The Healthy Salt Pipe Inhaler
When I first heard of a salt pipe for lung problems, I was not quite sure what it is.
I've been suffering from dry cough and bronchitis that would just linger long after it should have gone and I tried everything for relief: cough drops, antibiotics, vitamins, teas, over the counter medicine, but nothing really helped. The cough is still there and while the doctor says that officially my bronchitis is over, I do feel that weird pressure in my lungs, which along with my cough tells me that my problems are not quite over yet.
So when I first heard that something as simple as a saltpipe could actually help, after careful researching online and after I talked with a friend who has been using it for a long time for asthma, I decided to buy one as well. I figured it's natural, it doesn't have any harmful chemicals, so I can't hurt.
Once it came through the post from I was quite eager to unpack it and to see how exactly it works (you can see my photos about it at the bottom of this post). It's quite small, it sits comfortably in my hand and I can use it without any problems. It's a cute ceramic pipe that I really got to love! Amazon
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My experience with the salt pipe inhaler
I've been using my salt inhaler for a little while now and I already feel a difference. I breath easier and I cough less.
One thing you need to note about it is that when you start to initially use it, you might find that you cough a bit more (or even if you weren't coughing, you'll do it now). This is because with the salt puffs you loosen any phlegm and other dust and whatnot from the lungs which will leave your body, making you cough along the way.
This won't last long though, but it's worth mentioning so you don't get scared that it might hurt you or anything. It is a natural reaction of the health benefits of inhaling the unrefined crystal salt.
Overall I'm quite pleased with my salt pipe and while I can't guarantee that it will indeed last me for 5 years, at the moment it is a major help in making me breath easier without coughing every step of the way.
How to use the inhaler for best results
The way you use one of these salt pipe inhalters (all brands work quite the same) is by simply inhaling the salt particles by breathing in through your mouth and exhaling through your nose.
It's recommended that we use the salt pipe for about 15-20 minutes every day for best effect. Usually these pipes last for approximately 5 years at this rate of usage, unless you get a refillable pipe.
In fact I was first thinking of getting a refillable one, however I decided not to bother. If this ceramic pipe will last me for 5 years without having to worry about getting extra salt - getting the right kind of salt - when I'm out, then it is well worth investment.
Who can use the salt pipe?
While I personally use my salt pipe for cough relief and clearing of my lungs from "stuff", it can be easily used for quite a few problems, including asthma, shortness of breath, allergies, sneezing, and any lung related problems.
Natural salt has been long used to treating respiratory problems and the salt pipe inhaler is simply an extension of it by using natural salt that helps with easier breathing.
Btw I was reading on the paper that came with the salt pipe that if you find your nose is dry or closed, try breathing with your nose in the salty air and exhaling through your mouth. This should get things moving in the nasal cavity.