The Salt Cave and Spa
White Sulphur Springs, WV
When we say salt, we usually imagine a mineral, which we use in cooking and food preparation. But salt has also other important use. One of advantages of this mineral is its healing effects. Treatment of miscellaneous diseases in saline microclimate is carried out for many years. Method of inhalation of salt diffused in air was utilized already by ancient Greek doctors.
Staying in a salt cave is a new, original, effective and cleanly natural method called halotherapy. This man-made cave has a unique climate, created by the presence of high amounts of salt in the cave. The air in the cave is saturated with ions of iodine, calcium, magnesium, sodium, bromine, selenium and other trace elements which create microclimate which has an enormous positive influence for the treatment of a wide spectrum of diseases and remarkably supports the immune system for both young and adult patients. Other significantly positive effects of salt caves lie in the ability of inhaled salt aerosols to dry up microbial cells of patogenous microorganisms which in turn leave the body in the form of released sputum from the respiratory tract. This effect is identified as a self-cleaning process of the organism. Direct consequence of this self-cleaning process is the regression of the inflammation with changes not only in the respiratory tract but also in the whole organism.
From my praxis, I can acknowledge that staying in a salt cave significantly and positively influences the progression of diseases for child patients with chronic upper and lower respiratory tract diseases (inflammation of pharynx, hay fever, asthma), skin diseases (atopic dermatitis), chronic diseases of digestion tract (Crohn’s diseases, stomach ulcers), cardiovascular diseases (hypertension) or functional disorders of thyroid. At the same time, the salt cave microclimate positively affects the stability of the immune system which constitutes very important preventive factors of influenza diseases, which pose an increased hazard these days.
-M.D Vladimir Volf PhD. pediatrician, Children and youth clinic, third Medical School of Comenius University and Teaching hospital Kralovske Vinohrady, Praha, Czech Republic
6705 Pocahontas Trail
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986