Rhinitis and Salt Room Therapy
Rhinitis is one of the most common illnesses in the United States, affecting more than 50 million people. Sneezing, itching, a runny or stuffy nose are common symptoms of this disorder.
The two types of rhinitis are allergic and non-allergic.
Allergic rhinitis is caused by allergens–both indoor and outdoor–such as animal dander, dust mites, and airborne tree, grass, and weed pollen. If your body is sensitive to a particular substance and you have allergic rhinitis, your immune system attacks the substance by producing histimines which causes the symptoms to begin.
Non-allergic rhinitis is characterized by year-round symptoms such as nasal congestion and a runny nose. As its name suggests, non-allergic rhinitis does not involve the immune system. It is not well understood by physicians why this form of rhinitis occurs. One theory is that it can result as a side effect of medications such as overuse of nasal decongestant sprays, oral contraceptives, erectile dysfunction medications, and certain blood pressure medications.
Salt therapy can help to reduce the symptoms of rhinitis by reducing inflammation and clearing out the irritants inside your nose.
Treatment Program for Rhinitis
15-20 sessions are recommended for long term results with the initial sessions close together. For the first month, you should come in for 2-3 sessions per week. After that, 1 to 2 sessions should suffice depending on results.