For the circulatory system of blood vessels, salt has a negative side because it can lead to hypertension if taken to excess. But for the respiratory system, salt can cure asthma through haloterapi or salt therapy.
Haloterapi is an alternative treatment methods of Eastern Europe which is done by using halite or rock mineral, especially NaCl salt. These minerals are not eaten or drunk but inhaled with with pumped air.
Patients sit in a room covered with salt crystals, and breathe air mixed with salt that is pumped by a tool called halogenerator. In general, it is similar to spas , but what is exhaled is not aromatherapy steam but mineral salts. (more…)