Sinusitis Sufferers

sinusitisSinusitis is an infection of the spaces behind your cheek bones and forehead called the sinuses. These spaces are usually free of

germs, but can become infected when a person is congested and the mucous gets stuck in the sinuses. It is usually caused by an

infection (bacterial or viral), but can also be caused by allergic reactions or other responses to environmental agents.

The sinuses are four paired air pockets located within the bones of the face:


• the frontal sinuses; located above the eyes, in the central region of each eyebrow

• the maxillary sinuses; located within the cheekbones, just to either side of the nose

• the ethmoid sinuses; located between the eyes, just behind the bridge of the nose

• the sphenoid sinuses; located just behind the ethmoid sinuses, and behind the eyes

The sinuses are connected with the nose, they are lined with the same kind of skin found elsewhere within the respiratory tract. This skin has tiny little hairs projecting from it, called cilia. The cilia beat constantly, to help move the mucus produced in the sinuses into the respiratory tract. The beating cilia sweeping the mucus along the respiratory tract helps to clear the respiratory tract of any debris, or any organisms which may be present. When the lining of the sinuses is at all swollen, the swelling interferes with the normal flow of mucus. Trapped mucus can then fill the sinuses, causing an uncomfortable sensation of pressure and providing an excellent environment for the growth of infection-causing bacteria.

The most common symptoms of sinusitis include:

• A blocked or runny nose. If your nose produces green or yellow mucus, you probably have a bacterial infection.

• Pain and tenderness in the face (near the infected sinuses). You may experience a throbbing pain that is worse when you move your head, and toothache or pain in your jaw when you eat.

A high temperature.

Other possible symptoms include:

• tiredness

• a sinus headache

• a cough

• bad breath (halitosis)

• pressure in your ears

• loss of taste and smell

• a feeling of being generally unwell

Pharmacologic Treatments

Nowadays powerful development of pharmacology and industrial production of medicines encourages growth of treatment by medication. Simplicity of application, availability and rapid effect give priority to pharmacotherapy. However, along with their therapeutic effect, medicines can cause pathologic conditions that are associated with side effects. Many allergic conditions and autoimmune processes are caused by medicines. Furthermore, treatment by medication does not restore our own body’s defense mechanisms. This point of view makes physicians turn back to the experience of natural healing factors and carry out investigations in order to find medication-free treatment methods.

Drug-Free Salt Therapy

Salt therapy benefits sinusitis sufferers. A 45 minute session  of salt therapy in our  Salt Cave is equivalent to 4 days at the ocean without any pollution. A regiment of this alternative treatment of salt therapy can greatly impact, benefit and/ or alleviate this condition ..

Natural Cough Remedy

In order to help you choose evidence-based complementary/alternative treatment we would like you to get a better understanding of cough symptoms and the treatments options available.broncia

A cough is a forceful release of air from the lungs that can be heard. Coughing protects the respiratory system by clearing it of irritants and secretions. In the majority of cases, coughs are caused by respiratory infections, including:

• colds or influenza, the most common causes of coughs

• bronchitis, an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchial tubes

• croup, a viral inflammation of the larynx, windpipe, and bronchial passages that produces a bark-like cough in children

• whooping cough, a bacterial infection accompanied by the high-pitched cough for which it is named

• pneumonia, a potentially serious bacterial infection that produces discolored or bloody mucus

Environmental pollutants, such as cigarette smoke, dust, or smog, can also cause a cough. In the case of cigarette smokers, the nicotine present in the smoke paralyzes the hairs (cilia) that regularly flush mucus from the respiratory system. The mucus then builds up, forcing the body to remove it by coughing. Post-nasal drip, the irritating trickle of mucus from the nasal passages into the throat caused by allergies or sinusitis, can also result in a cough. Some chronic conditions, such as asthma, or chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis, are characterized in part by a cough. A condition in which stomach acid backs up into the esophagus (gastroesophageal reflux) can cause coughing, especially when a person is lying down. A cough can also be a side-effect of medications that are administered via an inhaler. It can also be a sideeffect of beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors, which are drugs used for treating high blood pressure.

Pharmacologic Treatments

Nowadays powerful development of pharmacology and industrial production of medicines encourages growth of treatment by medication

Here are some of the many benefits you could discover after Salt Therapy treatments:

• Breath easier after just a few sessions

• Alleviate sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath

• Decrease your dosage of prescription medications, or even stop taking medications altogether

• Better handle triggers that provoke respiratory illnesses

• Prolong remission times

• Feel revitalized

• Improve general health and quality of life

Salt Therapy for Children with Cough

It is clinically proven that natural healing methods are a lot more effective with children because they react more intensively than adults do.

Please note that there is no age limit for Salt Therapy. Salt Therapy is a natural cough remedy.

Natural Remedy For Allergies

Airborne allergens, ranging from pollen and dust to mold spores, & pet dander, are the most common reasons for allergies. If allergies are not treated, they can also lead to nasal polyps or swollen nasal turbinates. Common symptoms are: coughing; wheezing; red, swollen eyes; sore throat; frequent nosebleeds; postnasal drip; mouth ulcers; heartburn; irritability and depression.Hayfever before salt therapy

Outside allergens:  pollens, grasses etc

Indoor allergens: pet dander, dust mites, mold spores etc

                                                             (particles of dust smoke & atmospheric pollutants)

Spleo -therapy is clinically proven to cleanse the respiratory system of the human body and to speed up the elimination of toxins. It is a natural remedy for allergies. These breathable particles penetrate into the bronchial tree in the form of finest crystals. Working as a “bronchial brush” for the airways. Salt cave therapy has been proven to have bactericidal effects, cleansing microbial flora of the respiratory tract, slowing down bacterial growth and increasing resistance to respiratory tract diseases. Salt is a well known decongestant; it reduces inflammation widening of the airway passages, restoring the normal transport of mucous secretion and free blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles leading to rapid elimination of the residual tar and foreign allergens. It also has a hypo sensitizing effect: the body becomes less sensitive to a substance producing an allergic reaction and immuno modulating effect: it’s reducing IgE levels in the body. IgE is the antibody involved in allergic reactions. The air composition in our cave helps to strengthens immunity and better immunity decreases allergic reaction to pollens and other allergens. The treatment’s efficacy is estimated at 75 – 98%. Patients usually stop using antihistamine, steroids and other drugs after 10-15 sessions; not because we ask them to but because they no longer need them.

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Salt Therapy Provides Effective Long-term Relief For People With CF.

Salt Therapy is 100% drug free long -term relief for patients suffering from CF. cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (also known as CF) is a common hereditary disease. The name cystic fibrosis refers to the characteristic scarring (fibrosis) and cyst formation within the pancreas. Difficulty breathing is the most serious symptom and results from frequent lung infections that are treated, though not cured, by antibiotics and other medications.

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Natural COPD Remedy

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a general term which includes the conditions chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Chronic bronchitis or emphysema can cause obstruction (narrowing) of the airways.

Chronic means persistent.

Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi (the airways of the lungs).

Emphysema is damage to the smaller airways and airsacs (alveoli) of the lungs.

Pulmonary means ‘affecting the lungs.
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Chronic bronchitis and emphysema commonly occur together. The term COPD is used to describe airways which are narrowed due to chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Read more

Color, Music and Light Therapy

Use Of Color and Light Therapy at Asheville’s Therapeutic Salt Cave is achieved through the use of photo-diodes scattered in the ceiling together with crystal salt lamps in the walls which diffuse light through the salt creating a light therapy system which has a positive affect on stress, fatigue and depression. The body absorbs energy. Asheville’s Therapeutic Salt Cave is the only salt cave in the United States that uses light therapy in conjunction with music and salt therapy, making us totally unique.

When light enters through the eyes or the skin it travels neurological pathways to the pineal glands. Different colors give off different wavelengths of energy and have different effects on physical and psychological functions. It is believed that exposing the body to colored light can aid in healing.

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Natural Bronchitis Remedy


Common Definition of Bronchiectasis


Bronchiectasis is a disease state defined by localized, irreversible dilation of part of the bronchial tree caused by destruction of themuscle and elastic tissue. It is classified as an obstructive lung disease, along with emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, and cystic fibrosis. Involved bronchi are dilated, inflamed, and easily collapsible, resulting in airflow obstruction and impaired clearance of secretions.
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