Mark Harries, ABC of Sports Medicine

The aim of Salt Therapy for athletes is to normalize the breathing pattern. When the body is working within its psychologically normal parameters it can work at an increased level of performance. Athletes find that once they have corrected their breathing pattern, they can achieve better performance with less breath. This means athletes would have more air in reserve. Visiting a salt cave helps to increase oxygen exchange, increase stamina and performance, reduces production of lactic acid, decreases dehydration, decreases cramping, shortens recovery time, increases energy levels, and contributes to good sleep habits
BMJ 1994;309:113-115 (9 July) Pulmonary Limitation to Performance in Sport

 

National Nurses Review Endorses Halotherapy Benefits

National Nurses Review endorses Salt Therapy. The sea provides many benefits to our life as the atmosphere acts saline through the skin and lungs, causing an acceleration of metabolism, thus improving blood circulation and lymphatic system. It is now possible to enjoy all these benefits without having to go to sea . This is made possible by visiting a therapeutic salt cave. Being in this environment, the stress is reduced, the case also all kinds of respiratory diseases and allergies, improving the appearance of our skin and preventing skin aging.

The micro-climate that The Asheville Salt Cave has created, replicates the natural environment of a salt mine, through the combination of maintaining a constant temperature, humidity and aerosol concentration. This natural combination helps to create a cleansing of the skin and the respiratory tract, including strengthening the immune system and producing total relaxation.

August 1, 2010

Vestn Otorinolaringol

PMID: 13677023 [PubMed -indexed for MEDLINE]. Abstract is available PMID: 9019826 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
Halotherapy was found effective in the treatment of acute purulent maxillary sinusitis without puncture. At first, the positive effects of staying in caves on the respiratory tract were attributed to the ability of inhaled aerosol to dissolve viscose mucus, which can be consecutively easier to cough out. However, the latest research suggests important regulation roles of skin surface and respiratory tract. While human skin has a surface of 2m², the respiratory system has a surface of 100m². Read more

Prof. MD. Jiri Homolka, MD.

Head I. Pulmonary Clinic of the 1st Faculty of Medicine and General University Hospital in Prague
the healing effects of salt are known for centuries. An example is the treatment of what the patients underwent at the royal salt mine Wieliczka Poland, where since 1958 has routinely treated for asthma, diseases of the upper and lower respiratory tract infections and allergies.

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Prof. M.D. Jiri Homolka, DrSc.

Professor M.D. Jiri Homolika, head of 1st Lung Clinic of 1st Medical School of Comenius University and General teaching hospital in Prague, Czech RepublicI verified that the condition of patients with asthma and inflammation of the upper and lower respiratory tract improved after 5-10 stays in salt cave similarly as after a stay at the sea. The positive effect lasts for approximately three months and in comparison to expenses of four stays at the sea, including medication needed to get patient into good fitness, the price for one stay in a cave is negligible. As an expert on lung diseases I cannot certify the influence of salt cave therapy on other types of diseases. But for myself I can testify to the comfortable relaxing effects of salt caves.

MD. Zuzana Lukáčová

MD. Zuzana Lukáčová, Dermatovenereology, University Hospital Bratislava – Ružinov states: In the treatment of some skin diseases for many years, the use of coastal climatic conditions whereby there is a cure or substantial improvement of the health status of the patient, avert impending disability or ability to return to work. Skin diseases that are favorably affected by specific climatic conditions, in particular, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, chronic eczema and recurrent and some Eczematids. Read more

MD. Milan Simko, Immunologist

MD. Milan Simko, Immunologist – Allergologist, University Hospital Bratislava initially attributed the positive effect staying in a cave on the airways that inhaled aerosols dissolve viscous mucus that is better then removed from the airways. Recent research, however, suggest an important regulatory role of surface padding of the skin and respiratory tract.
While the skin has a surface of about 2 meters, the respiratory system has an area of around 100 square meters. Therefore, salt inhalation therapy is much more effective than aerosol effect on the skin and plays an important regulatory role in the whole organism. That these regulatory mechanisms explaining the beneficial effect of treatment on the disease and not related to the respiratory tract.

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M.D. Tibor Barta PhD.

M.D. Tibor Barta PhD., head of the First Otolaryngology clinic of Teaching Hospital with Policlinic in Bratislava – Petrzalka, SlovakiaM.D states that climatic treatment speeds up healing processes. Healing effects of salt minerals can be used and have been well known for centuries. Various procedures based on salt are carried out either directly in salt-mines or with the help of respiratory devices at rehabilitation and treatment centers. Read more

M.D. Dorota Wronska – Poland

Dorota Wronska, M/D., laryngologist, Kielce, Poland states: A unique microclimate reigns in the room. The air is saturated with elements like iodine, magnesium, potassium, chlorides, bromines, selenium and copper. Such amount of minerals and trace elements occurring in salt caves together with adequate temperature and humidity is necessary for the correct operation of the upper and lower respiratory tract. These procedures are appropriate for the recovery of an inflammation of the nasal cavities, inflammation of the throat and larynx. I especially recommend visiting a salt cave to people with inflammation of the tonsils and long lasting inflammation of the throat, larynx and nasal cavities.

 

M.D. Aleksander Sielużycki, Poland

An in-depth research on the effects of these caves’ microclimate on human organism is necessary. I would divide visitors of these facilities in two groups. The first group consists of patients who are ill and those long-time treated. They have a variety of difficulties: beginning with diseases of the upper and lower respiratory tract, disorders of metabolism, endocrinal and digestion tract diseases, allergies, cardiovascular dysfunctions and related elevated blood pressure.

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M.D. Aleksander Sielużycki

Aleksander Sielużycki, internist, Jelenia Góra, Poland says an in-depth research on the effects of these caves’ microclimate on human organism is necessary. I would divide visitors of these facilities in two groups. The first group consists of patients who are ill and those long-time treated. They have a variety of difficulties: beginning with diseases of the upper and lower respiratory tract, disorders of metabolism, endocrinal and digestion tract diseases, allergies, cardiovascular dysfunctions and related elevated blood pressure. Read more

M.D Vladimir Volf PhD.

Children and youth clinic, third Medical School of Comenius University and Teaching hospital Kralovske Vinohrady, Praha, Czech Republic

Staying in a salt cave is anew, original, effective and cleanly natural method called halotherapy. In a salt cave dominates a unique and in imitable climate, created by the presence of high amounts of salt which build up in the cave. Read more

Doc. MD. Igor Kajaba, PhD.

Internist – Gastroenterologist, Department of Preventive Medicine and Clinical Medicine, Bratislava
The basic assumption of the existence of human life in the human body provides continual metabolism (metabolism) through the supply of living matter, the presence of enzymes and function of hormonal, metabolic and neural control. about one third of enzymes requires the presence of metal ions as activators of business and therefore called metalloenzymes.

Minerals provide the stability of the internal environment (homeostasis) and the so-called maintenance. acid-base balance, in which more involved in sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and sulfur. Important role also in the regulation of transmission of nerve impulses, especially sodium, calcium, potassium and magnesium.

Most of these minerals are contained in just sea salt, from which they are released in the environment and a salt cave, and while it is naturally mucosal absorption, but also get your digestive system into the body, to improve income and supply of these indispensable ingredients absolutely necessary for good health, efficiency and general well-being of the population of all ages.

Moreover, comfortable environment associated with silent captivating music reproduction is ideal for mental relaxation, meditation, well-being, but also a sense of joy and happiness of life!

M.D. Lukacova, Dermatologist

At the teaching hospital with Policlinic in Bratislava Ruzinov, Slocakia Dr. Zuzana Lukacova, a dermitologist has stated : In treatment of some skin diseases, the seaside’s climatic conditions have been used for many years, which help in healing or significantly improving the healthy state of a patient, protection from the inability to work or in returning to workability. Skin diseases, positively affected by climatic conditions are psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, chronic and recidivist dermatitis. Read more