Rehabilitation. Experts’ opinion
Prof. A.V Chervinskaya (working for 30 year in scientific and practical application of halotherapy and Halomed co-founder)4 in her works notes: “Sodium chloride aerosol improves the fluidity of bronchial secretions, contributing to the normalization of mucociliary clearance5. During halotherapy treatments due to the action of aerosol, the drainage function of the respiratory tract improves: sputum separation is facilitated, its viscosity is reduced, cough is relieved, the auscultatory picture in the lungs changes.
Dry salt aerosol has a bactericidal and bacteriostatic effect on the microflora of the respiratory tract, stimulates the reaction of alveolar macrophages, contributing to an increase in phagocytic elements and an increase in their phagocytic activity. ”
Professor A.V. Chervinskaya believes that all these positive actions from the use of halotherapy on the human body can reduce the risk of serious complications and significantly accelerate the rehabilitation after respiratory viral infections.
Halotherapy can be accessible in salt rooms (only with halogenerators providing necessary amount of controlled salt aerosol).
Halotherapy is safe treatment with some list of contraindicative conditions including pulmonarias insufficiency of III-IV stage and cancer.
Disclaimer: While there are many clinical and scientific studies conducted on dry salt therapy (halotherapy) throughout the world, the FDA, Health Canada, NHS, TGA Australia, have not evaluated the above statements.
1 Khan M.A., Chervinskaya A.V., Mikitchenko N.A. Dynamics of indicators of mucosal immunity, cytobacteriological and morphological and functional state of the oropharynx mucosa in frequently ill children under the influence of halotherapy (Part 1) // Allergology and Immunology in Pediatrics. – 2011. – No. 1 – p. 33-35.
2 Chervinskaya A.V. Dry sodium chloride aerosol against acute respiratory viral infections/Eur Respir J 2009; 34: Suppl. 53.
3 Chervinskaya A.V., Kvetnaya A.S., Korzhenevskaya T.B. The effect of dry fine-dispersed sodium chloride aerosol on the physiological properties of Streptococcus pneumonia, persistent on the mucous membrane of the laryngopharyngeal epithelium, in the experiment // Clinical and laboratory conference of specialists. – 2010. – No. 1 – p. 61-62
4 Alina V. Chervinskaya – pulmonologist, professor, MD, founder of controlled halotherapy method, professor of the department of physical and rehabilitation medicine with a course in psychology and pedagogy of the Central State Medical Academy of the Presidential Administration in Russian Federation.
5 Mucociliary clearance (mucociliary system, MCC) is a non-specific mechanism that provides local protection of the mucous membrane of the respiratory system from external influences, including infections.
Controlled Halotherapy Efficacy
Improvement in clinical symptoms in 82-96% of patients with various respiratory diseases.
Controlled halotherapy in treatment of more than 4,000 patients in different medical facilities resulted in the improvement of clinical symptoms in:
- 85% of patients with mild and moderate asthma
- 75% of patients with severe asthma
- 92-98% of patients with COPD
(chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
More Clinical Results of Halotherapy
- 82% improvement in clinical symptoms in hay fever patients
- 72-87% improvement in clinical symptoms in ENT patients
Highest success in vasomotor and allergic rhinitis patients.
- 1.5 to 2 times decrease in the incidence of respiratory diseases in people with risk (unfavorable working conditions)
- 65-75% improvement in clinical symptoms in patients with atopic dermatitis