Have you noticed how you feel full of energy refreshed and full of energy after spending time near a seafront or a waterfall? The reason for these feelings is the large amounts negative ions that can be found in these mentioned natural places.
Luckily, this natural phenomenon can be mimicked indoors in your own home. Himalayan salt lamps have amazing healing abilities and they can physically and chemically transform a room. In this article, we will show you how these incredible lamps function, how to use them properly and all the health benefits of their use.
First we will show you the effects of positive and negative ions, and how they affect your feelings.
Positive ions and the damage they cause
The atoms and molecules that are electrically charged and have gained or lost an electron are called positive and negative ions.
Nowadays, wireless world is causing harmful effects on the environment because the wireless mobile equipment that people are using everyday release positive ions, thus forming electronic smug, which is really harmful for our health. Moreover, they are potential causers of cancer.
Positive ions are reason for mental health problems, insomnia, and allergies, which happen because of our brain’s exposure to 20 times more electronic smog amount than it can actually handle. This is why neutralization of these positive ions is necessary nowadays.
The negative ions’ potential
In the fight against air pollution, nature produces negative ions. The negative ions attract positively charged harmful particles, neutralize and balance them. In this manner, the harmful particles lose their damaging abilities.
If we are surrounded with negative ions, our health will be protected and we will breathe pure and fresh air. Our energy and mental alertness will increase as well, as negative ions stimulate the brain’s oxygen flow.
A Himalayan salt lamp
The Himalayan salt lamps are known as air’s because they are pure blocks of this amazing salt. They originate from the ancient oceans, and they are excellent ionizers of the air.
These lamps may be solid pieces of Himalayan salt or large crystals of the salt placed in a basket.
These healthy blocks of salt have a bulb inside. They are also shaped in a great way so they will be an excellent decorative and healthy object in your room.
How to use it?
First you should buy a Himalayan salt lamp, which is consisted of salt with a bulb supplying light. Since the bulb heats up the salt, negative ions are released. Salt attracts moisture from the surrounding area, so in a humid environment it can occur wet. It is the bulb’s heat that makes it evaporate quickly, so the positive ions are neutralized and removed.
Himalayan lamps health benefits
- Stress and mental disorders (even insomnia)
- Respiratory issues (even colds)
- Skin conditions
- Migraines and headaches
- Disorders of the blood system
The lamps are excellent for:
• Meditation and relaxation
• Maintaining good health and improving various health issues
• Improving the air in your environment
When and where to place the Himalayan lamps
You can place these lamps in every room of your home especially in rooms where you spend most of the time, (living room and bedroom), or in rooms where there are a lot of electronic devices. Remember, than placing the lamp in a corner will not solve any problem since these lamps have limited range.
Also consider where you like to relax before placing the lamp. These lamps are especially useful during the winter months and when the air outside is polluted and the windows cannot be open enough to air the room.
Where to buy the Himalayan lamps and how to choose the right Salt Lamp
When you buy a Himalayan salt lamp,you need to be sure that the lamp is from the Himalayan region and that is made from pure Himalayan salt crystals, because if you buy a cheap versions they will not give you the same health benefits.