The Salt Room in Woodbuy, Minnesota has been designed to help cystic fibrosis sufferers relieve their symptoms and feel better in a safe, peaceful environment that feels more like a spa than a high-tech treatment facility.
Cystic fibrosis is one of the most dangerous diseases in the world. Around 30,000 Americans are victims of this condition including a large proportion of children. Mutual carriers of the cystic fibrosis gene pass down to their children and it is one of the most common life-shortening inherited diseases in the continent. To date there is no cure. Treatment with the help of drugs like antibiotics and bronchodilators brings short term relief. Fortunately Salt therapy treatment not only brings relief but can also prevent the recurrence of symptoms.
While receiving salt therapy treatment at The Salt Room in Woodbury, the patient inhales salty air which has bactericide, mucokinetic, hydrophilic and anti-inflammatory properties. If you are a carrier of cystic fibrosis, salt therapy treatment at The Salt Room will bring relief by opening up the respiratory tract, clearing accumulated mucus and unclogging blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles. It also absorbs edema from the mucosa lining in the airway passages and reduces inflammation of the respiratory tract.
Salt therapy treatment at The Salt Room in Woodbury also facilitates the drainage of sinusitis; a common problem in patients suffering from cystic fibrosis. The salt therapy treatment sessions can also reduce your coughing and dependence on prescription drugs and gives a boost to your immune system. After completing the recommended number of treatment sessions at The Salt Room in Woodbury, patients often receive its benefit for as long as 6-12 months.
Salt therapy treatment replicates the natural microclimate found in salt caves and mines but has the additional benefit of a highly-controlled environment. The clinic has a spa like environment and treatment takes place in the Salt Room whose walls and floor are covered with salt. Particles of salt are ground in the halogenerator and then circulated around the room. The halogenerator keeps up a flow of dry, clean air saturated with dry sodium aerosol. The halogenerator is equipped with a microprocessor which is responsible for maintaining the temperature, relative humidity and mass concentration of aerosol in the chamber. Dry sodium chloride aerosol at a mass concentration varying from 1-16 mg/m3 with a particle size of 1-5 um is used to treat cystic fibrosis. Our professional staff is there to assist with any of your needs.
Sessions in The Salt Room’s typically last for 45 minutes. Salt is a natural expectorant which helps reduce sputum viscosity. The only side affects reported by a few patients were a mild throat tickle.
Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease which affects your entire body. It is caused by a defective gene that is passed on when both parents are carriers of cystic fibrosis (meaning they have at least one abnormal gene). The disease is named after the cyst formation in the pancreas. The disease usually manifests itself in childhood and can lead to an untimely death. Symptomatic carriers often experience breathing difficulties as the thin mucus lining the respiratory tract becomes thick and sticky.
Symptoms associated with cystic fibrosis include salty tasting skin, normal appetite but poor growth and poor weight gain, excess mucus production, frequent chest infections and coughing/shortness of breath. It also affects the digestive system as enzymes and stomach fluid fail to reach the intestine owing to the blocked ducts of pancreas and liver. Treatment includes the use of antibiotics and bronchodilators which have adverse side effects. If you or your children have cystic fibrosis, contact The Salt Room in Woodbury today and we will help bring you much needed relief.