What is COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of chronic diseases, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis, that block airways and make it difficult to breathe. Common symptoms include shortness of breath, wheezing, mucus production, chest tightness, frequent respiratory infections, and a chronic cough.


The most common cause of COPD is from long-term exposure to irritating gases or particulate matter, most often from cigarette smoke. While COPD is treatable, a person can experience symptoms getting worse over time. Though with proper treatment and management, most people with COPD can achieve good symptom control and quality of life.

Salt Therapy and COPD

Over the years, salt therapy has been an amazing alternative treatment for those with breathing disorders to help manage their symptoms. For those with COPD/emphysema, inhaling salt could thin mucus in the airways, allowing the person be able to breathe easier and circulate the salt through the lungs to break up excess phlegm.


Our Halogenerator grinds up salt into microscopic pieces, making it easier to inhale and circulate throughout the lungs. Inhaling salt also has antibacterial properties, meaning it may help reduce the amount of frequent respiratory infections someone with COPD may experience.


Some of our clients who use our Salt Cave for helping treat their COPD state that salt therapy has helped improve their symptoms drastically. Our best recommendation for someone who has allergies, asthma, COPD, or any other breathing conditions is to use the Salt Cave one to two times a week to help manage symptoms, depending on the person’s condition.


We’d love to help you

Our purpose here at The Orchard is to bring you safe, alternative ways to healing and to support you on your wellness journey. The health benefits of our Salt Cave is something we truly believe in, and we’d love for you to try it out and let us know how it has helped you.


New clients get to try the Salt Cave for just $35 for a 60 minute session. We also offer 30 minute sessions for only $25. Book a session now by clicking here!


Want to take salt with you when symptoms are acting up? We offer salt inhalers that are easy to take anywhere and bring a little bit of salt therapy with you on go. Check out our online store here to purchase one today!



  1. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/copd/symptoms-causes/syc-20353679#:~:text=Chronic%20obstructive%20pulmonary%20disease%20(COPD,(sputum)%20production%20and%20wheezing.