negative ions’. This can improve the atmosphere of your room by up to 300%.Consequently Salt crystal lamps perfectly complement Feng Shui goals.
These negative ions are the perfect antidote for the harmful ‘positive ions’ emitted by TV, computers and electrical boxes to name a few. Exposing your body to these high frequency patterns can result in increased nervousness, a lack of concentration, ADHD symptoms and insomnia or at the very least disturbed and disrupted sleeping cycles.
The destructive, positive ions are emitted by the myriad of electrical items in modern day homes and businesses. They are also said to increase the level of free radicals, resulting in additional damage to your cells.
Salt crystal lamps work to emit then bind negative ions with the excess positive ions. When the lamp becomes warm, it absorbs moisture and through this process the positively charged atmosphere of a room can be neutralized.
Through scientific and empirical research, it is well known that salt crystal lamps exhibit biophysical characteristics, which demonstrate a positive effect on your well-being.
Like water and air, salt is a prime element and its trace elements and natural minerals have unique biophysical and biochemical characteristics. Both chemically and physically, salt is neutral, without its own polarity - always balancing and neutralizing.
Our bodies, as well as our beautiful planet, are made up of approximately 70% water and salt is required from both the biophysical and biochemical perspectives to ensure an even, natural, rhythm.
Laboratory tests have provided evidence, that a lit salt crystal lamp delivers an increased number of negative ions into a given room. This emission of ions is primarily a result of the alternating actions of the salt's ability to first absorb water, and then to evaporate it.
The heated salt crystal attracts water molecules from the ambient air to its surface. The salt goes into a solution as it mixes with the water molecules. Sodium, the positively charged ion, and chloride, the negatively charged ion, become neutral and are circulated back into the environment. This unique interaction is only possible with mineral salt, because it possesses transformation abilities with water due to its electrically neutral atomic structure.
According to scientific investigations, a balanced ion relationship with a little surplus of negative ions can have exceptionally positive affects on our vitality. Even so and more importantly is the salt crystal lamps ability to sanitise the ambient air, through the transformation cycle that occurs between hydrogen and oxygen. This is particularly helpful in relieving the symptoms associated with allergies and asthma.
It is suggested that its effectiveness is dependant upon the size and surface area of the salt crystal lamp in relationship to the room in question.
Encircling the earth is an electromagnetic belt and it seems that all life form depends on the power of this electromagnetic field of vibration. This vibration is known as the Schuman resonance frequencyand pulsates at 7.83 Hz (cycles) per second. It is this frequency that is considered the natural state of mammals, our brains and even natural salt crystals.
Contemporary living dictates that through our extreme use of electrical appliances we are constantly subjecting ourselves to diverse frequency values that interfere with our natural resonance. These alternate frequencies have been proven to upset the natural development of our cells, disturb our sense of calm and promote illness. Given that the atomic structure of Salt Crystal Lamps are neutral, the artificial frequencies created by modern life can be neutralised by the lamps in a more healthy and natural way.
Whilst rock salt crystal is not considered a miraculous cure or medicine to remedy specific diseases it can create a positive health environment as per the studies, research and opinion of a variety of scientists and biologists.
With minimum effort, your health benefitscan be immediate and sustainable. The advantages from the negative ions produced by Salt Crystal lamps are scientifically supported and include:
- Improved lung capacity and Relief from Asthma.Research papers from St. Bartholomew's Hospital - London, Australia's National University and the Pavlov Institute - Russia, demonstrated that relief to these illnesses can be quickly achieved by exposure to negative ions.
- Higher Alertness. Pierce J. Howard, Applied Cognitive Sciences in Charlotte, N.C.says that ""Generally speaking, negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy,"" This is further supportedby studies at Columbia Universityand the New York State Psychiatric Institutewhich have shown that high concentration of negative ions act as antidepressants for patients with seasonal affective disorder.
- Kills bacteria. Dr. Albert P. Krueger a microbiologist & pathologist at the University of Californiafound that negative ions could kill bacteria & reduce infection, particularly in burn victims.
Salt Crystal Lamps can be effectively used by everybody and some Ideal locationsare:
- Offices: A salt crystal lamp on your desk can help reduce stress levels and improve your concentration
- Childrens rooms:A salt crystal lamp by your child’s bedside acts as a safe, soothing 'night light' as well as keeping the air clean and enhancing sleep.
- Health Centres:Doctors, Masseurs, Naturopaths / Health Practitioners and even Spas and Beauty salons can introduce salt crystal lamps to naturally ionise the environment. This in turn assists in keeping the air fresh, provide a calm soothing atmosphere thereby improving the opportunity for healing.
- Computer Nooks:A salt lamp near computers can assist in reducing fatigue by minimising the effects of monitor-radiation.
- Feng Shui enthusiasts:This is a natural, constant and easy way to maintain the balance within a room.
- Allergy sufferers:These lamps balance the atmosphere and help to keep the air clean and fresh.
- Meditation room:Balancing the atmosphere supports your meditative experience.
- Polluted areas:It is said that the detrimental effects of passive smoking or lingering bad odours can be improved with the use of Salt crystal lamps.
- General health complaints:People suffering from migraines, lethargy, melancholy, bronchitis and the common cold can also benefit.
From a Feng Shui perspective, if you need more of the Fire element in any given room then the Pyramid and Obelisk shapes will help to introduce more of this element. This is supported by the action of the salt crystal lamp, its reddish orange colour and further strengthened by the triangular form, being the shape of Fire.
The salt crystal lamp created in the form of a Globe is a very soft, gentle and all encompassing shape. Consequently it is viewed in a number of ways according to different Feng Shui enthusiasts. However, the most important thing is to utilise the salt crystal and choose a shape that resonates well for you.