We have heard of Aladdin’s Magic Lamp that grants your three wishes!! But that’s pure myth right? You may never get your hands on such a lamp!! But chin up people we have another lamp, equally wonderful, made from a geological treasure from deep within the foothills of the Himalayas. The Himalayan Salt Lamp made from the salt crystal with amazing therapeutic properties. These crystals have been thought to have been made over 250 million years ago from an ancient sea under pressure from these huge mountain ranges. These specially handcrafted Salt Lamps with the hollowed middle to hold a light bulb or candle have the same composition as the ocean from which their origin is traced.
Now that I have piqued your interest, let me give you an insight into how these lamps work. It will help you to know that it is not pure mambo jumbo. It is based on scientific research and data.
How do these Himalayan Salt Lamp work? To understand that we should know and understand the positive and negative ions present in the atmosphere and how they differ. Unlike the name suggests, we have positive ions in areas of high pollution. They are emitted from allergens, tobacco smoke, television, computer screen, fax machines, power lines, mobile phones etc. They are found in higher numbers where pollution is higher like industrial areas and high traffic areas. Negative ions on the other hand are the ions that are found in pollution free areas. They are found in higher numbers in areas like the beach, mountains, or in fact any clean and pollution free outdoor areas.
Now let us see how the Himalayan Salt Lamps work and how it helps us. They emit the good negative ions into the atmosphere. They then attach themselves to the positive ions and make them fall as particles to the ground thus cleansing the atmosphere. The negative ions also reduce on the positive ion radiation from appliances like the television and computer. why is necessary to take away this radiation? When watching the television or the computer we are exposed to frequencies that vibrate 20 times faster than our brainwaves making us lose sleep and concentration and increase our nervousness. So the lamp essentially helps to relax us by taking away these positive ions in the atmosphere. The Himalayan Salt Lamp also acts as a dehumidifier and attracts the moisture in the air. So, if you see a little sweat around the lamp, all you have to do is wipe it away. It is not a defect, its all due to the hard work put in by the lamp to cleanse and dehumidify the air around us. The Salt lamps are also said to neutralize the electro-smog in the room. Several scientific research data show that these Salt lamps help us to increase the negative ions by 300%. To understand better, there are about 4000 negative ions per cubic centimeter of air in the countryside and near a waterfall or ocean, it rises to 10,000. However in the cities, it is as low as 100 or less. So essentially the Himalayan Salt Lamps helps to increase the density of negative ions and thus also purifies the air around us.
The impact as you can see of the negative ions is quite powerful and some of them have been listed below:
* Speedy recovery of asthmatic and burn patients
* It helps normalize the serotonin levels which in excess is the cause of depression, anxiety, insomnia and hyperactivity
* It helps to control the airborne illness and bacteria because of ionization and the dryer air it creates
* Helps with allergies, sinus and bronchitis
* It also helps reduce migraine and neuralgia
* It decreases the effect of second hand smoke by allowing for the normal movement of cilia(fine hairs in the nose and windpipe) that move to keep out bacteria and toxins and also increases lung capacity
So all you need for a more fulfilling, relaxed life with a sense of well being and enhanced mental and physical performance is to pick up that Wonder Lamp – the Himalayan Salt Lamp.