You can find a lot of beneficial use of Himalayan salt. It is nothing similar like the table salt. Himalayan salt contains the same 84 natural elements and minerals that can be found in the human body. These minerals contribute to your overall health and vitality. But, they are in an ionic state which means they are tiny enough for our cells to absorb them.
Salt Therapy Isn’t New
Salt therapy has been used in Eastern Europe for more than 200 years. Its purpose is therapeutic, and it is relatively new to the United States. Salt therapy is a common practice for people who have lung conditions because it has healing benefits. Even Ancient Greeks have been using this therapy for respiratory problems.
Salt therapy has made a breakthrough in USA with the introduction of salt rooms in spas and other wellness businesses. We all know about salt and its anti-bacterial, anti-fundal and anti-microbial properties. People visit these rooms to help themselves get rid of respiratory ailments of all kinds including asthma, allergies, congestion and hay fever.
But, if you don’t have the time to visit some of those rooms, you can start enjoying the health benefits at home. Just add Himalayan salt to your diet, routine or home. You can find it in different forms such as blocks, slabs, lamps, rocks, ground salt for kitchen, coarse salt for baths, or even make your own Sole.
Benefits of salt inhalers
The best way to do this is by combining the best of old world and modern technology. The very small Himalayan salt rocks usually rest at the bottom of the inhaler. This is because when you start inhaling, the natural moisture in the air absorbs the salt particles in your lungs. This is how the inflammation in the lungs is reduced and every other issue like asthma, allergies, colds, congestion, hay fever and sinus congestion. By doing this method your risk of negative side effects is zero.
- Salt can help In reducing excess mucous.
- When you reduce mucous you also eliminate night time coughing and post nasal drip, which means you can sleep better.
- The inhalation therapy can reduce redness and swelling of nasal passages.
- Those who inhale Himalayan salt can reduce irritation and inflammation from pollutants and smoke.
How to use salt inhaler
First of all you should use ceramic inhaler, never plastic. Place your Himalayan rocks at the bottom of the inhaler following the package directions. Place the inhaler in your mouth and breathe in normally through the mouth, and exhale through the nose. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t use water in the inhaler because it’s for dry therapy only. Inhaling slowly with deep breaths will bring the salt ions to the lungs. This is because the ions are miniature and they bypass the nasal filtering system we have and go directly into the lungs. Then the lungs absorb the ions and get them into the bloodstream. This is how the inflammation is reduced and can even reduce pain in lungs from various conditions.
An important thing is to clean your inhaler and never share it. Another thing is that the effects of using a Himalayan salt inhaler are more subtle than immediately dramatic.
How to refill your Himalayan salt inhaler
You can refill it by simply opening the round plastic stopper and emptying out the used one. Then put the fresh coarse Himalayan crystal salt and plug the stopper back.