Taking A Breath Should Be Easy
Not so long ago, we had a very mild winter with chinooks and the spring was dirty and windy with the worst dust storms in spring, summer and fall that I have ever seen. I would walk a block and have an asthmatic attack. I wore a scarf across my nose and mouth spring and summer and fall to protect from a potential onset of asthma from all the dust just hanging in the air.
May of 2011 a news article I just happened to watch revealed the healing benefits of salt therapy. Benefits of salt therapy will help: Increase immune system function, asthma, allergies, chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, acute respiratory diseases, sinusitis, emphysema, COPD, smoker's cough, colds & flu, snoring, stuffy nose (nasal congestion), ottis media and the lists go on to include whole body health.
I knew I could start salt therapy right away by creating a salt pipe with the chamber unit of an old inhaler. I pulled out the cartridge and filled a gauze bag with chunky himalayan pink salt and inserted that into the chamber. Instant salt pipe. On the first few deep breaths I felt the wonderful healing of the salt starting on my lungs.
The salt pipe was working well. The next step was finding a nebulizer. Searching the internet I found the Halosense Inc. Ultrasonic Salinizer . Today my nebulizer is working next to my bed, misting salt air gently every night, all night.
The other option for salt therapy would be spending time in a salt cave. The nearest man made salt cave at that time was in St Albert. The end of the summer of 2013, a salt room opened in Calgary.
What I noticed after one year of salt therapy; I could take a deep breath with the car windows down and the fresh smell of cut grass in the air. No allergic or asthmatic reaction. The cold activated asthma in the winter is no longer a problem.
April 2016 update to article.
We had terrible forest fire smoke the summer of 2015. The smoke drifted into our central location of Alberta from all sides; from Saskatchewan, Northern Alberta, British Columbia, Montana, and Washington. G drove back from Saskatchewan wearing a canister mask to filter the air as she drove and protect her lungs. We had some days when you couldn't see across the valley clearly until the wind started to move the smoke out. The nearest fire was more than 300 to 500 km away. Smoke from forest fires do happen every year, but that year was the worst.
What I noticed with my now healthy lungs during the 2015 fire smoke season; there was no problem or noticeable irritation. I was not having problems breathing or feeling heavy in the chest. I did not need to go to the health clinic to get an asthma inhaler. G did notice the affects of the forest fire smoke with her older untreated lungs. G does not use a saltair machine nightly.
I do have to report that my machine finally quit after years of good service. In ordering my replacement machine the idea of selling them from my clinic was discussed. I am happy to say I am selling the salt air machines and the two grades of salt to our local market. I will not be shipping mail order requests. You can have delivery orders filled by Livia at www.salinetherapy.com
Be Healthy. Stay Healthy. Massage. And Heal Your Lungs And Body With Salt Therapy