Find the healing benefits of Himalayan salt
SUMMARY: Take advantage of the healing benefits of natural Himalayan salt to relieve respiratory and congestion problems.
Posted: April 2, 2013
Opting for natural and therapeutic solutions for ailments such as post nasal drip is a great way to beat uncomfortable illnesses without having to worry about any harsh side effects. Our culture is growing more aware of the dangers of using some medications to treat everyday ailments, and more people are turning to ancient remedies. One of the newest natural solutions hitting the mainstream is Himalayan salt. There are several different ways that people are now taking advantage of this pure and drug-free therapy.
You may not realize it, but there is likely a salt cave near your house that offers countless health benefits. These therapeutic spa-like caves have been trusted for centuries as a way to improve the immune system, relieve respiratory problems, weaken allergies, fight skin disorders and much more. Himalayan salt has anti-bacterial properties, as well as beneficial vitamins and minerals (approximately 80 mineral elements), which once absorbed in the blood stream, can help loosen mucus buildup. Salt caves are safe for both adults and children, and are very helpful in remedying post nasal drip cough.
"My son suffers from a lot of upper respiratory issues," parent Jill Hartman told Los Angeles ABC affiliate KABC. "The days he comes to the salt room are the evenings he goes without coughing at night when he's sleeping."
Salt caves work as a dry salt aerosol is dispersed in high concentrations into a chamber, which contains surfaces coated in salt. When you breathe in the air, it travels through the sinuses and respiratory track absorbing moisture, while cleansing, flushing bacteria and clearing mucus.
A salt inhaler is like bringing the benefits of a salt cave into a small, handheld device. The use of 100 percent pure and unpolluted Himalayan salt from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountain range allows for easy access of the minerals that you're exposed to in a salt cave. Salt inhalers are super simple, too. All you do is add the salt to the bottom of the ceramic inhaler and breathe through the mouth and out the nose. While you're breathing in, the salt is getting enough moisture to release its healing powers. It's important not to breathe into it, though, as that will give the salt too much moisture. This inhaler should be used once a day for 15 to 20 minutes, but it can be divided into increments if necessary.
The last treatment option for receiving the benefits of Himalayan salt is through a lamp. This treatment works as a way to improve your indoor air quality at home or in the office. Not only is the soft light relaxing, it helps to neutralize "electro-smog" caused by the use of a lot of electronics in the home, and it binds positive ions with negative ions. If you work from home or spend a lot of time in a small room, a salt lamp can prove the healing benefits to relieve post nasal drip and respiratory ailments. However, the negative side of these lamps is that they won't be as beneficial in large homes.
Combing Himalayan salt therapy with a regimen of healthy oral practices with the help of products from TheraBreath can help combat post nasal drip and all the harsh side effects of this often seasonal ailment. While the Himalayan salt can help upper respiratory problems caused by post nasal drip, TheraBreath Plus Oral Rinse will wash away bad breath and keep the mouth moist. In addition, you can chew on some sugar-free gum or a lozenge when you're on the go.