It is always so rewarding to receive testimonials like this, especially knowing that Alan was suffering from severe COPD and chest infections.
“Last winter 2012/13 I suffered 5 hospitalisations due to chest infections, the final one in Feb 2013 culminated in hospital acquired pneumonia for which I was on C-PAP ventilator for 6days. I left the hospital after 19 days severely weakened with an Oxygen Concentrator machine which I have to use for 16hrs EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE! All sadly down to stressful jobs in the music industry and smoking thinking it would alleviate the stress.
I was also using 8-12 nebulizer sessions & 12 Carbocistien tablets to clear phlegm twice the recommended daily dosage. Most of the time I could walk no further than 20yrds without stopping to get my breath back!
Being told by NHS respiratory nurses that “there is no cure you should try to make the best of the time you have left” wasn’t exactly what I wanted to hear whilst trying to recover. In 1997 I had been diagnosed HIV +ve and given 6 months to live, I’m not the type to roll over and die! So I googled “alternative therapies for COPD” and up jumped THE SALT CAVE. I read about it, mulled it over, spoke to friends then thought what the heck I can’t be any worse off.
During my 1st session at Earlsfield I coughed quite a bit enough for a nice lady who was in the session to pass comment. But as soon as I came out I felt my breathing was a bit clearer. So I came back the next week and tried again. At this point one of my death wish nurses had the Gaul to suggest that the therapy was causing carbon dioxide retention and interfering with my Oxygen Therapy via the Concentrator. Later it was decided it had nothing to do with THE SALT CAVE but the fact that I am extremely Oxygen sensitive, now on 0.5ltr x 16hrs daily the lowest they can measure to give me!
I’m delighted to report that since the 3rd or 4th session I am now not using the nebuliser at all and have stopped completely taking the carbosistien tablets. In addition to THE SALT CAVE I read an American writers book published in 2005 called “how I cured my mum’s COPD” he advocates a zero sugar diet which I have not yet achieved but am very close to. Strangely my pulmonary doctor told me of a trial in 2011 which highlighted the reduction in sugar in COPD patients with better recovery rates and less hospital admissions, 6yrs after the American wrote his book that the drug companies dismissed (no money for them in it!).
I would recommend THE SALT CAVE highly to other COPD sufferers I used to cough until I vomited trying to clear phlegm for my windpipe and lungs now a gentle cough without even trying brings it up. Whilst I’m not sure of the overall benefits to the illness itself it certainly took care of the most major of symptoms of COPD phlegm build up and all the difficulties it causes. ¾ sessions of THE SALT CAVE will literally Change Your Life.
My NHS doctor at my last appointment was surprised to see me walk in her room unaided she called my name and looked at an chap in the waiting room in a wheel chair and quizzed me as to it was not me, having spent 10 minutes reading through my notes before calling me to her consulting room. My answer was one she had heard of but for Asthma and Hay Fever and the like.
I gave her the only answer I could, I’m walking around almost normally thanks to THE SALT CAVE if you have COPD please please contact them and travel no matter how far the difference in my life is immeasurable I cannot thank them enough.
So THANK YOU to the SALT CAVE and all your kind and helpful staff many dark days in my life are behind me thanks to this treatment!”
Buy 1 Get 1 Free deal throughout July
Buy 1 Get 1 Free deal on all our salt therapy packages to all existing and new clients at all locations throughout July . (e.g. you buy a salt package of 10 sessions for £260 you will receive 20 sessions for the price of 10).
Take advantage of this great deal and get rid of your sneezing, coughing and blocked sinuses.
Don’t miss this great opportunity!
Our packages have no expiry date.
As regularly, at this time of year as well, we have our winter/Christmas Buy 1 Get 1 Free deal on our packages (excluding Pay As You Go and Unlimited Package), valid at ALL branches. The offer is expiring on 31st December, 2012.
Why not saving some money? You can buy any of the packages in advance and use it later on. It is a perfect gift as well to your loved ones.
You can buy these discounted packages:
- over the phone calling 033 3344 0533,
- in the branches
- online on our website www.saltcave.co.uk/prices.html
|Package Type||Number of Sessions||Prices||B1G1F Promotion|
|Salt Package 5||5 Salt Therapy sessions||£150||10 sessions|
|Salt Package 10||10 Salt Therapy sessions||£260||20 sessions|
|Salt Package 15||15 Salt Therapy sessions||£345||30 sessions|
|Salt Package 20||20 Salt Therapy sessions||£400||40 sessions|
|Salt Package 30||30 Salt Therapy sessions||£540||60 sessions|
A personal health budget is an amount of money to support a person’s identified health and wellbeing needs, planned and agreed between the person and their local NHS team. The vision for personal health budgets is to enable people with long term conditions and disabilities to have greater choice, flexibility and control over the health care and support they receive.
A pilot programme involving around half the primary care trusts in England is currently underway to test out personal health budgets in the NHS. The programme and its evaluation will explore who will benefit most from personal health budgets, and how the NHS can make them work.
This is a very different way of managing health care, and there are many details to work through. This is a phase of piloting personal health budgets and evaluation is coming as well.
For further information on PHB please visit http://www.personalhealthbudgets.dh.gov.uk/
Some of the pilot sites in the Department of Health programme are offering personal health budgets to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and a group of these sites came together in January to compare approaches.
The sites are offering personal health budgets at different points of a person’s journey through services – when an individual is first referred to a community team, after they have completed a pulmonary rehabilitation course or simply when they and their GP think it might work for them.
People are primarily using their personal health budget to help manage the effects of their condition, for instance buying mobility equipment or an air conditioning unit, or to maintain the best health they can by paying for help to stop smoking, counselling to reduce anxiety or walking boots to keep active.
The final evaluation report on the programme due in autumn 2012 will indicate whether personal health budgets help people stay healthy.
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a highly prevalent disease that has a large impact on the quality of life of patients and their families.
All The Salt Cave branches are having an Open Day on the 14th November 2012 to raise awareness for World COPD Day. This means anyone can come along and experience the salt therapy for FREE and talk to our experienced staff.
Inhalation of salt aerosol is clinically proven to cleanse the respiratory system of the human body and to speed up the elimination of toxins. These so-called breathable particles penetrate into the bronchial tree in the form of finest crystals. Diffused dry saline works as a “bronchial brush” for the airways.
If you know anyone with COPD, please spread the word about the World COPD Open Day in The Salt Caves and bring people along for a salt therapy treatment.
Please book in online or call 033 3344 0533 for an appointment!
Hope to join us that day,