Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term used to describe chronic bronchitis and emphysema, both of which can cause narrowing of the airways and commonly occur together. There are over 100,000 people diagnosed with COPD in Ireland.

Causes & Symptoms of COPD

  • Smoking - The primary risk factor for COPD is chronic smoking. Occupational exposure - When people are subjected to intense and prolonged exposure to workplace dust it can contribute to the development of airflow obstruction, even in non-smokers.

  • Air pollution - Studies in many countries have found that people who live in large cities have a higher rate of COPD compared to people who live in rural areas. Sufferers have increasing breathlessness when exercising or moving around and a persistent cough with phlegm that never seems to go away. Also, frequent chest infections, particularly in winter.

How The Salt Clinic Can Help

  • Salt is a natural antibacterial.

  • It reduces inflammation of the airways and help you breathe easier.

  • Salt is mucolytic, which means it helps to shift retained mucus.

During the Salt Therapy session, many of our patients notice a decrease in coughing frequency and intensity, and that it becomes easier to cough up mucus. COPD sufferers find that not only does Salt Therapy bring immediate relief in the short term but it also delays the frequency of any reoccurrence. Salt Therapy is a clinically proven natural, safe and beneficial method of treatment for every age group from 6 months old. 

Our medical device can help to:

  • Reduce the need for inhalers, steroids and antibiotics

  • Make your breathing easier after just a few sessions

  • Improve your lung function

  • Reduce the number of hospital admissions

  • Alleviate sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath

  • Clear mucus and sticky phlegm from the lungs

  • Increase your resistance to respiratory tract diseases

  • Strengthen your immune system

  • Prolong remission times

How Often Should You Attend

  • Depending on age and stage of your condition, 20 to 30 sessions are recommended for long term results.

  • The sessions should be used close together, about 2 or 3 a week is suggested.

  • For irreversible conditions, 2-3-month follow-up sessions are recommended to maintain the clear lungs.

In most patients, after a course of Salt Therapy the airways become normal and symptoms disappear. The treatment's efficacy is estimated up to 98%. Most clients do one to two Salt Therapy courses a year. In between they might come back for some top-up sessions, if they start to feel unwell e.g. they are coming down with a cold.


The Salt Clinic

"I have COPD and have done 9 sessions in the clinic and from not being able walk without having to stop and breathe every 10 steps I am able to do my housework again I find it great I was also on 2 inhalers a day I now only use one, I find it great and the staff are also very helpful and nice."

Anne Halle

The Salt Clinic

"I suffer with COPD quite bad. I was very congested and I have been on steroids and antibiotics so I took advantage of the free session. I have just finished session 4 and although it’s not completely gone I can actually breathe much better and I have hope at last."

Marie Mulraney

The Salt Clinic

"As a man with respiratory problems the salt clinic is short of being a miracle. Staff are excellent, the place is spotless, just sorry there’s only 5 stars!"

Billy Bates