Medical researchers continue to discover new ways in which people are adversely affected by pollutants from air and water. Some people assume that what they eat and drink are the primary ways their environment can affect their health. But actually your skin and lungs are your main interface with the outside world. In fact, your skin is your body’s largest organ and plays a crucial role in regulating your body’s temperature and keeping the outdoors out! Your lungs and skin can easily absorb toxins they were never intended for.
The most effective and healthy ways to reduce or completely eliminate these ailments that affect our lungs and skin…
Traditional Western medicine typically turns to prescription drugs to try to treat problems or mask symptoms. But these unnatural chemicals often do more harm than good. As a result, people interested in more natural remedies are seeing amazing results from speleotherapy and halo therapy.
Speleotherapy is essentially the treatment of respiratory diseases using the air found in underground caves. (See resource list below) This type of air is typically rich in natural salt microns and ions that have been found to be highly effective in reducing asthma, allergies, and other respiratory problems, in addition to soothing irritated skin and restoring ionic balance in the body.
Speleotherapy is most popular in former Soviet bloc regions such as East Germany, Romania, Armenia, and Ukraine for a variety of reasons. Initially, Eastern European health practitioners and medical clinics did not have the financial resources to purchase expensive Western drugs and therefore turned to more traditional and lower-cost methods, including spelotherapy. The mountainous regions of Europe and Asia are known to have the best mines for ancient salts and are primary sources for crystalline salts. Created countless millennia ago, these natural crystals are also handcrafted into beautiful salt lamps that emit healthy negative ions with unique healing properties.
Who uses speleotherapy and its results…
There are many medical modalities used by speleotherapy practitioners. For example, at the world-famous Ukrainian Allergy Hospital (UAH), located at the foot of the Ukrainian Carpathian mountains, three main types of treatment are offered: the healthy microclimate deep in the salt mines, the water and brine from these salt mines, and the mud from a nearby salt lake. It uses speleotherapy to treat patients with UAH, bronchial asthma, psoriasis, neurodermitis, allergic dermatitis, post-burn conditions, nervous system dysfunction, sex disorders, and chronic non-specific lung diseases (CNLD). It has been reported that over 30 years, an estimated 60,000 patients have recovered from their disease.
As a result of people around the world learning about the benefits of spelotherapy, clinics outside of Eastern Europe are simulating deep cave microenvironments, offering halotherapy (HT) in specially constructed rooms, halodambers, whose surfaces are covered with medicinal salt. The natural ionization of the air is supplemented by a dry aerosol of sodium chloride to maximize the health potential of the treatment while the patient is there. Halotherapy clinics have the advantage of being more accessible to people living outside of Eastern Europe. However, patients are only exposed to healthy ions while in the clinic, which may only be for a few days or weeks a year.
See the resources below for clinics around the world.
The most cost-effective solution ever is to create your own mini halotherapy environment in your own home and/or office.
So you get the health benefits of this extraordinary therapy, every day you choose, without having to travel anywhere. Many experts consider a device, the Saline Device, to be the best air purifier/salinator, in part because it is very effective at creating a halotherapy micro-environment and is also quiet and well made. In fact, Canada recognizes the Saline Device as Medical Device Class I, just as several clinical studies have shown its value in alleviating respiratory diseases. Even more portable is the Salt Pipe, which is made of ceramic porcelain and whose daily use helps to clear dirt from the nasal passages, as well as to heal and calm inflamed lungs and airways. Salt pipes are now very popular in Europe and can be used by anyone anywhere. The finishing touches are the beautifully glowing Solay salt lamps from the Himalayas, Poland and Iran.
Speleotherapy clinics worldwide
With a unique microclimate in the Wazyn chamber, located approximately 250 meters below the surface, it is an ideal place for the treatment of respiratory diseases, asthma and allergies. In addition to medical facilities such as inhalation equipment, the sanatorium offers visitors recreational opportunities: gym, table tennis, sports equipment/chaise lounge rental and snack bar…
Salt Mine Bochnia Sanatorium
XIII. The Salt Mine Wieliczka, which has been operating since the 19th century, is the oldest salt industry enterprise on the territory of Poland. Through the ages it has been a source of Polish treasure and the material basis of culture – today it is the most eagerly visited Polish tourist object. Over 700 years of mining have formed the salt bed contemporary spatial mining excavation structure. There are approximately 300 km of galleries and 3000 rooms underground in Wieliczka, which is located at 9 levels and reaches a depth of 327 m, hidden under the town. The 3.5 km route is open to tourists at 64-135 m below ground level. Magnificent chapels, fascinating underground lakes, unique tools and equipment, traces of mining works, make us understand the struggle of people against the elements, their work, passions and beliefs…
Salt Mine Wieliczka
Due to extensive salt mining, large underground halls have been left, where a unique salt mine microclimate is created, with relatively constant temperatures between 14 and 16 degrees Celsius, low humidity of 66-70% and pressure higher than on the surface. Average 735-738 mmHg. Air is highly ionized, it is very effective in the treatment of respiratory diseases. Underground sanatoriums were created here. Underground therapy was first introduced in the early 60s by Gh. The doja is mine. In 1980, the treatment plant was moved to the “50 horizon”, which is 120 m underground, 20 m wide, 14 m high and several hundred meters long… Romania Praid Salt Mine