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The Saltpipe that Sorts your Summer Sneezes

It’s that dreaded time of year again, when many of us will start preparing for the onslaught of hay fever symptoms, a condition which is often exacerbated by the current increase in air pollution. Studies have found that allergic and respiratory problems are increasing, and it is estimated that 20-25% of the UK population suffer from hay fever. The Cisca Saltpipe provides a 100% natural way of cleansing our respiratory system, just as we do with our skin and hair, to help benefit hay fever sufferers.

The Cisca Saltpipe is a simple and natural way to make a real difference for hay fever sufferers. This dry salt inhaler can give the benefit of ancient salt cave therapy to maintain an optimum respiratory function and to help you to alleviate sneezing and coughing, breathe easier and leave you feeling revitalised.

Using Cisca Saltpipe is simple; place the ceramic pipe in your mouth and inhale as normal, exhaling through your nose. Don't worry if it tastes a little salty the first time you use it; this will fade after a few uses. After using the salt pipe regularly for about a week you will begin to notice that breathing becomes easier and deeper. The Cisca Saltpipe can also be used to cleanse deep into the nasal cavity, helping those who suffer with rhinitis. Simply place the pipe close to one nostril, inhale and then swap to the other side.

Salt crystals have been used for decades in the treatment of respiratory disorders and to help strengthen the immune system by cleansing the lungs allowing them to absorb more oxygen. The Cisca Saltpipe® contains Halite salt crystals formed around 20 million years ago in Hungarian and Transylvanian salt caves.

When the user inhales, air is drawn over the natural salt crystals and the moisture of the air absorbs microscopic particles of salt. This penetrates the entire respiratory tract, giving a sensation similar to taking a deep breath of fresh sea air or visiting salt caves. Excess fluid is drawn from the sinuses and cell lining, cleansing the nasal passages and opening the airways to relieve the main cause of congestion and irritation. The salt has a thinning effect on mucus, helping you to clear it naturally and breathe more easily.

S. Johnston of County Antrim comments, “I’ve suffered from an allergy since the 1980s. The doctor didn’t know if it was hayfever or a dust mite allergy or both, since I had it all year round. The antihistamine he gave me left me drowsy and just didn’t solve the problem...As soon as it [the Cisca Saltpipe] arrived, I started using it. I used it for 20 minutes the first day and the constant coughing stopped! ...Yesterday I sat out in the garden while my neighbour cut his grass. No coughing, no phelgm, nothing! I was able to breathe as deeply as any normal person. I can’t describe what a great feeling that is. The saltpipe has given me so much relief.”

As well as the Original Patented Cisca Saltpipe, there are 2 other products in the range. Cisca's Easy Saltpipe® is perfect for people always on the move. Its compact size fits easily into all bags. The Cisca Elipipe® is an elephant shape design especially for children. It’s fun and friendly and will help kids target the worst of breathing issues.

The Cisca Saltpipe and Cisca Elipipe retail at £26.99, and the Cisca Easy Saltpipe retails at £14.99; they are available from selected Holland & Barrett and independent health stores and pharmacies, on 0191 3734 425 and from


The Cisca Elipipe
Normally, the Elipipe is recommended for children three and up. However, there is no real age limit but children younger than three may struggle to use it. Children should also be taught to breathe through the mouth and out of the nose. Before the Cisca Elipipe is used for the first time, it is recommended that an adult uses the pipe a couple of times first. The air in the salt pipe is initially a little salty which can put children off.

The Cisca Saltpipe
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 general population in a portable and easy to use format. The Saltpipe (Sópipa, 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.

The benefits of speleotherapy are 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. Bochkowsky’s study, salt caves/mines are 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 artificial salt cave or salt room using the concept of salt cave therapy and make it become easily accessible. Patients sit in the ‘salt room’ for an hour per session while music and pleasant videos are played to create a relaxed mood. They are used in Russia, Europe and North America and the first UK salt room was established in London in 2009. others.


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For further information about Cisca Saltpipe, or for product images, please contact:
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