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Saltpipe's history can be traced back to 1843 when Polish physician Dr. Bochkowsky noticed salt miners didn't suffer from breathing issues or respiratory diseases. In his unique book he stated that respiratory diseases could be cured or treated naturally. This practice called 'Speleotherapy' was used as the primary inspiration for the Cisca Saltpipe.
In 2002, two scientists from Budapest thought of a revolutionary way this treatment could be brought to the masses in portable and easy to use. The Saltpipe (Sópipa as released in Hungary) was an instant success following medical trials and a Class IIa medical rating that proved its effectiveness as a treatment for breathing issues.
After the benefits displayed in Eastern Europe Cisca expanded and unleashed the Saltpipe onto the UK market. Now on sale here for over five years Cisca's original and patented dry inhaler is available to order today.
The benefits of speleotherapy is associated with the unique salt caves/mines microclimate. Natural dry sodium chloride aerosol, formed by convective diffusion from salt walls, is the major curative factor of the salt caves/mines microclimate. Other factors, such as a comfortable temperature and humidity regime and the hypo-bacterial and allergen-free air environment saturated with aero ions, enhance the therapeutic effect. Since Dr. F. Bochkowsky study, salt caves/mines are known to be used for therapeutic purposes in many countries, such as Austria (Solzbad-Salzeman), Romania (Praid), Poland (Wieliczka), Azerbaijan (Nakhichevan), Kirgizia (Chon-Tous), the Ukraine: Solotvino, (Carpathians), Artiomovsk (Donietsk region) and Russia, among others.
Even though speleotherapy gives lots of benefits to the health, it can be very costly and inaccessible. In 1989, Russian scientists had developed the Halochamber (artificial Salt cave) using the concept of salt cave therapy and make it become easily accessible. Patients sit in the halochamber for an hour per session while music and pleasant videos are played to create a relaxed mood. Halochambers are certified as medical devices in Russia, are in use in Eastern Europe, and are starting to spread to North America. In 2009, the salt room was firstly established in London.