Seasonal Rhinitis and Sinusitis
Although much of the research has been completed using salt in a solution, we believe these studies indirectly support the use of salt therapies to treat sinus conditions. Recent evidence suggests that nasal irrigation with hypertonic saline may be useful as an adjunctive treatment modality in the management of many sinonasal diseases.
Salt Therapy works well as a preventative treatment as we are constantly breathing in pollutants and allergens which can irritate the sinus. Breathing in salt as part of your ongoing maintenance can help the body to heal faster and remove irritants fast. Salt Therapy is not a cure; it is a support for your lungs to help open and relieve inflammation and congestion throughout your airways.
Acute Sinusitis – usually follows a cold or viral infection and is shorter in length.
Intensity is the key to your Salt Therapy success with acute sinusitis.
The best results from Salt Therapy for acute sinusitis are achieved with an intensive treatment. The earlier you come in, the better, even when you first feel a cold coming on. However, if the infection has gone to your sinus and become sinusitis, we can still help and speed up recovery.
We highly recommend Salt Therapy 3 times within a week. This will help expel the congestion and mucus sitting on your sinuses. The following week we recommend twice, because usually the infection would have cleared and the sinuses will be clearer. A final treatment in the third week will make sure you have cleared any lingering congestion and will help reduce any lingering runny nose.
Our 12 treatments package is the best value for acute sinusitis.
Ongoing Sinusitis – ongoing inflammation and congestion
Frequency is the key to your Salt Therapy success with ongoing sinusitis.
Salt Therapy is a non medical, complementary treatment which has no side effects when used with your medication. Salt Therapy is not a cure; it is a complementary treatment that can relieve symptoms of sinusitis.Sinusitis feels much like a head cold, with a stuffy nose,facial pain or a constant dull pressure feeling. This pain is typically localized to the involved sinus and may worsen when the affected person bends over or when lying down. Pain often starts on one side of the head and progresses to both sides.
Acute Rhinosinusitis — a new infection that may last up to four weeks and can be subdivided symptomatically into severe and non-severe
Recurrent Acute Rhinosinusitis — four or more separate episodes of acute sinusitis that occur within one year
Subacute Rhinosinusitis — an infection that lasts between four and 12 weeks and represents a transition between acute and chronic infection
Chronic Rhinosinusitis — when the signs and symptoms last for more than 12 weeks
Salt Therapy at home
Get more from your Salt Therapy success with our Salt Therapy at home products. Just like a workout at the gym once a week won’t make you fit, the success of Salt Therapy is coupled with our affordable at home products. Our salt therapist can show you how to include them as part of your Salt Therapy treatment and for ongoing maintenance.
2003: 14: 140–143 – Sinusitis and Rhinitis).
Additional studies of salt use to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis and Sinonasal diseases include:
Parikh A, Scadding GK. Seasonal allergic rhinitis. Br Med J 1997: 314: 1392–5.
Ferguson BJ. Allergic rhinitis: options for pharmacotherapy and immunotherapy. Postgrad Med 1997: 101:117–26.Taccariello M, Parikh A, Darby Y, Scadding G.Nasal douching as a valuable adjunct in the management of chronic rhinosinusitis. Rhinology 1999: 37: 29–32.