According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the U.S. It estimates more than 14 million Americans suffer from major depression every year and more than three million suffer from minor depression. Some 30 million Americans take antidepressants at a cost of over $10 billion a year. Salt Therapy may provide an additional or alternative treatment that is safe, natural and very affordable.
Depression can happen at any age, but often begins in adulthood. It is now recognized as occurring in children and adolescents, although it sometimes presents with more prominent irritability than low moods. Many chronic mood and anxiety disorders in adults begin as high levels of anxiety in children.
Types of Depression suitable for Halotherapy
Persistent depressive disorder (also called dysthymia) is a depressed mood that lasts for at least two years.
Post partum depression and baby blues.
Seasonal affective disorder is characterized by the onset of depression during the winter months
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
If you remember how good it felt as a child to go to the beach, then you'll easily understand how Salt Therapy treatment can possibly help with depression, including Seasonal Affective Disorder if living in northern latitudes, as well as post partum depression. It is said that 45 minutes in a salt chamber or room is equal to being at the beach for 2 days. The negative ionization of the atmosphere can leave one feeling invigorated and with a positive attitude.
Scientific Research on
Halotherapy for Depression.
Am J Psychiatry. 2006 Dec;163(12):2126-33.
Controlled trial of naturalistic dawn stimulation and negative air ionization for seasonal affective disorders
Psychol. Med (2005): 35(7): 945-955
Controlled trial of bright light and negative air ions for chronic depression
BMC Psychiatry (Jan 2013): 13: 29.
Air Ions and mood outcomes: a review and meta-analysis