M.D. Tibor Barta PhD., Head Of The First Otolaryngology Clinic Of Teaching Hospital With Policlinic in Bratislava – Petrzalka, Slovakia
Salt Cave is suitable to support acute and especially chronic respiratory apparatus disease treatment (e.g. allergic and non-allergic snuffles, chronic and acute inflammation of vocal cords, asthma), including nasal cavity (e.g. nasal septum, nasal conchae), sinuses, pharynx (pharyngeal and palatine tonsils) and larynx (vocal cords surgery) by a so-called climatic treatment.
Climatic treatment or climatetherapy belongs to the non-medicament treatment methods, where an organism is subjected to healing effects of a special climate (stay in upland, sea or a cave). Climatic treatment speeds up healing processes. Salt, daily used in cooking and food preparation, also has another use. Healing effects of salt minerals can be used and are well known for centuries. Various procedures based on salt are carried out either directly in salt-mines or with the help of respiratory devices at rehabilitation and treatment centers. In general, walks by the seaside, especially in the morning and after heavy sea, when the air is ionized and saturated with iodine, are recommended. Although nature didn’t endow Slovakia with a sea, beneficial effects of seaside micro-climate are also available here through salt caves. Their atmosphere possesses rare micro-climate with unmatched bacterial cleanliness. Salt is a compound of our organism, thus very important for us.
From the point of view of an otolaryngologist (specialist for head and throat diseases), I definitely recommend healing treatments in salt caves, which considerably help improve patient’s fitness and speeds up the healing of diseases of the nasal cavity, sinuses, pharynx, larynx and thyroid. Moreover, beneficial effects of this microclimate have a positive affect on the healing of other diseases, too.