OpinionsThe views of experts
on speleotherapy / halotherapy treatment
Doctor of Medical Sciences A.V. Chervinskaya of Federal Medical-Biological Agency, Saint-Petersburg, Russia says:
”Sodium chloride aerosol inhalation improves the rheological properties of the bronchial contents, decreases edema of bronchial mucosa and contributes to the functioning of cilia epithelium. It has a bactericidal action, enhancing functioning alveolar macrophages”
A.V. Chervinskaya and N.A Ziber, of the Federal Medical-Biological Agency, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, say:
"The safety and efficiency of a dry aerosol of sodium chloride with the parameters of the salt cave environment is clinically proven. The fine dry aerosol of sodium chloride provides a sanitary, mokolistic, anti-inflammatory, and immunostimulating effect on the respiratory tract, indirectly improving the overall protection of the body.
The controlled microclimate of a salt cave has an effect on the respiratory tract, the immune system, the cardiovascular system, the skin, the central nervous system, and the psycho-emotional sphere.
L.L. Bobrov, A.G. Ponomarenko, and V.P. Sereda, of the Military Medical Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia say:
"The application of a dry aerosol of sodium chloride in the complex treatment of patients with asthma leads to improved clinical symptoms, reduces the drug load, normalizes indicators of inflammatory process activity and facilitates remission of the disease, indicating the clinical efficacy of halotherapy treatments. The best clinical effects of halotherapy are observed in patients with affected drainage function of the bronchi as well as in patients with bronchial asthma of mild to moderate severity. "
M.A. Khan, of the Russia Scientific Center for Restorative Medicine and Balneology, Moscow, Russia says:
"Halotherapy is useful to include in the complex therapy of children with acute protracted bronchitis, recurrent bronchitis, obstructive and nonobstructive bronchitis, bronchial asthma with mild and moderate flow in the unstable period of remission and remission of the disease. Halotherapy treatments are advisable in such diseases as chronic pharyngitis, rhinosinusitis of the vasomotor and allergic genesis as well as skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, localized and diffused forms in remission. Halotherapy courses are recommended as a preventive method for children with bronchopulmonary pathology: exposed to frequent acute respiratory infections, recurrent acute bronchitis, and adults with cough as a result of smoking”.
V. Ponomarev, M. Frolova, Pomorski State University. Lomonosov Arkhangelsk, Russia say:
"Halotherapy treatments of patients with bronchial asthma with dermatorespiratory syndrome in simulated microclimate of salt caves results in favourable effect on the skin. Patients with dermatorespiratory syndrome (when combined with bronchial asthma) displayed positive dynamics in the form of a regression of inflammatory and respiratory manifestations of allergy. Complications and adverse reactions to therapy were not observed. 10 children out of the 12 tested displayed stable clinical remission conditions”.