Friday, December 19, 2014

Complimentary Therapy Helps COPD Sufferers

Salt Therapy helps relieve breathing problems such as COPD.
Salt therapy can bring relief to symptoms of chronic respiratory conditions that affect over 24 million Americans.  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. It includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and in some cases asthma.

About 1.4 million adults in Florida suffer from this condition and it’s the fourth leading cause of death in the US.

Although there is no cure for COPD, treatment can alleviate symptoms, decrease the frequency and severity of exacerbations, and increase the ability to exercise. 

For those who smoke, the most important aspect of treatment is to quit. Avoiding tobacco smoke and removing other air pollutants from the home or workplace are also important.  Salt therapy has been proven to clear the respiratory tract from allergens like pollen and tobacco smoke. The common cold and flu can cause serious problems in people with COPD.  Salt therapy reduces the incidence of infection in the lungs by destroying bacteria and germs.

The most common symptoms of this disease are coughing, wheezing and breathlessness. They are commonly treated with medication and pulmonary rehabilitation.  Salt particles inhaled during a salt therapy session are very small, 3-5 microns, and make their way deep in the pulmonary track and sinuses.  The salt particles reduce inflammation in the mucosa lining the airway passages and allow more airflow. Blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles are reduced and the normal transport of mucus is restored making breathing easier. “The change in my breathing has been remarkable. I have less bouts of bronchitis and the effects of my allergies are reduced”, says Bob, COPD sufferer from Sanford, Florida.

There are many complimentary therapies available that can work in conjunction with your current treatment and medications.  Salt’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make it the perfect preventative treatment for people with chronic respiratory conditions.  Managing the symptoms of COPD will help sufferers to live a better more active life and sometimes slow down its progress. 

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Get Natural Relief this Cold and Flu Season!

The Salt Room has been specifically constructed to help Cold and Flu sufferers relieve their symptoms and feel better in a safe, peaceful environment that feels more like a spa than a high-tech treatment facility.

Around one billion people in the US alone come down with cold or flu every year. While drugs may ease the symptoms of the common cold or provide a short term cure for the flu virus, it may be only a couple weeks until you’re affected again. The Salt Room halotherapy will not only bring relief but also prevent frequent re-occurrence of cold and flu.

If you are suffering from cold or flu, salt therapy will bring relief by opening the nasal airways, killing bacteria and facilitating the drainage of the sinuses. If you are suffering from chest congestion you will start breathing easier as the halotherapy accelerates mucous clearance from your lungs.  These sessions will help drive away sneezing and coughing as well as decrease your dependence on prescription drugs.

Salt therapy also reduces stress which might otherwise weaken your immune system and helps rejuvenate your natural defenses. A complete treatment regiment of 7-15 sessions will provide benefits for as long as 6-12 months.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Relieve Stress with Acupuncture at the Salt Room Orlando

Dr. Saima Bhatti, OM, AP

"Lying flat on his back, the patient takes a deep breath in, holds it briefly and slowly exhales as he begins to drift further in to his relaxation state. There is quiet meditation music playing softly in the background, the aroma of lavender filling his senses and the comforting feeling of heat over his legs and feet. When he directs attention to his methodically placed acupuncture needles, he can feel a slight tingling sensation, like the rush of energy flowing through him; meanwhile he remains deeply relaxed."

Acupuncture has been used in the eastern part of the world for thousands of years in the treatment of illness. It has shown to alleviate pain and has proven to be effective in managing symptoms of diseases related to several mental-emotional causes, such as stress and anxiety. The food therapy element of Chinese Medicine has even been shown to counteract the effects of our diet influenced diseases, which have become more prevalent in modern times. Even the food and drink we choose are causing us stress! Our food does not seem to supply us with the amount of energy we need and the caffeine we drink is draining us over time, yet we don’t reach for alternatives if they are less convenient than our fast food and morning cup of coffee.

What can we do as a society about our increasing stress and anxiety? What options do we have available to us? Recently, in the west, we have utilized pharmaceutical medications that have specifically been designed to combat stress and anxiety disorders. A common consequence of using these drugs is in dealing with the impact of their respective side effects; one such effect is addiction. Many anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications are habit forming and will stop in their effectiveness the moment they stop being taken, creating an unintentional dependency.

Acupuncture is safe, effective and improves the body’s natural ability to heal itself.  It’s hard to believe without experiencing it, that the insertion of sterile, single use, micro-fine acupuncture needles inspires such a dramatic increase of activity in our bodies.  It creates a blood circulatory system response, a strong immunological effect, stimulates the endocrine system positively and provides an immediate and noticeable calming effect on the nervous system. This treatment provides patients with peace of mind that was otherwise inaccessible to them.

The cost of acupuncture sessions can vary greatly but are consistently a half hour to 90 minutes long. Regardless of session price, most whom have experienced acupuncture say purchasing a limited amount of sessions is completely affordable when compared to the cost of a lifetime of medication management required for chronic conditions. The number of sessions required for complete relief varies per condition and individual.

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