Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic, progressive disease and is treated with inhaled medication to optimize the patient’s lung health through decreasing their symptoms, especially breathlessness. Halotherapy is the inhalation of micronized dry salt within a chamber that mimics a salt cave environment. Recent media reports suggest that this therapy may help with the symptoms of COPD. The aim of this study was to critically evaluate and summarize the evidence for the use of halotherapy as a treatment for COPD.
- salt therapy
- lung disease
Rashleigh, R., Smith, S., & Roberts, N. (2014). A review of halotherapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. International Journal of COPD, 9, 239-246. [PMC3937102]. https://doi.org/10.2147/COPD.S57511