Himalayan Salt Lamps
Natural salt therapy, a treatment now known as “Speleotherapy” or “Halotherapy”, has been used by many different cultures for ages to relieve the symtoms of common respiratory problems.
Relief of chronic respiratory symptoms were noticed by ancient peoples while visiting salt caves, an effect that encouraged them to frequent these natural mineral formations for treatment of common respiratory ailments. To this day, those who suffer from asthma, pneumonia, allergies, bronchitis, and sinusitis visit both natural and man-made Salt Caves worldwide in order to receive the salt air treatment which helps to alleviate their symptoms. Known to be one of the most efficient emitters of negative ions, salt crystals have natural air ionizing effects which have been proven to be beneficial to many aspects of optimal health; studies by Columbia University suggest that negative ions can help relieve depression.
Man made salt caves have been constructed worldwide, made from tons of salt blocks to provide those who do not live near the coastline or a natural salt cave with this natural treatment. People with chronic breathing disorders often spend two to three hours per day in salt cave grottos in Eastern Europe, a country where this treatment is widely used. The Russian government approved salt caves for medical use in 1995. Irelands’ first mand-made salt cave opened near Dublin in 2009. Himalayan Salt Caves are now appearing all over the US as word of this naturally beneficial treatment becomes more widespread. Himalayan Salt Walls are also featured in spas, resorts and hotels to provide tranquil lighting and the benefits of negative ions to eager visitors.
Clinical studies have shown that Salt air therapy can help to stimulate the respiratory system’s natural ability to reduce inflammation, clear blockages, fight infection and reduce discomfort.
- Circulatory issues
- Chronic Ear Infections
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Post-operative recovery
- Skin conditions such as Psoriasis & Eczema
- Smokers Cough
- Weakened immune system
- Various Sleep Disorders
Fortunately, for those who are unable to visit a salt cave, these same Himalayan Salt crystals have been fashioned into lamps and candle holders for use by individuals in their homes, allowing everyone to experience similar effects of visiting a salt cave right in the comfort of your own home!
Himalayan Salt Lamps
Salt crystal lamps are used in Holistic Medicine because of their ability to improve health through the production and release of negative ions into the air. These negative ions are produced when a salt crystal is heated by a bulb or flame, and help to cleanse the air of harmful particles which may provide complementary treatment for many illnesses,