Der findes på nuværende kun een dansk undersøgelse. Størstedelen af den eksisterende forskning er på russisk, da terapien har sin oprindelse i det tidligere Østeuropa. Kun en lille del af den forskning er på engelsk, men bekræfter, at saltterapi har positiv indvirkning på f.eks. astma, KOL, bronkitis og bihulebetændelse.
En undersøgelse foretaget af Aalborg Universitetshospital bekræfter, at saltterapi kan lindre gener ved KOL. Artiklen er offentliggjort i Journal of Palliative Care & Medicin. Se her. Studiet er offentliggjort internationalt i Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine.
CONCLUSION: Dry salt inhaler therapy may prove to be a useful adjuvant therapy in COPD as far as effort tolerance and quality of life is concerned. However further studies are probably needed to exclude a placebo effect which could not be quantified under present circumstances.
Abstract: Halotherapy was applied for non-puncture treatment of 45 patients with acute purulent maxillary sinusitis. The response was evaluated by changes in clinico-immunological, cytological, x-ray and bacteriological parameters. Halotherapy was found effective in the treatment of acute purulent maxillary sinusitis without puncture.
Inhalation of hypertonic saline aerosol enhances mucociliary clearance in asthmatic and healthy subjects.
Conclusion: We conclude that an increase in osmolarity of the airway surface liquid increases mucociliary clearance both in asthmatic and healthy subjects. These findings are in keeping with our previous suggestion that the increase in mucociliary clearance after isotonic hyperventilation with dry air is due to a transient hyperosmolarity of the airway surface liquid.
Abstract: The chemoluminescence test in 49 patients with lingering inflammatory chronic bronchitis has revealed inhibition of generation of active oxygen forms in the whole blood, intensification of lipid peroxidation in the serum, depression of local immunity. Administration of halotherapy to the above patients results in correction of disturbances of free-radical oxidation, improves local immunity and clinical course of the disease.
The use of halotherapy for the rehabilitation of patients with acute bronchitis and a protracted and recurrent course
Abstract: Halotherapy was used for rehabilitation in 25 patients with acute bronchitis of long-standing and recurrent types. The main therapeutic action was ensured by aerodispersed medium saturated with dry highly dispersed sodium chloride aerosol, the required mass concentration being maintained in the range of 1 to 5 mg/m3. Therapy efficacy was controlled through assessment of clinical, functional, immunological and microbiological findings. Metabolic activity values were taken into consideration as well. Positive dynamics of the function indices in the clinical picture resulted from elimination of pathogenic agents, control of slowly running inflammatory lesions and stimulation of some immune system factors. Favourable changes in metabolic activity were present: normalization of serotonin excretion, marked decrease of unbalance in lipid peroxidation-antioxidant system.
The use of an artificial microclimate chamber in the treatment of patients with chronic obstructive lung diseases
Abstract: Halotherapy was used for sanatorium rehabilitation in 29 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (chronic bronchitis and asthma). Significant positive effects of this method resulted in the improvement of the flow-volume parameters curve of lung function and in hypotensive effects on blood pressure. Halotherapy is recommended for use in patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases with hypertension or coronary heart disease.