Cold and flu

As the weather gets colder and flu season approaches, many people are looking for ways to boost their immune systems and protect themselves from illness. While there are many over-the-counter medications available to treat the symptoms of cold and flu, some people also turn to alternative therapies, such as salt therapy, to alleviate their symptoms.

Understanding the differences between the common cold and the flu

The common cold and influenza, also known as the flu, are highly contagious viral illnesses that affect the upper respiratory system. Although they share similar symptoms, there are some important differences between the two.

The common cold is caused by various viruses, with rhinovirus being the most common culprit. Cold viruses can spread through contact with contaminated surfaces/persons or air droplets from coughs and sneezes and it typically lasts about a week. Influenza, on the other hand, is caused by influenza A or B viruses and can lead to more severe symptoms, such as pneumonia and hospitalization. Recovery from the flu can take up to two weeks, depending on the severity.

It’s important to take proper precautions to prevent the spread of these diseases, such as frequent hand washing, covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing, and staying home when sick. Many people also get a flu shot, which can help reduce the risk of getting sick.

Cold and flu symptoms

  • runny nose
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • nasal congestion
  • fatigue/weakness
  • headaches and muscle aches
  • chills
  • fever

How does salt therapy help with cold and flu symptoms

Salt therapy, also known as halotherapy, is a natural remedy that involves inhaling microscopic salt particles in a controlled environment. This therapy has been used for centuries to treat respiratory and skin conditions, and has gained popularity in recent years as a natural and effective way to relieve cold and flu symptoms.

Inhaled salt micro-particles aid in dissolving accumulated mucus in the respiratory passages. This makes the mucus less viscous and easier to expel from the respiratory tract, improving its permeability.

Thanks to its natural anti-inflammatory properties, salt reduces inflammatory processes in the respiratory tract. This way, it reduces swelling in the respiratory passages, improves airway permeability, and facilitates breathing.

The antibacterial properties of salt help in killing harmful bacteria, viruses, and allergens in the respiratory system, which cause inflammations and increased mucus production. This prevents further infection development.

Halotherapy elevates oxygen levels in the blood, facilitating its more efficient utilization. It also promotes relaxation and reduces stress, thereby increasing overall energy levels and supporting faster recovery from physical exhaustion.

In addition to these specific benefits, salt therapy can also help to boost the immune system, making it easier for the body to fight off bacterial and viral infections and illnesses in the respiratory system. This can help to reduce the severity and duration of cold and flu symptoms.

Recommended halotherapy treatment plan

To attain enduring benefits, we advise adhering to the following frequency and duration of salt therapy sessions.

2
3
6
as acute symptoms subside

Although even a less frequent sessions can provide relief, the crucial factor for achieving lasting results is maintaining consistency and regularity. This approach should continue until cold or flu symptoms begin to diminish. Once that occurs, you can gradually reduce the frequency of visits to our studio and incorporate salt therapy into your routine based on your individual preferences and availability. This will help bolster your immune system, enhance overall health, reduce stress, or serve as a relaxation method.

Why salt therapy is worth considering

Salt therapy is a natural and effective way to relieve cold and flu symptoms and promote overall respiratory health. With its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and expectorant properties, salt therapy can help to clear congestion, reduce coughing, relieve sore throat, and boost the immune system.

If you’re looking for a natural way to support your respiratory health during the flu season, salt therapy may be worth considering. While it is not a cure for these illnesses, it can help you feel more comfortable and promote faster recovery.

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