[The scientific validation and outlook for the practical use of halo-aerosol therapy]

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. Jan-Feb 2000;(1):21-4.
[Article in Russian]

Abstract

The paper describes a new medical technique--halo-aerosol therapy, the main acting factor of which is dry highly dispersed aerosol of sodium chloride in natural concentration. Halo-aerosol therapy represents a new trend in aerosol medicine. It includes two methods: halotherapy and halo-inhalation. Biophysical and pathophysiological foundations of the new method, how it can be realized are outlined. Clinical reasons are provided for application of halo-aerosol therapy for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with respiratory diseases. Characteristics and differences of the two halo-aerosol therapy variants are analysed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Inhalation
  • Aerosols
  • Asthma / rehabilitation
  • Bronchitis / rehabilitation
  • Chemical Phenomena
  • Chemistry, Physical
  • Chronic Disease
  • Environment, Controlled
  • Humans
  • Microclimate*
  • Physical Therapy Modalities / instrumentation
  • Physical Therapy Modalities / methods*
  • Sodium Chloride / chemistry
  • Sodium Chloride / therapeutic use*

Substances

  • Aerosols
  • Sodium Chloride