A Halogenerator: Dry saline generator (nebulizer) or Dry salt aerosol generator, is a device developed to recreate the atmosphere of naturally occurring salt mines and caves in artificially created halotherapy (Greek: Halos – efflorescence of salt) chambers/rooms.
A concentration of 3–5 mg of particles of sodium chloride minerals per cubic meter, with particles of 2–5 micrometers, is used to create an ideal healing environment. The size of the particles has been investigated by experts and has been proven to be optimal in many clinical studies. This concentration of minerals has a critical importance to the therapeutic action in the respiratory system. The necessary concentration of dry salt aerosol in artificially created Salt Therapy Rooms (STR) can only be created by halogenerators.
Halogenerators produce dry saline aerosol by mechanically crushing rock salt grains to the size of 1 to 5 micrometers. Halogenerators are suitable for all sizes of STR, which vary from 4msq (43sq ft) up to 50msq (538sq ft). The generator is usually installed on the outside wall of the STR in a neighboring room at a height of 80 cm (32") above the floor. The dry salt aerosol is blown into the therapy room via a 10 cm (4") x 15 cm (6") hole in the wall.
Halogenerators provide options to adjust the treatment regime in the salt room according to a patient's specific needs. For example, various sizes of salt particles, levels of energy carried by these particles, concentration of the aerosol, and duration of treatment.
Dry saline generators are certified as medical devices in European countries, and are in use throughout Europe. Their use is increasing in North America with the escalating public interest in health.
- Alina V. Chervinskaya and Nora A. Zilber."Halotherapy For Treatment Of Respiratory Diseases"