Salt lamps are very pretty. Unfortunately there is no credible evidence that they are any more than that- here's a good article: http://skeptoid.com/mobile/4376
Another bit of info- http://m.canberratimes.com.au/act-ne...105-1uctm.html
Sorry OP I hate the idea of people being ripped off while only trying to boost their health. I read an article fromHarvard med school a while back that said really, the only thing you can do to boost your immune system, as it were, is to eat well, don't smoke, exercise, be hygienic and avoid sick people. That's really it.
For us personally, we have had great success with it so evidence based or not it means my child no longer suffers from a nasal drip that the only thing that western medicine could advise me to use was a steroid based nasal spray. Given my child is extremely violent on steroids (she even gets nightmares using ventolin) it just wasn't an option so we were forced to look in to alternatives.
A FB page for parents (don't think I can mention the name) is promoting salt therapy for kids and is running a promotion for a service in Melbourne, I mentioned that they should be warning people that some experts are concerned about their effects on respiratory systems in vulnerable children (eg asthma sufferers) and they removed my comment so irresponsible!!
All the evidence suggests it's a load of crap.
Sounds like a load of crap just like Amber teething necklaces
I can't find any research so I'll ask here - does anyone think that maybe salt therapy could assist with a cold in the way that saline nasal spray is supposed to? My Dr always suggests the spray when my kids have a cold/sinus infection but it's near impossible to administer to a 1 or 3 year old!
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