[The use of halotherapy for the health improvement in children at institutions of general education]

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. Mar-Apr 2012;(2):31-5.
[Article in Russian]

Abstract

The objective of the present study was to estimate the influence of halotherapy performed in a specialized salt room on the health status of the children frequently ill with acute respiratory diseases. The application of halotherapy was shown to produce well-apparent antiinflammatory, draining, and sanogenic effects. Observations during 1, 3, 5, and 12 month follow-up periods confirmed the persistence of prophylactic and therapeutic effects of salt therapy. The results of the study were used to develop differential schemes of halotherapy taking into consideration the initial conditions of the children.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Aerosols
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Immunity, Mucosal / drug effects
  • Respiration
  • Respiratory System / drug effects
  • Respiratory System / immunology
  • Respiratory Therapy / methods*
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / immunology
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / microbiology
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / physiopathology
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / prevention & control*
  • Russia
  • School Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Sodium Chloride* / administration & dosage
  • Sodium Chloride* / therapeutic use
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Aerosols
  • Sodium Chloride