As a child I was afraid of the dark. To help pacify my fears my parents purchased an assortment of nightlights. My favorite one was a Himalayan salt lamp. If you’re unfamiliar with what a Himalayan salt lamp is, allow me to explain. Himalayan salt lamps are made from pieces of salt crystals mined from the Himalayan Mountains. Their brilliant pink coloring and diverse shapes serve as beautiful interior decorations and act as natural sources of light. Having said that, the many functions of Himalayan salt extend far beyond aesthetics.
11 Reasons to buy a himalayan salt lamp
1.) Help Balance Electromagnetic Radiation
Many household appliances, such as televisions, cell phones, computers and tablets, constantly release positive ions into the air. These, along with other various technological devices, can cause an overflow of electromagnetic radiation (EM), which, although invisible, is believed to cause some serious long-term effects. Constant exposure to EM can result in conditions, such as fatigue, increased stress, and a weaken immune system.
On the flip side, Himalayan salt lamps emit negative ions that help cancel out the positive ions. By neutralizing the electromagnetic radiation, they help reduce artificial frequencies and even prevent static buildup.
2.) Improve Breathing
With a widespread respiratory virus assaulting the globe, more and more people are striving to focus on their breathing. An essential aspect of breathing is cilia. Cilia are the finite hairs that line the windpipe and act like microscopic breathing filters. An increase in positive ions reduces cilial activity. Conversely, negative ions are believed to help enhance cilial function. Thus, Himalayan salt lamps are believed to improve breathing by releasing negative ions that filter foreign particles and keep the lungs cleaner in general.
3.) Purify The Air
The last thing you want to breathe into your body is dirty, polluted air. Polluted air can contribute to negative health conditions like allergies and asthma. Thankfully, Himalayan pink salt lamps help clean the air through an operation called hygroscopy, which attracts and absorbs contaminated water molecules from the immediate environment and locks them into the salt crystal.
4.) Alleviates Common Cold Symptoms
Another reason the air purification facets of Himalayan salt lamps are relevant is they help protect your body against airborne germs (i.e. COVID-19 particles). In addition to removing these contaminants from the air, the salt also helps the body to filter air more effectively in an attempt to block any foreign particles from making it into the lungs. This can help prevent the advancement of cold symptoms, such as coughing, sneezing, sore throats, and headaches.
5.) Boost Blood Flow
Certain studies suggest that negative ions, such as those emitted by Himalayan salt lamps, can help accelerate blood flow. If the research is correct, it means Himalayan salt lamps can potentially help improve multiple cardiovascular disorders.
6.) Raise Energy Levels
Positive ions deplete the body of energy. On the other hand, negative ions are thought to do the opposite. Negative ions increase energy levels, which yields a refreshing effect similar to the feeling of rejuvenation.
7.) Calms Allergies
As previously mention, Himalayan salt lamps filter the air and clear it of unwanted debris, such as dust, mold, mildew and pet dander. Having said that, just as saline spray clears your nasal passages, Himalayan salt lamps work to keep pesky particles away from your sinuses so that you can live an allergy-free life.
8.) Sharpen Concentration & Focus
Experts assert that exposure to negative air ions reduces stress and enhances your overall cognitive performance. How do they go about accomplishing this feat? Simply, by increasing blood flow and oxygen to the brain while upping your serotonin levels.
9.) Enhance Mood
No one likes to be in a bad mood. In fact, the majority of people look for ways to keep from falling into a negative mindset. One way to avoid the grumpies is a Himalayan salt lamp. Many studies suggest that negative ions improve mood and energy levels by increasing serotonin in the brain. So, if you suffer from seasonal affect disorder (SAD) or other forms of depression, a Himalayan salt lamp might be the ray of sunshine you’re looking for.
10.) Reduce Stress & Promote Relaxation
Himalayan salt lamps can be used as an aid in color therapy (chromotherapy), an alternative method of diagnosing and treating a large number of illnesses. Himalayan salt lamps produce an array of several colors like orange, yellow and red that help with stress, attention deficit disorder (ADD), and general relaxation. Moreover, the serene light is thought to balance physical, spiritual, and emotional energies.
11.) Improve Sleep
Finally, Himalayan salt lamps are believed to help improve your quality of sleep. Research shows over-exposure to positive ions reduces the brain’s blood and oxygen supply, which can lead to irregular sleeping patterns. Alternatively, the negative ions from a Himalayan salt lamp reverses this effect, making them a popular sleep aid. In addition, in direct relation to chromotherapy, the soothing light can help people who suffer from insomnia.
The Jerusalem Post
March 3, 2020