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Do Himalayan salt lamps help asthma symtoms

Hi Everyone,
Along with my asthma , I have a lot of allergies and sinus issues. I have read a lot of the stated benefits that occur with the Himalayan salt lamps and I wanted to see if any of you have been successful with getting relief from a salt lamp , or is it just a myth . Thank you !

  1. Hi rose, and thanks for your post and question - it's a good one! While I am hopeful others in the community will see your inquiry and respond by sharing their own personal anecdotal experiences, I have something to contribute as well.
    There are those folks who feel that this type of therapy is of great benefit for themselves, while still others can be somewhat skeptical.
    I thought you might gain some additional insight from this article, which focuses on this very topic: It is published on our (free) sister site,
    Have you had an opportunity to discuss this with your physician? I would be curious to know the doctor's opinion on this topic.
    Wishing you well,
    Leon (site moderator

    1. Thank you for referring me to the article. I have an appt. next month so I will ask my dr. about the salt lamps and report back to you . Thank you again.

    2. It's my pleasure, rose - you are most welcome! I am excited for you about the upcoming appointment with your doctor next month. We will look forward to you checking back in after that.
      Of course, you are free to access our site before then as well - we are always here to assist.
      Warm regards,
      Leon (site moderator

  2. Great question. I have a friend who has several of these lamps around her house. And she is convinced that they help her fight off allergies and keep her breathing easy. We've also had discussions about Himalayan salt inhalers ( and salt caves for the treatment of asthma and allergies in this community. And this subject has also been studied by researchers, although I think the results are, at this point, inconclusive -- some show they help while others do not. You can check out some of these studies if you want by doing a search such as "himilayan salt, asthma, study." Still, it's an "alternative" treatment that is available for those who want to try it. As Leon noted above, this may be an interesting discussion to bring up with your asthma doctor. What do you think? John. community moderator.

    1. thank you so much. I will be following up with my doctor to see what he believes. Thank you again .

    2. Sounds like a good idea. And please do keep us posted what you learn. I am curious. All the best. John. community moderator

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