One has to be prepared to devote time and good will. The courses of treatment should be repeated 2-3 times each year.