Bronchitis presents itself in two forms: acute bronchitis, which generally lasts several weeks and is caused by a bacterial or viral infection; or chronic bronchitis, which is a persistent form that lasts over 3 months per year for 2 years or more, and is caused by continuous damage to the lungs (for example from smoking).
Denver’s #1 Halo Therapy Spa is a proven therapy. Salt has many positive functions in the lungs.
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Firstly, salt is known to have anti-inflammatory effects. Decreasing the inflammation in the bronchial tubes will allow them to relax and therefore widen, allowing more air to pass through to ease breathing.
Salt also has anti-microbial effects, very critical in acute bronchitis, in that it helps clear the infection, speeding up the recovery time.
Lastly, increased salt in the inner lining of the lungs pulls more water into the lungs. This thins the mucus lining, which is often thick and sticky in patients suffering from bronchitis. The increased fluidity of the mucus helps remove microbes from the lungs to help clear infection and also helps break up and loosen congestion to allowing easier breathing.
Salt therapy provides a natural treatment for bronchitis that has no side effects and can be used alongside your other medications. To gain the most benefit from this treatment, it is best to undergo the treatment every day.
This is very possible as there are home salt therapy products that allow you to undergo this treatment, even while you are sleeping. This treatment is not only natural and will do no harm to you, but it speeds up your recovery time and acts as a treatment as opposed to just relieving symptoms, which is all that most medications as given for bronchitis do.