Absolutely not!! Salt therapy is a complementary practice, meaning that it works best in partnership with traditional medicine. In fact, many of our clients come to us as referrals from their primary care physician! Salt therapy is perfect for jump-starting and accelerating recovery from certain conditions, and reducing or even eliminating certain kinds of symptoms.
There is an underlying philosophy to consider when it comes to fitting holistic therapies into your wellness routine. Traditional medicine is a modern miracle when it comes to acute care – extending and preserving your lifespan. And its primary tools in doing this are surgical procedures and pharmaceuticals.
What is NOT usually addressed by the tools of traditional medicine can be described as your healthspan – namely your overall quality of life and your physical, mental and emotional capabilities. At its best, traditional medicine relies on studies and evidence to guide its recommendations. But when it comes to holistic medicine and a consideration of healthspan benefits, such evidence is not available to us. So as individuals, when considering whether or not to try a holistic, complementary or even alternative therapy, we must get used to an honest assessment, and acceptance, of risk – including the risk of doing nothing. For more on this philosophy (and a much better and more detailed explanation!) we highly recommend the book Outlive: The Scence and Art of Longevity by Peter Attia, MD.