You’ve heard the ads, you know the facts; one in every two smokers will die from tobacco related diseases. Every 15 cigarette’s you smoke can start the growth of a mutation.1 The longer you smoke the more at risk you are at getting a lung related illness. One of the top New Year’s resolutions is to quit smoking. Many do it for health reasons, money reasons or to set an example for their children or grandchildren.
Smoking is the number one cause of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). COPD is the umbrella term used to describe major respiratory illnesses including emphysema and bronchitis. It cannot be cured only controlled.
If you’ve kept your New Year resolution and given up cigarettes, you could start cleaning your lungs and reap the benefits of breathing properly again.
‘salt of the earth’, is a salt clinic based in Drogheda Co. Louth and sees first hand those suffering from COPD. Kenneth Dursley, an ex-smoker and owner of salt of the earth, tells us, “A lot people who come to the clinic with certain respiratory conditions are those who smoke or used to smoke. Most of them are looking for a better quality of life by using our salt therapy treatment. Once they’ve tried it, it may help motivate them to quit their smoking habit”
COPD sufferer, Clara Buffond, explains how her life has changed since discovering salt therapy. “Before I started salt therapy I was basically confined to my house, and hated to be around people as my breathing was so noisy. However, this has now changed thanks to salt
therapy. I know I will never get completely better, but the treatments I have allow me to live again and manage my illness in a way that I can enjoy my life.”
Kenneth adds, “I remember how hard it was to stop smoking even 20 years on and I wish at the time I could have had some salt treatments as I know my lungs were congested. Only through salt therapy have I found my lungs opening up allowing more air into my body when I exercise or exert myself.”
Over 400,000 people in Ireland have some case of COPD and the number one cause is smoking.
Salt rooms are becoming more popular in Ireland and there are several clinics set up here. The treatment is completely drug-free; the tiny salt particles in the air, which can reach the deepest part of the lung, clean respiratory system allowing patients to breathe more easily.
At salt of the earth in Drogheda Co. Louth your first session is free! So get motivated, start cleaning your lungs and keep your new year’s resolution! You can visit www.quit.ie for tips on how to stop smoking. For more information on salt therapy visit www.saltoftheearth.ie