Salt Therapy for Allergies and Hay Fever
Allergic conditions according to the CDC are among the most common medical conditions affecting children in the United States. This is a hypersensitivity disorder in which the immune system reacts to substances in the environment that are normally considered harmless, Food or digestive allergies, skin allergies (such as eczema), and respiratory allergies (such as hay fever) are the most common of allergies among
children of all ages.
Salt Therapy can bring much-needed relief for persons suffering from allergies and hay fever,
because salt is known to be an anti-inflammatory. It can remove pathogen agents or airborne
pollen and reduces lmmunoglobulin E levels which can cause oversensitivity of the immune
A visit to our salt room which operates a Halo-generator, allows our guests to breath in a salt aerosol generated by the machine using pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride which is dispersed into our cave It is reported to help:
• Alleviate sneezing, coughing and shortness of breath
• Strengthen the immune system
• Clear mucus and sticky phlegm from the lungs
Suggested time schedule for halotherapy treatments
Each session is 45 minutes long and they should be done as consecutively as possible with the minimum being 3 times a week for challenging chronic allergy, hay Fever or Asthma conditions. Back to back sessions - two in a row can be greatly beneficial for sinus and skin conditions but are not always recommended for chronic lung conditions. Recommended Number of HaloTherapy Sessions.
Hay fever: 12-14
Sinusitis - acute: 3-5
Sinusitis - chronic: 14-18
Natural Wellness Relief
There are a number of tools available to rinse out or bring relief to the sinuses, and these usually do help to alleviate Hay Fever and Sinus allergy symptoms.
8 oz Pink Himalayan Salt Rocks / Chunks
16 oz Glass Container with a Plastic Lid
Pure Filtered Water (Do not use Alkaline Water)
Sterilize your glass jar by running it through your dishwasher cycle, or pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Fill the jar with your Pink Salt Rocks, then fill the jar to just below the neck line with the water. Let the jar sit and you will notice the salt starts to dissolve. It takes some time, but what will happen is your water level will drop. Keep topping the jar up until the salt stops dissolving. The water has become salt saturated when the salt stops dissolving.
For Allergies & Hay fever Use about a 1/2 teaspoon per day, mixed with a full glass of pure water.Use the water in a Neti Pot as a sinus rinse solution. Hey Presto, relief. This mixture can also be drunk daily to assist with all sorts of health issues.
We recommend your read the section on Salt Solay.
Dry Salt Inhalation at home
This one is pretty simple. Add 2 tablespoons of dry salt to a salt pipe, close it, gently shake it, place your lips around the neck of the pipe and inhale gently. Be sure not to exhale into the pipe as the moisture from your breath will make the salt inside of your salt pipe sticky. We want to make sure the salt remains dry so that you can continue inhaling the fine dry salt.
Scientific Research on HaloTherapy as a treatment for Allergies
Orv Hetil. 2015 Oct 11;156(41):1643-52. doi: 10.1556/650.2015.30267.
Theoretical basis and clinical benefits of dry salt inhalation therapy
Pediatric Allergy And Immunology Issn 0905-6157
Hypersaline nasal irrigation in children with symptomatic seasonal allergic rhinitis: A randomized study
J Med Life. 2014;7 Spec No. 2:83-7.
Surveys on therapeutic effects of halotherapy chamber with artificial alt-mine environment onpatients with certain chronic allergenic respriatory pathologies and infectious-inflammatorypathologies.
Allergies and Hay Fever
Data are for the U.S.
Morbidity: Adults aged 18 and over
- Number with diagnosed hay fever in the past 12 months: 19.2 million
- Percent with diagnosed hay fever in the past 12 months: 7.7%
Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2018, Tables A-2b, A-2c pdf icon [PDF – 166 KB]
According to the CDC 2018 statistics on allergies and hay fever otherwise known as allergic rhinitis, 30 million people have been diagnosed with hay fever in the past 12 months:
Morbidity: Children under age 18 years
- Number with reported hay fever in the past 12 months: 5.2 million
- Percent with reported hay fever in the past 12 months: 7.2%
- Number with reported respiratory allergies in the past 12 months: 7.1 million
- Percent with reported respiratory allergies in the past 12 months: 9.6%
- Number with reported food allergies in the past 12 months: 4.8 million
- Percent with reported food allergies in the past 12 months: 6.5%
- Number with reported skin allergies in the past 12 months: 9.2 million
- Percent with reported skin allergies in the past 12 months: 12.6%
Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey,2018, Tables C-2b, C-2c pdf icon [PDF – 244 KB]
Physician office visits
- Number of physician office visits with allergic rhinitis as the primary diagnosis: 12.0
- Number of physician office visits with contact dermatitis or other eczema as the primary
diagnosis: 3 million
Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2016 National Summary Tables, table 15 pdf icon [PDF – 906 KB]
Emergency department visits
- Number of emergency room visits with contact dermatitis or other eczema as the
primary diagnosis: 277,000
Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2017 Emergency DepartmentSummary Tables, table 12 pdf icon [PDF – 863 KB]
According to the experience gleaned from one of the oldest salt caves in the USA, St. Louis Salt Caves in Missouri, "about 40% of chronic sufferers experience a worsening of symptoms before getting better. This is common with therapies that promote actual healing instead of just masking symptoms."While every session is beneficial, multiple sessions allow most people to experience a period of remission from their conditions. Salt Therapy is not a substitute for medical treatment and diagnosis of any health condition. It is recommended that you seek medical advice relating to your health problems; do not neglect regular medical check-ups; do not change or top taking your medication and treatment without
consulting the physician. Patients with high blood pressure need doctor’s consent. Pregnant women need doctor’s consent.