Salt Therapy for the relief of Smoking Damage

Salt therapy helps to open up the damaged air passages allowing the person with damage caused by smoking to be able to breath a little easier. It’s a worthwhile treatment to consider whether your symptoms are severe or just the first stages of the disease. If you have Emphysema and are still smoking, the absolute best thing you can do for your health is to quit smoking. Develop a plan of attack on quitting smoking whether it involves the patch, nicotine gum, therapy, or a smoking cessation program.

In general, salt cleanses the respiratory system and speeds up the elimination of toxins. Salt has the following properties:

  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Loosens excessive mucus and speeds up mucociliary transport
  • Removes pathogens (ie., airborne pollen)
  • Reduces IgE level (immune system oversensitivity)

Salt particles penetrate deep into the lungs to treat damaged tissue. Sometimes symptoms subside for up to 12 months following salt therapy. Additionally persons suffering from COPD who do a halotherapy course of treatment report:

  • Reduction in the need for inhalers, steroids and antibiotics
  • Breathing iseasier after just a few sessions
  • Improved lung function
  • Reduction in the number of hospital admissions
  • Alleviates sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath
  • Clears mucus and sticky phlegm from the lungs
  • Increase the resistance to respiratory tract diseases
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Prolonged remission times

​Halotherapy or Salt Therapy for the relief of Smoking Damage to Lungs


In 2011 The Salt Cave Company of the United KIngdom was invited by the National Health Service to participate in a pilot project, as part of the Personal Health Budget program, to provide therapy for a COPD sufferer, called Clara Buffong. The NHS paid for her treatment and they monitored her for over a year.

​Clara Buffong, who took part in the project and explains:

“The Salt Cave changed my life. Before I visited the Salt Cave I was on lots of antibiotics and steroids, none of which made me feel much better. I was basically confined to my house, and hated to be around people as my breathing was so noisy. However, this has now changed thanks to salt therapy. I know I will never get completely better, but the Salt Cave lets me live again and manage my illness in a way that I can enjoy my life again. When I walk out of the Salt Cave I feel high on

Scientific Research on Halotherapy as a treatment for Smoking Damage

– You are What You Breathe – The Negative ion Story by Robert Massy, Ph.D

– The use of an artificial microclimate chamber in the treatment of patients with chronic obstructive lung diseases

​- Halotherapy in the combined treatment of chronic bronchitis patients

– Halotherapy for treatment of respiratory diseases

– Effectiveness of Halotherapy of chronic bronchitis patients

– Effects of Halotherapy on free radical oxidation in patients with chronic bronchitis

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