Sinusitis, a condition characterized by inflammation and swelling of the sinuses, which can cause pain, congestion, and difficulty breathing, has led to several clinical studies. Halotherapy, also known as dry salt therapy, has shown to be beneficial to sufferers of sinusitis.
Here are some examples:
A randomized, controlled trial published in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology in 2018 investigated the effectiveness of dry salt therapy (halotherapy) in treating chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). The study included 60 patients with CRS who were randomly assigned to receive either 14 sessions of halotherapy or standard medical treatment. The researchers found that the halotherapy group showed significant improvement in sinus symptoms compared to the control group, with no adverse effects reported.
A randomized, controlled trial published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine in 2020 examined the effects of salt room therapy (SRT) on symptoms and quality of life in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP). The study included 61 patients with CRSwNP who were randomly assigned to receive either SRT or conventional medical treatment. The researchers found that the SRT group showed significant improvement in symptoms and quality of life compared to the control group.
A systematic review and meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy in 2021 analyzed the results of six randomized, controlled trials on salt therapy for chronic rhinosinusitis. The review concluded that salt therapy, including both halotherapy and SRT, can improve symptoms and quality of life in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis, although further research is needed to determine optimal treatment protocols and long-term effects.
Overall, these clinical trials suggest that salt therapy, including both halotherapy and Salt Room Therapy, may be an effective and safe treatment option for sinusitis, although more research is needed to confirm these findings and determine optimal treatment protocols.
We hope you found the information above useful. Leave a comment below, or contact us if you have any questions.