Salt Treatment and Smoker’s cough

smoker’s cough is a persistent cough that is present for more than 2-3 weeks and develops in a long-term smoker.  At first it may be a dry cough, commonly in smokers who haven’t smoked for very long, but over time it usually produces phlegm.  This phlegm can be clear, white,yellow or green in color.The airways are lined with cilia which are tiny, hair-like cells that catch toxins when air is inhaled and moves them upwards towards the mouth in order to sweep harmful substances out of the lungs.  

smokers cough and salt roomsDry salt therapy is a safe and natural treatment to help with the symptoms of Smoker’s Cough.  A smokers lungs are filled with tar and smoke residue from exposure to nicotine.  The cilia that are responsible for moving mucus out of the lungs are damaged from this exposure of nicotine and tar.  The dry salt mist of the salt room  improves function of cilia, increasing their cleaning efficiency and ability to move mucus out of the lungs.

The tiny micro particles of salt that are breathed in during a a dry salt session destroy bacteria and reduce inflammation.  Dry salt is a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal element.  Salt Therapy can also widen the airways through reducing inflammation which helps to shift mucus and reduce the chance of infection.

For smokers cough, a standard membership should apply because you will want to come in for 2 visits per week until the symptoms are better.  Quitting smoking is ideal, and we have programs for that as well.