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Posted on 1/17/18 5:10 AM
Has anyone tried, or know of anyone who has tried, halo therapy (also known as salt therapy) for COPD? If so, any beneficial results?
Beginning of the discussion - 1/19/18Do you have experience with Halo / Salt Therapy? https://www.carenity.us/forum/copd/your-opinion-on-copd-treatments/do-you-have-experience-with-halo-salt-therapy-25
Posted on 1/19/18 3:03 AM
Hi there! I tried it in Colorado. I purchased a Himalayan salt lamp and that has worked well in allowing me to sleep without waking up every few hours coughing up mucus. I have read other places that there are man made salt caves; however I have not been able to get to any of those and speak to that. But the lamp has helped me sleep better and getting some needed rest.
As always, I would speak to your doctor if you are considering trying anything new.
Posted on 2/21/18 4:03 AM
I did it here in Florida about 5 times. Overall, I feel like I had minimal positive effects in my ability to sleep and feel energized, but I still had a horrible cough and it was and still is hard for me to breath.
Posted on 6/14/18 7:06 PM
I do not cough,mi problem is shortening of breath,usé ingelers ,oxigen can not do nothing outside without been conectes to oxigen .I have a salt lamp I will tray.
Posted on 1/2/19 7:11 PM
what does everyone do for treatments for copd.?
Posted on 1/13/19 9:05 AM
I'm on a Trilogy inhaler and I take a drug called Dalaresp that has done wonders for breaking up mucus and controlling cough.
Posted on 1/29/19 12:16 AM
@Barbeesu what is the difference between the Trilogy Inhaler vs other inhalers? Do you feel this inhaler offers more benefits?
Have you ever tried salt therapy? Depending on your location, you can see if there are any places offering it close to you. You can visit this link to find a salt therapy (halo therapy) location in your state: https://www.vtsaltcaves.com/us-salt-caves
Some have found it to also be an effective option for relieving symptoms of COPD, resulting in easier breathing.
According to the Lung Institute: "Salt therapy proponents claim that salt cleanses the respiratory system and speeds up the elimination of toxins. Salt has the following properties: Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Loosens excessive mucus and speeds up mucociliary transport, Removes pathogens (ie., airborne pollen), and Reduces IgE level (immune system oversensitivity).
Salt particles penetrate deep into the lungs to treat damaged tissue. Sometimes symptoms subside for up to 12 months following salt therapy."
Posted on 1/29/19 2:27 AM
Posted on 4/22/19 3:27 AM
@Barbeesu What did your pulmonologist say about the salt therapy? I wish there was a location near me, just to try it out... the science behind it makes sense.