Cold Weather

Cold Weather and Salt Therapy

Cold weather will soon be upon us. We are already beginning to feel cooler mornings and frigid evenings. When this type of weather comes around, arthritis will begin to show symptoms.

ArthritisThere are over a hundred different types of arthritis, and it affects people of all ages. Pain, swelling, stiffness, and decreased motion leave people feeling hopeless. Even though arthritis can affect people year round, the colder months seem to be when it is the worst to manage. While there is no cure for arthritis, there are a couple different ways to help relieve the symptoms as they occur. Salt therapy is one of them.

The salt that is used in salt therapy has natural inflammatory properties, which helps reduce swelling. The reduction of swelling helps when it comes to pain and stiffness, allowing those who suffer a sense of relief. It has been found that the cells of people with arthritis swell, and the salt helps to reduce the inflammation by getting the cells back to their normal size. Relief of symptoms can last up to four months depending on the severity of the condition.

Many different establishments in the USA are offering salt therapy by incorporating salt beds into their facilities. Salt beds are a convenient way to achieve the benefits offered by salt therapy in a private, personalized setting. Salt beds are one person machines equipped with a halogenerator that allows small salt to pass thru into the air around the client. As the client inhales, the salt goes to work at relieving their symptoms. For those that find themselves going to salt therapy sessions regularly, it is even possible to incorporate a salt bed into the home! Results are all positive, and no negative side effects have been reported. Inflammatory, respiratory, skin, and other conditions are all relieved by adding salt therapy sessions into the regular routine.

Conventional drugs are unpleasant and most have side effects that can potentially be dangerous to those who take them. Those that have tried salt therapy have been impressed with the results that have achieved, and continue to use salt therapy in their daily lives. If you are on prescribed medications, consult a doctor before stopping them and opting for salt therapy. Salt therapy is okay to take part in in addition to your doctor’s prescribed medications until having a discussion with them about the benefits and any other topics.