By Brandy Boehmer
Asthma rates have more than doubled in the past 25 years as the planets ecosystems groan under immense toxic loads. The urgency for developing effective solutions for respiratory health is widely understood. As a case in point childhood asthma is the number one reason for school absenteeism. Chronic sinustitus, COPD, and allergies translate for the transnational pharmaceutical industry into billions of dollars in annual sales of decongestants and anti-inflammatories.
Among numerous strategies to confront these academic red flags and keeping in mind a growing understanding of the causes (pollution, genetics, unhealthy lifestyle practices), Halotherapy is an exciting well-documented option.
Halotherapy (salt cave) was used for many generations in Europe but virtually unknown in North America. The natural therapy has had exceptional success in confronting respiratory illnesses.
‘Halo’ in Greek means salt. Halotherapy is a drug-free and a natural therapy that occurs in a controlled air climate that stimulates a natural salt cave microclimate.
Halotherapy stems from the even older speleotherapy. ‘ Speleo’ means cave that historically utilized actual salt mines as the venue for the therapy. Salt mines and the therapeutic properties have been noted since Hippocrates. The first doctor who attributed curative powers to the inhalation saline dust was Polish physician F. Bochkowsky in 1843.
In recent history, people hid in the German Klutter salt mines during World War II bombing raids. Respiratory difficulties among those sequestered in the mines disappeared. Speleotherapy has since become a popular treatment in Europe and Russia with much research confirming its immuno logical benefits.
Salt mines in many European countries have been used for generations in the 20th century many of the salt caves have been retrofitted into hospital complexes that accommodate hundreds of patients. Salt may be the curative element responsible for clinical improvements for wide range of respiratory diseases including asthma COPD bronchialiectasis, cystic fibrosis, bronchitis and sinusitis.
Halotherapy stimulates the salt cave environment in the specially designed room. The salt helps maintain air humidity in the room and adds to its bactericidal properties. The air-filtering system ensues air Purity. The finally pulverized dry sodium chloride aerosol particles are blown into the room as you breathe and the particles can penetrate deep into the smallest airway branches while sitting comfortable and receiving a 45 minute long relaxing treatment.
Brandy Boehmer (owner/ operator of InnerSpace Holistic) is a National Board Certified Colon Hydro-therapist and a member of the International Association of Colon Therapists, since 2003. Brandy is also certified in RIFE therapy, Holistic Nutrition, massage & aromatherapy, and is a Certified Yoga Instructor, specializing in detoxification. Brandy has worked in various modalities of natural health and detoxification with renowned physicians in the area and is a member of the ANN ARBOR WELLNESS COALITION. InnerSpace Holistic uses natural care products and cleaning products to ensure a clean and non-toxic environment.
Wishing you inspiration and peace on your path to wellness! For more on Halotherapy (salt cave) visit InnerSpaceHolistic.com or call 734-709-8313.