Crystal Cures: Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps – The Benefits And How They Work

Posted April 23, 2012 by LSloane in Holistic Healing

Discover the health benefits of Himalayan salt crystal lamps. In this thorough examination of salt lamp benefits we look at both the benefits salt lamps have on the air and the resulting affects and benefits they have on our health. We also attempt to break down the theory behind the lamps and answer in simple terms ‘how do salt lamps work?‘.

How Do Salt Lamps Work?

How do Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps Work? – The Basics

On a basic level Himalayan salt crystal lamps work by balancing and neutralising electrically charged air. This is particularly important in enclosed and confined spaces where electrical appliances are heavily used and relied on; such as your home, car and office.

How do Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps Work – In Depth

We all know how it feels to breathe fresh sea or mountain air; it is invigorating, mind clearing and uplifting. Then compare this feeling to how you feel after sitting infront of a computer in your office for eight hours a day; most likely irritable, lethargic and fraught with headaches.

True fresh air i.e. the air you would find in the mountains, by the sea and by waterfalls is full of what is called negative ions. To put it simply, it is air that has not been polluted or air that has been charged by electrical items. All electrical items charge the air and omit what is called positive ions. And it is these positive ions that affect our health and physical well-being. Studies have shown that we need a balance of negative and positive ions in the air we breathe for well-being. In enclosed spaces where electrical items are used frequently the air we breathe is not balanced. It is full of electrically charged positive ions. And this is the key to how Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps work.

Himalayan salt lamps work to release negative ions into the air. Due to its chemical composition, it is a rich source of negative ions and when the salt crystal is heated slightly, either by a candle or a light bulb, these negative ions are omitted in the air; balancing and neutralising positive ions and reducing the health effects of what was electrically charged air.

The Benefits of Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps

The benefits of Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamps are immense. Many people report significant improvements in breathing, respiratory and allergic conditions where expensive dehumidifiers and ionizers have failed to improve.

Salt Lamp Benefits – In The Air:

Himalayan salt lamps have enormous benefits on our health and they are all a direct result of the benefits salt lamps have on the air. Salt lamps help to clean the air of:

  • Excess moisture.
  • Dust.
  • Pollen.
  • Pores.
  • Pollution.
  • Bacteria.
  • Chemical gases.
  • Smoke.

Salt Lamp Benefits On Our Health:

An overview of Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp benefits on our health:

  • Can improve chest, lungs and sinus conditions.
  • Can improve breathing and respiratory conditions; asthma, congestion, hay fever and snoring.
  • Alleviates allergies.
  • Enhances immune system.
  • Improves depression, mood swings and fatigue.
  • Less inclined to suffer mental and physical exhaustion.
  • Promotes improved sleep.
  • Focuses and clears the mind; improving concentration.
  • Can calm and reduce stress.
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    Great article, and very useful information! I use a salt lamp every single day (I rarely turn it off) for these very benefits! I loved reading them all. I’d forgotten all about the benefit of relieving allergies!

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