A few weeks ago I went to a healing conference and experienced some new therapies. One of these is salt therapy, excellent for those with allergies, asthma and other ailments such as stress. I went for a session at Breathe Easy and was most impressed—I took my boys there as well as they suffer from seasonal allergies and we all benefited.
Dry salt therapy, or halotherapy, originated in the salt caves of Eastern Europe which were found to have healing properties and kept salt miners free of respiratory and skin ailments that were common to other miners. It has since been adapted to become a standard healing and prevention practice throughout Europe and is even available in many hospitals and doctors’ offices. The salt rooms and beds at Breathe Easy recreate the therapeutic salt cave environment with pink Himalayan salt coating the floor and walls and white pharmaceutical grade salt ground up and dispersed into the air to be inhaled naturally.
The salt particles enter the airways and break down mucus, kill bacteria, relieve inflammation, increase oxygen flow throughout the body and give the immune system a boost by keeping the lungs, sinuses and air passages free of bacteria, mucus, allergens and toxins that get embedded in these areas, irritate sensitive tissues and spread infections. It also balances the pH level of skin and exfoliates, buffing away dead skin and stimulating healthy skin cell replication.
While certainly not intended as a cure or remedy for cancer, salt therapy can be relaxing and healing—and may reduce your need for toxic allergy medications. Please note that salt therapy is not advised during chemotherapy as the detoxification process of Dry Salt Therapy may react with the Chemo. However, once treatment is finished, salt therapy, along with drinking plenty of pure water, exercising and eating a proper diet rich in fiber and phytonutrients, may help to detoxify after such treatments and support the healing process.
Learn more about Dry Salt Therapy at http://www.breatheeasyusa.com/
MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: Reading the information in this post does not constitute a physician-patient relationship, and I encourage you to discuss this information with your integrative oncologist or naturopathic doctor. The information included in this post is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult with your healthcare provider regarding a medical condition or any treatments.
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Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer strategist, speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs. She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and well-being. Elyn has been featured on CNN Money, Talk About Health, and Breast Cancer Answers and has written for the Pink Paper, Breast Cancer Wellness, Integrative Oncology Essentials, Surviving Beautifully, Body Local and more, and writes the Options for Life column for the Natural Healing-Natural Wellness Magazine. Elyn hosts the Survive and Live Well Radio Show on the Cancer Support Network. She is on the Medical Advisory Board for BeatCancer.Org and is on the Advisory Board to the Radical Remission Project. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys. http://elynjacobs.com/about/
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