Hello and a very warm welcome to the August edition of my newsletter.
Have you ever wondered what the benefits of a salt lamp are?
These days we see them for sale in health food stores and new age shops but there is not a lot of information as to what their actual purpose is, so I thought that I would do my own research and give some feedback.
Salt, Happiness and Health
For over a century, spending time in salt caves for their healing attributes has been a common practice in locations like Germany and Poland.
Early on, it was noticed that salt miners didn’t suffer from the widespread respiratory illnesses of the day, which were running rampant. The miners also tended to be exceptionally happy. It wasn’t until science established salt is rich in negative ions that the reason behind their robust health and sunny outlook was finally discovered.
In turn, Halotherapy was born.
When the salt is inhaled, it travels throughout the respiratory system and absorbs excess moisture, clears mucus, reduces inflammation and kills bacteria. The therapy has also been shown to be effective for those with skin and digestive ailments, as well as those who struggle with stress, headaches, fatigue and mood disorders,
Salt lamps also release Negative ions have been dubbed “the happy element” because they help to increase the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood to the brain. Negative ions also speed up the oxidation of serotonin, which has positive effects on mood, pain relief and sexual drive. They also counteract free radicals ~ known as positive ions ~ which are created through exposure to environmental toxins like chemicals, electronic equipment, cellphones and radiation. Moreover, negative ions encourage proper pH and hormonal balance in the body, while also strengthening metabolism and the immune system.
And best of all Salt absorbs all negative energy !
For optimum benefit, place the salt lamp in areas where you spend a good deal of time which have high levels of positive ions — such as by your computer, television and next to your bed. Since children are especially sensitive to electromagnetic radiation, make sure to have at least one salt lamp within their bedroom to reap the full calming benefits.
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