While the novel Corona virus (COVID-19) is causing an abundance of concerns for all walks of life, this also a game-changer for respiratory wellness and the Salt Therapy industry. Unfortunately, it may take a global pandemic to bring attention to having people focus on their respiratory health, but far too often, people do not act to be as proactive as possible until something ‘bad’ happens such as becoming sick. Every year, millions and millions of people suffer daily from allergies, asthma, COPD, lung cancer, and so many other respiratory conditions. Respiratory conditions lead to the most sickness and death of the world’s population. This escalates year over year.
As a society, we must start looking at some of the root causes of our current environment. Every year, billions and billions of dollars go towards prescription drugs, medical treatments, and insurance payments. The costs to workplace productivity and our school system suffers as well. Our health care system in the United States desperately needs a transformation. The traditional methods of diagnosing and prescribing must change.
A recent research physician commented about why children may be at less risk for contracting the COVID-19 virus and, while there are no current studies, one of the explanations given is that older people have experienced longer exposure to pollution, poor air quality, household chemicals, smoke and ash, and other environmental conditions. It’s a fact that your immune system weakens as you get older, and your respiratory hygiene deteriorates.
According to the World Health Organization, 90% of the world’s population lives and breathes in poor air quality. Our workplaces and schools are experiencing ‘sick building syndrome’. Our HVAC systems are antiquated. Our climate is experiencing seasonal cycles changes, raging fires, and other environmental factors impacting our everyday health. This COVID-19 virus is forcing us to take notice and action. We should be learning from the past since these types of occurrences are common in our evolution. We must start taking preventative and proactive measures to self-care for our environment, our respiratory health, and our overall wellness.
The good news is that the pendulum has been swinging towards more awareness and action for wellness responsibility. According to the Global Wellness Institute, the global wellness economy is a growing industry that just reported that in the last year the Spa Economy was at $119 billion, Traditional and Complementary Medicine at $360 billion, and Preventative and Personalized Medicine at $575 billion. Projections are projected for continued growth. The Salt Therapy Industry has grown exponentially year over year as more and more people are becoming aware, educated, and familiar with the benefits of halotherapy. The salt therapy industry has huge market potential and serves such a broad and wide population, that the same growth is projected.
While the current situation may be worrisome and concerning, this too shall pass, and soon we will all be breathing a little bit easier.
Stay healthy and get salted.