Halotherapy was originally “discovered” in the 1800s in Eastern Europe when doctors realized that salt miners didn’t suffer nearly as often from respiratory and skin conditions as others in the communities. These doctors then began to “prescribe” visits to the salt mines and at some point the mines even carved out separate areas for this original halotherapy.
Later entrepreneurs built machines to replicate this environment and modern halotherapy was born. Halotherapy Solutions’ equipment was designed in Estonia, one of the original locations for this early halotherapy.
Due to this history, much of the research on halotherapy has taken place in Eastern Europe but is now starting to get more attention in other areas of the world such as the United States and Australia. Below is a cross-section of research in each area of halotherapy’s key benefits to getting a start on the subject.
If you would like access to research on halotherapy we would recommend that you visit the following resources: 1) The World Halotherapy Association – an independent organization run by Dr. Cindy Hollenbeck, who has extensive experience in respiratory diseases as well as natural remedies; and, 2) the Global Wellness Institute, a non-profit organization with a mission to empower wellness worldwide by educating the public and private sectors about preventative health and wellness.
Asthma, COPD and Smoker’s Cough
Below are some examples of studies on halotherapy for Asthma, COPD and Smoker’s Cough. For more information on research, please visit the Global Wellness Institute and the World Halotherapy Association.
Coughs, Cold and Flu
Sinus and Ear Infections