Speleotherapy and Halotherapy: Two different methods for the same purpose
Speleotherapy is one of the methods of physiotherapy, which includes exclusively treatment in the environment (in salt mines and caves). Recently, increasingly popular was the creation of artificial climatic conditions in special salt rooms in hospitals and sanatoriums, but this is a completely different branch of medicine, called halotherapy.
Speleotherapy is based on the fact that it uses exclusively natural conditions! Its main therapeutic factor is the air saturated with saline aerosol. It is precisely such a microclimate that is installed in salt mines and caves at a depth.
The method of speleotherapy has been scientifically substantiated in the middle of the last century, and to this day it has been recognized as one of the most effective, positive and non-medicated methods for the treatment of most colds and allergic diseases, as well as respiratory diseases.
Speleotherapy has almost no contraindications, is intended both for adults and for children and even for pregnant women. Such a method allows to reduce the number of drugs and the regularity of their intake, and sometimes completely eliminates their need.
It is strange, but in order to realize this, people had to go through the second circle. The medicinal effect of salt caves on the human body was also known to the priests of Ancient Greece, who recommended patients with severe cough attacks and anxiety to visit such places.
The doctors of ancient Israel used salt caves for spiritual work and for medical purposes. But over time, this knowledge has been forgotten, and their secret is lost. It took more than two millennia to turn everything around.