Clinical Summary on the Use of Salt Therapy in Respiratory and Skin Disorders – Speleotherapy Symposium

XIV. The International Speleotherapy Symposium took place on 4-6 October 2012 in Romania. The symposium was held under the auspices of the International Speleology Union (UIS), Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences and the Permanent Speleotherapy Commission Committees. (PCS) – Research Department.

Experts from higher academic institutions and organizations from Romania, Russia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Austria, Slovakia, Poland and other countries, XIV. They attended the International Speleotherapy Symposium for three days. Physicians and physicians, medical faculty members, clinical researchers and engineers in the fields of Chest Diseases, Allergology, Dermatology, Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Balneotherapy came together to share their experiences and research studies on the effects of salt therapy on respiratory disorders and balneology. Using mineral salt water.

They presented spelotherapy in salt mines and caves, from history to our modern times – approaches such as halotherapy or salt therapy, the quality of therapeutic factors such as microclimate, physical, chemical, microbiological and current results for use in health and balneotherapy tourism.

In addition, experimental results regarding clinical, biochemical, immunological and other effects on patients with different pathologies and various diseases in the laboratory were presented. Its indications and contraindications were discussed together with different salt therapy methods in the prophylaxis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with different pathologies.

The public gathered a lot of information about the clinical and functional efficacy of spelotherapy and halotherapy in the treatment of bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, allergic rhinitis and other allergic pathologies, pneumonia and acute respiratory diseases with different degrees of control. diseases.

The effect of living close to highways and increasing air pollution today on respiratory diseases and the effects of eliminating these factors was another interesting study. “Traffic emission sources of organic chemicals represented by microparticles are associated with increased systemic inflammation,” the study concluded. says. Prolonged exposure to salt therapy helps strengthen the respiratory mucosa against allergens and ensures proper hygiene over the entire respiratory system. Home salt therapy is also available for long-term exposure in chronic respiratory diseases.

The anti-inflammatory and healing effects of salt therapy – aerosol salt therapy and salt baths – on skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, neurodermatitis, chronic rashes, burns and wounds were another topic of interest at the symposium.

Bronchial obstruction is known as a common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and rock salt aerosols are considered one of the most effective treatments. The alkaline properties of ionic salts also have positive effects on irritated esophagus and gastric mucosa.

This symposium highlighted the many uses of salt therapy in respiratory ailments, skin conditions and balneotherapy.

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