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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Party of Three View Post
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    ETA - salt therapy for respiratory issues is evidence based. Salt therapy (of various kinds) has been used for Cystic Fibrosis sufferers for years.
    It's actually not evidence based. The fact that it has existed a long time does not mean that it works. The lung foundation actually cautions against it-
    http://lungfoundation.com.au/wp-cont...lt-Therapy.pdf

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    It's actually not evidence based. The fact that it has existed a long time does not mean that it works. The lung foundation actually cautions against it-
    http://lungfoundation.com.au/wp-cont...lt-Therapy.pdf
    Ahh well there you go. I just remember learning about at uni...we had a case study on a CF sufferer and the use of salt therapies and the benefits.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btmac View Post
    @Atropos tried to PM to say this but your inbox is full - just wanted to say I really enjoy your posts especially on these types of topics they are always so informative.
    Thank you and I will empty my inbox too, cheers

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    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
    Thanks @Atropos! Well written article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    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.
    No I appreciate it. Like I said in my original post, I'm very evidence based when it comes to everything health related. I'd read about the lung foundation's recommendations but was interested in people's experiences as well as any other studies or stories. :-)

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    Sounds like a load of crap just like Amber teething necklaces

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    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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