Cystic Fibrosis

How The Salt Room® can help your Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is one of the most dangerous diseases in the world. Approximately 30,000 Americans have this hereditary condition including a large proportion of children. It is one of the most common life-shortening inherited diseases in the continent and there is no cure. Cystic fibrosis is caused by a defective gene that causes the body to produce thick, sticky mucus that clogs lungs, which then develops life-threatening lung infections and interferes with the ability of natural enzymes in the pancreas to break down and absorb food.

The salt has many beneficial properties:

Bactericide: An agent that destroys bacteria.
Mucokinetic: Facilitates removal of mucus from the respiratory tract.
Hydrophilic: Having an affinity for water or readily absorbing / dissolving in water.
Anti-inflammatory: reduces inflammation, swelling, and pain.

If you are a carrier of cystic fibrosis, salt therapy treatments bring relief by opening up your respiratory tract, clearing accumulated mucus and unclogging blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles. It also absorbs edema from the mucosa lining in the airway passages and reduces inflammation of the respiratory tract. Salt therapy treatment also facilitates the drainage of mucus associated with sinusitis, a common problem in patients suffering from cystic fibrosis. The salt therapy treatment sessions reduce your coughing and dependence on prescription drugs and gives a boost to your immune system.

Treatments like antibiotics and bronchodilators bring short-term relief. Fortunately salt therapy treatments not only bring relief but can also prevent the recurrence of symptoms.