Invented in Hungary, the Cisca Saltpipe® harnesses the natural healing power of salt cave therapy in a handheld porcelain salt pipe. The salt pipe is a dry salt inhaler incorporating two ceramic filters which encloses 50-60 grams of selected Halite salt crystals. Its unique ergonomic design makes it both comfortable and convenient to use. The Cisca Saltpipe® comes with crystal salt inside the pipe lasts up to 5 years based on daily usage.
Unlike other similar Saltpipes, the original and patented Cisca Saltpipe® requires no refills. This also allows the saltpipe to be manufactured in one solid piece of ceramic which makes breathing through the device a breeze. The Cisca Saltpipe is also the only one to feature both a safety valve and CE medical registration.
It has been suggested that most respiratory disorders such as asthma, allergies, sinus problems and bronchitis are all associated with air pollution. Studies have found that allergic and respiratory diseases are an increasing problem and some studies show that approximately more than 75% of the UK population suffer from asthma, allergies, bronchitis and respiratory problems. In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle it seems logical that we should cleanse our respiratory system just as we do our skin and hair. The Cisca Saltpipe provides a way of doing this.
Benefits of the Cisca Saltpipe:
- The original salt inhaler
- Original Patented design
- Porcelain made
- Contains 50g crystal salt
- No refill required
- Lasting up to 5 years
Our in store pharmacist, Shabir Daya, has written an article about The Cisca Saltpipe:
Contains 50g Salt crystals.
How do I use the Cisca Saltpipe?
Simply place the saltpipe into the mouth and start inhaling normally, exhaling through the nose. Breathing has to be done with normal intensity. Forced breathing is unnecessary and should be avoided. It is recommended to use the device for 15-25 minutes daily, but the duration of the treatment can be increased to 1-2 hours per day. In order to achieve better results, the device should be used continuously and not at odd times.
What is the small rubber valve on the Cisca Saltpipe?
The little rubber valve on the top of the Saltpipe is a back-strike valve, which functions when someone does not exhale through the nose, but blows the air back into the Cisca Saltpipe; the valve strikes back, blocks the way of air towards the pipe, this way protecting it from humidity and vapour. Please do not peel it off. If the valve comes off from the hole, there are 2 alternative simple ways to continue using the pipe. First, you can use put it back on by using Cellotape® to stick it back on the round end at the same position. Secondly, if you cannot find where your plastic valve is, you can use your finger tip to close the hole when you inhale the air in.
Is the salt inside the pipe similar to table salt?
No, the salt inside the Cisca Saltpipe is pure Halite mineral Salt crystal formed in middle miocene. This kind of salt crystal has been subjected to enormous pressure over millions of years. The pressure is responsible for creating the salt crystals. The higher the amount of pressure the more superior or excellent the state of order within the crystalline structure.
How big is the Cisca Saltpipe?
The Cisca Saltpipe is a small palm size which is relatively the same size as mobile phone. It is very handy and easy to take with you everywhere. The weight of the Cisca Saltpipe is only 280 grams.
Do we need to replace salt inside Cisca Saltpipe?
The Cisca Saltpipe lasts for 5 years which was calculated for 15-20 minutes of usage daily. After 5 years we recommend to get a new saltpipe in order to get the most out of it.
Do we have to use the Saltpipe all in one go for 15 to 20 minutes a day? Can we split the time?
It is not necessary that we have to use the saltpipe all in one go especially in our present busy life style. We can make an allotment of time to use the saltpipe. For example, 5 minutes in the morning, 5 minutes during the break and so on. You can use the saltpipe in some activity such as watching TV, listening to the radio or even using internet.
The box says that we can use some essential oil with the Cisca Saltpipefor aromotherapy? How?
To use essential oil together with Cisca Saltpipe, it is very simple. Just put essential oil on your finger tip and rub your fingers together, then rub your finger on the filter underneath the pipe. You can breath the essential oil when you breath in. Using the essential oil is good for people like to use the pipe through the nostril because the oil will help to take a breath easier.
Are there any medicines which cannot be used in conjunction with the salt pipe?
The Saltpipe can be used with any medicine. Since it only contains natural salt-crystals collected from different salt-caves, it does not have any side effects.
Can Saltpipe be used by patients suffering from thyroidgland malfunctioningand kidney problems?
Yes, although it contains iodine, it's such a small amount during inhalation and cannot cause harm to these patients.
Can Saltpipe be used in case of High Blood Pressure ?
Yes, because it evaporates during inhalation, the amount of salt that gets into the body does not affect blood pressure and is only similar to inhaling sea air.
Can Pregnant women use Saltpipe?
Yes, it can be used by everyone, since it contains only pure salt crystals collected from European salt caves.
At what age can children start using Saltpipe?
Our youngest children were 2 and a half years old. Saltpipe could be safely used by younger ones too, but the most important thing is to teach the kids to inhale through the mouth and exhale through the nose. It might be a little tricky to explain this to younger children.
Why do we have to exhale through the nose?
When we are using the Saltpipe we have to inhale through the mouth, and blow the air out through the nose. (Take care to breathe normally, gently and not too deeply) This is very important, because this is the only way that the salt-crystal-mixture can reach the upper respiratory tracts (maxillary sinus) and that's how it cleans the whole breathing system.
Can the Saltpipe be used to clear the nose if I have sinus problem?
Yes, you can. With the special design of the mouthpiece, you can also inhale the air through the nose to help clean the nasal cavity. Just place the pipe to one nostril, you do not need to close the other and inhale through the nose and exhale out through the mouth or nose.
Is the Cisca Saltpipe Clinically tested?
Yes, it was tested in several medical institution in Hungary and the Cisca Saltpipe is the only saltpipe in the market that medically registered as Medical Device Class IIa.
What do we have to protect the Saltpipe from?
The Saltpipe must be kept from humidity and vapours so it's not recommended to store it in the bathroom or kitchen. Please avoid dropping it into water because this way the salt crystals stick together and the instrument gets damaged.
How do you clean the Saltpipe instrument?
Clean the device with a slightly damp cloth only on the outside of the device. Water must not get into the salt pipe itself.
How does the SaltPipe start?
The saltpipe derives from an ancient natural salt treatment that has been used for decades for treating respiratory problems. During the WWII, residents of a German city of Ennepetal were using Klutert cave as a bomb shelter. Amazingly, they found that they were coughing considerably less and breathing easier with each air raid. Later on, it was confirmed by scientists that many of those using the cave as a bomb shelter were indeed cured of their asthma, chronic bronchitis, and other diseases of the respiratory tract. The healthy individuals hiding in that cave had strengthened their immunity and stopped catching colds. Europeans have long had the advantage of special clinics in salt caves to help alleviate their breathing problems. This method has been named "Speleotherapy." Scientists developed the medical device called a halogenerator, or Microclimate aerosol chamber. The modern Microclimate Aerosol Chamber uses state-of-the-art technology to completely reproduce the atmosphere of the clinics located in salt caves or in special mines, and it has a monitored therapeutic microclimate. Air with low concentrations of curative NaCl (salt) is ionized and saturated with a natural substance. Doctors have noted that "thousands of patients have been successfully treated by this method. After taking the Halotherapy treatments their breathing becomes easier. Symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath are alleviated and patients may no longer have to take large amounts of prescription medications." Parents with concerns about the use of prescription medicine on their children will be glad to know that medical research has shown "Halotherapy can be one of the most effective in children as they respond exceptionally well to any kind of natural treatment"(see reference). Halotherapy has passed many clinical trials in Europe, Russia, and Canada, and has been found to be a safe and effective, drug-free method for treatment of respiratory diseases. The Halotherapy belongs to the category of the physical therapies non-drug and non invasive treatments of diseases. In the former Soviet Union, medical researchers engaged in a concerted effort to develop physical therapies in order to avoid the costs and side effects of drug therapy as well as microbial and tumour resistance. Russia has become the world leader in developing and testing new and increasingly effective physical therapies. Many of the clinical trials have focused on Halotherapy as a treatment of asthma and chronic bronchitis and also very effective as a main or adjuvant therapy across the entire range of upper and lower respiratory tract diseases. Very well known and appreciated in these middle-eastern European countries, this therapy is covered by the public health care system. In Romania there are also many salt lakes - Sovata with 7 salt lakes, Ocna Sibiului with 52 salt lakes in S-W of Transilvania, very well known in the treatment of infertility, metabolic diseases, skin diseases. These salt lakes were usually formed by collapsing of salt caves ceilings. All these salt lakes have different salinity, increasing with deepness – from 9g/l to 320g/l.
From Salt Therapy to Saltpipe
Going to the salt-chamber (halochamber) or salt mine is inaccessible for everyone. Even though there has been some inventions about how to make the device for inhaling salty air such as Areosal, Mr. Imre Bekefi and Mr. Laszlo Budai from Hungary successfully invented the first saltpipe in the world in 2002. They both had been subjected to asthma and allergy. They used the Salt-Chamber and visit Salt caves several times to treat the illness but without regular basis, it is difficult to get rid of this problem. Also, visiting salt caves and halo chamber are costly and time consuming. Inventing the Saltpipe is great success that they can obtain the treatment at home. Saltpipe has now become one of the natural devices in Halotherapy providing the salty air through a handy ceramic container. Two men, from Budapest, invented a Saltpipe which is filled with minerals, mined from salt-caves.
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