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Salt Innovation, a nonprofit based in Fremont, CA, wants to know more about the benefits of salt therapy. The organization recently began researching the potential improvement of respiratory function with salt therapy. Using the newest findings and research available, the organization is establishing collaborations within the scientific, medical, and wellness communities across the globe to get the study underway.
According to the Salt Therapy
According to the Salt Therapy Association, dry salt therapy treatments claim to have multiple health benefits for respiratory and skin conditions that date back hundreds of years to eastern Europe. “Our mission is to improve the knowledge and understanding of Himalayan salt therapy for human diseases,” says Idrees Munir, Ph.D., founder of Salt Innovation. “Working with experts in the field and creating a global network by enhancing the education and research, we hope to focus salt therapy options for asthma and allergies and work towards improvement of patient’s quality of life.”
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that people with cystic fibrosis – a progressive genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections – who were exposed to hypertonic saline, or salt water, experienced improved lung function. Studies such as this are what inspired Salt Innovation to continue researching for more health benefits that can better the quality of life for patients of illness.
With a local team
With a local team in on the ground in Rabwah, Pakistan, Salt Innovation is basing its medical expertise project near the biggest salt mine in the world. Research is being conducted at Tahir Heart Institute, a world-known cardiac hospital with two salt chambers. Initial trials of mild to moderate asthmatic participants are currently in development.
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Manual Lymphatic Drainage
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